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Today's date is Saturday, September 19, 2020
Faculty of Science
 August 2018
Thursday 30
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Jie Chen - The mysterious microsporidia More Information

 September 2018
Tuesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Raising the Bar Perth : 10 talks, 10 bars, 1 night only Website | More Information
For the first time in Perth, join ten world-leading UWA researchers as they escape their labs and lecture theatres to bring impactful talks into ten Perth City bars. Raising the Bar Perth is for one night only, so bookings are essential.
Friday 14
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar : Tyren Dodgen - Waters Australia More Information
Wednesday 19
11:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar : Moana Simpson More Information

13:00 - WORKSHOP - GAMSAT Graphs Seminar (UWA) | GradReady : This seminar is dedicated to graph-style questions on the GAMSAT Website | More Information
This seminar will be dedicated to graph-style questions, which have become yet more prominent in recent iterations of the GAMSAT® Exam. The speaker at the session will be an experienced teacher with extensive practice in the interpretation of graphs and diagrams, geometric reasoning, and logical reasoning.

The speaker will guide you through several examples drawn from different Sections of the GAMSAT® Exam, giving you an opportunity to ask detailed questions to consolidate your understanding, in addition to outlining general strategies that can be utilised in approaching this increasingly important category of GAMSAT® Exam questions.

Be sure to save your spot through our EventBrite page:

https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

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This semester we're also running a GAMSAT® Graphs Seminar - dedicated to graph-style questions, which have become yet more prominent in recent iterations of the GAMSAT® Exam - and a series FREE GAMSAT Tutorials that will focus on an individual section of the GAMSAT.

Visit our FB events page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GradReadyGAMSAT/events

For more information on the other seminars and events we’re planning to run throughout the year visit our website here: https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

If you've got any queries, feel free to send us a message on our Facebook Page!

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

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Friday 28
11:00 - EVENT - Measuring Your Research Performance (STEM) : This session will be useful for researchers who are applying for grants, tenure or promotion; or who generally wish to monitor their research performance. Website | More Information
This session will be useful for researchers who are applying for grants, tenure or promotion; or who generally wish to monitor their research performance. It will cover finding:

Evidence of quality for journals in which you have published – journal rankings, inclusion on esteemed journals lists. Citation numbers for individual publications (metrics from Google Scholar, Web of Science and Scopus). Benchmarking of articles in publications that are indexed by Web of Science – Incites. Your h-index – a measure of the productivity and citation impact of your published body of work (from Google Scholar, Web of Science and Scopus). Australian and international Library holdings for books or book chapters. Altmetrics (alternative metrics) for individual publications, such as downloads numbers, social media mentions. Media mentions. The presenter will be available for 15 minutes after the seminar for questions.

 October 2018
Friday 05
12:00 - EVENT - Seminar Series : Thermodynamic modeling of ion transport More Information
Monday 08
13:00 - WORKSHOP - Free Gamsat Biology Tutorial (UWA) | GradReady : This seminar is dedicated to covering the Biology section on the GAMSAT Website | More Information
Don’t know where to start with your GAMSAT® Preparation? Struggling with the Biology section?

GradReady is running a FREE GAMSAT Tutorial that will give you the chance to focus on the Biology section of the GAMSAT Exam in an individual and dedicated 1-hour class.

Spots are limited to the first 30 students so make sure you don't miss out!

GradReady is an education technology company aimed at making learning more effective and engaging. GradReady has helped over 6000 students prepare for the GAMSAT® exam since 2010 and our students have improved by an average of 25 percentile points and 90%+ have achieved medical school admissions over the last 4 years.

To learn more about GradReady, click here: https://gradready.com.au/

At these tutorials we create 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!

https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

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Program:

- High Level Overview of the GAMSAT® Exam and Detailed Breakdown of Biology Area - Biology-Specific Study Techniques: Strategy, Planning and Free Resources - Sample MCQs: Group Activity and Review - More MCQs Added for Semester 2 - Q&A with GAMSAT® Biology Tutor

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In addition to our regular tutorials, we’re also running two larger seminars:

- GAMSAT Graphs Seminar

Visit our FB events for more details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GradReadyGAMSAT/events

For more information on the other seminars and events we’re planning to run throughout the year visit our website here: https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

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Our students improved their scores by 25 Percentile Points on average, 4 years in a row. We are the only provider to achieve statistically significant score improvements for our students.

