UWA Logo What's On at UWA
   UWA HomeProspective Students  | Current Students  | Staff  | Alumni  | Visitors  | About  |     Search UWA    for      
 

What's On at UWA

* Login to add events... *
Today's date is Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Infectious Diseases Postgraduate Program
 October 2011
Wednesday 05
16:00 - EXPO - UWA Postgraduate & Honours Expo 2011 Website | More Information
The Postgraduate and Honours Expo showcases a host of opportunities for further study, including honours and postgraduate coursework and research possibilities.

Discover the courses each faculty has to offer, learn about postgraduate scholarships, attend information sessions and talk to staff, honours and postgraduate students.

For more information about the Expo along with details on the presentations being held throughout the evening please go uwa.edu.au/postgradexpo

 November 2011
Saturday 19
8:00 - CONFERENCE - II International Congress of Environmental Medicine Website | More Information
The II International Congress of Environmental Medicine will have its focus towards recognising those there environmental factors which causes diseases to individual beings and that it can be diagnosed, treated and prevented

Join us for our II International Congress of Environmental Medicine – November 19-20 - Sao Paulo – Brazil

Summit your abstract until 23/10

 March 2012
Friday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - PaLM Seminar Series (RPH) 2012 - Professor Keertan Dheda : Seminar presentation More Information
All welcome to attend the School of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2012 Seminar Series (RPH). On a weekly basis we have local/guest speakers presenting to a wide audience typically in the fields of immunology, molecular biology and cancer related research. This week we are privileged to have Professor Keertan Dheda a visiting speaker from the Lung institute and department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, present on "Immunology of tuberculosis: from bench to bedside". Event is sponsored by Gilead and light refreshments are provided. For further inquiries please contact using the provided email. Look forward to seeing you there!
Monday 26
12:00 - EVENT - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Prof Anna Nowak presents "Thoracic Cancer Medicine" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Thoracic Cancer Medicine" by Professor Anna Nowak from School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation
Tuesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Understanding Karma : In every field of life we enjoy the results of our work, or we suffer the results. This is called Karma Website | More Information
Material nature itself is constituted by three qualities: the mode of goodness, the mode of passion and the mode of ignorance. Above these modes there is eternal time, and by a combination of these modes of nature and under the control and purview of eternal time there are activities, which are called karma. These activities are being carried out from time immemorial, and we are suffering or enjoying the fruits of our activities. For instance, suppose I am a businessman and have worked very hard with intelligence and have amassed a great bank balance. Then I am an enjoyer. But then say I have lost all my money in business; then I am a sufferer. Similarly, in every field of life we enjoy the results of our work, or we suffer the results. This is called karma.

 April 2012
Friday 27
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: immune restoration disease 20 years on More Information
Martyn French will give a talk on "Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: immune restoration disease 20 years on" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 27 April 2012 at 9:00am. Martyn French is a Clinical Immunologist at Royal Perth Hospital and a Winthrop Professor in Clinical Immunology in the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the University of Western Australia.

His clinical and research interests over the last 30 years have focussed on primary and secondary immunodeficiency disorders, particularly HIV-induced immunodeficiency. He has made major contributions to clinical trials and HIV immunology research at a national and international level. He has been the Chair of the Immune Based Therapies Working Group and the Antiretroviral Working Group of the Australian National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research and is currently a member of the International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials and the Immunology Group of that network.

He has conducted research on various aspects of HIV immunology, particularly immune reconstitution and disorders of immune reconstitution in HIV patients receiving antiretroviral therapy. He first described immune restoration disease and has lead research studies on this problem in Australia, Asia and Africa. He also undertakes research on disorders of immune activation and antibody production caused by HIV infection and is currently a member of a NH&MRC program grant team from four Australian universities undertaking research on HIV and HCV immunopathogenesis and vaccines.

16:00 - SEMINAR - PaLM Seminar Series (RPH) 2012 - Doctor Miriam Calao: Seminar presentation More Information
All welcome to attend the School of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2012 Seminar Series (RPH). On a weekly basis we have local/guest speakers presenting to a wide audience typically in the fields of immunology, molecular biology and cancer related research. This week we are privileged to have a national speaker visiting from Sydney, NSW. Dr Miriam Calao from the Virology Lab, Abbot Laboratories, presenting on "Strategies for Purging the Latent HIV-1 Reservoirs: Can HIV-1 infection be eradicated?" Event is sponsored by Life Technologies and light refreshments are provided. For further inquiries please contact using the provided email. Look forward to seeing you there!
Monday 30
12:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : Prof Jose Porcel presents "Pleural Fluid Biomarkers" Website | More Information
LIWA invites you to a free seminar on: "Pleural Fluid Biomarkers" by Professor Jose Porcel from Department of Internal Medicine, Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital, Spain. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

