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Displaying from Tuesday, July 15, 2014
 July 2014
Thursday 24
13:00 - SEMINAR - Communication and collective behaviour in corvid societies : Animal Biology Seminar Series More Information
Corvids, birds of the crow family, have recently emerged as model organisms in the study of animal cognition. Laboratory studies have revealed striking cognitive feats, pointing to convergent cognitive evolution between corvids and other large-brained groups such as primates. However, the cognitive (...)
Tuesday 29
13:00 - SEMINAR - Electrical imaging of axon function using an 11,000-electrode CMOS circuit : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: A growing body of literature suggests that central nervous system axons are not just stable transmission cables, but actively contribute to information processing, for example, by modulating action potential magnitude or velocity and cell excitability. However, the axon's submicron (...)

13:20 - EVENT - The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2014 Industry Forum : Potential for Food Production in northern Western Australia Website | More Information
New agriculture is believed to play a crucial role in the regional transformation of northern Western Australia. There is significant potential for Asia-focused food production and industry to diversify northern Australia’s economy, trade and sustainable use of natural resources over the long term; (...)
Wednesday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Wet and Wild: frogs of the Kimberley : WA Museum and Rangelands NRM present the 2014 In the Wild West lecture series Website | More Information
The Kimberley region of Western Australia with its 'wet season' and many environments has a great diversity of frog species and is the most frog-rich area of WA. Species include tree frogs, rockhole frogs, burrowing frogs, sedge frogs and an especially rich group of ground-dwelling species. Join (...)

 August 2014
Monday 04
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Drishti Workshops : Introduction to Drishti and Voluminous Website | More Information
Research staff and students are invited to a workshop on volume visualisation using the Drishti and Voluminous software. Presentations will be conducted by Ajay Limaye, the main developer of Drishti from the NCI Vizlab at the Australian National University. A general introduction to Drishti and (...)
Tuesday 05
13:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication: Winning Hearts and Minds : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: As Chief Scientist of Western Australia I had the privilege of seeing many examples of terrific science, technology and engineering across the length and breadth of our great State. They represent major opportunities and challenges, spanning the resources sector, agriculture, education (...)
Sunday 10
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2014 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, outstanding career options and explore our community programs and facilities.

This year there will be campus tram tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, as well as plenty (...)
Wednesday 13
8:00 - EVENT - Women in Agriculture Breakfast Website | More Information
Students of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (SNAGS) and The UWA Institute of Agriculture would like to invite you to a breakfast to commemorate the role of women in agriculture.
Thursday 14
16:00 - TALK - The new X-ray Surface Analysis Facility at Curtin More Information
Surface science underpins all modern technology from Gore-Tex to the iPhone. We need to think about surfaces for catalysis, corrosion, coatings, growth of thin films, chemical/biological functionalization and nanotechnology just to name a few. Over the last few months Curtin has established a (...)
Saturday 16
15:00 - EVENT - More Than Honey - The Movie - Free Event : Fifty years ago, Einstein had already insisted on the symbiotic relationship binding these pollen gatherers to mankind: “If bees were to disappear from the globe,” he predicted, “mankind would only have four years left to live.” Website | More Information
More Than Honey is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future.

This documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof and narrated by John Hurt is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the (...)
Monday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Tim Jarvis - Antarctic explorer who recreated British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s survival journey! : Relive Tim’s remarkable journey to retrace the steps of legendary leader Sir Ernest Shackleton. More Information
Come to a free talk and book signing by Tim Jarvis, one of the world’s leading explorers, as he describes his modern-day journey to retrace, for the first time ever, the legendary 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team (...)
Thursday 28
13:00 - SEMINAR - Repelling sharks to save them...and us! : Animal Biology Seminar Series More Information
Shark repellents have traditionally been used to reduce the risk of ‘attack’, but they also play a role in reducing bycatch and, ultimately, protecting these ecologically and economically important species. Ryan Kempster, a shark biologist at UWA, will reveal the history of shark repellent (...)

 September 2014
Tuesday 02
13:00 - SEMINAR - Down from the verandah and back again: Cross-cultural and experimental studies of human physical attractiveness. : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: Although beauty is often said to be ‘in the eye of the beholder’, the past 30 years of research into human mate preferences has revealed that our judgments of physical attractiveness are not so subjective. Instead, sexual dimorphism in body composition and secondary sexual traits is (...)

17:00 - TALK - WA Flow Meeting : Presentation of applications, protocols, information and general discussion of current flow cytometry. More Information
Tracey Lee-Pullen from SJOG will provide an overview of the process of designing and optomising polychromatic immunophenotyping panels for clinical cancer research, followed by Dr Scott Fisher from UWA/HPI who will show us how targeting regulatory immune cell subsets can improve cancer therapy.
Monday 08
17:30 - EVENT - Raine Lecture : Future directions in glaucoma genetics Website | More Information
Professor John Fingert is a US Board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in glaucoma and a PhD in ophthalmic genetics. He is a clinician-scientist internationally recognised for his research work investigating the genetic basis of optic nerve disease.

Glaucoma is a (...)
Wednesday 10
12:00 - EVENT - Raine Lecture : Molecular Genetics of Glaucoma: Hopes for Better Management Website | More Information
Professor Alward is primarily a glaucoma clinician. His areas of research interest include pigmentary glaucoma, combined glaucoma and cataract surgery, normal tension glaucoma, and gonioscopy. The major focus of his research over more than two decades has been the molecular genetics of glaucoma (...)
Friday 12
12:00 - CANCELLED - EVENT - Raine Lecture : High myopia registry in Guangzhou - CANCELLED Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Professor Mingguang He is unable to visit The University of Western Australia in September, owing to circumstances beyond his control.

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Professor Mingguang He is an ophthalmologist and Deputy Director of (...)
Monday 15
17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Steps to Sustainable Livestock and the Global Farm Platform : A public lecture by Prof Mark Eisler, Chair in Global Farm Animal Health at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom Website | More Information
Prof Mark Eisler, Chair in Global Farm Animal Health at the University of Bristol will be giving a public lecture entitled Steps to Sustainable Livestock and the Global Farm Platform. In this lecture, Mark Eisler will describe his work towards establishing a ‘Global Farm Platform’, an international (...)
Tuesday 16
9:00 - SEMINAR - The 7 Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students : The key habits underlying success and enjoyment of a research degree will be covered. Website | More Information
This workshop is for research students who would like to be more effective in their studies.

19:00 - FREE LECTURE - CMSS Presents: Preventive Medicine, Muslim Children and Our Community: World’s First Halal Vaccines – Globalvacc ‘Al Shifa’ : A public lecture by Mr VT Ragupathy Website | More Information
We have certainly come a long way in preventive medicine. Viruses are becoming more resistant and toxins continue to be the scourge of modern living. Although health and wellness may be on everyone’s minds these days, attention to wellbeing is by no means a new concept. People have been searching (...)


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