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Displaying from Tuesday, September 17, 2013
 September 2013
Wednesday 25
16:00 - EXPO - 2013 Postgrad & Honours Expo : Discover how further studies at UWA can help you achieve your ultimate career or research goals. Website | More Information
Explore the array of coursework and research programs on offer, learn about admission requirements, postgraduate scholarships and talk to staff, honours and postgraduate students.

A series of information sessions will run alongside the Expo to allow you to discover more about (...)

 October 2013
Tuesday 01
9:00 - COURSE - Surveys: Instrument Design and Testing : A Short Course Website | More Information
This course is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their survey questionnaires. This course is useful for both people new to questionnaire design and those who have experience and would like to extend their knowledge. It will be a benefit not only for people who anticipate designing a questionnaire (...)
Monday 07
18:00 - EVENT - GM technology - the Future in Agriculture : Find out how future GM technology is set to revolutionize grain growing Website | More Information
Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA will host a free forum on genetically modified technology and its future in agriculture.

The public forum is an opportunity for city-based consumers and decision-makers to further their understanding of GM technology.

It will be (...)
Monday 14
13:00 - WORKSHOP - CAREERS CENTRE – Cover Letters - Top 10 Tips & Writing Lab- Monday 14 October 2013 : Learn how to prepare an effective cover letter Website | More Information
A cover letter is usually the first part of the application process that an employer reads. It is a one page document highlighting how you would be perfect for the position. Writing a high impact cover letter encourages the employer to turn the page and read your resume.
Tuesday 15
13:00 - SEMINAR - Representation of spectral contrast in auditory cortex : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: The role of early auditory processing may be to extract some elementary features from an acoustic mixture in order to organize the auditory scene. To accomplish this task, the central auditory system may rely on the fact that sensory objects are often composed of spectral edges, i.e (...)
Tuesday 29
13:00 - SEMINAR - “Why Comparative Physiology is relevant to clinicians: does it matter that our mice live at 22°C?” : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: In this seminar we discuss the relevance of comparative physiology to aspects of temperature regulation, and the problems of extrapolating from animal models to humans. Students of comparative physiology learn detail of size scaling laws in animal energetics, including laws that (...)
Thursday 31
16:00 - SEMINAR - School of Animal Biology Seminar : A/Prof Dustin Marshall, Monash University More Information
We will be hosting our next Animal Biology Seminar next Thursday, 31 October, from 4-5pm in the Jennifer Arnold Lecture Theatre. We're very fortunate to have an invited guest coming to UWA from Monash University, A/Prof. Dustin Marshall.

We will also be serving wine and cheese, which (...)

 November 2013
Friday 08
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Cafe : Science on Trial: The L'Aquila Earthquake. Should scientists be jailed for manslaughter? More Information
In the early morning of 6 April 2009, the town of L’Aquila in the Abruzzo region of central Italy experienced a Magnitude 6.3 earthquake. In the aftermath of the event, 309 people were killed, 1,600 were injured and thousands were made homeless. Six days before the earthquake and after several (...)
Tuesday 12
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : A Statistics Short Course Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. The course will include: Introduction to R: How to install R on (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - From cradle to grave: a lifecourse approach to understanding sarcopenia : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
Raine Visiting Professor Lecture

The Seminar: Sarcopenia is the loss of skeletal muscle mass and function with age. There has been exciting recent progress in the development of a consensus approach to defining sarcopenia which is enabling the prevalence to be compared in different (...)

15:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Variable parasites - variable defences? More Information
A world recognised specialist in the field of ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions, Paul’s research interests focus on the coevolution and ecology of host-parasite interactions.

As head of the Experimental Ecology research group at ETH, his pioneering works on host-parasite (...)
Thursday 14
9:00 - COURSE - Design and Analysis of Experiments : A Short Course using R Website | More Information
The course will cover material ranging from a review of simple one-way ANOVA, to more complex designs and analyses including crossed and nested factors with fixed and random effects.The emphasis throughout will be placed on applications rather than theory. The statistical package R and R Commander (...)
Tuesday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Developing a common approach to target chronic inflammatory diseases for imaging and therapy : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: In this seminar, Juliana will present her current work on novel approach to specifically target chronic inflammatory diseases including cancer and atherosclerotic lesions in vivo. She will discuss how this approach can be used to specifically deliver diagnostic reagents and (...)

 January 2014
Monday 06
9:00 - EVENT - Holiday closure - School open hours : The School of Animal Biology officially closes for the festive season at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 December 2013 and will re-open at 8:30am on Monday 6 January 2014 More Information
Tuesday 21
13:00 - Colloquium - On feeling torn about one’s sexuality: The effects of explicit-implicit sexual orientation ambivalence. : More Information
Three correlational studies investigated implications associated with explicit-implicit sexual orientation ambivalence for information processing and psychological well-being in samples of straight and gay individuals.

Across the studies, 243 straight participants completed explicit and (...)
Tuesday 28
13:00 - SEMINAR - Influence of IGF-1 and myostatin on post-natal growth and aging : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: Chris will present an overview from a biomedical and agricultural perspective of studies done in his lab on the growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor 1 and myostatin, which form part of a common axis (GH/IGF-1/Mstn) that regulates growth, maintenance and aging of the body. Knowing (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Glutathione: From the chloroplast to the nucleus and back : Seminar on the functions of glutathione in cellular redox homeostasis Website | More Information
The low molecular weight thiol antioxidant, reduced glutathione (GSH) is a multifunctional metabolite in plants. GSH is an important redox gatekeeper that maintains redox homeostasis. It also participates in oxidative signalling pathways that regulate gene expression and determine the outcome of (...)

 February 2014
Tuesday 04
11:00 - Training - iVEC Supercomputing Training : FREE EVENT Website | More Information
In February, iVEC will offer the following short courses on supercomputing topics:

Introduction to iVEC: 11:00am - 12:00 Tues 4th February

Introduction to Linux: 1:00 - 2:00pm Tues 4th February

Introduction to NeCTAR Cloud Computing: 3:00 - 4:00pm Tues 4th (...)

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Workshop: Setting Academic Standards for Agriculture : What should a graduate in agriculture know, understand and be able to do? Website | More Information
The AgLTAS project aims to develop a National Academic Standards Statement for agriculture – representing what a student in Agriculture and related disciplines should know, understand and be able to do on graduation.

You are invited to attend an upcoming workshop, led by Dr Tina Acuna (...)
Monday 17
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to (...)


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