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Today's date is Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Faculty of Science
 October 2019
Thursday 24
12:00 - EVENT - Friends of the Grounds Plant Sale : October 24 and 25 between 12-2PM at The University of Western Australia's Taxonomic Gardens Website | More Information
Friends of the Grounds are holding a Plant Sale on October 24 and 25 between 12-2PM at The University of Western Australia's Taxonomic Gardens (near the Botany glass houses)! Location map: https://bit.ly/2XORLsP 🌷

As usual, there will be plenty of awesome plant finds (herbs, succulents etc) ranging from $3-5 each 🌿 This sale is CASH ONLY and open to staff, students and the public. Please bring a carry bag, trolley or cardboard box to carry your new plant friends home 📦

All proceeds will go towards the maintenance of UWA's grounds!

12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Artemisinins - From Mechanism of Action to Development of New More Information
Artemisinins – From Mechanism of Action to Development of New Oxidant and Redox Drug Combinations for Treatment of Malaria

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - FREE PUBLIC SEMINAR: Geopolitics of Maritime Pasts: Connecting the Indian Ocean and South China Sea : Ideas about peaceful seas and civilisations in dialogue are 'strategic narratives' at a time when States seek power through structures of connectivity Website | More Information
In their recent show of friendship, why exactly did Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi exchange portraits of each other on silk and ceramic? While the Western media didn’t ponder such matters, the meaning of these gifts was debated intensely in both China and India. This presentation demonstrates why this moment forms part of a much larger, and fast changing, landscape of geocultural politics. China’s Belt and Road Initiative is driving this, transforming the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean and South China Sea through a narrative of a ‘revived’ Maritime Silk Road.

To date, analyses of maritime geopolitics in these regions have primarily gravitated around sea-lane ‘choke points’, or the construction of port infrastructure and artificial islands. What has been missed is the strategic importance countries across Asia now place on crafting and revising history for maritime diplomacy and economic development. As we will see, for Indonesia, it is the ‘spice routes’, elsewhere it might be Zheng He. The presentation demonstrates the Maritime Silk Road is not 2000 years old, but a history invented at the end of the Cold War. A series of short films will be shown to illustrate how think-tanks, academics, museums, BBC World, Russia Today, and Chinese state television uncritically repeat this ‘history’ of trade and exchange, and it will be argued that ideas about peaceful seas and civilisations in dialogue are ‘strategic narratives’ at a time when states seek power through structures of connectivity.

19:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Annual Ian Constable Lecture 2019 : Speaker: Professor Keith Martin will consider some of the likely developments in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment in the near future. Website | More Information
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of this annual lecture, which is presented by the Lions Eye Institute and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and honours the work of Professor Ian Constable.

Professor Constable is recognised as one of the world’s leading ophthalmic surgeons. He was appointed the Lions Foundation Chair of Ophthalmology in 1975. In 1983 Professor Constable established the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) dedicated to the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease. Today the LEI is a not-for-profit centre of excellence that combines world class scientific research into the prevention of blindness with the highest level of eye care delivery, combining the expertise of researchers and ophthalmologists.
Friday 25
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Sulfar Two Ways More Information
Sulfur Two Ways: The Chemical Biology of Cysteine Oxidation and New Frontiers in Polymers Made from Elemental Sulfur

Tuesday 29
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Alecia-Jane Twigger, Understanding human mammary gland maturation and milk production on a single cell level More Information
Understanding human mammary gland maturation and milk production on a single cell level

