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Faculty of Science
 April 2018
Wednesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Unravelling the Early History of the Earth Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Jeffrey Vervoort, Professor of Isotope Geochemistry, Washington State University and 2018 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

Earth scientists have long been interested in the nature of Earth’s earliest continents. There are several fundamental and outstanding questions concerning the formation and evolution of planet Earth: How and when did Earth’s earliest continental crust form? What was the composition of this crust and was there a change in its composition through time? What was the volume of this early-formed crust—was it once extensive and subsequently destroyed or did it not exist in any volume until later in Earth’s history?
Thursday 19
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Jane A. Langdale, Understanding Kranz Anatomy in Maize with a View to Achieving C4 Rice More Information
Understanding Kranz Anatomy in Maize with a View to Achieving C4 Rice

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Secret of Cultured Pearls Revealed- from the Water to your Necklace Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Marie-Lise Schläppy, Research Associate at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Pearls have been used as jewels for centuries and pearl aquaculture has helped make pearls more readily available. How are these pearls produced? How do they differ from natural pearls and why are freshwater pearls so much cheaper than marine pearls? Dr Schläppy, who was employed in the pearl industry on a remote island of Irian Jaya in Indonesia, will reveal the mysteries of the steps necessary for a pearl to become an asset around your neck or part of your cufflinks. In her presentation, she will uncover how pearls are produced and what criteria is used to judge the quality of a pearl.

This lecture is part of the All at Sea series, presented by the UWA Oceans Institute and the Institute of Advanced Studies.

About this Series: All at Sea - Restoration and Recovery.

Our Oceans and coasts provide us with food, energy, livelihoods, cultural and recreational opportunities, yet they are coming under increasing pressure. This UWA Institute of Advanced Studies - Oceans Institute Lecture Series explores the wonders of our seas, the challenges they face and how research at UWA- in a diverse range of fields including marine science, ocean engineering, health., humanities and social sciences- are contributing to sustainability.
Friday 20
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Simon Biggs Senior DVC, UWA, Functional Particles & Microcapsules More Information
Functional Particles & Microcapsules
Friday 27
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Martina Stenzel, Sugar coated plastic nanoparticles for nanomedicine More Information
Presenter: Martina Stenzel School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Title: Sugar coated plastic nanoparticles for nanomedicine

Date:Friday 27th April 2018: 12 noon

Venue: Bayliss Lecture Theatre G33

18:30 - EVENT - We’ve been here before - An Evening in Conversation with Nyoongar Elder Dr Noel Nannup and Professor Fiona Stanley, with Professor Carmen Lawrence as MC Website | More Information
We’ve been here before - An Evening in Conversation with Nyoongar Elder Dr Noel Nannup and Professor Fiona Stanley, with Professor Carmen Lawrence as MC.

We find ourselves at a crossroads.

'Business as usual' is no longer sufficient to address the interconnected crises of rising inequality, climate change and an economic system that serves a few at the expense of people and planet.

However, this isn't the first time we have faced such complex issues.

We have been here before, and luckily for us that means there is much to learn from the past - from ancient Aboriginal Culture that has witnessed and adapted to climate change, to contemporary challenges and victories in the fields of public health, politics and social change.

We invite you to join Professor Fiona Stanley AC (the person not the building), Dr Noel Nannup (NAIDOC Western Australian Elder of the Year) and former WA Premier Professor Carmen Lawrence, for a fascinating discussion exploring what we can learn from the past - and how we can rise to the challenges of our time for a better future.

Tickets: $40 ($25 concession; $60 solidarity)

This event is a fundraiser for Its Up to Us, a project of the Be the Change foundation.

It's Up to Us funds Jaime Yallup Farrant to work as an independent climate justice campaigner, and has done since November 2013. Jaime works to accelerate our transition toward a just future and safe climate for all - by building the capacity, effectiveness and diversity of the local climate and social justice movements in WA.

To make a donation ahead of the event or if you cannot make it visit www.givenow.com.au/itsuptous. All donations are tax deductible.

If you wish to attend however find the fees difficult, please contact Jaime on [email protected] and we can discuss options.

Supported by Centre for Social Impact - University of WA, Eco Eats Catering, Perth Community Organising Collective.
Monday 30
18:00 - EVENT - R Basics Evening Course Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. This course is designed for those who have little to no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics.

