Past Events


[Seminar]MLDS Seminar 2023-2 by Mr. Haoyu Han (Michigan State Univ.), Mr. Weijie Liu (Zhejiang Univ.), Seminar Room L5DE23

2023年6月15日 (木) 13:00 14:00
Seminar Room L5D23, Lab5

Speaker 1: Mr. Haoyu Han, Ph. D. Student, Michigan State University

Title: Alternately Optimized Graph Neural Networks

Speaker 2: Mr. Weijie Liu, Ph. D. Student, Zhejiang University

Title: Robust Graph Dictionary Learning


第3回 事務職員向け勉強会 ❘ #3 Study Sessions for Administrative Staff

2023年6月15日 (木) 13:00 14:00
Seminar Room L4E48
*Japanese session. English sessions will be held from September to December. C-Hub 第3回 事務職員向け勉強会 「研究機器・施設および技術支援」 (日本語) Speaker: Mizuki Shimanuki, Provost Office. Facilitator: Ayumi Nagai, C-Hub


[ONOS Seminar Series] Professor. Michael A. Long: Neural mechanisms of interactive communication

2023年6月15日 (木) 9:30

[ONOS Seminar Series] Professor. Michael A. Long

Title: Neural mechanisms of interactive communication

Join the ZOOM from the link here!


【Mathathon3】Asymptotic Mean Value Expansion for Solutions of General Ellipticand Palabolic Equations

2023年6月14日 (水) 13:30 14:30

Prof Juan Manfredi

University of Pittsburgh, USA


【Mathathon2】Image comparison and scaling via nonlinear elasticity

2023年6月13日 (火) 13:30 14:30

Speaker: Sir John Ball

Heriot-Watt University and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh


Seminar: From alpine beetle populations to Cretaceous moth radiation: can we connect the dots between microevolution and macroevolution?

2023年6月12日 (月) 14:00 15:00
OIST Main Campus (C700)

Abstract Population genetics and phylogenetics are two main subfields of evolutionary genetics. The former investigates the genetic variations among populations within a species while the latter focuses on reconstructing phylogeny of many species using genetic data. In this presentation, I will present my previous work on the population genetics of an alpine ground beetle, Nebria ingens complex, in the Sierra Nevada in California and my current work on the deep evolutionary history of species radiation of Lepidoptera. In the alpine ground beetle study, I used genome-wide variants to characterize the population structure and demographic history. I found that the glacial refugia was in the low-elevation drainage basins of Sierra Nevada during the last glacial maximum, followed by the postglacial recolonization to the current high-altitude alpine zone. I also used genome-wide association approaches to identify the genes putatively associated with the postglacial elevational range shift, local adaptation to the heterogeneous environments, and the morphological variations. For the study of Lepidoptera species radiation, I use published high-quality lepidopteran genomes to explore the genomic evidence related to rapid diversification of modern lepidopteran lineages. The preliminary results suggest that the gene evolution involving host plant detection, phytocompound detoxification, and protein digestion play crucial roles in species diversification along with the Angiosperm radiation. Finally, I will provide my personal perspective on connecting population genetics (microevolution) and phylogenetics (macroevolution) for a more thorough understanding of evolutionary processes.

About Dr. Yi-Ming Weng: Yi-Ming was born and brought up in Taiwan. He graduated from National Chung-Hsing University for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Entomology department. He is interested in insect biodiversity and evolution in general. For his master thesis, he studied phylogeography of alpine ground beetles in Taiwan, looking for sharing evolutionary history between the alpine ground beetle species with similar ecological niche and geographical distribution. Yi-Ming started his PhD carrier in the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. He worked with Professor Sean Schoville to further study the evolutionary history of alpine ground beetle from the Sierra Nevada in California using genomic data. By the time he started to develop his skillsets in bioinformatics and genomics. Now Yi-Ming is working with Professor Akito Kawahara in the University of Florida as a postdoctoral researcher studying evolutionary genomics of Lepidoptera.

Despite Yi-Ming has been working mostly with computers for his bioinformatics analyses, he is most interested in outdoor activities and direct observation of insects. He believes that good biological questions usually come from the field, and stepping out to touch the insects gets the best inspiration.


【Mathathon 1】The Wiener Criterion at ∞ for the Elliptic and Parabolic PDEs and its Measure-Theoretical, Topological and Probabilistic Consequences.

2023年6月12日 (月) 13:30 14:30

Speaker: Prof. Ugur Abdulla

Analysys and Partial Differential Equations Unit, OIST


OIST Summer Graduate School "Analysis and Partial Differential Equations"

2023年6月12日 (月) (All day)2023年6月17日 (土) (All day)
Seaside House and Main Campus (Seminar Room B250, Center Building)

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Ugur Abdulla (Analysis and Partial Differential Equations) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).