 November 2019
Friday 01
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Raine Professor Mary Wlodek - Putting the puzzle pieces together: Developing your track record & career More Information
Thursday 07
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Marianne Costa - Studies on the biosynthesis of the antibiotic gladiolin from Burkholderia gladioli More Information
Monday 11
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Florian Busch ANU - Photorespiration in the context of metabolism and anatomy More Information
Thursday 14
11:00 - WORKSHOP - Benchmark your research : Learn to benchmark research groups and individuals using Web of Science and InCites. Website | More Information
Web of Science and InCites are powerful tools for benchmarking your research but can be tricky to use! In this session, you will learn to how benchmark research groups and individuals. We will also explore the CNCI (Category Normalised Citation Impact) metric as one way of demonstrating research impact.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Raine Professor Mary Wlodek - Critical periods and lifestyle interventions programming developmental disease risk More Information
Friday 15
8:15 - FREE LECTURE - WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue 2019 - FREE EVENT : The Perth USAsia Centre invite you to the WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue 2019 which supports deeper economic ties between Western Australia and its regional neighbours. Website | More Information
Building on the inaugural dialogue in November 2018, this year seeks to understand the current patterns and future opportunities for economic connectivity between Western Australia and Southeast Asia. The dialogue will bring together leading representatives from government, business and youth in WA and its key Southeast Asian economic partners to promote the economic capacities of Western Australia, and discuss the benefits and opportunities from deeper connectivity with Southeast Asia. This is a free event.Registration is essential. Entry includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and networking reception.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Jamie Hicks - Nucleophilic aluminium: Synthesis, structural and reaction chemistry of the aluminyl anion More Information
Jamie Hicks - Nucleophilic aluminium: Synthesis, structural and reaction chemistry of the aluminyl anion
Saturday 16
10:00 - EVENT - Discover the Perkins : The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is opening its doors to the WA community on Saturday 16 November from 10am - 3.30pm, as part of Open House Perth Website | More Information
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is opening its doors to the WA community on Saturday 16 November from 10am - 3.30pm, as part of Open House Perth. The 2019 Perkins open day, entitled ‘Discover the Perkins’, is posing the question “What if...?” Throughout the day, listen to presentations by Perkins researchers in the McCusker Auditorium. Perkins Director, Professor Peter Leedman will give the first talk of the day at 10.50am, posing the question, “What if you could help shape our future?” Don a lab coat and become a scientist for the day, exploring the state-of-the art medical research laboratories. Hear from the leading experts on how they are tackling some of the hardest-to-treat diseases affecting our community, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and rare genetic diseases. You will see first-hand how your support can drive forward the groundbreaking work happening right here in WA at the Perkins. “Without medical research, there would be no lifesaving discoveries. And without the incredible support and generosity of the people of WA, there would be no medical research”, Professor Leedman said. As well as touring the labs, you will have the chance to ‘speed date a researcher’, giving you the opportunity to ask the experts about their work and how it will impact our future health. Take a virtual reality tour of the life of cell travelling through the body. Then sit down at the lab bench and take part in interactive activities and workshops in the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre. Many of the activities have limited spaces, so be sure to book early at https://community.perkins.org.au/discover-the-perkins All funds raised on the day will go directly towards providing the Perkins with a Shaker Incubator; a vital piece of equipment which looks like a small oven and can ‘shake n’ bake’ buckets of bacteria for use in experiments, potentially cooking up a future breakthrough treatment for cancer or diabetes.
Thursday 21
18:00 - TALK - Free Seminar: Climate Windows for Polynesian Voyaging Across the Pacific : A/Prof Ian D Goodwin's research has reconstructed the Pacific climate, decade by decade, for the past millennium. Website | More Information
A signature of modern climate change is the poleward expansion of the tropics, but has it happened in the recent millennia? And how can past climate reconstruction help us to understand future changes in Southern Hemisphere marine climate and coasts? Associate Professor in Marine Climatology, Coastal Oceanography and Glaciology at Macquarie University and adjunct research fellow at the UWA Oceans Institute, Ian D Goodwin presents this free public seminar as part of the Ocean's Institute Anthropocene Oceans Seminar Series . Ian will describe how climate change opened windows of opportunity for Polynesian seafarers to use changing windfields to voyage and colonise the Pacific, in particular, Easter Island and New Zealand, and forays into the Southern Ocean and South America during the Medieval Period. At the same time these ocean winds and waves were shaping our modern Australian coast, and he will provide an insight into how past climate reconstruction can help to understand future changes in Southern Hemisphere marine climate and coasts. Ian has almost 40 years research experience in the fields of climatology, paleoclimatology and climate change science, coastal and marine geoscience, coastal oceanography, and polar glaciology. He uses proxy climate data from natural archives such as ice cores, corals, coastal sediments, together with historical meteorology to reconstruct natural climate variability, ocean wind and wave patterns, coastline change, and human maritime voyaging.
Friday 22
10:30 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Dr Horst Joachim Schirra, Metabolomics Facility Manager, Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. More Information
Bringing together what belongs together – Metabolomics of model organisms and the WormJam international research community for C. elegans systems biology and metabolic modelling.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Professor Gretchen Benedix - Decoding the surface age of Mars More Information
Bayliss Seminar Series - Professor Gretchen Benedix - Decoding the surface age of Mars
Tuesday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Data Science Summer Forum : The forum aims to bring together UWA researchers and research students working in Data Science. More Information
This Data Science Forum will showcase research presentations from UWA researchers whose research is in an area of Data Science, who use or want to use more statistics and computing, or who are engaged or want to engage in interdisciplinary research with statisticians and computer scientists.

The forum aims to bring together UWA researchers and research students working in Data Science or with data in order to start and enhance collaborative research.

This is a free event but spaces are limited so please register via the following link: bit.ly/2IzpUrz

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.

For further information please contact Professor Inge Koch at inge.koch@uwa.edu.au
Wednesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Heat Therapy: An ancient practice to target modern diseases : School of Human Sciences, Seminar Series Website | More Information
Presentation Summary:Chronic heat exposure, in the form of saunas, hot water baths, and sweat lodges have been utilized in many cultures for thousands of years. While repetitive bouts of heat exposure is generally believed to be healthy, it is only recently that we are beginning to understand the full benefits of ‘heat therapy’ across the spectrum of human health. Passive heating results in a rise in body temperature and changes in cardiovascular hemodynamics, including altered shear patterns of blood flow. There is growing evidence that these responses to acute heat stress combine over repetitive sessions to provide a stress-resistant profile to counter inflammation and oxidative stress, as occurs with aging and chronic disease, as well as from acute damaging events such as ischemia-reperfusion injury. There is also growing evidence heat therapy can be used to target metabolic dysfunction in obesity and diabetes through improvements in insulin signaling in fat and muscle cells. This ancient therapy needs broader application to treat modern diseases, particularly in those not able to obtain the full benefits of exercise. Speaker Biography:Dr. Christopher Minson is the Kenneth and Kenda Singer Professor of Human Physiology. His research focuses on topics related to integrative cardiovascular physiology in humans. His lab investigates how we can use exposures to extreme environments to gain a healthy and resilient physiology. He is also involved in projects related to endocrine function in women, biomarkers of aging and the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and finding novel ways to improve thermal comfort and safely in work environments. He also works with elite athletes in the use of environmental stressors to improve performance.
Thursday 28
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Professor Dahbia Talbi - The Exotic Chemistry of Space More Information
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