Internal Seminar Series

The OIST Internal Seminar Series is an informal meeting within the OIST community, where students, postdocs, research assistants and professors alike get to share a piece of their daily lives over free pizza. During a typical seminar, a speaker shares their latest results, a plan for future work or some methodology they'd like to share.

One of the goals of the Internal Seminar Series is to foster an interdisciplinary, cooperative environment within OIST, where we can learn from each other and understand the motivations that drive research in fields we are not familiar with. This is based on the understanding that the activities at OIST are intrinsically interesting and worthwhile to learn about for curiosity's sake. Beyond this there is the possibility that internal collaborations may spring up in unforeseen areas of research.

Seminars are organized every two weeks. Please see the "Calendar" or "Upcoming Events" links on the left for more information about upcoming seminars. Each seminar takes place in Lab 3 room C700 and starts at 16:00, after which there will be free pizza and beverages.

Interested in speaking at an Internal Seminar? Please contact

2017 Seminars 

The fall Internal Seminar Series is under way! Each seminar takes place in Lab 3 room C700 and starts at 16:00 on Fridays unless otherwise specified. Free pizza and beverages are available after the seminars outside the seminar room. We hope to see you there!

15 September
Girish Beedeesee (Marine Genomics Unit)
​Peter Bratby (Computational Neuroscience Unit)

13 October
Margaret Mars-Brisbin (Marine Biophysics Unit)
Jerome Vernieres (Nanoparticles by Design Unit)

27 October
Juanita Choo (Science and Technology Group)
Collin Stecker (Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit)

10 November
Ankur Dhar (Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit)
Muhammad Sohail (Chemistry and Chemical Bioengineering Unit)

24 November
Shohei Takaoka (Cell Signal Unit)
Nicolas Moreno Chaparro (Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit)

8 December
Han Yan (Advanced Medical Instrumentation Unit)
Shizuka Shimabukuro (Human Developmental Neurobiology)

Current organizers:
  • Marylka Yoe Uusisaari (
  • Yasha Neiman (
  • Rob Campbell (
  • Maggi Mars Brisbin (
  • Maéva Techer (
  • Jigyasa Arora (
  • Yuka Suzuki (
  • Andreas Thomasen (
  • Kun-Lung Li (
Former organizers:
  • Jonathan Ward
  • ​Yunhui Zheng
  • Amy Shen
  • Eliot Fried
  • Stefan Pommer
  • Carolina Diaz
  • Tina Mularski
  • Oleg Simakov
  • Alexander Badrutdinov 
  • Omar Jáidar 
  • Marco Tsui 
  • Eiji Uchibe 
  • Hiroshi Izumi
  • Jérémie Gillet
  • Mary Ann Price
  • Shao Fang Wang
  • Romanas Chaleckis
  • Bianca Sieveritz
  • Lauren Dembeck