Introduction to Python

Lego Mindstorm

Quantum Phenomena

Intro to Microscopy

Working with C. elegans (Part I)

Marine Science Station (OIST TOUR)


Biomechanics of human balance and movement

Experiment competiton 1 (Organic Chemistry)

Rocket experiment / Rocket engineering

Robotics & Programming competition

Experiment competiton 2

2018 Professor Profiles

Dong Cao

He gave a lecture ”WORKING WITH C. ELEGANS.”

OIST Graduate Student
Information Processing Biology Unit: https://groups.oist.jp/ipbu/ichiro-maruyama
2014: MSc, Nankai University, China
2011: BSc, Nankai University, China

Jeremie Gillet


2015-Present: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, OIST, Japan
2012-2015: Postdoctoral Scholar, OIST, Japan
2011-2012: Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork, Ireland
2011: Ph.D. Physics, University of Liege, France

Justin Charles Foster Sutherland

He gave a lecture “Improving Your Presentation Skills.”

Konstantin Khalturin

He gave a lecture “Who are Cnidaria and What Can We Learn From Them?”

Marine Genomics Unit: https://groups.oist.jp/mgu
2013-Present: Staff Scientist, OIST, Japan
2011-2013: Senior Lecturer, Zoological Institute of Christian-Albrechts University, Germany
2002: PhD in Biology, Zoological Institute of Christian-Albrechts University, Germany
1999: MSc in Biology, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Leilee ChojnacKi

She gave a lecture ”QUANTUM PHENOMENA.”

OIST Graduate Student
Micro/Bio/Nano Fluidics Unit (in rotation): https://groups.oist.jp/mbnu/amy-shen
2016: MSc, University of Waterloo, Canada
2015: BSc, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Lina Koronfel

She gave a lecture “HOW DOES A MICROSCOPE WORK?”

OIST Graduate Student
Optical Neuroimaging Unit: https://groups.oist.jp/onu
2015: MSc, Dalhousie University, Canada
2011: BSc, Cairo University, Egypt

Margaret Howel

She gave a lecture “Improving Your Presentation Skills.”

Michele Thompson

She gave a lecture “Unconscious Bias – How do your experiences and background impact the way you think?”

Michele Thompson joined OIST as the Senior Manager for Diversity and Welfare in November 2017. Her undergraduate education is in English and Communications and she earned her Master’s in Business Administration in International Management. Her professional background includes corporate management consulting, training, education, university administration and entrepreneurship in the US, China and Japan.

Mohieldin Magdy Mahmoud Youssef


OIST Graduate Student
Cell Signal Unit: https://groups.oist.jp/csu
2014: MSc, Ain-Shams University, Egypt
2010: BSc, Ain-Shams University, Egypt

Robert Baughman

He gave a lecture “KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Welcome and Introduction to OIST.”

Executive Vice President of the Technology Development & Innovation Center, and Vice-CEO, OIST, Japan https://groups.oist.jp/tdic
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Harvard University, USA
MSc in Chemistry, Harvard University, USA
Former Faculty, Neurobiology Department, Harvard Medical School, USA
Former Assoc Director, NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Takeshi Ricardo Tabuchi Yagui

He gave a lecture ”LEGO MINDSTORMS.”

OIST Graduate Student
Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit: https://groups.oist.jp/bsmu
2014: MSc, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru
2012: BSc, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Peru

Zonghao Liu

He gave a lecture “Next-Generation Solar Cells.”

Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit: https://groups.oist.jp/emssu
2017-Present: Postdoctoral Scholar, OIST, Japan
2016-2017: Research Assistant, Peking University, China
2015: Research Intern, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2016: PhD in Opto-Electronic Information Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
2011: BS in Applied Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China


Dr. Alex Tang
OIST Postdoctoral Scholar, Neuronal Rhythms in Movement Unit
PhD in Neuroscience
Dr. Davide Chiuchiu
OIST Postdoctoral Scholar, Biological Complexity Unit
PhD in Physics
Ms. Yazmin Hanani Zurita Gutierrez
OIST Graduate Student
Ms. Dina Mostafa
OIST Graduate Student
MSc Biochemistry
Ms. Lina Koronfel
OIST Graduate Student
MSc in Neurobiology and Anatomy/Neuroscience
BS in Biophysics
Dr. Michael Kuba
OIST Staff Scientist, Physics and Biology Unit
PhD Animal Behavior
Dr. Peter Bratby
OIST Postdoctoral Scholar, Computational Neuroscience Unit
PhD in Computational Neuroscience
MSc in Mathematics
Dr. Criseida Zamora Chimal
OIST Postdoctoral Scholar, Computational Neuroscience Unit
PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Physics

