Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lab meeting April 22th, 2009

1. Tanks & Cleaning: FS -until 4/28th
(4/28th~5/6th: YM)

2. Progress reports: YM, CA

3. YH gave a presentation of his research plan.

4. There is a orientation for Sesoko Marine Biological Station on April 28th.

5. Make sure your classes are surely registered!

Field trip plan

・Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan: 4/28th~5/3rd...members(JR, FS, MO, CA, YI)

・Ogasawara Island, Tokyo, Japan: 5/7th~14th.........JR, FS

・Guam: 5/23rd~6/4th........JR, FS, CA, MO, YI

Have a good Golden Week (almost 1 week holiday for Japanese)!
by yuka

Picture: Melithaea sp. from Kume Island, Okinawa, Japan- Photo by FS

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lab information

1. If you use the 5th floor lab space, please use our desk and do not use other lab desks.

2. New arrivals:
a. Large (100-1250μl) tips
b. Dry cabinet for digital cameras
c. MacPro computer with MS-Office (English version)

Feel free to use them!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


MISE is looking for post-doc applicants from North America, Oceania, and Europe to apply for two-year fellowships sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Priority will be given to research projects investigating the ecology, taxonomy and/or phylogeny of marine invertebrates. MISE offers a great location in subtropical Okinawa with many field opportunities, and a clean and new lab. If you are interested or have questions, e-mail jreimer at

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lab meeting April 15th, 2009

Absent: YS, YH, MH, MO

1. Tanks keeper: Marie

2. 'Writing class' will start from this week! Time: after master & doctor seminar ~ 17: 50

3. Research update reports: YI & TF Next week: CA & YM

4. We have wireless network but we can't use it now. We have to finish paperwork...

5. MO will explain how to use Microscope next week.

Picture: Unknown zoanthid from Mizugama, Okinawa, Japan Photo by JR

By Yuka

Saturday, April 11, 2009

New MISE papers!

1. Sinniger, F., Häussermann, V., 2009. Zoanthids (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) from shallow waters of the southern Chilean fjord region, with descriptions of a new genus and two new species. Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 9: 23-36

2. Reimer, J. D.,
Sinniger, F., Nonaka, M., Uchida, S., 2009. Non-invasive internal morphological examination of epizoic zoanthids utilizing CT scanners. Coral Reefs

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lab meeting April 7th, 2009

Present: all

1. Tanks & cleaning: YH

2. There are 4th years' presentations on their research plan on April 20th (probably from 16:00).
Please come and give them your comments and advice!

3. Graduate course seminar will start from April 16th!

4. We decided who is in charge of each work.

JDR: Principal Investigator
FS: P.D.
MO: Lab boss
CA: Molecular, Lab fee, Remineder of tank keeper
YM: CA's tutor, TA (Assistant of 4th years' seminar)
TF: Morphology,
TA (Assistant of 4th years' seminar)
YI: Information (blog update, etc.), TA (Assistant of Biology experiment class) 
YH, YS, MH: Party organizer

Next week
・Research update reports: YI and TF
・YI will show some pictures of Thailand.

By yuka

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lab meeting: Feb.12~ March 13th

Lab meeting: Feb.12, 2009
Absent: YS, YH, MO

1. tanks keeper: YM
FS made a tank sheet. Please fill in the paper. (about salinity
concentration and skimmers, etc..)

2.We have 1st-Aid Kit now. Please take it when you go to the beach.

3. Others (NCB meeting, final presentation: PhD & Master, etc..)

Lab meeting: Feb.19, 2009
Absent: FS, YM

1. tanks keeper: YM

2. Sampling in Guam: May 23rd~June 4th

3. Others (NCB, Symposium in
Churaumi aquqrium, Poster presentation of 4th years, etc..)

Lab meeting: March 13th, 2009
Absent: MO, YH, MH, YI, YM, TF

1. tanks keeper: FT

2. March 27th- We will do a Big Clean-up of Lab rooms.

3. March 29th- hotel buffet (graduation party of 4th years and JDR's birthday party!)

By Yuka

A happy new school year!

Lab meeting on April 1st, 2009
Present: YS, MO, YM, TF, CA, FS, JDR, YI

1. Tanks keeper: YS (last week: YI)

2. Biology school office on 5th floor closes at 17:15
. Be careful!

Health check: Male- on April 10th Female- on April 13th

4. For Master students: Please present a progress report about your reserch every two weeks.
(2 students per week)

5. Please read 'General Lab Organization and Procedures' especially master students.

6. Don't use 0.2 ml tubes whose roofs are round for molecular experiment. Those tubes are defective. Use flat top one.

7. Ishigaki- April 28th~May 3rd Guam- May 23rd~ June 4th
Taiwan -June 22nd~26th (22~23: presentation 24~26: sampling)

7. Others: writing class, seminor, research plan of 4th years & master student, etc..

Pic. graduation ceremony of 4th years. ES has graduated from MISE! Congratulations

By Yuka