To learn more: https://gradready.com.au/posts/gamsat-preparation-courses/free-gamsat-events

90%+ Medical School Admissions Rate - 8 years+ Trusted Experience - 6000+ Students

13:00 - SEMINAR - Sleep/wakefulness control using optogenetics : School of Human Sciences Special Seminar by Raine Visiting Professor More Information
The Speaker Professor Akihiro Yamanaka leads a team of researchers at the Department of Neuroscience II, Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (RIEM) at Nagoya University, Japan. Professor Yamanaka is a pharmacologist by training but early in his career he developed a strong interest in neuroscience. He has been at the forefront of research on orexin/hypocretin neurons since their discovery in 1998. Using slice patch clamp recording of orexin neurons, and later using optogenetics to control the activity of orexin neurons and associated neurotransmitter pathways, he has unravelled the nature and functionality of the neural network that is involved in the regulation of sleep/wakefulness.

He has published more than 90 papers since obtaining his PhD in 2000, with more than 40% of his papers in high impact journals such as Nature, Science, and Neuron. He has extensively published about the applications and developments of optogenetics technology in the neurosciences.

Optogenetics enables neuroscientists to manipulate the activity of neurons using light. What is the mechanism of optogenetics? What can a neuroscientist reveal using optogenetics? In this seminar, Professor Yamanaka will discuss the impact of optogenetics on neuroscience research, taking as an example the application to neural circuits that regulate animal behaviour.

Abstract: Sleep/wakefulness is a very familiar and interesting physiological phenomenon. However, little is known about its neural regulatory mechanisms, since it has been difficult to manipulate the activity of neurons in vivo. With the development of optogenetics in 2005, it has become possible to control the activity of targeted neurons in vivo. To do this, light activated proteins, such as channelrhodopsin (ChR), can be expressed in the targeted neurons and the delivery of light at an appropriate wavelength then activates those ChR expressing neurons. In this lecture, Prof Yamanaka will discuss the impact of optogenetics on neuroscience research, taking as an example the application to neural circuits that regulate sleep and wakefulness.
Thursday 11
16:00 - SEMINAR - Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Interface dynamics: new mechanisms of stabilization and destabilization and structure of flow fields More Information
Interfacial mixing and transport are non-equilibrium processes coupling kinetic to macroscopic scales. They occur in fluids, plasmas and materials, over celestial events to atoms. Grasping their fundamentals can advance a broad range of disciplines in science, mathematics, and engineering. This work focuses on the long- standing classical problem of stability of a phase boundary - a fluid interface that has a mass flow across it. We briefly review the recent advances and challenges in theoretical and experimental studies, present our general theoretical framework directly linking microscopic interfacial transport to macroscopic flow fields, for both inertial and accelerated dynamics, discover new mechanisms of the interface stabilization and destabilization, and chart perspectives for future research.
Saturday 13
10:00 - CONFERENCE - TEDxUWA 2018: Turning Points : TEDxUWA returns for its third annual conference dedicated to ideas worth spreading! Website | More Information
WHAT'S YOUR TURNING POINT?

WELCOME TO TEDxUWA 2018 The theme for this year is Turning Points. With an amazing line up of 10 inspirational speakers from the UWA community and beyond, get ready for a day of excitement, entertainment and enlightenment.

||Ticket Prices and Release Dates||

***FIRST RELEASE 03/09/18 - 16/09/18*** Standard $40 | Concession $30 | TEDxUWA Members $25

***SECOND RELEASE 17/09/18 - 13/10/18*** Standard $45 | Concession $35 | TEDxUWA Members $30

***Door Sales $50***

Registration opens at 9AM, for a 10AM start.

Please note morning and afternoon tea & coffee will be provided. There will be food trucks available outside for lunch.

About TED:

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

About TEDx:

x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

About TEDxUWA:

The TEDxUWA movement aims to bring the spirit of TED to the University of Western Australia campus community by organising events that are focused on the power of ideas to change. The major TEDxUWA conference is held annually and is a full-day, multidisciplinary event with a simillar structure to the TED conference. We also host smaller scaled gatherings, called TEDxUWASalons throughout the year focusing on a singular theme, allowing attendees to have a more intimate outlook on ideas-sharing.

#tedxuwa2018 #turningpoints
Tuesday 16
13:00 - SEMINAR - To mend a broken heart, thou shalt learn from the ladies : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series More Information
Dr. Yun Wah Lam received his PhD training in the lab of Dr. Davina Opstelten at the University of Hong Kong. After receiving his PhD in 1996, he joined the group of Prof. Angus Lamond in Dundee, Scotland, where he developed an interest in the relationship of the architecture of mammalian cell nucleus and the regulation of gene expression. In 2007, he joined the Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong. His team uses quantitative mass spectrometry to tackle a variety of biological projects, ranging from environmental sciences to regenerative medicine.

