Past Events

Culture

Community Cooking Series [Registrations] - Class 8

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 17:00
Onna Fureai Center (Room #3 Ryukyu Cooking Room)

The Community Cooking Series aims to bring the OIST community and residents of Onna closer through a shared love of food. Each session will be focused on one dish, taught by someone with a personal connection to the recipe (perhaps you?).

Seminar

Biosafety Seminar 2023

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 16:00 to 17:00
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater (B250)

Epigenomic disease research using genome and epigenome editing technologies, and safety measures for conducting such research

Professional Development

#4 Study Sessions for Administrative Staff (English): Research administrative support

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Lab5 D23

#4 Study Sessions for Administrative Staff (English) : Research administrative support

Speaker: Mizuki Shimanuki, Provost Office. Facilitator: Ayumi Nagai, C-Hub

Symposium

OIST-KEIO Showcase Talk Series 5 -Science Meets Society: Exploring the Nexus of Planetary Well-being for a Sustainable Future

Thursday, November 16, 2023 (All day) to Friday, November 17, 2023 (All day)
11/16-L4E48(OIST)/Zoom, 11/17-L5D23(OIST)/Zoom *Registration Required

This event underscores the pivotal role of knowledge and collaboration in forging a sustainable future brought to life through the strategic partnership between OIST and Keio University.

OIST and Keio University have successfully blended top-down and bottom-up approaches, charting new research paths and nurturing young scholars since 2019. In this first inaugural joint symposium, the strengths of existing hubs such as WPI and COI-NEXT are maximized, fostering a complementary relationship that facilitates collective exploration of the world’s challenges.

Culture

Studium Generale by Prof. Till Weber (The University of the Ryukyus)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:30
OIST Center Bldg C209 *Room may change to Center Bldg B250

Japan from the Land of the Gods to the land of convenience: Cycles of Japanese history

Seminar

[QUAST Seminar]: Elliott Gesteau - Large N von Neumann algebras and the renormalization of Newton's constant

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 16:00
L5 D23

Large N von Neumann algebras and the renormalization of Newton's constant

Elliott Gesteau

Caltech

Professional Development

WS: "Effective, Fabulous Poster Presentations"

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00
Seminar Room B503 - Ctr Bldg.

Come learn how to communicate your impactful ideas visually and engage audiences with poster presentations, an important skill set not only for scientists, but for all presenters! Poster presentations are an interactive, effective format for showcasing research or sharing ideas, programs, and projects.

Seminar

[Seminar] An evolving future for pandemic preparedness, by Alex Dornburg

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 10:00
Seminar Room C700

In this talk Dr. Dornburg will demonstrate the utility of comparative phylogenetic methods in providing a quantitative basis for otherwise unknown parameters that are fundamental to personal, clinical, and public health policy decision-making.

Seminar

[CANCELLED] [Seminar] Membrane-reshaping by myosin-lipid interactions and single molecule studies of myosin regulation by Prof. Claudia Veigel

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Seminar Room F01 - Lab 4

Prof. Dr. Claudia Veigel

Department of Cellular Physiology (chair) and Centre for Nanosciences (CeNS), Biomedical Centre (BMC)

Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) München Munich, Germany

Seminar

[Seminar] Single molecule studies of vascular damage and DNA damage repair pathways by Prof. Justin E. Molloy

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
Seminar Room F01 - Lab 4

Prof. Dr. Justin E. Molloy

Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology, Warwick Medical School, Warwick University

Visiting Scientist: The Francis Crick Institute

Industry Relations

OIST Innovation is exhibiting at Startup Japan EXPO

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 (All day) to Wednesday, November 15, 2023 (All day)
Tokyo Big Sight

OIST Innovation will exhibit at "Climbers Startup JAPAN EXPO 2023 - Autumn -" which will be held on November 14 and 15, 2023. OIST Innovationは、2023年11月14-15日に開催される「Climbers Startup JAPAN EXPO 2023 -秋-」に出展いたします。

Seminar

[Seminar]Domain-specific Large Language Models: Case Studies in Educational and Medical Fields by Dr. Irene Li, Assistant professor, the University of Tokyo, Seminar Room L5D23

Monday, November 13, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
Lab5, Seminar Room D23

Speaker: Dr. Irene Li, Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo, Seminar Room L5D23

OIST Workshops

International Conference on Embodied Cognitive Science (ECogS) 2023

Monday, November 13, 2023 (All day) to Friday, November 17, 2023 (All day)
OIST Main Campus, Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater (B250)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Tom Froese (Embodied Cognitive Science Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

OIST Workshops

CO2 Removal Challenge - Call for participants

Sunday, November 12, 2023 (All day)
Conference Center Meeting Room 1 (OIST)

Welcome to the CO2 Removal Challenge 2023 co-organised by OIST Innovation and Lifetime Ventures .

