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OIST Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC) 2022

Monday, June 13, 2022 (All day) to Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Erik De Schutter (Computational Neuroscience Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required). Tutorial sessions are closed (only for selected participants) | Website

We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Seminar

Science Digest - Dr. Erika Cyphert: "Biomaterials and the gut microbiome - paving the way for novel therapeutics"

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 09:00
C210 or Zoom

Science Digest - June edition! Please welcome our invited speaker, Dr. Erika Cyphert (Postdoctoral Fellow at Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, USA) for her talk: " Biomaterials and the gut microbiome - paving the way for novel therapeutics ". The seminar is open to everyone interested in the fields of Biomedical Engineering, Gut Microbiome, Biomaterials/Drug delivery, and Orthopaedics, and those who would like to know more about Cornell University and Dr. Cyphert's career. Save the date: June 28 at 9:00 a.m. JST, C210 or Zoom (Meeting ID: 986 5579 1051 Passcode: 220627).

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Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Nick Luscombe)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
L4E01 (Lab 4, Level E)

A mysterious talk by Nick Luscombe...

Title: TBA

Abstract: TBA

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar Coordinators & FAO

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Jun Won Rhim "Quantum distance and flat band"

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field.

Language: English

Seminar

Faculty Lunchtime Seminar (Prof. Ulf Dieckmann)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:10 to 12:50
Seminar Room L4F01 (Lab 4, Level F)

Title: Behavioral, Social, and Institutional Dimensions of Cooperation

Abstract: Common goods are at the heart of many challenges facing humankind. Protective measures – such as mitigating climate change or not overexploiting natural resources – are collectively beneficial, yet costly to individual stakeholders with diverse interests. Common goods may thus be jeopardized by selfish agents at all levels – be they collaborators, citizens, companies, cities, or countries – resulting in social dilemmas that often follow a pattern known as the ‘tragedy of the commons.’ Salient examples concern not only climate change and natural resources, but also clean air, civil security, social welfare, ecosystem services, land use, prudent urbanization, natural-disaster protection, demographic planning, and the functioning of the internet. In this presentation, I will illustrate how quantitative analyses can help address the behavioral, social, and institutional dimensions of these challenges, promoting cooperative collective actions and the safeguarding of common goods.

Hosted by: Faculty Talk Coordinators and Faculty Affairs Office

Seminar

"Conservation and divergence of retinal cell types during vertebrate evolution" Dr. Yohei Ogawa

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
Lab1, C016

Developmental Neurobiology (Masai) Unit would like to invite you to the seminar by Dr.Yohei Ogawa, from Washington University School of Medicine. Language: English

Seminar

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 15:30 to 16:30
Zoom

Protein Engineering and Evolution Unit would like to invite you to a seminar!

Seminar

[Seminar] Conservation law for harmonic mappings in higher dimensions

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
Online via Zoom
Speaker: Professor Changyu Guo , Shangdong University Title : Conservation law for harmonic mappings in higher dimensions Abstract :

It has been a longstanding open problem to find a direct conservation law for harmonic mappings into manifolds. In the late 1980s, Chen and Shatah independently found a conservation law for weakly harmonic maps into spheres, which can be interpreted by Noether's theorem. This leads to Helein's celebrated regularity theorem on weakly harmonic maps from surfaces. For general target manifolds, Riviere discovered a direct conservation law in two dimension in 2007, allowing him to solve two well known conjectures of Hildebrandt and Heinz. As observed by Riviere-Struwe in 2008, due to lack of Wente's lemma, Riviere's approach does not extend to higher dimensions. In a recent joint work with Chang-Lin Xiang, we successfully found a conservation law, in the spirit of Riviere, for a class of weakly harmonic maps (around regular points) into general closed manifolds in higher dimensions.

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Presidential Lecture

Presidential Lecture: "A gene that made our brain big" by Dr. Wieland Huttner

Friday, July 1, 2022 - 10:30 to 12:00
Lab4 E48

As part of OIST’s Presidential Lecture series, Dr. Wieland Huttner will deliver a lecture on “A gene that made our brain big". All are invited.

Dr. Wieland Huttner is the Founding Director Emeritus and Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany.

OIST Workshops

International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Brain Science (AIBS2022)

Monday, July 4, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, July 5, 2022 (All day)
OIST Conference Center (Auditorium + Meeting Rooms)

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Kenji Doya (Neural Computation Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions (registration required).

This conference will be a hybrid conference with both online and on-site attendees.

We ask for you understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the the current COVID-19 situation.

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Tomonori Shibata "A small molecule targeting UGGAA pentanucleotide repeat responsible for spinocerebellar ataxia type 31."

