January 2016

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year

Thank you for your enthusiasm and support for the OIST Graduate University in 2015. All of us here at OIST are determined to make 2016 yet another year of prosperity and success.

Professor Mary Collins Joins OIST

Professor Mary Collins Joins OIST

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) welcomes Prof. Mary Collins as Dean of Research.

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New Theory of Okinawan Coral Migration and Diversity Proposed

OIST’s genome analysis of coral population leads to new findings about Okinawan coral reefs.

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Cell Suicide Prevention Squad

OIST researchers discover mechanisms aiding cell viability and survival.

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Using Atoms to Turn Optical Nanofiber Guided Light On and Off

OIST team has created a light-mediated on/off switch in optical nanofibers that could be used for transferring quantum information in the future.

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They SCORED!

On 13 December, 14 teams from 10 Okinawan High Schools came to OIST to decide which team would be the 2015 SCORE champion.

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Good News for Feast Lovers? Obesity-Promoting Genes Discovered

A deeper understanding of the genetic mechanism of fat burning 

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Seaweed Capsules May Lead to an Injection-Free Life for Diabetic Patients

A microencapsulation method, developed by OIST researchers, can help to overcome major challenges in pancreatic islet transplantation.

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