This category designates events managed by the Workshop and Conference Section of the Division of Communication and Public Relations, so it includes Workshops, Courses, and Symposia.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 09:00 to 18:30

The 2nd Workshop on Nobel Turing Challenge

The second workshop on the Nobel Turing Challenge will be held at RIKEN Kobe campus in the hybrid onsite/online format organized by Nobel Turing Challenge Initiative. We will further develop the discussions that took place in the first full online workshop where we shared information on the current status of the field and what can be our possible high impact targets. A guided tour of RIKEN’s robotic biology laboratory is also planned for the onsite participants.


Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Learn about the fundamentals of climate change and climate action in this interactive workshop organized for the OIST community.


Monday, October 24, 2022 (All day) to Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (All day)

Biodiversity plays a central role in humankind’s interaction with the biosphere, lying at the heart of all ecosystem structure and functioning. Biodiversity describes the variability and connectivity of life across different levels (from bacteria to plants and animals) and dimensions (from genetic to ecological and from taxonomic to functional):

This workshop will bring together practitioners and enthusiasts of biodiversity research from Tohoku University and OIST to illuminate this fascinating theme from multiple angles, with the aim of discovering complementary perspectives and collaborative opportunities.


Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 13:00 to Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 15:30

ALIFE Workshop 2022. Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: Invited Guests.


Monday, October 11, 2021 - 17:00 to Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 21:00

This workshop aims to explore the mechanisms leading to neuronal dysfunction and degeneration, and address how neurons can react to injury by promoting a regenerative program, by reuniting leading researchers in the field of axonal degeneration/regeneration to paint an updated picture of the field and explore new discoveries and methodologies with the goal of deepening our understanding of these subjects.


Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

In Workshop #4 we discussed recruiting and compensation for early-stage companies. In Workshop #5, we will use role-play to practice both recruiting as a founder and joining an early-stage startup as an employee or advisor. We will practice as teams in a casual setting, so you can attend this workshop even if you have not attended Workshop #4.


Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

Workshop 4: ‘Early-stage Recruiting and Compensation - Both Sides’

Are you being approached by startups to provide technical consultation? OR Are you planning to launch startups in the future? If you are, you might be wondering how new people are recruited to join startups.


Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 19:00 to Friday, April 22, 2022 - 23:00

The 1st Workshop on Nobel Turing Challenge

The Nobel Turing Challenge is a grand challenge aiming at developing a highly autonomous AI and robotics system  that can make major scientific discoveries, some which may be worthy of the Nobel Prize and even beyond. Accomplishing this challenge requires a development of a series of technologies and in-depth understanding on the process of scientific discoveries. From the system development perspective the challenge is to make a closed-loop system from knowledge acquisition and hypothesis generation and verification to full automation of experiments and data analytics.

This series of workshops aims to discuss a process of scientific discovery and how AI can make it happen highly autonomously to yield high impact discoveries. The first workshop will focus on sharing the current status of the field, and discuss what are possible high impact targets.



Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

The Innovators Society is gathering with the 3rd installment of the startup workshop series, with speaker Mr. Eli Lyons, Co-founder/CEO of GenomeMiner, and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at OIST.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 09:00

Kyenote Lecture for CryoEM Course