​This 2-day Direct Air Carbon Capture (DACC) design hackathon empowers next-generation climate enthusiasts to explore their innovative ideas with guidance from climate experts.

​ [Application by November 12th, details at the bottom]

Outreach

OIST Science Festival 2023

Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 10:00
OIST

OIST講堂&メインキャンパスでサイエンスショーや科学プログラムなどを予定。 詳細は随時公式ページにアップします!

Science show, hands-on demonstrations, lecture and so on. More information will be updated on the official event website.

Seminar

Company Info Session (QunaSys)

Friday, November 10, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:30
L4E01

Company overview: QunaSys builds software for quantum computing to achieve its full potential through our algorithm development to product engineering. We engage in R&D for a future where quantum computers can be used as a disruptive tool in industries such as materials, chemistry, drug discovery, and many more.

Industry Relations

OIST Innovation is hosting a talk session at Startup Festa 2023

Friday, November 10, 2023 - 12:00 to 19:00
Startup Lab Lagoon KOZA

OIST Innovationは沖縄最大級のスタートアップの祭典「Startup Festa 2023」に参加いたします。OIST Innovationが参加するトークセッション「大学発スタートアップの最前線!〜世界に注目される沖縄へ〜」は17:40開始です。

OIST Innovation will participate in Startup Festa 2023, Okinawa's largest startup festival. "The Forefront of University Startups", the talk session in which OIST Innovation will participate will start at 17:40.

Seminar

[ONOS Seminar Series] Professor. Alexander Mathis: Modeling sensorimotor circuits with task-driven & reinforcement learning

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 17:00
ZOOM

Modeling sensorimotor circuits with task-driven & reinforcement learning

Seminar

[Seminar] "Forecasting fish growth to prepare for climate change scenarios" by Dr. Mollie Brooks (DTU Aqua)

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 14:00
Lab 4, E48

Dr. Mollie Brooks is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Danish Technical University.

All are welcome, especially those with interests in: fish, climate change, and statistical forecasting!

Seminar

[Seminar] Models and Truth in Phylogenomics, by Rob Lanfear

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 13:00
Seminar Room C700

Dr. Lanfear will talk about his group's efforts to improve phylogenetic inference in a world of increasingly large data sets.

Seminar

How to create a successful university startup

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 13:00
Lab4 E48

Join us for an enlightening journey into the world of entrepreneurship with Mr. Kiichi Kubota, co-founder of PeptiDream and current CEO of KSP Get ready to uncover the secrets behind his remarkable success and invaluable insights from his experience. Don't miss this opportunity to fuel your own entrepreneurial aspirations. Save the date: Nov 8 (Wed) 13:00-15:00 at OIST Campus. Free Admission. Registration is required. See you there! #EntrepreneurTalk #SuccessUnveiled #Inspiration #EntrepreneurshipJourney

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
Ulrich Thiel, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau Title: The rank one property for free Frobenius extensions
Seminar

Basic Knowledge for Startups / Guidelines for Startup Grants

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 14:00
Lab4 E48

Essential information towards startup success! OIST Innovation hosts a seminar by the Okinawa Industrial Promotion Corporation on basic knowledge and grants for entrepreneurs.