 May 2018
Tuesday 01
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Tim Ryan, Biological Solution SAXS at the Australian Synchrotron More Information
Tim Ryan Synchotron SAXs (Special seminar)

Title:Biological Solution SAXS at the Australian Synchrotron
Wednesday 02
14:00 - WORKSHOP - Google Scholar for Researchers Website | More Information
Everyone Googles…but do you really know how to get the best out of Google for your research? Learn how to harness the power of Google to find scholarly material in this hands-on workshop targeted at HDR students and academic staff. Registration required, please follow the link to register.
Thursday 03
16:00 - SEMINAR - Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Staying relevant: claiming a space for Statisticians in Data Science More Information
Despite Statistics being the traditional field for data analysis, people with formal statistical training form a relatively small segment of the Data Science community. Indeed, it is easy to conclude that the influence of Statistics on the field is waning: for instance, Python is slightly more likely than R to be stated as a requirement on Data Scientist job listings. Also, many of the recent exciting developments in Data Science have arisen from Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning – areas that would be considered to be outside the gamut of traditional Statistical Methodology. This talk covers some of the unfair perceptions around Statistics as well as possible threats to the Statistical community posed by recent developments in the Data Science industry. Finally, a number of ways that the Statistical community can adapt to these changes will be discussed.
Friday 04
11:00 - SEMINAR - Open Access for Researchers Website | More Information
What is Open Access, why should you make your research open and how can you do it at UWA? Find out why having an understanding of open access publishing is imperative for all researchers. This seminar is intended for UWA HDR students and academic staff. Registration required, please follow link to register.
Tuesday 08
13:30 - TUTORIAL - Gamsat Biology Tutorial (UWA) | GradReady : Free GAMSAT tutorial Website | More Information
Don’t know where to start with your GAMSAT® Preparation? Struggling with a particular section?

We're running a FREE GAMSAT Biology Tutorial at UWA, with attendance capped at 35 students. We’re creating an interactive learning environment that mimics the way we deliver our actual courses to provide students with an invaluable learning experience and real engagement with our expert tutors - All for Free!

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General Program: - High Level Overview of the GAMSAT® Exam and Detailed Breakdown of GAMSAT Biology - Biology Specific Study Techniques: Strategy, Planning and Free Resources - Sample MCQs: Group Activity and Review - Q&A with GAMSAT® Tutor


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Thursday 10
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Development of an efficient polymer nanoparticle functionalisation strategy for understanding interactions with microglia More Information
Presenter: Zibeon Schildkraut Honours mid-year (Final Seminar) Title: Development of an efficient polymer nanoparticle functionalisation strategy for understanding interactions with microglia

Date: Thursday 10th of May 2018: 12 noon

Venue: Bayliss Lecture Theatre G33
Friday 11
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : 'Structure of a lipid A phosphoethanolamine transferase, an endotoxin modifying enzyme from Gram-negative bacteria' More Information
Anandhi Anandan 'Structure of a lipid A phosphoethanolamine transferase, an endotoxin modifying enzyme from Gram-negative bacteria'

Friday 11th of May 2018: 12 noon

Bayliss Lecture Theatre G33
Thursday 17
16:00 - TALK - Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium : How big is the n-th prime? More Information
Abstract: There is a striking connection between the zeroes of the Riemann zeta-function and the distribution of the primes. In this talk I shall mention some analytic properties of the zeta-function that when known explicitly enable one to estimate, very accurately, the size of the n-th prime number.
Friday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Tanveer Hussain Postdoctoral Fellow (Karton lab), SMS, UWA More Information
Monday 21
15:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Industry Mentoring in STEM (IMNIS) : A prestigious mentoring program that connects PhD students in their 2nd year with high level industry leaders Website | More Information
Wednesday 23
13:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Research internships for HDRs through APR.Intern : Placing PhD candidates into short-term industry internships Website | More Information
The APR.Intern program is supported by DET and provides a government rebate to industry partners to place PhD candidates under the support of their academic mentors into a short term industry internship. Some 1400 students are to be placed by 2020 (nationally)- come along to learn more about how to apply for an internship or how to connect your industry partner to the scheme.
Friday 25
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : smsseminars More Information
Monday 28
11:00 - SEMINAR - Developing a robust search strategy for a Systematic Review (STEM) Website | More Information
A systematic review requires a rigorous and systematic search of the literature and is a critical part of the systematic review process. In this introductory seminar, we will overview a comprehensive approach to systematic searching, key sources, and tools available to you. This workshop is intended for researchers planning on undertaking a systematic review in the STEM Faculties.

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