Past Events

Welcome to Class of 2022 New Students

OIST Auditorium

Welcome Ceremony for Class of 2022 New Students

OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session) in August 2022


This session will be done in English only. 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.

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Workshop


Professional and Career Development (PCD) 1 requirement: Part 2 of Responsible Conduct in Research

[Responsible Conduct in Research Workshop]

This is the part 2 of 3-series research ethcis course. Madatory for PCD1.

Now that you have completed Part 1 of online self-learing (eFront and The LAB), let us get together for interactive discussion to deeepen your understanding of Responsible Conduct in Research.


Dr. Kathy Takayama

Senior Consultant for Center for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence (C-Hub)

Kathy has over 20 years of experience in creating and leading innovations to develop engaging, inclusive, and productive educational environments for a wide range of universities across the world. She has collaborated with organizations including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, the National Academies Fellowship of the US National Research Council, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning on initiatives to build capacity for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and has served as external advisor to universities around the world. A professor of molecular microbiology by background, Kathy previously served as executive director of professional development centers at US research universities including Brown University and Columbia University.

Graduation Ceremony 2022

OIST Auditorium

The Graduation Ceremony to award degrees to students who have graduated in the period May 2021 to March 2022.



(Somewhat) Functional Journal Club

B701,Lab 3
Seva will talk about string diagrams.

OIST NetCafé (Online Information Session) in February 2022


This OIST Café takes its opportunity to commemorate UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science in February and introduce OIST’s effort to encourage and support female scientists, share the stories of OIST female students and scientists as well as the stories of the participants about the struggle or their common concerns to choose STEM field as their career. Panel discussions will be organized so that the participants can interact with the speakers.

As a keynote speaker and one of the panelists, Professor Rita Colwell, Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and University of Maryland, College Park, will join. She became the first woman to serve as the Director of the United States National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2004.

[Resume Workshop] Crafting an effective Resume

Online workshop

[Resume workshop] - Crafting an effective Resume

Join us for the “Crafting an effective Resume” workshop to discover how you can utilize these strategies to make your application more focused, tailored, and relevant.

OIST Alumni Talks - Nico Espinas

Online session

OIST Alumni Talks

Name: Dr. Nino Espinas (Class of 2012)
Talk Title: Reflection and Comparison of Postdoc Life in Japan and Europe

Winter Admissions Selection 2022

2022-01-24 to 2022-02-11

Online Admissions Selection for shortlisted PhD applicants from January 24th to February 11th, 2022.

Information sessions about PhD program, faculty talks and interviews all via zoom.

The event is targeted towards shortlisted applicants for our PhD program.

Please contact for further details.