OIST Mini Symposia 2021/2022

The category “OIST Mini Symposia” – a small-scale symposium with the duration of 2-3 days – addresses a specific scientific theme or topic, focusing on current trends and recent findings in the field of interest. Unlike OIST Workshops, talks at the Mini Symposia can be highly technical and specific for the field of research of the organizing unit.

We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the the current COVID-19 situation.






Evolutionary Genomics Unit (Thomas Bourguignon, Assistant Professor)

Phylogeny and classification of termites

2021-11-30 - 12-02
(Original Dates: 2020-11-30 - 12-02)

OIST Main Campus


Protein Engineering and Evolution Unit (Paola Laurino, Assistant Professor)

New proteins by evolution and engineering

2021-11-15 - 11-17
(Original Dates: 2020-12-02 - 12-04)

OIST Main Campus


Light-Matter Interactions for Quantum Technologies Unit (Síle Nic Chormaic, Professor)

Exploring the frontiers of functional photonics

2021-01-07 - 01-08
2022-01-06 - 01-07

OIST Seaside House

Cancelled due to COVID-19
Human Developmental Neurobiolog Unit (Gail Tripp, Professor) Translating evidence on altered motivational processes in ADHD into behavioral management strategies: Toward new research ideas 2022-01-18 - 01-20
(Original Dates: 2020-12-14 - 12-16)
OIST Main Campus  

Neuronal Mechanism for Critical Period Unit (Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama, Associate Professor)

Sex differences in neural circuits

New dates TBD in Jan-March 2022
(Original Dates: 2021-02-24 - 02-25)

OIST Main Campus (Lab4)


Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit (Amy Shen, Professor)

Yielding and Flow of Soft Matter Systems

2021-03-15 - 03-17
(Original Dates: 2021-03-14 - 02-16)

OIST Main Campus (Lab4)


*OIST Mini Symposia are held in accordance to the Japanese fiscal year, starting April 1st of the ongoing and ending March 31st of the following calendar year. 

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