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Today's date is Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Faculty of Science
 September 2017
Friday 01
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Nikki Man - The synthesis and pharmacological studies on a novel antimicrobial agent & new nickel catalysts and their applications in organic synthesis More Information
Monday 04
9:45 - EVENT - Research Week : 4-8 September 2017 Website | More Information
Visit UWA from 4-8 September for UWA Research Week when we showcase UWA research and its impact on local and global communities.

On Monday 4 September we kick off Research Week with a series of free events hosted in the Research Week marquee, situated on Great Court, behind Winthrop Hall.

No registration is required for these events so make sure you come along and enjoy the atmosphere. There will even be food trucks nearby and free coffee postcards to collect, just to keep you fuelled and talking about research!

MONDAY 4 SEPT in the marquee:

. 9.45am: Welcome to Country by Professor Len Collard. Join us for this very special start to the day.

. 10-11am: Murujuga: Caring for Country. We are excited to welcome Elders and Rangers from the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (Burrup Peninsula) who are presenting this talk along with Prof Jo McDonald. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about their culture and their stories.

. 11.30am-1.00pm the 2 Norty Broz Shamsta and Jamahl from Noongar Radio will be broadcasting live from the marquee. They are a fun and lively duo and will be interviewing some of our special guests as well as some UWA researchers. Be part of the audience!

. 1.30-2pm: Tjaabi: Songs from the Pilbara. Aboriginal performer, Patrick Churnside will be performing Tjaabi, sung poetry from the Pilbara. Don't miss this unique experience.

. 2-3.30pm: Science on the Edge: new discoveries, challenges and opportunities with the SKA. This talk is hosted by Professor Peter Quinn and is sure to draw a crowd.

. 9am-4pm: The Virtual Plant Cell: exploring cell science through virtual reality will be running throughout the day inside the marquee. You can try VR and meet the scientists.

Be part of the audience and enjoy the atmosphere in what will be the start of a mammoth week of events. We will see you there!

Visit the Research Week website where you can learn more about these events and all our other events on offer during Research Week: www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au
Tuesday 05
13:00 - SEMINAR - Viral adaptation to host immune responses: a story about evolution, frequent flyer points and country music : School of Human Sciences (APHB) Seminar Series Website | More Information
More than 35 million people worldwide are infected with HIV including >22,000 Australians. Anti-HIV therapy can reduce mortality associated with infection but treatment does not provide a cure, is life-long and remains a substantial financial burden in Australia and worldwide. Harnessing immunological clearance as an alternative to ‘drugs for life’ could reduce this health and economic burden, as well as advance the global research efforts for HIV eradication. The main impediment to cure is the enormous diversity of HIV. A significant proportion of this variation is due to mutations in the HIV genome that allow the virus to escape from our immune response (viral adaptation). HIV adaptation to the host’s immune responses causes failure of otherwise potent natural and vaccine-induced immunity. The mechanisms of viral adaptation to T cell responses are fundamental concepts for host-pathogen interaction. Understanding these mechanisms will be critical to aid rational design of vaccine candidates for either preventative or therapeutic strategies for mutable pathogens such as HIV and others including Hepatitis C virus. In this seminar I will discuss updates from research projects undertaken in Perth and the US that demonstrate how we can utilise information gained from genomic and immunology studies aimed at the population and single-cell level to understand viral adaptation to these important human pathogens.
Wednesday 06
18:00 - EVENT - WA Department of Health Youth Health Policy Community Conversation #1 : If you are 13-24 we want to hear your thoughts on the new Youth Health Policy! Website | More Information
Are you aged 13 - 24? We want to hear from YOU! We want to find out what you think about health services for young people. The WA Department of Health wants to hear from people aged 13 – 24 about the WA Youth Health Policy. You are invited to come along and share your thoughts and ideas.

We want to hear from everyone; people who are well and healthy, those with chronic conditions, people with a disability, refugees or migrants, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex, those living in rural and remote areas... we want to hear from you all!

Free pizza, refreshments and small payment provided. There will be four community conversations in the metropolitan area, one in Bunbury and one in Broome. Visit our website https://bit.ly/IPIRevents for all dates and venues.
Thursday 07
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Researching without the red-tape* : Join the Risk and Legal team for a discussion on clinical trials, complex research collaborations and data ownership. Website | More Information
Step beyond the tangle of red tape and start your research sooner.*

Meet the UWA team who are here to work with researchers and central experts to quickly navigate the formalities of agreements and approvals. The Risk & Legal unit welcome researchers and peers to an informal open office featuring: poster presentations on challenging topics such as data ownership, clinical trials and complex collaborations a “duty lawyer” desk for on the spot queries* door prizes and Research Week coffee cards.

