Research Environment

Access to First-Rate Equipment

As a graduate student at OIST you have access to outstanding laboratory facilities and the equipment you need to get you to the cutting edge in your research area. Instrumentation is available for observation from nanoscale dimensions through to large ecosystems. For the full list of equipment available at OIST, please visit our Research Equipment Gallery.

Sequencers and Microscopes

Facilities include state-of-the-art gene sequencers, mass spectrometers, light and electron microscopy with confocal and two-photon microscopes, atomic force microscopy and other surface characterization equipment.

Clean Room and High-Performance Computing

Students also have access to a clean room for device fabrication and high-performance computing resources which provide general purpose computing resources as well as exotic architectures selected to provide a significant impact on scientific discovery.

Marine Observation

A coastal ocean-observatory system with a variety of sensors has been installed off the shore of popular Chura-umi Aquarium.

Faculty Laboratories

Access to excellent laboratory facilities and advanced equipment is necessary for graduate student thesis research to be at the cutting edge. The newly completed laboratory buildings are state-of-the-art. Individual laboratories are very well equipped for all research requirements. These conditions ensure that students have the opportunity to realize their full potential in research.