[Seminar] "Rugged sequence-activity landscapes in protein evolution" by Prof. Colin Jackson

2023年6月9日 (金) 14:00 15:00
C700, Lab3

Prof. Colin Jackson, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University


Why is the sky blue?

2023年6月9日 (金) 14:00
Lab 4, D01 "restaurant"

A physics lecture for non-physicists. Title: Why is the sky blue? Speaker: Yasha Neiman.


Orators Meeting for Communication and Public Speaking

2023年6月9日 (金) 12:00

The Orators club is back and have a meeting this Friday 9th June, 12pm @ L4E01.

Join us for fun and educating exercises on how to practice and strenghten our commination skills!

This is your chance to overcome stage fright and get better at public speaking.

All levels are welcome!



2023年6月9日 (金) 7:30 8:30



Uke Club Meeting - Seaside Lounge

2023年6月8日 (木) 20:00
Seaside Lounge

Laugh in the face of danger by singing "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" directly into a typhoon.


Compatibility and nonlocality

2023年6月8日 (木) 13:30 14:30
Center Building B503

Speaker: Dr. Faedi Loulidi, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique.


[Seminar] MLDS Seminar 2023-1by Mr. Pengfei He(Michigan State Univ.) and Mr. Yuki Takezawa(Kyoto Univ.), Seminar Room L5DE23

2023年6月8日 (木) 13:00 14:00
Seminar Room L5D23, Lab5 (previously DE18 Lounge space)

Speaker 1:Mr. Pengfei HE, Ph. D. Student, Michigan State University

Title: Probabilistic Categorical Adversarial Attack

Speaker 2:Mr. Yuki TAKEZAWA, Ph.D. Student, Kyoto University

Title: Beyond Exponential Graph: Communication-Efficient Topologies for Decentralized Learning via Finite-time Convergence


Call for Submissions – BRIDGE Network Images of Science Exhibition [DEADLINE CLOSES JUNE 22!]

2023年6月7日 (水) 15:002023年6月22日 (木) 9:00

Please send us your awe-inspiring scientific images!

Those selected will form a collection that will represent OIST at exhibitions throughout the world.

Deadline EXTENDED June 22 at 9am JST .

Administrative Meeting

OIST Natural History Collection Discussion

2023年6月7日 (水) 15:00
Seminar Room C700

In this meeting we will catch up on progress in the development of the OIST Natural History Collection

Administrative Meeting

Environmental Science and Informatics Users Meeting

2023年6月7日 (水) 14:00
Seminar Room C700

User group meeting for the Environmental Science and Informatics section


GPSS Introduction seminar @OIST (In person session)

2023年6月7日 (水) 14:00 15:30
What is GPSS Group ? GPSS Group is Tokyo based and engaged in a wide range of energy businesses including solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and biogas, as well as a variety of other businesses to realize a sustainable society. We consider the gifts of nature such: as water, wind, and heat, which all exist in the local regions as the "local commons." To create a sustainable society together with the local communities, we utilize these potentials that are naturally replenished.

[Seminar] Proper Losses, Moduli of Convexity, and Surrogate Regret Bounds, by Dr. Han Bao, Kyoto University

2023年6月7日 (水) 13:30
Lab5, DE18 Lounge space

Assistant Professor Han Bao, Kyoto University, "Proper Losses, Moduli of Convexity, and Surrogate Regret Bounds"


[Seminar] Tara Jambio Microplastic Joint Survey: Science x Art x Education

2023年6月7日 (水) 11:00 12:00
Lab4 L4E01 Seminar Room

Speaker: Sylvain Agostini (Dr. Sci.)

Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba (Assistant Professor) Tara Ocean Japan (Director)

Hosted by: Professor Timothy Ravasi, OIST Marine Climate Change Unit

Abstract: This presentation will introduce the activities of the Tara Océan Foundation around the world and the Tara JAMBIO Microplastics Joint Survey, which began in 2020 using research vessels of marine stations around Japan. With the support of various private organizations, and with the cooperation of national universities participating in the JAMBIO network. (...)


Learn About Okinawa's History: A Historian and Elder’s Insights on the Battle of Okinawa

2023年6月6日 (火) 13:30
OIST Auditorium

Learn About Okinawa's History: A Historian and Elder ’ s Insights on the Battle of Okinawa


An animal should not do that – symbiotic annelids synthesize a plant sterol de novo

2023年6月6日 (火) 11:00

Seminar by Dr. Dolma Michellod (Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany)


Big Geographical Data: a digital revolution for transportation studies (Session 2)

2023年6月6日 (火) 10:00 11:00
C210 in-person

This Mini Course will provide participants with a better understanding of tools and techniques used for gathering, understanding and using geographical data. Although the focus is on human mobility data, principles and practices are relevant to much broader fields. We hope many of you will be able to join and consider potential applications in your own research. Each session is independent, so feel free to attend just one or both!


