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Faculty of Science
 October 2018
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

 December 2018
Wednesday 05
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture : Global Suburbanisms and Governance Website | More Information
The majority of the world's population now live in urban areas. Prof. Brendan Gleeson, University of Melbourne, has suggested that we are living in an era of homo urbanis. However, it is arguably more accurate to describe the human species as homo suburbanis, since it is the suburbs where most city dwellers in western liberal democracies actually live. This is certainly true of Australia's captial cities which are home to 80% of the national population.

In this, the 2018 Joseph Gentilli Lecture, the 'scholar of suburbia', Professor Roger Keil, York University (Toronto, Canada), will argue that we need to acknowledge suburbanisation as a global process and develop a more robust understanding of the governance of suburbanisation if we are to make sense of the cities in which we currently live, and will inherit in the future. This necessitates comprehending the modalities of the state, capital accumulation and the rise of private forms of governance amongst other things.

This lecture - 'Global Suburbanisms and Governance' - is informed by a multi-year global research programme on suburban goverance led by Prof. Keil, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and a focus on suburbs, suburbia and suburbanization in Africa, North America, Europe, South Asia, and China. The empirical foundation of the lecture is Canada and thus offers ideas and lessons on the goverance of Australian suburbanisation.

For more information on Prof Roger Keil and the Global Suburbanisms project visit - https://suburbs.info.yorku.ca/about-us/our-research/

The lecture will be held in the Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geography/Geology Building, and commence at 6.00pm. Please aim to arrive by 5.30pm so the lecture can commence on time.

The Geography and Planning group look forward to welcoming you to UWA and the 2018 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture.
Friday 07
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar series : Ozren Bogdanovic: Don't lose your inheritance: Retention of paternal epigenetic memory in the developing teleost germline More Information
Abstract: Two waves of DNA methylation reprogramming occur during mammalian embryogenesis; during preimplantation development and during primordial germ cell (PGC) formation. However, it is currently unclear how evolutionarily conserved these processes are. Here we characterize the DNA methylomes of zebrafish PGCs at four developmental stages and identify retention of paternal epigenetic memory, in stark contrast to the process in mammals. Gene expression profiling of zebrafish PGCs at the same developmental stages revealed that the embryonic germline is defined by a small number of markers that display strong developmental stage-specificity and that are independent of DNA methylation-mediated regulation. We identified promoters that are specifically targeted by DNA methylation in somatic and germline tissues during vertebrate embryogenesis and that are frequently misregulated in human cancers. Together, these detailed epigenome and transcriptome maps of the zebrafish germline provide novel insights into vertebrate epigenome reprogramming and enhance our understanding of the relationships between germline fate acquisition and oncogenesis.
Tuesday 11
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar series:Crystal structure prediction and functional materials discovery : Crystal structure prediction and functional materials discovery: Peter Spackman More Information
Abstract: Crystal structure prediction (CSP) can provide invaluable insight and direction for the discovery and creation of functional materials, and is a prime example of high-throughput, large scale calculations on high performance computing (HPC) systems. This talk will focus on current methods for crystal structure prediction employed in the Day group at the University of Southampton, and their application to the goals of the LRC centre for functional materials design, examining several molecular and their porous (and dense) forms.

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