2015~2017 Professor Profiles

Akihiko Yamagishi

Professor, Department of Applied Life Science, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science, TOYAKU. Graduated the University of Tokyo in 1975 lecture “When and how life emerged on the Earth” at 2015

Akiko Moriyama

An independent trainer and consultant specialized in Intercultural Communication, Diversity & Inclusion, and Interpersonal Communication.
lecture “We are all different: What Diversity can bring to us” at 2015

Akinori Nagano

Professor, Faculty of Sport and Health Science Ritsumeikan University.
Lecture “Recent topics in sport biomechanics” at 2017

Akira Fujishima

Tokyo University of Science, President. He is known for discovering the photocatalytic and superhydrophilic properties of titanium dioxide (TiO2) resulting in an array of applications such self-cleaning technologies that have changed the world.
Lecture “How to enjoy science” at 2017

Charlotte Evans

Teacher (elementary, high school and university) lecture “How to make team, how to work in team” & “Why do scientists need to think about ethics?” at 2015 to 2017

Chien Wen Chen

RIKEN Brain Science Institute. 2011.PhD. Department of Medical genetics, Cambridge University, United Kingdom. 1999MS.DepartmentofBiology,Fu-JenCatholic University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
lecture “Genetics, an invisible secret within you and me” at 2015

Gaku Nagashima

Data Scientist / Yoga Instructor.
Harvard University PhD candidate in Applied Physics 2011-2015- State University of New York at Stony Brook in Physics 2008-2011
lecture ” How have I lived my life? And How am I living now?” at 2015
“Meet young researchers and entrepreneurs” at 2016

Gary Vierheller & Sachiyo Vierheller

Gary Vierheller (MIRAIKAN), Presentation coach / Sachiyo Vierheller (Inspire Ltd.), English Advisor lecture “Learn to Present Science” at 2015 to 2017

Hideki Masuda

Postdoctoral researcher at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan.
PhD(Engineering) from University of Tsukuba, Japan. lecture “Power generation and consumption techniques for innovative energies” at 2016

Hisaaki Shinkai

Professor, Osaka Institute of Technology. Visiting Researcher at RIKEN.
General Relativity and Cosmology. PhD (Theoretical Physics) from Waseda University 1995.
lecture “Why we know there are black-holes? Introduction to Einstein’s Relativity” at 2016

Ichido Uchida

Rinzai sect Daihonzan (head temple) Engaku-ji Temple Deputy chief priest
lecture “Learn Zen(禅) world and science” at 2016

Ken Endo

Researcher of Sony Computer Science laboratories Inc., and CEO of Xiborg Co., Ltd.
lecture “Relationship with human body and technology: A case of prosthetic leg for sports used in Paralympics” at 2016

Manabu Nishio & Ryo Yamada

Nishio is Lead of R&D & Yamada is Co-founder from WOTA(HOTARU) CORP.
lecture “Toilet-to-tap? -water reuse for a water scarce world” at 2017

Masafumi Terada

Assistant Professor, College of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University
Lecture “Reliability and reproducibility of outcome measures: Improving science” at 2017

Masahiro Fujimoto

Assistant Professor, College of Sport and Health Science, Ritsumeikan University.
Lecture “Biomechanics of human balance and movement” at 2017

Naoki Takeishi

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University.
lecture “The world of Rheology” at 2015
“Biomedical Engineering – Fluid, Physiology, and Mechanics – &
Meet young researchers and entrepreneurs” at 2016
“Biomedical engineering – where does mechanics fit into the medical world?” at 2017

Norihiko Suzuki

Assistant professor, Photo catalysis International Research Center (PIRC), Tokyo University of Science
lecture ÅgChallenges on photocatalytic applications – How to overcome _ at 2017

Pavel Hecjcik

Science communicator, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). Master Degree in Math and Physics Education. PhD. Degree in Engineering.
lecture “The biography of the Universe” at 2015

Pavel Prosselkov

RIKEN Brain Science Institute. 2013, March PhD in Veterinary Medicine.2001-2005 Course works in Neuroscience, Molecular and Structural Biology at the University of Queensland (UQ, Brisbane) and Australian National University (ANU, Canberra).
lecture “Evolution of the Cognitive Traits” at 2015

