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Displaying from Thursday, August 14, 2014
 August 2014
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 (...)
Wednesday 17
16:00 - SEMINAR - Pls. note that this afternoon's CWR Seminar has been canceled. Sincere apologies for the extremely short notice More Information
Thursday 18
13:00 - SEMINAR - In silico reconstruction of ancestral adeno-associated viruses for retinal gene therapy : Animal Biology Seminar Series More Information
Adeno-associated virus vectors (AAV) are a safe and effective tool for gene therapy, particularly for the treatment of inherited blindness. However AAVs are endemic in the human population and its efficiency is subjected to circulating neutralizing antibodies which significantly limit broader (...)
Tuesday 23
8:45 - COURSE - Forecasting: Principles and Practice - a 3 day course Website | More Information
In this workshop, we will explore methods and models for forecasting time series. Topics to be covered include seasonality and trends, exponential smoothing, ARIMA modelling, dynamic regression and state space models, as well as forecast accuracy methods and forecast evaluation techniques such as (...)

9:00 - WORKSHOP - iVEC Profiling Party IV Website | More Information
iVEC’s Supercomputing Team invites you to join them at [email protected] for “Profiling Party IV”. The Profiling Party is from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, but you are welcome to take part at any time during the day.

This is an opportunity to spend a day with iVEC Supercomputing team members and work on (...)
Wednesday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - Reorganising the brain with electromagnetic stimulation. : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) uses electromagnetic pulses to change brain activity, and is a promising new treatment for many neurological and psychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, tinnitus, and epilepsy.

However, what rTMS does to the brain (...)

16:00 - EXPO - UWA Postgrad & Honours Expo : Expo and information sessions for prospective postgraduate students Website | More Information
Make an informed decision about your future and how postgraduate study can help achieve your goals by visiting the UWA Postgrad & Honours Expo.
Thursday 25
12:00 - EVENT - Raine Lecture : "How ethnicity matters for medical genomics" Website | More Information
In the past decade, the first human reference genome was generated. Within the last several months, a steep decline in sequencing costs has enabled the analysis of entire populations. However, initial efforts almost entirely concentrated on the sequencing of individuals of European descent and (...)
Tuesday 30
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 (...)


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