Don't miss this opportunity to fuel your own entrepreneurial aspirations. Tue, 7 Nov 14:00-16:00. Free Admission. Registration required.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Why we should study protists: what the understudied majority eukaryotes can tell us about eukaryotic evolution and the origin of animals" by Dr. Michelle Leger

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 10:30 to 11:30
L4F01

Dr. Michelle Leger, Postdoc, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona, Spain

Seminar

Materials for quantum computing: On and off the beaten path

Monday, November 6, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00
L5D23

Speaker: Dr. Giordano Scappucci, QuTech TU Delft

Research

Insights into the onset of African Miombo woodlands & Exploring diversification tempos and evolutionary histories from African rain to montane forests

Monday, November 6, 2023 - 10:00 to 12:00
OIST Main Campus (Lab 3 C700) and Online

Zoom link: https://oist.zoom.us/j/98425990760?pwd=VUlWc1F5ei9Qc0pyQzVtQ3p1OTV1Zz09 Meeting ID: 984 2599 0760, Password: 590538 Title 1: Insights into the onset of African Miombo woodlands : Phylogenomics of the keystone genus Brachystegia (Fabaceae, Detarioideae) by Dr. Arthur F. Boom from Royal Museum for Central Africa (Biology Department, Section Vertebrates, Tervuren, Belgium) Title 2: Exploring diversification tempos and evolutionary histories from African rain to montane forests by Dr. Jérémy MIGLIORE from Muséum départemental du Var, Toulon (FRANCE)

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Library Design for Protein Engineering"

Monday, November 6, 2023 (All day) to Thursday, November 9, 2023 (All day)
Main Campus, Seminar Room C209 & C210 (11/6-7); B250 (11/8-9)

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Paola Laurino (Protein Engineering and Evolution) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required) | https://groups.oist.jp/ldpe

Prospective Students

OIST Café in Tokyo (3rd November 2023)

Friday, November 3, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00
Dogenzaka Pia 2F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Would you like to know more about our fully funded PhD program and Research Internship as well as opportunities to experience the atmosphere at OIST? Staff and Alumni from OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology) will come to Tokyo to answer all your questions about the PhD & Research Internship admission process, support for students as well as student life at OIST.

Holiday

文化の日 Culture Day

Friday, November 3, 2023 - 00:00

National holiday

Prospective Students

OIST Café in Tokyo on 2nd November 2023

Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 19:00 to 21:00
Dogenzaka Pia 2F, 1-22-7 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Would you like to know more about our fully funded PhD program and Research Internship as well as opportunities to experience the atmosphere at OIST? Staff and Alumni from OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology) will come to Tokyo to answer all your questions about the PhD & Research Internship admission process, support for students as well as student life at OIST.

Research

[PhD Thesis Public Presentation_C700, Lab3_Zoom is also available] ‐ Ianto Cannon– “Simulations of Multiphase Turbulent Flows”

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
C700, Lab3 Level C (Zoom is also available)

PhD Thesis Public Presentation

Ianto Cannon

Seminar

[Seminar] "How to Publish with Impact" by Antony Galea, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Monday, October 30, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
L4E48

Target Audience: OISTers interested in publishing in the field of chemistry. 40 minutes talk + Q&A.

Seminar

QUAST seminar: Francesco Sartini

Monday, October 30, 2023 - 16:00
L4E01

Francesco Sartini (OIST): Hidden symmetry in cosmology and black holes

Recreation

Ryukyu Awamori and Food Pairing workshop (10/27)

Friday, October 27, 2023 - 17:30 to 20:00
Center Bldge Level B Restaurant floor
Invitation to Ryukyu Awamori and Food Pairing workshop!

The OIST Recreation Services, in partnership with the Okinawa Regional Tax Office, is delighted to present a unique opportunity to explore the history, culture, production techniques, and traditions of Ryukyu Awamori

While enjoying new and aged Awamori that has been passed down through generations, you can also experience the pairing of these Awamori with various foods! *Vegan and Vegetarian options available

Whether you're an Awamori enthusiast, a curious beginner, or somewhere in between, this event promises insights into the best ways to appreciate and enjoy this distinct beverage along with its ideal food companions.

We are scheduling this event on two separate occasions, with identical content. Kindly select the date that aligns best with your availability

Event Date/Venue

1st event: October 27th (Friday)

2nd event: November 24th (Friday)

Venue: Center building, Level B, Restaurant Floor

Event Time Schedule 17:30 Reception Starts 18:00~18:05 Opening Remark 18:05~18:30 Introduction of the history and culture of Okinawa and Ryukyu Awamori 18:30~20:00 Tasting! Participation Fee

This event is free!

However, the Okinawa Tax Office would like to fill out the questionnaire form after the event. Your feedback is important for them to plan their future promotion.

