Awarded Projects

Below is a full list of projects funded through the proof of concept program. The projects are as varied as the research units at OIST, and some have been supported through multiple stages of the program. The POC is designed with the specific situation of OIST in mind, and so we aim to develop technologies that have promise, whatever their technology readiness level.

Below is a full list of funded projects, their duration and the research units conducting those development projects. Some of these projects have developed products for licensing, those are listed here.

2019

  • The neuromuscular junction as a new target for treatment of Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy, Okinawa-type and related disorders.

Cell Signal Unit (Tadashi Yamamoto)

3 year project


  • Development of human aging detection through measuring abandance of age-related metabolic biomarkers in blood, saliva and urine.

G0 Cell Unit (Mitsuhiro Yanagida)

3 year project


  • Open source total gradient computation framework

Neural Computation Unit (Kenji Doya)

1 year project


  • Spin-based cryogenic microwave amplifier for quantum technologies

Quantum Dynamics Unit (Denis Konstantinov)

3 year project


  • Cost-effective production of anion exchange membranes for industrial applications

Biological Systems Unit (Igor Goryanin)

2 year project


2018

 

  • Methodological Innovation to Control the Outbreak of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) in Coral Reefs (ITR)​

Marine Genomics Unit (Noriyuki Satoh)

3 year project


  • All-Solid-State Li-ion Batteries with Improved Stability

Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit (Yabing Qi)

3 year project


  • Optimisation of Selective Treatment (SmartTreat) of Distillery and Fermentation Waste using Microbial Fuel Cells

Biological Systems Unit (Igor Goryanin)

2 year project


  • Lysosome  Targeted  Molecular  Self-assembly  for  Cancer  Therapeutics 

Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit (Ye Zhang)

3 year project


  • Parenting and ADHD in Japan: Evaluation and Dissemination of a Program to Enhance the Well-Being and Parenting Skills of Mothers of Children with ADHD

Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit

3 year project


  • Development of Methods for Determining the Structures of Small Compounds using Mass and Ion-Mobility of Fragment Ions

Evolutionary Neurobiology Unit (Hiroshi Watanabe)

1 year project


  • Nanoscale, Ultrafast Photo-Programmable Devices

Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit (Keshav Dani)

3 year project


  • ​Development of Ducted Wave Energy Converter

Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit (Tsumoru Shintake)

1 year project


  • Sulfone Substituted Complex Cyclopropanes and Linear Hydrocarbons via Catalysis

Science and Technology Group (Eugene Khaskin)

1 year project


  • Portable Nanoplasmonics for Application Specific Remote Biosensing

Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit (Amy Shen)

2 year project


 

2017

 

  • Scaling up Large-Scale  Solar Cells (PH II)​

Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit (Yabing Qi)

2 year project


  • Smart Gas Sensing Platform for Mobile Devices (PH II)

Nanoparticles by Design Unit (Mukhles Sowwan)

2 year project


  • Anion Exchange Hydrogels for Phosphate and Nitrate Removal from wastewater

Biological Systems Unit (Igor Goryanin)

2 year project


  • Rapid, Discrete, Portable Device for Point-Of-Care Diagnostics

 Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit (Amy Shen)

1 year project


  • Development of System for Determining the Aging Degree by Blood Metabolites as Index

 G0 Cell Unit (Mitsuhiro Yanagida)

1 year project


  • Development of A Fast Image Regularization Device

Structural Cellular Biology Unit (Ulf Skoglund)

1 year project


  • Cell-Free Synthesis of Cellulose Nanofiber​

Marine Genomics Unit (Noriyuki Satoh)

1 year project


  • Feasibility Study for Commercialization of OIST Rice

Plant Epigenetics Unit (Hidetoshi Saze)

3 year project


 

2016

 

  • Developing Microbial Fuel Cells for Bioethanol Process Improvement Through Substrate-Directed Bacterial Community Enrichment 

Biological Systems Unit (Igor Goryanin)


  • Next Generation Label Free Biosensors 

Nanoparticles by Design Unit (Mukhles Sowwan)


  • Laser Stimulated liposomal Drug Application; Laser Controlled Liposome-Nanoparticle Drug Delivery System

Nanoparticles by Design Unit (Mukhles Sowwan)


  • Development of a Facile Process to Deposit Smooth Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite Films for Large Area Photovoltaic Applications

Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit (Yabing Qi)


  • Privacy Preserving Real-Time Data Analysis Platform

Integrated Open Systems Unit (Hiroaki Kitano)


  • High Throughput Portable LSPR System for Bio/Chemical Analysis

 Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit (Amy Shen)


  • New Contactless Magnetic Couplings for Applications in Microfluidics, Renewable Energy, and Nautical Propulsion

Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit (Eliot Fried)


 

2015

 

  • Large Area Perovskite Solar Cells by Chemical Vapor Deposition

Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit (Yabing Qi)


  • Smart Gas Sensing Platform for Mobile Devices

Nanoparticles by Design Unit (Mukhles Sowwan)


  • Hydrollase-like Peptide to Cleave Amyloid-beta Protein

Cell Signal Unit (Tadashi Yamamoto)


  • Second GenerationTubular Microbial Fuel Cells: Producing a Cost-Feasible Market-Ready Product

Biological Systems Unit (Igor Goryanin)


  • In Vitro Synthesis of High Molecular Weight Cellulose

Marine Genomics Unit (Noriyuki Satoh)