Abstract: Zebrafish is one of the most well-established animal models for heart regeneration. Here, we report the sexual dimorphism of zebrafish heart regeneration, with females regenerating their hearts faster than males. Estradiol treatment of males accelerated cardiac regeneration, while tamoxifen treatment of females reduced it. This sexual dimorphism was abolished by oxygen, suggesting the involvement of the Hypoxia-inducible factor 1a (HIF1a) pathway. Remarkably, cardiac damages induced plasma estrogen levels and the expression of estrogen receptor genes in zebrafish, leading to the feminisation of males, as evidenced by the detection of female-specific plasma proteins, including vitellogenins, in males during heart regeneration. Oxygen stimulated estrogen receptor expression in regenerating hearts in males, suggesting an interplay between the estrogen- and HIF1a-related mechanisms in heart regeneration. We show that vitellogenins were expressed in the liver and accumulated in damaged male hearts; but not in other wounds or in regenerating fins. Taken together, our data indicate that in zebrafish females are more efficient in mending broken hearts, and males are spontaneously feminised during heart regeneration. This unexpected phenomenon elucidates a previously unknown aspect of zebrafish tissue regeneration.
Friday 19
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar series : Carl Mousley-Friday 19 October 2018 More Information
Carl Mousley Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University

Closing the gate on the ER translocon
Saturday 20
9:30 - OPEN DAY - Lions Eye Institute Open Day is free on Saturday 20 Oct 9:30-12:30 : Open Day this Saturday 20 October 2018 - Free event Website | More Information
This year’s Open Day will feature interactive displays from a number of LEI research groups showcasing the latest in cutting edge eye science with a focus on eye genetics, DNA testing, stem cell technology, gene therapy and clinical trials. Displays on offer: • Experience being inside the eye using virtual reality technology. • Learn how the LEI uses skin samples to grow eye cells in petri dishes. • Vision impairment glasses will show you how different eye diseases affect eyesight. • Chat with LEI Managing Director Professor David Mackey. • Games prizes and raffles. • Special offers on eye tests with the Lions Optics team. • Learn about the ATOM study and how we’re tackling short-sightedness is children. • Get a close look at a real eyeball. • Make damper with our Outback Vision team and learn more about their work in remote WA. • Learn more about our ‘Surfer’s eye’ clinical trial and many more. The Open Day is free and all are welcome.

16:30 - FESTIVAL - Pingelly Astrofest : Pingelly Astrofest is a free family-friendly event to celebrate astronomy, science and the Western Australian night sky, and is hosted by UWA Farm Ridgefield and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). Website | More Information
UWA Farm Ridgefield and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are hosting a community based festival event to celebrate astronomy and Australian science on Saturday, 20 October 2018!

The event will feature fun and engaging activities in a beautiful rural setting, approximately 2 hours from Perth. Attendees will be able to interact and engage with astronomy experts, enjoy activities run by Scitech, see fabulous astrophotography and learn about some of the local history of astronomy in the Pingelly region.

Don't forget to register and attend the event to go into the draw to win your very own telescope!: ioa.uwa.edu.au/events/register

Bus transport is available and will be leaving UWA campus at 2pm on Saturday 20 October, 2018 and will return to the UWA campus at approximately midnight. Bus charges are $27 per adult and $15.00 for children under 12 and concession holders. Please purchase your ticket through Eventbrite: https://ow.ly/gtJ730lRv64

If you have any questions, please email Debra Mullan ([email protected]) or call 08 6488 1539
Monday 22
13:00 - SEMINAR - Busting myths about how mammals cope with heat – insights from free-living mammals : School of Human Sciences Special Seminar More Information
Speaker: Andrea Fuller is a Professor in the School of Physiology and Director of the Brain Function Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her primary research focus is in the areas of thermal and conservation physiology, with an emphasis on understanding the physiological plasticity available to mammals to cope with climate change, and methods to improve the physiological welfare of mammals during game management practices. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, hosted seven postdoctoral fellows, and supervised 10 Doctoral and 13 Masters students to completion. She has served as chair of the Thermal Physiology Commission of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, and is an editorial board member of the journals Conservation Physiology; Temperature; and Koedoe - African Protected Area Conservation and Science.

