RIKEN-OIST Joint Symposium, Series 2

Kinds of Minds - what is thinking?

On October 6th-7th 2021, RIKEN-OIST Joint Symposium Series 2 entitled as "Kinds of Minds - what is thinking?" was held online. Approximately 200 researchers and students participated in the Main Session on the first day, and 80 in the Poster Sessions and Miniworkshops on the second day.


RIKEN and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) concluded agreement on Scientific and Academic Cooperation on March 31,2020. Under the agreements, RIKEN and OIST promote the collaboration and cooperation on personnel exchange, education and human resource development, and research activity, in a spirit of reciprocity.

In April of this year, one year after the conclusion of the agreement, a Joint Symposium focusing on "Environmental Science / Marine Science" was held at OIST (Onna Village, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa) for the purpose of sharing research results and information between RIKEN and OIST researchers. Although collaborative activities were restricted due to the spread of COVID-19, many researchers participated and new joint research and exchanges of human resources and research were born. Therefore we have decided to hold the second Joint Symposium on October 6-7 under the theme of "Neuroscience, AI/Data Science".


Date & Time October 6th, Wednesday      9:00 - 17:30  Main Session
October 7th, Thursday         9:00 - 12:00  Poster Session & Mini Workshop
Style Online;   Zoom webinar for Main Session on Oct. 6th,
               and breakout rooms for Poster Session & Mini Workshop on Oct. 7th.
Language English
Eligibility Researchers, technicians, faculty members, students and other staffs belonging to RIKEN or OIST

Detail informations

Speakers and abstracts of oral presentations in the Main Session and the titles and authors of the poster presentations are recorded in the booklet.   to download the booklet.



Science and Technology Hub Promotion Section, RIKEN Cluster for Science, Technology and Innovation Hub
Tamio SAITO, Takuji KITA