OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session) in October 2021


Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:00




This session will be done in English. The program will start off with OIST general introduction, PhD & Research Internship admission process, financial support and student life followed by the panel discussion by 2 OIST PhD students. One of them has joined OIST Research Internship Program before becoming OIST PhD student so this session will be very exciting for those who are interested in Research Internship Program as well as PhD program.


Nonno Hasegawa (OIST PhD Student, Year of 2020)

Nonno was born and raised in the pacific coast of Japan. She went to an international school in Tokyo and went to Canada for her Bachelor degree in biochemistry. She then found OIST through a colleague and came here as an intern in 2019. She fell in love with Okinawa immediately and returned as a PhD student from 2020. Here at OIST she initially wanted to work on honey bee health as she had 3 years of research in this field in her Bachelor, however she has switched topics to work in the integrative community ecology unit and focus on host-parasite ecology. She likes to go out to venture for waves to be surfed in Okinawa and travel around Japan.

Julian Katzke (OIST PhD Student, Year of 2017)

Julian completed his Master's in Paleontology in Germany where he’s from. Before coming to OIST, he started to work on ants. He was then drawn to OIST by the integrative research on ant evolution that happens in the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit. In 2018, he started rotations in OIST labs as a PhD student with the goal of switching completely from Paleontology towards Evolutionary Biology. This has led him to now study evolutionary patterns in the diversification of ant mouthparts. These managed to evolve functions comparable to scissors, tweezers, mouse-traps and more and there is still a lot to discover on how this happened. On Okinawa, he likes to be outside chasing waves and enjoying the flexibility of a student schedule.

Targeted Audiences

Anyone interested in PhD and Research Internship at OIST

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