[Seminar] "Integrating interactive devices with the user’s body" by Dr. Pedro Lopes

2023年6月5日 (月) 14:30
C209, Central building

Dr. Pedro Lopes, Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Hosted by Cybernetic Humanity Studio (OIST - Sony CSL collaboration)


Seminar "Impacting droplets on solid surfaces and mediation of entrapped air film using dielectrophoretic effect" by Prof. Tuan Tran

2023年6月5日 (月) 13:30 14:30
Lab1 C016

[Speaker] Prof. Tuan Tran, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Date changed! [Seminar] "The man behind the curtain: AI, Complexity and Social Systems" by Marcin Korecki, ETH Zürich

2023年6月5日 (月) 12:00 13:00
C700, Lab 3

Date/Time: June 5 (Mon), 2023 / 12:00 - 13:00 (Postponed from June 1)

Location : L3 C700 and zoom

Speaker: Marcin Korecki, ETH Zürich

Title: The man behind the curtain: AI, Complexity and Social Systems


Big Geographical Data: a digital revolution for transportation studies (Session 1)

2023年6月5日 (月) 10:00 11:00
C210 in-person

This Mini Course will provide participants with a better understanding of tools and techniques used for gathering, understanding and using geographical data. Although the focus is on human mobility data, principles and practices are relevant to much broader fields. We hope many of you will be able to join and consider potential applications in your own research. Each session is independent, so feel free to attend just one or both!


Community Cooking Series - Class 6

2023年6月5日 (月) 9:002023年6月15日 (木) 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?).


OIST Workshop "Representation Theory of Hecke Algebras and Categorification"

2023年6月5日 (月) (All day)2023年6月10日 (土) (All day)
OIST Main Campus (L4E48)

OIST Workshop | Workshop website: | Main organizer: Liron Speyer (Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions


[Canceled] Seminar "Cell-substrate Impedance Sensing: in vitro Evaluation of Stress-induced Damages on H441 Lung Epithelial Cell Layer using Modeled Pulmonary Atelectrauma" by Dr. Eiichiro Yamaguchi

2023年6月2日 (金) 16:00 17:00
Lab1 C016

[Speaker] Dr. Eiichiro Yamaguchi, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, USA.


Call for applications: Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2023 co-hosted by OIST - 3min pitch competition for young researchers

2023年6月2日 (金) (All day)2023年6月30日 (金) (All day)

The Falling Walls Lab is an interdisciplinary format to showcase the next generation of top researchers developed and hosted annually by the Falling Walls Foundation in Berlin in November. In 3–minute talks, outstanding talents and innovative thinkers share their research projects, business models and social initiatives with an interdisciplinary audience and jury. Academic institutions worldwide are invited to host their own Falling Walls Lab and to send their winner/s to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.


Rosalind Franklin Forum for Female Scientists (ROZ) Poster Exhibition

2023年6月1日 (木) 9:002023年6月19日 (月) 10:00
Tunnel Gallery, Skywalk and Lab 4 (Level D)

The Rosalind Franklin Forum for Female Scientists (ROZ), Open to All is a scientific collective named in honor of the distinguished chemist-crystallographer, in which senior scientists provide advice to early career scientists. The forum is created by and for women but welcomes all practitioners everywhere. This exhibition will feature posters of female scientists from around the world.

To learn more, visit: Rosalind Franklin Forum for Female Scientists (ROZ), Open to All .


June BeActive Fitness Classes

2023年6月1日 (木) 9:00 17:30
Village Center Meeting Room and Ocean View Meeting Room

BeActive Fitness Classes

June Schedule - Registration now open

Via the Link


OIST students featured in popular TV show, "Waratte Koraete"

2023年5月31日 (水) 19:00 21:00
Realtime online view:

OIST will be featured in a very famous Japanese TV show, Waratte Koraete! (笑ってこらえて!), on May 31.

Date/time: 7-9pm Wednesday May 31 st

Realtime online view:

The following OIST students and topics will be featured:

Ant brain research by Shubham Florian's research on exoplanets using machine learning Miyu's study on memory Jann's clownfish reseach

【Seminar】Surface accretion of a pre-stretched half-space: Biot’s problem revisited by Prof. Giuseppe Tomassetti

2023年5月31日 (水) 16:00 17:00
C700, Lab3 (Hybrid)

Speaker: Professor Giuseppe Tomassetti, Università degli Studi Roma Tre


Beach Cleanup at Tancha

2023年5月30日 (火) 17:30 18:30
Tancha Beach

May 30 is “Go-Mi- Zero” day in Japan (5=Go, 3-Mi, 0=Zero, Gomi=waste, garbage), and a great opportunity to think about nature and keep neighbourhood beaches clean.

