OIST Winter Course "Evolution of Complex Systems" 2014

The aim of the OIST Winter Course "Evolution of Complex Systems" (OWECS) is to provide opportunities for young researchers with biological backgrounds to meet each other and learn the latest advances in the field of evolutionary developmental biology.

The OWECS is a combination of lectures and workshop. We invite about 20 graduate students and postgraduate researchers. The sponsor (OIST) will provide lodging and meals during the course and support travel for those without funding.

Date: December 8–12, 2014

Venue: OIST Seaside House (Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan)

Application closed. (Deadline of application: September 23, 2014)

If you have any question, please contact us.

Poster download: owecs2014_poster.pdf



  • Application process opens: July 31, 2014
  • Application process closes: September 23, 2014
  • Notification of application results: October, 2014
  • Arrival of participants: December 7, 2014
  • Departure of participants: December 13, 2014


  • Nori Satoh (OIST, Japan)
  • Michael Levine (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Confirmed Lecturers and Speakers

  • Michael Levine (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Robb Krumlauf (Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA)
  • Nipam H. Patel (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Nori Satoh (OIST, Japan)
  • J. K. Sky Yu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Yi-Hsien Su (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Chris Amemiya (Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, USA)
  • Chris Lowe (Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, USA)
  • Masa-aki Yoshida (JSPS research fellow / University of Florida, USA)
  • Naoki Irie (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Konstantin Khalturin (OIST, Japan)
  • Hiroaki Nakano (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Hidetoshi Saiga (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
  • Yi-Jyun Luo (OIST, Japan)


Your comments, problem reports, questions are most welcome!

OIST will handle the logistics of accommodation, travel, and meals for all participants. OIST will also help with arranging visas when necessary.

*OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.*