Registrations are essential via https://www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au/events/researching-without-the-red-tape/

This event is suited to UWA researchers.

* Some terms and conditions apply.
Friday 08
10:00 - EVENT - Psychology in Society Research Week Event : The School of Psychological Science showcases some of its research and its real-world implications Website | More Information
The School of Psychological Science showcases some of its research and its real-world implications. With presentations on face recognition, misinformation and fake news, disaster preparedness, the challenges of automation, treatment of anxiety, and healthy ageing.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Valerie Verhasselt - Impact of mother-child interaction through breast milk on immune development and long term homeostasis More Information
Monday 11
18:00 - EVENT - WA Department of Health Youth Health Policy Community Conversation #2 : If you are 13-24 we want to hear your thoughts on the new Youth Health Policy! Website | More Information
Are you aged 13 - 24? We want to hear from YOU! We want to find out what you think about health services for young people. The WA Department of Health wants to hear from people aged 13 – 24 about the WA Youth Health Policy. You are invited to come along and share your thoughts and ideas.

We want to hear from everyone; people who are well and healthy, those with chronic conditions, people with a disability, refugees or migrants, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex, those living in rural and remote areas... we want to hear from you all!

Free pizza, refreshments and small payment provided. There will be four community conversations in the metropolitan area, one in Bunbury and one in Broome. Visit our website https://bit.ly/IPIRevents for all dates and venues.
Tuesday 12
9:00 - EVENT - Global Rubber Conference 2017 Website | More Information
The 13th edition of the Global Rubber Conference (GRC 2017) is a not-to-be-missed annual gathering for the natural rubber and rubber products industry players to meet and get insights from the industry experts to develop sustainable growth This event is expecting 500 odd delegates from over 25 countries.

16:00 - EVENT - Psychology Colloquium: Early intervention for cognitive decline and dementia: targeting modifiable risk factors (Prof Sharon Naismith, University of Sydney) More Information
Psychology Colloquium

Tuesday 12th September 4:00-5:00pm in Bayliss MCS G.33, followed by post-talk drinks in the Psychology Courtyard (or, in bad weather, the Psychology Common Room, 2nd floor of main psychology building)

Presenter: Prof Sharon Naismith (University of Sydney)

Title: Early intervention for cognitive decline and dementia: targeting modifiable risk factors.

Abstract:

With the increasing ageing population, the number of people living with dementia will quadruple by 2050. Since there are no effective cures for dementia, there is increasing emphasis on targeting modifiable risk factors, which account for 30-50% of the total risk. In this talk, Prof Naismith will present current research and evidence linking modifiable risk factors to dementia, particularly depression, low cognitive activity, physical inactivity and sleep disturbance. This will be followed by an overview and evaluation of the available lifestyle, medical and psychological interventions that hold promise for tackling dementia risk, and the challenges we are yet to overcome.

Speaker Bio:

Prof Sharon Naismith is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and holds the Leonard P Ullman Chair at the University of Sydney. She is an NHMRC Dementia Leadership Fellow and heads the Healthy Brain Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre. Her work focuses on the neuropsychiatric features of dementia, and on clinical interventions for cognitive decline including cognitive training, depression, sleep, dietary, cardiovascular, e-health and novel pharmacological interventions. She is currently a Chief Investigator on competitive grants totalling ~$11 million, including an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, Neurosleep. She has co-authored 220 papers since 2001 and has been cited >6000 times.

Ullrich Ecker, PhD Associate Professor Director, Community and Engagement School of Psychological Science University of Western Australia +61 (0)8 6488 3257 www.uwa.edu.au/people/ullrich.ecker www.cogsciwa.com
Wednesday 13
18:00 - EVENT - WA Department of Health Youth Health Policy Community Conversation #2 : If you are 13-24 we want to hear your thoughts on the new Youth Health Policy! Website | More Information
Are you aged 13 - 24? We want to hear from YOU! We want to find out what you think about health services for young people. The WA Department of Health wants to hear from people aged 13 – 24 about the WA Youth Health Policy. You are invited to come along and share your thoughts and ideas.

We want to hear from everyone; people who are well and healthy, those with chronic conditions, people with a disability, refugees or migrants, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex, those living in rural and remote areas... we want to hear from you all!