Monday, July 4, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:00
C015 (Lab 1-C)

Speaker: Assistant Prof. Tomonori Shibata SANKEN (The Insitute of Science and Industrial Research), Osaka University

Title: A small molecule targeting UGGAA pentanucleotide repeat responsible for spinocerebellar ataxia type 31

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Takaomi Sanda "Lineage- and stage-specific oncogenicity of master transcription factors in cancers"

Monday, July 4, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Lab3 C700

Membranology Unit (Kono Unit) would like to invite you to the seminar by Dr. Takaomi Sanda.

Associate Director and Principal Investigator in Cancer Science Institute of Singapore; Associate Professor in Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Misato Ohtani "Active mRNA metabolism is a key for the plastic regulation of cell potency in plants

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
Lab3 C700

Membranology Unit (Kono Unit) would like to invite you to the seminar by Dr. Misato Ohtani.

Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

RIKEN, Center for Sustainable Resource Sciences

Seminar

[Seminar] Dr. Kirill Povarov "Probing spinons by Electron Spin Resonance: hidden interactions in a spin chain"

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field. Language: English

Seminar

OIST Representation Theory Seminar

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 16:30 to 17:30
L4E48 and online on Zoom
Rob Muth , Washington and Jefferson College Title: Superalgebra deformations of web categories
Seminar

Science Digest - Dr. Arielle Keller: "Attention and Mental Health: A Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective"

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 09:00
C210 or Zoom
Join us for July's Science Digest seminar on "Attention and Mental Health: A Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective", by Dr. Arielle Keller, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, USA. The seminar is open to everyone interested in the fields of Neuroscience, Psychology, Psychiatry, Development, and Cognition, and those who would like to know more about research at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Keller's career. Thursday, July 7 at 9:00 am JST, C210 or Zoom (Meeting ID: 968 9590 8451 Passcode: 220706)
Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Knots and Modularity" by Dr. Robert Osburn

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:10
L4E48, Zoom

Dr. Robert Osburn, Associate Professor at University College Dublin. Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: General audience / all students and researchers at OIST. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Seminar

[Seminar] Mr. Stefano Brizzolara "Unveiling the signature of surface tension on immiscible Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence"

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 16:00 to 17:00
Zoom

Target audience: Interns, Students, PostDocs, and those who are interested in the same research field.

Language: English

Seminar

[Seminar] Prof. Atsushi Kaneda "Epigenetic aberrations to drive gastric tumorigenesis"

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 10:00 to 11:00
B700, Lab 3

Prof. Atsushi Kaneda, Department of Molecular Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop on Axonal Degeneration and Regeneration

Monday, October 3, 2022 (All day) to Friday, October 7, 2022 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

Originally scheduled for October 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to October 2022 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are Oct 3 - 7, 2022.

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Marco Terenzio (Molecular Neuroscience Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions;

OIST Workshops

International Conference on Embodied Cognitive Science (ECogS) 2022

Monday, November 7, 2022 (All day) to Friday, November 11, 2022 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

Originally scheduled for November 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to November 2022 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are Nov 7 - 11, 2022.

OIST Workshop | Main organizer: Tom Froese (Embodied Cognitive Science Unit) | Website | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

OIST Mini Symposium

OIST Mini Symposium "Phylogeny and Classification of Termites"

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (All day) to Friday, December 2, 2022 (All day)
OIST Main Campus (C210)

OIST Mini Symposium | Organizing unit: Evolutionary Genomics Unit | Open to OIST members | For non-OIST members: Please contact the organizers for information on how to participate.

Originally scheduled for the end of November 2020, this OIST Mini Symposium has been rescheduled to the end of November 2022 due to COVID-19. The new dates are Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2022. We ask for your understanding that the dates are subject to change due to the current COVID-19 situation.

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Recent Trends in Microrheology and Microfluidics"

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (All day) to Thursday, January 12, 2023 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

Originally scheduled for January 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to January 2023 due to the situation with COVID-19. The new dates are Jan 10 - Jan 12, 2023.

OIST Workshop | Visit the workshop's website for more details. | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions

OIST Workshops

OIST Workshop "Representation Theory of Hecke Algebras and Categorification"

Monday, June 5, 2023 (All day) to Saturday, June 10, 2023 (All day)
OIST Main Campus (L4E48)

Originally scheduled for December 2021, this workshop has been rescheduled to June 2023 due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. The new dates are June 5 - 10, 2023.

OIST Workshop | Workshop website: | Main organizer: Liron Speyer (Representation Theory and Algebraic Combinatorics Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions