Mar. 4, 2024 

Dr. Seemay Chou (CEO) and Dr. Prachee Avasthi (CSO), are scientists and co-founders of Arcadia Science.

Seminar at OIST:
-"Evolution as a shortcut to useful inventions"
- Arcadia’s journey, building an invention factory (organized by innovation team)

Jan. 15, 2024

Prof. Emmanuel Levy, Principal Investigator of Emmanuel Levy's lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science

Seminar at OIST: From sequences to structures, from structures to biology - On homo-oligomers and co-translational assembly 

Jan. 12, 2024 

Prof. Fernando Arteaga Arteaga, ISP Assistant Professor in School of Science, Hokkaido University 

Seminar at OIST: Development of photoresponsive self-assembled macrocycle supported on silica nanoparticles for controlled release of Ca2+

Dec 4, 2023

Prof. Hiroaki Suga, Professor, The University of Tokyo

Presidential Lecture at OIST: Pseudo-natural peptides, products and neobiologics for therapeutic applications 

Oct 16, 2023

Prof. Makoto Fujita, Distinguished Professor, The University of Tokyo

2018 Wolf Prize Winner in Chemistry

Presidential Lecture at OIST: Coordination Self-Assembly: From Origins to the Latest Advances

Sep 08-09, 2023

Prof. Uwe T. Bornsheuer, University of Greifswald

Prof. Dr. Uwe T. Bornscheuer

Seminar at OIST: "Enzyme Discovery & Engineering to Create Suitable Biocatalysts"

Jun 09, 2023

Prof. Colin Jackson, Australian National University

Seminar at OIST "Rugged sequence-activity landscapes in protein evolution" 

May 25, 2023

Dr. Daniel Dunkelmann, the University of Cambridge

‪Daniel L Dunkelmann‬

May 22, 2023

Dr. Yuji Sugita, RIKEN cluster for Pioneering Research

Yuji Sugita

Seminar at OIST "Effects of macromolecular crowding on protein dynamics and function"


Aug 22, 2022

Prof. Liam Longo,  ELSI, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Liam Longo

Seminar at OIST " On the continuity between ancient geochemistry and modern bioRIchemistry "

Aug 17, 2022

Prof. Stefan Matile,  University of Geneva, Switzerland

Stefan Matile

Seminar at OIST " Translational Supramolecular Chemistry "

Jun 29, 2022 (Online guest)

Dr. Vijay Jayaraman, Weizmann Institute of Science

Vijay Jayaraman

Zoom Seminar for OIST " Discovery of an anti-metabolon: a paradoxical way of regulating enzymes "


Feb 22, 2022 (Online guest)

Dr. Yusran Abdillah Muthahari, Forth Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

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Zoom Seminar for OIST " The role of structural dynamics in protein evolvability "

Feb 21, 2022 (Online guest)

Dr. Shimon Bershtein, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Department of Life Sciences

Zoom Seminar for OIST " Bridging the genotype-phenotype-fitness divide: from protein interfaces to organismal fitness "

July.06, 2021 (Online guest)

Dr. Naohiro Terasaka, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science

Terasaka Naohiro - My portal - researchmap

Zoom Seminar for OIST "Engineering and evolution of nonviral protein capsids packaging RNA"

May.11, 2021 (Online guest)

Dr. Davide Esposito, Chief Editor of Nature Catalysis

Zoom Seminar for OIST "The editorial process at Nature Catalysis"


Dec.3, 2020 (Online guest)

Dr. Fabio Parmeggiani, University of Bristol

Zoom Seminar for OIST "Designing modular proteins"

Oct.26, 2020 (Online guest)

Prof. Nozomi Ando, Cornell University

Zoom Seminar for OIST "Protein Allostery: Evolution and Correlated Motions"

Aug.18, 2020 (Online guest)

Dr. Arren Bar-Even, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology

Zoom Seminar for OIST "The reductive glycine pathway - a plug-and-play tool for one-carbon assimilation"

Jul.07, 2020 (Online guest)

Prof. Lynn Kamerlin, Uppsala University

Zoom Seminar for OIST "Harnessing Conformational Dynamics to Engineer New Enzymes"


Jan.31, 2020

Prof. Andrei Lupas, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Seminar at OIST "Proteins from Peptides"

Sep.17, 2019

Prof. Loredano Pollegioni, University of Insubria


Jul.08, 2019

Prof. Kirill Alexandrov, Queensland University of Technology

Seminar at OIST "Connecting biology and electronics with artificial protein switches"

Jul.02-03, 2019

Prof. Nobuyasu Koga, Institute for Molecular Science

Seminar at OIST "Generation of de novo designed protein structure library"

Apr.23-24, 2019

Prof. Norikazu Ichihashi, the University of Tokyo

Seminar at OIST "Making an artificial cell capable of Darwinian evolution and artificial cell techniques for evolutionary engineering"


Mar.07-08, 2019

Prof. Donald Hilvert, ETH Zurich

Seminar at OIST "Design and evolution of artificial enzymes"

Dec. 11-12, 2018

Dr. Shunsuke Tagami, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

Seminar at OIST "How simple peptides enhance RNA polymerase ribozyme function"

Nov. 06-07, 2018

Prof. Hiroyuki Noji, The University of Tokyo

Seminar at OIST "Artificial cell reactor technology for digital bioassay, enzyme screening, and system reconstitution"


Oct.26, 2018

Prof. Toki Taira, University of the Ryukyus

Seminar at OIST "Structures and antifungal activities of plant chitinases"

Aug. 02 - 03, 2018

Dr. Jafar Sharif, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences

Seminar at OIST "New Roles of Maintenance Methylation Factors DNMT1 and NP95/UHRF1 for Chromatin Mediated Transcriptional Regulation"

Jul. 18 - 20, 2018 

Prof. Nobuhiko Tokuriki, Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia

Seminar at OIST "Dynamics and Constraints of Enzyme Evolution"


Apr. 05, 2018

Prof. Satoru Oshiro, Sports and Health Science Department, Daito Bunka University



Nov. 27, 2017

Prof. Hideo Higuchi, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Seminar at OIST "Cooperative force generation by muscle myosin molecules interacting with actin filaments"