Abstract: Fundamental to predicting the ecological consequences of climate change is understanding the physiological mechanisms available to mammals to cope with changing environments. Much of what we know about how mammals respond to heat is based on studies of mammals in the laboratory setting. Although this approach identifies what an animal can achieve physiologically, it does not reveal what an animal actually will do in its natural environment, where it is subjected to a complex array of stressors. Indeed, data obtained from free-living mammals reveal that we need to monitor the responses of mammals in their natural habitats if we wish to understand how they will prioritise competing homeostatic systems in changing environments, and the consequences of that prioritisation for their fitness.
Tuesday 23
13:00 - SEMINAR - Collaborative care modelling to provide distance health services : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series More Information
The Speakers:

Dr.Yulia Shiikha joined the School of Human Sciences and IRCOHE as a Research Fellow in 2013. Dr Shiikha graduated as a Dentist in 2000, and then pursued her Master’s degree in Orthodontics. She progressed to do a PhD in Physiology/Dentistry. In addition, she has a MBA qualification from Kingston University (UK). Dr. Shiikha’s work focus on rural/remote dental workforce distribution. Her first project with the team was to calculate which Australian communities lacked a dental service within a reasonable travel time/distance. She has published more than 20 papers in last five years.

Dr Chris Orloff is a dental graduate (1989) of Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry in London. Dr Orloff was accepted into the orthodontic training programme at UWA in 1996, and subsequently gained a Master of Science in Orthodontics. He was also conferred Membership of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons. Dr Orloff worked in various positions as a specialist orthodontist before establishing Class 1 Orthodontics. Class I Orthodontics’ first clinic in Kalgoorlie opened in 1999. Rockingham followed in 2002 and the Class 1 Orthodontics name has grown from there. Dr. Orloff is a PhD student of the School of Human Sciences.

The Collaborative Case Modelling is a system in which several specialists from different clinical disciplines simultaneously consult on an individual patient whose treatment requires input from multiple clinical areas. Currently complex assessment require the patient to have consultations with multiple specialists, necessitating multiple appointments, duplicating travel, time from work or school and significant costs. In this seminar, Dr Shiikha and Dr Orloff will discuss the importance of distance health services. The seminar will show the implementation of a care model into a busy orthodontic practice.

Abstract: Tele-diagnosis has become a popular method utilised in healthcare. Health informatics has contributed to a high-quality, cost effective and time efficient care for individuals and populations in many countries around the world. Australia, as an example, has one of the healthiest populations but it still has significant inequalities in healthcare. Health information research and publications are a vitally important step in the contribution to the solution of inequalities, through the sharing of experiences, in continuing development of evidence-based health informatics. Dr Shiikha and Dr Orloff will discuss the impact of access to receive or to provide orthodontic care.
Wednesday 24
18:00 - PRESENTATION - Master of Ocean Leadership Information Session : Learn the multi-disciplinary skills to become a leader in ocean sustainability Website | More Information
Ocean sustainability is a complex challenge facing humanity, requiring a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and tackle. The Master of Ocean Leadership brings together expertise from engineering, science, law and environmental management to equip graduates with the skills to lead teams who will solve these challenges.



Presentation: 6:15pm – 7:00pm



Learn about the course from Dr Marco Ghisalberti, Program Chair of the Master of Ocean Leadership, whose research specialities include ecohydraulics and environmental and experimental fluid mechanics.



Networking: 7:00pm – 8:00pm



Please enjoy complimentary refreshments while you talk to our experts from fields such as oceanography, hydrodynamics, coastal engineering and marine ecology. This is your opportunity to ask specific questions and hear more about what it’s like to study the Master of Ocean Leadership and where the degree can take you.



This event is suitable for current or recently graduated students of undergraduate degree at UWA and other institutions.
Tuesday 30
13:00 - SEMINAR - Lover or fighter: you can’t have it all : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series More Information
Bio: Leigh received his PhD from Nottingham University in 1986 and held a series of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Liverpool until 1995 when he moved to UWA. He was awarded an ARC Federation Fellowship in 2004 and was elected to the Australian Academy in 2009. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the journal Behavioral Ecology, Editor of Advances in the Study of Behavior, and on the editorial board of Journal of Ethology.

Overview: Broadly my research focuses on the evolutionary process of sexual selection, and its effects on the evolution of animal form and function. Evolutionary theory is based on the fundamental assumption that organisms are constrained by a trade-off that limits the allocation of resources to different fitness enhancing traits. I will first give a general introduction to sexual selection, before briefly outline some theoretical models used to predict the evolution of male sexual traits in the face of allocation trade-offs. I will then provide some empirical studies that have sought to test these predictions.
Wednesday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Wheat research and breeding in the new era of a high quality reference genome, Rudi Appels More Information
Wheat research and breeding in the new era of a high quality reference genome

Wednesday 31 October 2018 at 12 noon

Bayliss Lecture Theatre G33

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