Past Events

[Seminar] "Evolutionary losses of photosynthesis in eukaryotic microalgae" by Prof. Ryoma Kamikawa

*Changed* C210, Center Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Ryoma Kamikawa, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University 


[Seminar] "Microbe-Machine cybernetic coupling: A feedback loop for ethology and proto intelligences study " by Charles Fosseprez


Profile: Deep into the micro-world, I've been captivated by the complexity of microbial communities. My scientific journey is rooted in the exploration of collective evolution within living systems. Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cybernetics are my focal points, and I'm eager to share the marvels of this field with a broader audience. My approach is decidedly interdisciplinary, with a global footprint spanning diverse subjects. From unraveling the geometric symphony of embryo organization to delving into the fabrication of nanorobots for information processing, my pursuits have been wide-ranging. I've navigated through startups and ventured into the realm of art, guided by a persistent curiosity about constraints and compartments in biological systems. Philosophical contemplation is woven into my scientific exploration, yet I maintain a practical mindset as I am an Engineer with an eye on real-world applications.

[Seminar - Cancelled] "Benthic foraminifera as bioindicators of coastal marine environments" by Prof. Sigal Abramovich

L4F01, Lab4

Prof. Sigal Abramovich, Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva

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


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

Joint Poster Session of OIST & ERATO Evolving Symbiosis Project Members

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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


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


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

E. coli evolves into an insect mutualist in real-time


Seminar by Dr. Takema Fukatsu (AIST, University of Tokyo, and University of Tsukuba)