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Faculty of Science
 October 2018
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

 November 2018
Thursday 01
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Dr. Yasin Dagdas More Information
Dr. Yasin Dagdas Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna Biocenter-Austria

Effectors as molecular probes to dissect selective autophagy in plants

16:00 - SEMINAR - Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Generalisations and variations of the Monty Hall Problem More Information
The Monty Hall problem is a probability puzzle based on an American television game show. Some generalisations of the original problem are considered here: - The probability distribution is generalised from equal likelihood to an arbitrary known prior distribution, with the number of doors changed to a general n. - Optimal decision rule among a class of randomised strategies is derived. - The behaviour of the host and its consequences are taken into account. - Variations and further generalisations are considered.
Tuesday 13
11:00 - EXHIBITION - Our Living Planet – Biology as Art exhibition : 13 - 17 November in Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at UWA Website | More Information
An exhibition featuring artwork inspired by 'Our Living Planet'. The theme emphasises that our Earth is a beautiful, living planet and that through the ingenuity and creativity of those in the UWA scientific and cultural community, it shall remain a vital and healthy home for all living things. We are all working together to protect our living planet.

Visitors to the exhibition between 13 and 17 November will be invited to vote for their favourite artworks from amongst the finalists displayed.

There are three prizes of $1000 AUD; the Vice-Chancellor's Prize, the Davies Prize and the Head of School Prize. The Head of School prize is selected by people's choice and the Head of School.
Thursday 15
14:00 - WORKSHOP - Using InCites for benchmarking : Introduction to using InCites to benchmark groups and individuals Website | More Information
This workshop will cover 4 methods for analysing various groups of researchers: using a list of DOIs, searching on address, names of authors and FOR codes, and then looking at benchmarking individuals. This workshop is an overview of the basics and gives an idea of what can be done.
Friday 16
8:30 - FREE LECTURE - WA - ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue: The Power of Proximity : Free Public Discussion Website | More Information
It is my pleasure to invite you to our upcoming event, WA - ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue on Friday, 16 November 2018. In partnership with the Government of Western Australia, this dialogue will feature senior government and business leaders from WA and the ASEAN region and aims to explore how WA and ASEAN can establish a lasting economic partnership. With ASEAN predicted to become the world's fourth-largest economic market by 2030, WA has many opportunities to engage with the ASEAN region through sectors such as mining, agriculture and innovative technology. Registration and Morning Tea 8.30am-9.00am, panel discussion 9.00am - 10.45am.
Saturday 17
15:00 - EVENT - Plastic, plastic everywhere! : Hear from a panel of UWA research and graduate experts on the scope of the problem Website | More Information
This unique panel discussion brings together UWA research and graduate experts, who are tackling what is arguably the most pressing issue facing our planet. Discover the latest advice and knowledge for understanding the problem and what you can do to help.

Then, join speakers and fellow alumni for refreshments, take in the Biology as Art gallery exhibition and enjoy a special musical performance by School of Music grad Thea Rossen. We would love to see you there.
Tuesday 20
9:00 - EVENT - Introductory Statistics 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). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.

Enroll at: https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses/intro-stats/

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar series : From Academia to Editorial (and Beyond) More Information
Dr Ross Cloney From Academia to Editorial (and Beyond) Senior Editor - Nature Communication Tuesday 20 November 2018 - 12 noon
Wednesday 21
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar series : RACI Sargeson Lecture: Molecular Switching Framework Materials More Information
Suzanne Neville The School of Chemistry, UNSW, Australia RACI Sargeson Lecture: Molecular Switching Framework Materials
Thursday 22
16:00 - SEMINAR - Mathematics and Statistics colloquium : Nonlocal equations, atom dislocation dynamics in crystals, and chaotic orbits More Information
In this talk, we introduce some basics of nonlocal equations, with some applications in mind coming from physics and material sciences. In particular, the equation taken into account comes from a model, developed by Rudolf Peierls and Frank Nabarro, that describes the edge dislocation of atoms in an ideal crystal. Moreover, we present the construction of multibump, heteroclinic, homoclinic and chaotic trajectories, providing a symbolic dynamics in this framework.
Friday 23
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar series : Raffaella Demichelis ARC Future Fellow, School of Molecular and Life Science, Curtin University More Information
Raffaella Demichelis ARC Future Fellow, School of Molecular and Life Science, Curtin University

Mineral/fluid interfaces at the atomic scale: modelling of materials and processes with potential applications in materials science

Tuesday 27
9:00 - EVENT - R Basics 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 no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. Those without this knowledge are encouraged to attend the Introductory Statistics course first.

Enroll at: https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses/rbasics

17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Innovation led agricultural growth and sustainable development goals : All are welcome to attend the Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture delivered by Dr Raj Paroda on Tuesday 27 November, Bayliss LT, UWA More Information
All are welcome to attend the Hector and Andrew Stewart Memorial Lecture, by Dr Raj Paroda.

This lecture will focus on the challenges and hurdles toward a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development of the agriculture sector using India as a case study, offering possible solutions to address them.

For further information, download the flyer https://www.ioa.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/3367136/Public-Lecture-Raj-Paroda_271118.pdf

Registration essential via ioa.uwa.edu.au/events/register2
Friday 30
10:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Jason Harper School of Chemistry, University of NSW More Information
Jason Harper School of Chemistry, University of NSW

"Towards reaction control using ionic liquids"

Friday 30 November 2018

GPB3: [G01] Simmonds Lecture Theatre - 10 am

12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Advanced Molecular Microscopy Symposium More Information
Advanced Molecular Microscopy Symposium

Insights into T cell receptor signalling with single molecule localisation microscopy

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