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Displaying from Wednesday, May 11, 2011
 May 2011
Wednesday 11
18:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - THE VALUE OF EDUCATION - Part 2 : This is the second seminar in a two-part seminar series Website | More Information
Intelligence is acquired knowledge of a particular subject or subjects. But being knowledgeable in no way renders your intellect clear to think, reason and decide on matters pertaining to life. A person could be highly intelligent, yet impractical in day to day living. For example, a scientist may (...)
Tuesday 17
11:00 - SEMINAR - Soil&Water Seminar: : "Sharing my experience as Editor in Chief of Plant and Soil - stories that could fill a book" Website | More Information
The WA branch of the Australian Society of Soil Science (ASSSI) has invited Winthrop Professor Hans Lambers to give a Soil&Water Seminar at 11am on Tues, May 17th. All welcome!

TITLE: “Sharing my experience as Editor in Chief of Plant and Soil - stories that could fill a book”
Wednesday 18
15:30 - CONFERENCE - Australasian Society for Dermatology Research Meeting Website | More Information

16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Seminar: Simulation Used to Generate Alerts within a Wildfire Early Warning System. Website | More Information
Following the February 2009 bushfires in Victoria, a nation-wide alert system has been activated. The University of Western Australia, FESA and Landgate have initiated a project which will develop a novel Wildfire Early Warning System, created by integrating a state-of-the-art simulator with an (...)
Thursday 19
16:00 - SEMINAR - CMCA Seminar Series: Topics in Computer Vision Website | More Information
Winthrop Professor Mohammed Bennamoun from Computer Science & Software Engineering, University of Western Australia will provide a brief introduction to the area of computer vision (with an emphasis on 3D). He will also talk about the related work in this field that has been done in the School (...)
Friday 20
10:00 - LECTURE - Editing techniques for academic writing : A systematic approach for editing and refining your writing will be outlined More Information
Dr Michael Azariadis will outline a systematic approach for editing and refining your academic writing.
Wednesday 25
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Seminar: Impact of historical land-cover change on cold fronts in SWWA Website | More Information
The south-west of Western Australia (SWWA) has been experiencing a warming and drying trend since the 1970s. This has led to a wide array of research on the likely causes of this decline which can be broadly classified into two major categories. The first is that the decline in rainfall is directly (...)
Thursday 26
12:00 - TALK - Have you got the look? Facial attractiveness and gaze perception : Face perception More Information
We gain a lot of different information from faces, even when they are unfamiliar to us. For example, we can almost instantly determine the gender or emotional expression of a face, evaluate how attractive we find it, and decide whether or not that person is looking at us.

Although most (...)

 June 2011
Wednesday 01
16:00 - SEMINAR - CWR Seminar: Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change and Variability in Dryland Agriculture in Southwest Western Australia Website | More Information
The agricultural region in southwest Western Australia has a Mediterranean-type climate, characterised by winter dominant rainfall and hot, dry summers. The majority of crops are sown in autumn and harvested in late spring. Agricultural production in much of the region contends with hostile soils (...)
Thursday 09
13:30 - EVENT - IOA Postgraduate Showcase 2011: Frontiers in Agriculture and Resource Management : Some of UWA’s best PhD students presenting their research in Agriculture and Resource Management Website | More Information
This event aims to draw attention to some of UWA’s best PhD students at an advanced stage of their studies, and highlighting relevant research and progress being made in the area of Agriculture and Resource Management at UWA.

The audience will include industry personnel, funding bodies (...)
Wednesday 15
16:00 - SEMINAR - An mRNA Blueprint for C4 Photosynthesis : 2-celled C4 photosynthetic cycle enhances radiation use efficiency More Information
We have studied nuclear and chloroplast transcriptomes in Cleome leaves and characterized the changes required for C4 photosynthesis by two comparative approaches. ABSTRACT AVAILABLE: [email protected]
Wednesday 22
16:30 - SEMINAR - Breastfeeding Physiology More Information
Lactation in mammals has evolved from providing exclusively immune protection to delivering a multitude of nutrients that mediate optimal growth and development of the young. Given the investment of maternal energy into lactation it is clearly critical to the survival of the species. Despite this (...)

 July 2011
Friday 22
13:30 - EVENT - 2011 Industry Forum: deregulation of the wheat industry : Industry stakeholders discuss the challenges and opportunities since deregulation Website | More Information
This forum brings together stakeholders in the wheat industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities they have been facing since deregulation and to discuss the way forward for the industry. This is the fourth consecutive year that the UWA Institute of Agriculture is organizing such an (...)

14:00 - EVENT - Three Minute Thesis Finals : A competition to find the most engaging 3 minute presentation on a research topic Website | More Information
The 10 most engaging 3 Minute Thesis presenters selected at the UWA semi-finals on 21st July, will compete for prizes and the opportunity to represent UWA at the Australia-New Zealand 3MT competition in September. Please come along to support the presenters and vote for your "People's Choice&qu (...)
Tuesday 26
11:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - RNA rules! : The central role of RNA regulation in human development and cognition More Information
It appears that the genetic programming of humans and other complex organisms has been fundamentally misunderstood for the past 50 years, because of the assumption that most genetic information is transacted by proteins. The human genome contains about 20,000 conventional protein-coding genes (...)

 August 2011
Tuesday 09
13:00 - SEMINAR - Magnetic fields and the brain: myths and mechanisms of circuit reorganisation : School of Anatomy & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Pulsed magnetic fields (also known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation; rTMS) provide significant therapeutic benefits in a wide range of neurological conditions including stroke, depression and tinnitus. Despite these promising clinical outcomes, surprisingly little is (...)
Friday 12
8:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Great Southern, Great Science Symposium Website | More Information
The Western Australia Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, and the University of Western Australia's Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management are hosting a symposium in Albany to showcase the excellent science taking place in the Great Southern region.

'Great Southern (...)

15:30 - PUBLIC TALK - SymbioticA Friday Seminar with Art Oriente Objet : Informal open seminar with visiting French artists Benoit Mangin and Marion Laval-Jeantet Website | More Information
The duo Art Object Oriented (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoit Mangin) aim to use an interdisciplinary approach to expand the amazing ability of art to communicate non-verbally. Through anthropological, environmental or biotechnological experiments, they try to understand the limits of their own (...)
Sunday 14
10:00 - EVENT - 2011 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, valuable research, community programs, and facilities...all mixed with a day full of lots of fun activities for everyone!
Thursday 18
10:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Exploring the Molecular Mechanisms of Chloroplast RNA Editing : RNA editing converts genetic information encoded in genome More Information
Dr Okuda is from Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, Japan and his research focuses around PPR proteins and plant organelle gene expression. RNA editing converts genetic information encoded in the genome at the RNA level and is thus a biological phenomenon that challenges the (...)

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