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Today's date is Saturday, October 24, 2020
School of Molecular Sciences
 July 2017
Wednesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Aspirin: how long can this old dog surprise us with new tricks? : Public Lecture with Dr John Eikelboom, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada Website | More Information
Aspirin has been used to relieve pain and discomfort for thousands of years and has been commercially available for more than 100 years. Today it is one of the most widely used drugs globally and can be obtained without prescription from most supermarket and corner stores.

Scientific discoveries detailing the mechanism of action and the benefits of aspirin for patients are detailed in thousands of research papers published over the past century. People were aware of aspirin’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties long before any research was performed, but it was not until scientists found that it reduced blood clotting that aspirin transformed the management of patients with cardiovascular disease. Aspirin’s cardiovascular benefits are explained by its unique pharmacology. When taken at low doses, aspirin is cleared from the circulation within an hour. It takes only minutes for aspirin to permanently block the blood platelets that cause heart attack and stroke, and its rapid clearance limits the potentially harmful effects of aspirin on the walls of blood vessels when it is given in higher doses.

Recent discoveries have further refined our understanding of the cardiovascular benefits of aspirin. The evidence supporting its use for the treatment of heart attack and stroke is overwhelming, but we are now less certain of its benefits for “primary” prevention in persons without a history of cardiovascular disease, and aspirin may even be harmful when used for this reason in older persons. Possibly balancing this concern is the unexpected finding that continued use of aspirin for more than a decade prevents the onset of cancer.

Current aspirin research focuses on the evaluation of aspirin for new indications, optimizing its benefits with alternative dosing regimens, and reducing the risks of bleeding. Aspirin does not fully protect against the risk of a further heart attack or stroke, and trials currently underway are exploring whether its use in combination with other treatments is more effective. Efforts to replace aspirin with potentially more effective and safer new designer drugs have so far proven unsuccessful, and in the meantime new aspirin discoveries continue unabated.

How long can this old dog continue to surprise us with new tricks?

John Eikelboom, MBBS, MSc, FRCPC is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, McMaster University, and haematologist in the Thrombosis Service, Hamilton General Hospital, Ontario, Canada. He originally trained in Internal Medicine and Haematology in Perth, Australia and subsequently moved to Hamilton to take up a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr Eikelboom has co-authored more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His current research, supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, focuses on the efficacy and safety of antithrombotic therapies, outcomes after blood transfusion and bleeding, and the mechanisms of variable response to antiplatelet drugs.
Monday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Visualising Chemistry at the Single Molecule Level More Information
Visualising Chemistry at the Single Molecule Level

 August 2017
Thursday 03
16:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Telethon Kids Institute - Prospective Student Evening : An information evening for all students considering a postgraduate degree in medical research Website | More Information
Telethon Kids Institute (UWA's Centre for Child Health Research) invites all prospective Honours, M.D., and higher degree by research students to join us for the evening to learn more about becoming a student with us. Our supervisors will be speaking to students about their student projects, and answering any questions you may have. You will get to learn more about what we do, our current research projects, and our facilities. You will also get a chance to meet current students and learn more about our student programs, scholarships and support services. It's a great opportunity to secure your supervisors and project for the coming year! To RSVP, please visit prospectivestudentevening2017.splashthat.com
Tuesday 08
13:00 - CANCELLED - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Dr Michelle Watt More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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Wednesday 09
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Prof. Stephen Hashmi - “Challenges in Gold Catalysis ” More Information
Thursday 10
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Soren Bock – Phd Student, Research Completion Seminar -UWA More Information
Thursday 17
12:00 - SEMINAR - BAYLISS SEMINAR SERIES : Mark Cruickshank - Infant leukaemia – are we targeting a one-hit wonder? More Information
Friday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Nadim Darwish - Towards single-molecule devices: Mechanically stable single-molecule circuits More Information
Friday 25
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Max Roemer - Ferrocene based compounds as highly efficient molecular diodes More Information
Thursday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Xiaoling Tong - Silkworm functional genomics: Potential application in biotechnology and as human disease model More Information

12:30 - VISITING SPEAKER - Assessment of Future Risk in Asthma: Opportunities and New Technologies Website | More Information
Dr Blakey's interest is in improving the assessment and management of people with asthma by incorporating newer data streams and measurement of future risk into models of care. Note: 12.30pm lunch for 1.00pm - 2.00pm presentation

 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
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.
Friday 08
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.
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
Thursday 21
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : "Synthesis, Complexity and Systems Chemistry”. More Information
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
Thursday 28
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Honours Research Proposal More Information
"Evaluation of cell activation and uptake of polymeric nanoparticles in microglia"

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