Prospective Students

OIST NetCafé Online Information Session in Oct 2023

Friday, October 27, 2023 - 16:00

OIST Café is a casual science information session to introduce the OIST PhD program, Research Internship, and other workshops. What do cutting-edge research and education look like? What are the qualification and criteria to get into Graduate School? What are the career options after the graduation? OIST members such as PhD students and admissions officers will meet you to answer all your questions!

Seminar

[Seminar] “Physiology and pathology of neurons as deciphered from the dynamics of Tau” by Prof. Hiroko Bannai

Friday, October 27, 2023 - 10:00 to 11:00
Seminar Room C700, Lab 3

Speaker: Dr. Hiroko Bannai, Waseda University, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Title: Physiology and pathology of neurons as deciphered from the dynamics of Tau

Recreation

TSVP Teatime at Lab 5

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 16:00
Lab 5 EF03

"TSVP Teatime": informal discussions and getting to know each other, now in the new TSVP office area in Lab 5 EF03

Workshop

視覚科学フォーラム 2023

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 16:00 to Friday, October 27, 2023 - 17:00
OIST Conference Center

Neural Computation Unit will co-organize a Vision forum at the OIST Conference Center. If you are interested in joining, please see the event page and register now.

Workshop

Vision Science Forum 2023

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 16:00 to Friday, October 27, 2023 - 17:00
OIST Conference Center

Neural Computation Unit will co-organize a Vision forum at the OIST Conference Center. If you are interested in joining, please see the event page and register now.

Seminar

[Seminar] "Existence theorem of Brakke's mean curvature flow" by Prof. Yoshihiro Tonegawa

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00
L4F01

Speaker: Prof. Yoshihiro Tonegawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Title: Existence theorem of Brakke's mean curvature flow

Seminar

[Seminar] "The Wild Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence via Groupoid Representations Part 2" by Nikita Nikolaev

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 15:00
L5EF06

Discussion Seminar, 3pm (part of TSVP Thematic Program "Exact Asymptotics: From Fluid Dynamics to Quantum Geometry")

Professional Development

#3 Study Sessions for Administrative Staff (English): Research Equipment, Facilities and Technical Assistance

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab3 C700

#3 Study Sessions for Administrative Staff (English) : Research Equipment, Facilities and Technical Assistance

Speaker: Mizuki Shimanuki, Provost Office. Facilitator: Ayumi Nagai, C-Hub

Seminar

[Seminar] "The Wild Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence via Groupoid Representations Part 1" by Benedetta Facciotti

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 14:00
L5EF06

Discussion Seminar, 2pm (part of TSVP Thematic Program "Exact Asymptotics: From Fluid Dynamics to Quantum Geometry")

Culture

OPUA Art Exhibition Closing Ceremony and Meet & Greet

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 11:00
OPUA Art Exhibition Closing Ceremony and Meet & Greet
Seminar

Seminar: "The nitrogen-vacancy centers: from fundamentals to applications" by Prof. Keigo Arai (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 15:00
L5D23
Seminar: "The nitrogen-vacancy centers: from fundamentals to applications" by Prof. Keigo Arai (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

The nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond have been gaining interest as a unique quantum platform for quantum sensing, communication, and simulation. This platform's notable advantages include its long coherence times and high-fidelity controllability, and it can be operated under a wide range of temperatures and pressures. In this talk, I will introduce a selection of research activities at Tokyo Institute of Technology, covering magnetocardiography, topological simulation, and material science under extreme conditions.

Seminar

【CANCELLED】[Seminar] "How does a neuron grow?" by Prof. Mike Fainzilber

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00
L4F01, Lab4
Seminar by Prof. Mike Fainzilber has been cancelled.

Speaker: Mike Fainzilber, Professor in Molecular Neuroscience, Head, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel [ website ]

Title: How does a neuron grow?

Seminar

[Seminar] "Nucleic Acids Modifications and Polymer Hybrids for Nanobiotechnology" by Prof. Subha R. Das

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
C700, Lab3

Dr. Subha R. Das, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University. Language: English, no interpretation.

Seminar

Hibernation Research using Mice

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00
B503 (Center Bldg)

Seminar by Dr. Sunagawa

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 16:30 to 17:30
On Zoom
Emily Norton, University of Kent Title: Decomposition numbers for unipotent blocks with small \(sl_2\)-weight in finite classical groups

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