Free pizza, refreshments and small payment provided. There will be four community conversations in the metropolitan area, one in Bunbury and one in Broome. Visit our website https://bit.ly/IPIRevents for all dates and venues.
Friday 15
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Peter Scammells - Applications of New N-Demethylation Methodology in the Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Opiates, Anticancer Agents and Fluorescently Labelled Ligands More Information
Tuesday 19
18:00 - CANCELLED - FREE LECTURE - Fish and Sharks... Marine Parks and our Oceans : Come share a research journey across Australia's top end Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

We have unfortunately had to postpone our public lecture for extenuated circumstances. We are looking forward to organising another time soon to share our research findings.

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Fish and sharks ... marine parks and our oceans - come share a research journey across Australia’s top end.

Please join the University of Western Australia Marine Futures team at the WA Maritime Museum, Peter Hughs Drive, Victoria Quay, Fremantle to share their findings after four months of research on the motor yacht Pangaea. This free public lecture begins at 6pm on Tuesday 19th September and will showcase recent expedition highlights, followed by an opportunity to discuss the research with team members from 7.15pm in the Museum Cafe.
Wednesday 20
17:00 - EVENT - Psychology Postgraduate Information Session (For 2018 Postgraduate Programs) More Information
Join us at our information session to find out about the Psychology postgraduate programs at UWA.

Students who possess or expect to gain an honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology are encouraged to attend the information sessions for the postgraduate programs offered by the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia.

* Our professional programs in Psychology are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and approved by the relevant Colleges of APS.

General Introduction & Application Information 5.00 pm –5.30 pm

Wilsmore Lecture Theatre

•Professor Romola Bucks (Head of School) •Linda Thomas (Academic Services Team Leader)



Program Specific Sessions 5.40 pm –7.00 pm

Accelerated Learning Lab (ground floor GPB3 building)

Academic staff, alumni and current postgraduate students will run program specific sessions in small groups on the following:

•Clinical Psychology* •Clinical Neuropsychology* •Industrial and Organisational Psychology * •PhD •Autism Diagnosis

Afterwards, session conveners will be available for follow up questions.

There will also be an opportunity to meet potential PhD supervisors at the program specific sessions.



RSVP Drinks and light refreshments will be provided during the program specific session.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to [email protected] by 13thSeptember 2017
Thursday 21
17:15 - FREE LECTURE - Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu - Realising the Indo-Pacific: Tasks for India's Regional Integration : Free Presentation/Panel Discussion Website | More Information
It is our pleasure to invite you to a public event featuring Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, to launch the Perth USAsia Centre's newest publication, Realising the Indo-Pacific: Tasks for India's Regional Integration, and explore the future opportunities and challenges for India's integration into the Indo-Pacific region. Strategic experts in Australia and the United States have adopted the 'Indo-Pacific', however, India's strategic community has yet to use the construct to understand the international system around them. Without India's economic growth and involvement in the region, the Indo-Pacific cannot be fully realised and this has implications on Australia's national interest for a rules-based global order. Please join us to hear a keynote address from Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, followed by a panel discussion with Professor L. Gordon Flake, CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre and Professor Stephen Smith, Director and Distinguished Fellow of the Perth USAsia Centre and former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. We look forward to seeing you there. Regards, Perth USAsia Centre
Friday 22
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : An Excursion to the Density Functional Theory Zoo: Insights for Electronic Ground and Excited States (2017 RACI Physical Chemistry Lectureship) More Information
Monday 25
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Campus Tour : Start your pursuit with a UWA campus tour Website | More Information
Our stunning campus offers a vibrant and dynamic learning environment with its mix of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and beautiful gardens. Current UWA students will take you on a tour of our campus giving you an insight into what it’s like to be a student at UWA.

Join us for informal morning tea after the tour. Our Future Students team will also be available to answer questions on courses, entry requirements and the UWA student experience.

All future students and their families are welcome.

Bookings are essential so please head to the webpage provided to register.
Tuesday 26
9:00 - EVENT - Forecasting: Principles and Practice Website | More Information
Forecasting is required in many situations: deciding whether to build another power generation planting the next five years requires forecasts of future demand; scheduling staff in a call centre next week requires forecasts of call volume; stocking an inventory requires forecasts of stock requirements. Forecasts can be required several years in advance (for the case of capital investments), or only a few minutes beforehand (for telecommunication routing). Whatever the circumstances or time horizons involved, forecasting is an important aid in effective and efficient planning.
Thursday 28
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Honours Research Proposal More Information
"Evaluation of cell activation and uptake of polymeric nanoparticles in microglia"
Friday 29
12:10 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : "Neuronal dynamics underlying traumatic brain injury” More Information

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