The researchers and students in Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering Unit (Yokobayashi Lab) at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School (OIST) conduct chemistry and bioengineering research involving nucleic acids (e.g., DNA and RNA). The group started in 2004 in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of California, Davis, and moved to OIST in July 2015.
A postdoc position is available (English/Japanese)
A technician position is available (English/Japanese)
- Welcome to new rotation student Qiyi, and welcome back to Samira who starts her thesis research!
- Our first paper on stem cells by Narae is published in ACS Synthetic Biology!
- Welcome to our new rotation student Tomoya.
- Kamila's second paper on a new ribozyme scaffold is now online at ACS Synthetic Biology.
- Takeshi's review on cell-free riboswitches has been published in RSC Chemical Biology.
- July was Kamila's last month at OIST. Best of luck in the next stage of her career!
- Keisuke's PD-SELEX paper is now online at Nucleic Acids Research as a "Breakthrough Article".
- Welcome to another new postdoc Marius!
- Welcome to our new postdoc Lara who joined our unit as a JSPS fellow!
- Welcome to Fernanda and Samira who will be rotating in our unit through August.
- Congratulations to Gear his JSPS predoctoral fellowship (DC2)!
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