Qi Zhang

Research Scientist in Brain Science Institute, Riken.
Adjunct lecturer at Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University.
Invited lecturer at Juntendo University.
lecture “IPS Who are you?” at 2015
“Human body and human brain” at 2016

Ryo Sakurai

Co-founder of the GOB Incubation Partners
lecture “Create new value by Design Thinking approach” at 2016

Satoru Iwata

Assistant Professor Seikei University Faculty of Science and Technology Molecular Control Lab. Doctor degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology. lecture “The material science of the light and the color” at 2015

Satoshi Erdos Kato

Founder of Japan data scientist consortium
Risu-japan director
lecture “Road to Data Scientist, the sexiest job of 21 century” at 2016

Sohei Wakisaka

Project Researcher, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo. Master degree and PhD for visual illusion studies.
lecture “Meet young researchers and entrepreneurs” at 2016
“Cognitive bias” at 2017

Taiken Yokoyama

Director of Eiheiji department of international affairs. Head priest at Zenshoji in Hiroshima, conducting international Zen courses, Child Zen courses and many other programs.
Lecture “Zen & science” at 2017

Takeshi Hakamada

The founder and CEO of ispace technologies, Inc, which aims to the world leading lunar exploration company. M.S in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
lecture “Meet young researchers and entrepreneurs” at 2016

Volkhard Mäckel

Researcher at the Atomic Physics Laboratory at RIKEN Science Institute. Dissertation at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany, Thesis title: Laser spectroscopy on highly charged ions at the Electron Beam Ion Trap.
lecture “Nuclear energy – good or evil?” at 2015

Yoshifumi Komasa

Founder of Sky Sea Academy and Sky Sea International Academy (Republic of Ghana). Special Ed Teacher at NPO Showa Gakuen, specialized in STEAM education. Graduated Keio University, majoring Applied Physics and Physico – Informatics.
lecture “Future of Our Universe” at 2015
“Rocket experiment ~one day field work~” at 2016
“Robotics & Programming basic information & competition, Theory of relativity & quantum mechanics, Experiment competition (Organic Chemistry & Distillation), Rocket experiment” at 2017

Yoshino Ryu

Representative of G&G, specializes in English education.
Won a national speech contest & awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
lecture “Learn the basics of PowerPoint and let’s make a Doraemon Gadget a reality!” at 2015
“Learn the key basics of PowerPoint and win that investment!” at 2016


Program overview


Date: August 3rd~9th, 2015 (7 days)
Location:Yokosuka Telecom Research Center (YRP)
Participation Fee:160,000 yen
Max. Capacity:25pax
Total Participants:25pax(Japanese 12, Overseas 13 Applicants 32)
(Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore)



Date: August 3rd~9th, 2016 (7 days)
Location:Yokosuka Telecom Research Center (YRP)
Participation Fee:150,000 yen
Max. Capacity:50pax
Total Participants:48pax(Japanese:18, Overseas:30, Applicants:101)
(Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Mongolia, China and Taiwan)


Date: July 30th August 9th, 2017 (11 days)
Location: Ritsumeikan University Biwako Kusazu CampusTokyo Science University, Noda Campus
Participation: Fee 250,000 yen
Max. Capacity: 30 pax
Total Participants: 35 pax (Japanese: 7; Overseas: 28 Applicants: 132)
(Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bagladesh, Mongolia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Ukraine, United States of America)


Date: April 1st - 10th, 2018 (10 days)
Location: OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University)
Participation: Fee 200,000 yen
Max. Capacity: 15 pax
Total Participants: 13 pax (Japanese: 2; Overseas: 11; Applicants: 114)
(Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Mongolia, Thailand, Indonesia, United States of America)

List of supporters for summer/spring programs


Lojim Co., Ltd. Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc. Keikyu Corporation. Yokosuka city.


8bitNews. Keikyu Corporation. Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc. Xiborg. Cisco Systems G.K. GOB Incubation Partners. ispace(HAKUTO Project). RISU Japan inc. ENGAKUJI. Lojim Co., Ltd. kosodate-renove(Kyowabussan Group Holdings.). Japan Assoiciation of Rocketry. Yokosuka City.


NARIKA CORPORATION. WOTA CORP. Lojim Co., Ltd. kosodate-renove(Kyowabussan Group Holdings.). Japan Assoiciation of Rocketry. Ritsumeikan Univ. Tokyo University of Science.

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