This event is part of UMIGOMI ZERO WEEK ( .


Wear gloves Wear something blue (to note Umigomi Zero Week). Not compulsory.

In case of rain, the event will be canceled. No volunteer certificate will be issued for this event.

Contact Mayu at +81 50 54696440 with questions.

This event is part of OIST SDGs Initiative.


[Hybrid] OIST Workshop "Potential theory and random walks in metric spaces"

2023年5月30日 (火) (All day)2023年6月2日 (金) (All day)
Zoom and OIST Main Campus, Sydney Brenner Lecture Theatre (B250)

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Xiaodan Zhou (Analysis on Metric Spaces) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions.

OIST campus will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to the typhoon. All talks will be online on Thursday and Friday. You can obtain a zoom link from here.


Seminar: Cichlid fishes as a model for evolution of altruism in vertebrates

2023年5月29日 (月) 15:00
OIST Main Campus (C209)

We are inviting Dr. Shun Satoh from Kyoto University who calls himself as a "Fish Maniac" in his blog.For his details please check the link below. Date: May 29th(Mon) Time: 15:00* - Room: C209 (Center Bldg) *The start time has been updated as of May 19th. sorry for the inconvenience.

Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 943 6077 8822 Passcode: 705537 If you have any questions, please contact


New Sci+Art Banner Unveiling

2023年5月29日 (月) 11:00

These new banners, featuring imagery created by OIST researchers as part of the scientific process, have been on display for a few days now. This exhibit opening will provide some background about the images and the project and thank the researchers for contributing.


A recipe for scientific synergy -Series 4- “Advancing biotechnology through multidisciplinary approaches”

2023年5月29日 (月) 9:15 18:05
*On-site venue has been changed! The Center of Medical Innovation and Translational Research(CoMIT) building, Suita Campus, Osaka University/ Zoom for OISTers

Osaka University is one of OIST's strategic partners.

Since 2020, we have co-hosted a series called "Recipe for Scientific Synergy" to introduce researchers from both sides. In order to strengthen the network with a view toward more robust collaboration on bottom-up basis, we have decided to transform this series into an on-site symposium.


May Showers Concert

2023年5月27日 (土) 13:30 16:00
OIST Auditorium

On May 27th, Saturday, our multi-talented OIST and Okinawan communities are coming together to put on a dynamic show. Please join us to enjoy an afternoon of performances ranging from classical & world dances, orchestral pieces & music bands, and martial arts displays!!


Kids Movie Night

2023年5月26日 (金) 18:15 21:15
Auditorium Meeting Room 1

Kids movie night

This time, we are showing Moana.

Date: May 26th 18:15

Location: Auditorium meeting room one

Open to all ages (parental supervision is required)


Mindfulness meditation practice group

2023年5月26日 (金) 12:15 12:35
C700 or Zoom

Mindfulness Meditation practice group.

Ganjuu Wellbeing Service is inviting you to a Mindfulness Practice Group. Practice starts at 12:15pm. You can join us in C700 or via zoom. We look forward to seeing you.


[Seminar] Cavity Magnonics

2023年5月25日 (木) 16:00 17:00
Seminar Room F01 - Lab 4

Prof. Yaroslav M. Blanter, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology.


第2回 事務職員向け勉強会 ❘ #2 Study Sessions for Administrative Staff

2023年5月25日 (木) 13:30 14:30
Seminar Room L4E48
*Japanese session. English sessions will be held from September to December. C-Hub 第2回 事務職員向け勉強会 「科学と技術の研究分野」 (日本語) Speaker: Mizuki Shimanuki, Provost Office. Facilitator: Ayumi Nagai, C-Hub


Schooling Options Information Seminar

2023年5月24日 (水) 17:00
Conference Center Meeting Room 1

お子様の学校選択肢情報セッション Schooling Options Information Session

インターナショナルスクール6校の代表者に会う、質問する、情報を得る。Meet representatives from six different international schools and get your questions answered.

2023年5月24日(水) 17:00-18:30 May 24, 2023 (Wednesday)


Joint Poster Session of OIST & ERATO Evolving Symbiosis Project Members

2023年5月24日 (水) 16:00 18:00
outside B250

Open Poster Session (~20 posters by ERATO members and ~10 posters by OIST units)


Genetic mutation in Escherichia coli genome during adaptation to the murine intestine is optimized for the host diet

2023年5月24日 (水) 15:20

Seminar by Dr. Shinji Fukuda (Keio University and University of Tsukuba)


Towards Prediction and Control of Microbial Evolution: Analysis of Phenotypic Constraints in Laboratory Evolution

2023年5月24日 (水) 14:40

Seminar by Dr. Chikara Furusawa (RIKEN and University of Tokyo)