The OIST Foundation to Host Webinar to Give Update on COVID-19

COVID-19 Science Update Webinar

Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. EST

Live via Zoom

Admission: Free

The OIST Foundation and OIST provide an update on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, by four leading scientists at OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology) who have spent the last year engaged in research on various aspects of the virus. The panelists will highlight scientific progress and breakthroughs and engage in a conversation on this virus, which has transformed nearly every part of the globe.


• Dr. Mary Collins – Provost, OIST

• Dr. Hiroki Ishikawa – Associate Professor, Immune Signal Unit, OIST

• Dr. Amy Shen – Professor, Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, OIST

• Dr. Matthias Wolf – Associate Professor, Molecular Cryo-Electron Microscopy Unit, OIST

To register for the webinar, please click this link.

The OIST Foundation has rapidly developed a series of on-line programs and activities in response to the spread of COVID19 and the associated need to avoid in-person gatherings. The Foundation’s main webinar program, the U.S.-Japan Science Webinar Series, aims to highlight critical topics and people of importance to the U.S.-Japan relationship that have a scientific and innovation focus. The U.S.-Japan Science Synergy Series, sponsored by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, brings together prominent scientists from the United States and Japan (primarily from OIST) to discuss common research issues, questions, and themes that are of great concern to the world in which we live. The Foundation also co-sponsors webinars with other organizations.

Serving as a valuable resource with a positive impact, the OIST Foundation fosters opportunities for U.S.-Japan collaboration in science and technology and promotes U.S.-Japan science diplomacy through events, workshops, and strategic partnerships. For more information, please visit the OIST Foundation’s website.