 May 2012
Friday 11
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: UVR-induced vitamin D: essential for immunoregulation? More Information
Dr Shelley Gorman from Telethon Institute for Child Health Research will give a talk on "UVR-induced vitamin D: essential for immunoregulation?" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 11 May 2012 at 09.00am. Vitamin D is synthesised in the skin after exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) found in sunlight, and can suppress immunity in a similar manner to UVR. Our studies show that topically-applied vitamin D can increase the suppressive activity of regulatory T cells through interleukin-2 and skin-derived dendritic cell mechanisms. However, the role of vitamin post-UVR in suppressing immunity has not been determined and I will discuss our recent findings, which indicate that UV-induced vitamin D may not be essential for immunoregulation.
Friday 18
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: The development of a tetracycline-based gene regulation system to study H. pylori pathogenesis and persistence : PhD Final Seminar More Information
Ms Alexandra Debowski will give a talk on "The development of a tetracycline-based gene regulation system to study H. pylori pathogenesis and persistence" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 18 May 2012 at 09.00am. A limited number of genetic tools are available to study Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis. In particular, gene expression systems, that allow the regulation of bacterial genes during an infection are lacking. Such a genetic tool is of particular importance to study the functional role and temporal requirements of H. pylori virulence determinants as infection is persistent and clinical diseases develop after many years of chronic inflammation and epithelial damage. This study describes the development of a chromosomal H. pylori gene regulation system based on tetracyclines for the control of gene expression, both in vitro and in vivo.
Friday 25
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: Xer recombination in H. pylori More Information
A/Prof Mohammed Benghezal will give a talk on "Xer recombination in H. pylori" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 25 May 2012 at 09.00am. In the model organism E. coli, recombination mediated by the related XerC and XerD recombinases complexed with the FtsK translocase at specialized dif sites, resolves dimeric chromosomes into free monomers to allow efficient chromosome segregation at cell division. Computational genome analysis of Helicobacter pylori, a slow growing gastric pathogen, identified just one chromosomal xer gene (xerH) and its cognate dif site (difH). Here we show that recombination between directly repeated difH sites requires XerH, FtsK but not XerT, the TnPZ transposon associated recombinase. xerH inactivation was not lethal, but resulted in increased DNA per cell, suggesting defective chromosome segregation. The xerH mutant also failed to colonize mice, and was more susceptible to UV and ciprofloxacin, which induce DNA breakage, and thereby recombination and chromosome dimer formation. xerH inactivation and overexpression each led to a DNA segregation defect, suggesting a role for Xer recombination in regulation of replication. In addition to chromosome dimer resolution and based on the absence of genes for topoisomerase IV (parC, parE) in H. pylori, we speculate that XerH may contribute to chromosome decatenation, although possible involvement of H. pylori’s DNA gyrase and topoisomerase III homologue are also considered. Further analyses of this system should contribute to general understanding of and possibly therapy development for H. pylori, which causes peptic ulcers and gastric cancer; for the closely related, diarrheagenic Campylobacter species; and for unrelated slow growing pathogens that lack topoisomerase IV, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Monday 28
12:00 - SEMINAR - LIWA Medical Research Seminar Series : By Prof Graham Hall, "Lung function – going global in 2012" Website | More Information
The Lung Institute of WA invites you to a free seminar on: "Lung function – going global in 2012" by Professor Graham Hall from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Time: 12 noon for light lunch with 12.30pm – 1.30pm presentation.

 August 2012
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 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, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Tuesday 21
15:30 - EVENT - Infection Control Seminar Day : An educational seminar day about infection control for all members of the health care team More Information
Friday 31
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: One Health - Equality for All? More Information
Professor Andrew Thompson will give a talk on "One Health - Equality for All?" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 31 August 2012 at 09.00am. Professor Andrew Thompson Heads the Parasitology Section in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch University and is a Visiting Professor of Parasitology in the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok. He is a recent past President of the Australian Society for Parasitology and has over 30 years experience in basic and applied parasitology. His research covers the biology, taxonomy and ecology of protozoan and helminth parasites, and he is a lead investigator of a major research programme of drug discovery against vector-borne neglected tropical diseases.

 September 2012
Monday 03
13:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Careers Centre - Resume Writing for Postgraduate Students : An effective resume will be your passport to securing an interview. Website | More Information
Preparing a good resume is the key to opening the door to an interview. It needs to give information in such a way that it attracts employers' attention. Guest presenter from Accenture will be presenting at this workshop.

Bookings essential on CareerHub as places are limited - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Friday 07
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: Data linkage: bringing information together for infectious disease research More Information
Dr Hannah Moore will give a talk on "Data linkage: bringing information together for infectious disease research" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 7 September 2012 at 09.00am. Dr Hannah Moore is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia. She has worked at the Telethon Institute in the area of epidemiology, child health and infectious diseases for the past 8 years. Her PhD, which was awarded in 2011 from the University of Western Australia, investigated the epidemiology of acute lower respiratory infections in Western Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children using population-based data linkage. This involved initial negotiations with stakeholders to link laboratory data to other Western Australian health datasets demonstrating proof-of-principle in laboratory data linkage. She currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship and will be further exploring her interests in epidemiology of pathogen-specific respiratory infections and vaccine-preventable diseases in children.
Friday 14
9:00 - SEMINAR - Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series: How BMPs signal to target cells in musculoskeletal tissues More Information
Professor Vicki Rosen will give a talk on "How BMPs signal to target cells in musculoskeletal tissues" in the Microbiology & Immunology Seminar room, Friday, 14 September 2012 at 09.00am. Dr Vicki Rosen has been a full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 2001, and Chair of the Department of Developmental Biology since 2005. Dr Rosen’s laboratory studies the physiological roles that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) play in the development, maintenance, and repair of musculoskeletal tissues (bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, meniscus, muscle). Her research has led to the development of novel strategies for repair and regeneration individual components of the musculoskeletal system.

 February 2013
Monday 18
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).

Subsidised rates are available for UWA Graduate Research Students.

Please register online.

 April 2013
Wednesday 03
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to statistics : A short course using Microsoft Excel Website | More Information
This course aims to provide you with an introduction to the facilities available in MS Excel from a statistical point of view. As well as an introduction to Excel, spreadsheet functions and graphics, it concentrates on performing basic statistical methods, producing charts and tables, and discusses the limitations of Excel when it comes to more complex statistical analysis.

Discount fees are available to UWA Postgraduate Research Students.

Alternative formats: Default | XML


Top of Page
© 2001-2010  The University of Western Australia
Questions? Mail [email protected]