OIST Café is a casual science information session to introduce the OIST PhD program, Research Internship, and other workshops. What do cutting-edge research and education look like? What are the qualification and criteria to get into Graduate School? What are the career options after the graduation? OIST members such as PhD students, OIST Alumni and admissions officers will meet you to answer all your questions!

Online
202108

OIST NetCafé (Information Session)

This session will be in Japanese. 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.

 

Japanese
Online
Featuring Current Student

Kojiro Suda (OIST PhD student, Year of 2019)
 

Kojiro was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. He studied neurological disorders using the Drosophila model at Kyoto Institute of Technology and received a bachelor's degree at the end of March 2019. After a one-month GAP program, he enrolled in OIST in May 2019. He is interested in cell biology and working in the Membranology Unit (supervisor: Assistant Professor Keiko Kono). He studies cellular senescence, focusing on organelle interaction. His favorite organelle is the endoplasmic reticulum. He is always happy to answer any questions about life at OIST and admissions.

Morihiro Ohta (OIST PhD student, Year of 2020)
 

Morihiro was born in Nago City, Okinawa. After graduating from Nago High School, he studied physics at the University of the Ryukyus. He engaged in research about complex systems and got a Master's degree at the end of March 2020. During his graduate studies, he worked as a research assistant in the Quantum Dynamics Unit (supervisor: Prof. Denis Konstantinov) at OIST. He is currently working as a rotation student in the Quantum Systems Unit (supervisor: Prof. Thomas Busch). He has never lived outside of Okinawa before. He is proud to be the most local student in this global graduate school. He would like to see more Okinawan students at OIST.


When you complete the registration, Zoom link will be sent to your email address automatically. If you do not receive it, please contact here.


Online
202110

OIST NetCafé (Information Session)

This session will be in English. 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. One of them has joined OIST Research Internship Program before becoming OIST PhD student so this session will be very exciting for those who are interested in Research Internship Program as well as PhD program.

 

English
Online
Featuring Current Student

Nonno Hasegawa (OIST PhD Student, Year of 2020)
 

Nonno was born and raised in the pacific coast of Japan. She went to an international school in Tokyo and went to Canada for her Bachelor degree in biochemistry. She then found OIST through a colleague and came here as an intern in 2019. She fell in love with Okinawa immediately and returned as a PhD student from 2020. Here at OIST she initially wanted to work on honey bee health as she had 3 years of research in this field in her Bachelor, however she has switched topics to work in the integrative community ecology unit and focus on host-parasite ecology. She likes to go out to venture for waves to be surfed in Okinawa and travel around Japan.

Julian Katzke (OIST PhD Student, Year of 2017)
 

Julian completed his Master's in Paleontology in Germany where he’s from. Before coming to OIST, he started to work on ants. He was then drawn to OIST by the integrative research on ant evolution that happens in the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit. In 2018, he started rotations in OIST labs as a PhD student with the goal of switching completely from Paleontology towards Evolutionary Biology. This has led him to now study evolutionary patterns in the diversification of ant mouthparts. These managed to evolve functions comparable to scissors, tweezers, mouse-traps and more and there is still a lot to discover on how this happened. On Okinawa, he likes to be outside chasing waves and enjoying the flexibility of a student schedule.


When you complete the registration, Zoom link will be sent to your email address automatically. If you do not receive it, please contact here.


Online
202112

OIST NetCafé (Information Session)

This session will be in Japanese. 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.

 

Japanese
Online
Featuring Current Student

Yoshiki Ochiai (OIST PhD student, Year of 2019)
 

Yoshiki was born and grew up in Osaka, Japan. He studied in life science at Soka University as an undergraduate student. He got a master degree in Saitama University as well as worked in RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Center (CSRS). He joined in Protein Engineering and Evolution Unit (PI: Assistant Professor Paola Laurino) from May 2020 and have engaged in research about enzyme engineering by directed evolution. Aside to research on OIST, he often spends his days off searching for Okinawan rare wildlife in the beautiful nature. He would like to provide you with first-hand information about admissions and research life at OIST as a current PhD student.

Tatsuki Hamamoto (OIST PhD student, Year of 2020)
 

Tatsuki was born and grew up in Okinawa, Japan. He received his B.S. degree from the School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, and his M.S. degree from the Graduate School of Frontier BioSciences, Osaka University. He spent six years dealing with E. coli and neurons in Osaka. He met ‘quantum mechanics’ during the GAP program at OIST. The fact that, unlike living cells, spins do not die and can be experimented on as much as desired changed his research field. He decided to start his research in experimental quantum physics and joined the Quantum Information Physics Experimental Unit (PI: Associate Professor Masaki Takahashi). “You can do anything as much as you want at OIST. Also, as an Okinawan, I find the ocean in front of OIST to be calm and beautiful.”


When you complete the registration, Zoom link will be sent to your email address automatically. If you do not receive it, please contact here.