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The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University is an interdisciplinary graduate school located in Onna, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The school offers a 5-year PhD program in Science. Over half of the faculty and students are recruited from outside Japan, and all education and research is conducted entirely in English.The university has no departments—OIST researchers conduct multi-disciplinary research in neuroscience, mathematical and computational science, physics, chemistry, integrative biology and molecular, cell, and developmental biology. The university received accreditation on November 1, 2011, and began classes in September 2012.OIST relies on public subsidies paid by the Japanese government. The government subsidy for OIST comes in two areas: a subsidy for operations and a subsidy for facilities. Wikipedia.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2014-03-07

A method of forming crystallized semiconductor particles includes: forming amorphous semiconductor particles in a vacuumed aggregation chamber; transporting the amorphous semiconductor particles formed in the vacuumed aggregation chamber to a vacuumed deposition chamber within which a substrate is held; and applying a vapor of a metal catalyst to the amorphous semi-conductor particles while still in transit to the substrate in the vacuumed deposition chamber to induce crystallization of at least portion of the amorphous semiconductor particles via the metal catalyst in the transit, thereby depositing the crystallized semiconductor particles with the metal catalyst attached thereto onto the substrate.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2014-02-27

The present invention relates to a method for screening a compound that inhibits secretion of toxins into host-cell cytoplasm by virulent bacteria using a needle type III secretion system. The compound of the invention is selected by screening for a compound which interacts with a loop region of the cytoplasmic domain of the membrane protein FlhB from

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2014-03-05

Computerized method and system for improving 3D reconstruction images involves applying the Extended Field Iterative Reconstruction Technique (EFIRT) to remove correlated noise, in addition to using COMET (constrained maximum relative entropy tomography) to eliminate uncorrelated noise, wherein the EFIRT is applied by performing a set of successive reconstructions on an extended field larger than a region of interest (ROI); and extracting and averaging the ROI from said set of successive reconstructions.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology | Date: 2012-03-27

An object of the present invention is to develop and provide a method for producing a neuron model having reproduced in vivo properties by improving a cell culture medium composition and a cell culture medium composition necessary for the production of such neuron model. According to the present invention, cell culture is carried out in vitro using a medium for producing in vivo-like and enhanced synaptogenesis neuron model supplemented with a medium supplement for producing in vivo-like and enhanced synaptogenesis neuron model comprising any or any combination of NT-3, potassium or a salt thereof, and FGF2.

Okinawa Institute of Science, Technology and The Systems Biology Institute | Date: 2013-07-11

A simulation system includes an interface component connected to a public or shared network that has less restrictive access than networks inside the firewall, generating a simulation job and registering the simulation job in a database, a job control component accessing said database to retrieve the simulation job and scheduling the simulation job for execution, and a simulation execution component receiving the simulation job from the job control component, creating executable codes for numerical and parallel computing algorithms and distributing computing processes to multiple computers to execute the simulation job.

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