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School of Molecular Sciences
 March 2018
Tuesday 20
13:00 - SEMINAR - Does Breastfeeding impact on post-natal immune development and long term susceptibility to allergy? : School of Human Sciences, Seminar Series More Information
Breast milk protects against infant infections, increases intelligence quotient, and probably reduces overweight and diabetes in later life 1. In contrast, protective effect of breast milk on development of allergies is far from being established 1.

The main objective of our research is the identification of factors which could endow breastfeeding with the capacity to prevent allergic disease as potently as it does for infectious disease.

Our working hypothesis is that maternal milk composition has not adapted to the needs of allergy prevention due to the recent and rapid increase of allergy. Modulation of breast milk composition may be the best strategy to counteract allergy development. In particular, we propose that breastmilk factors could impact on long term allergy susceptibility by affecting oral tolerance induction to allergens2.

Our data in mice have highlighted that neonates are intrinsically refractory to oral immune tolerance induction3, 4. In contrast to adults, neonates require exogenous factors, such TGF-b and IgG, to be responsive to tolerance induction to orally administered antigen3, 4.. These immune-modulatory factors are physiologically brought by maternal milk and their variable levels, as well as of allergens, may explain inconsistent findings on prevention of allergy by breastfeeding2, 5, 6. We further demonstrated that the mechanisms of oral tolerance physiologically develop during the first post-natal weeks to become independent of maternal factors7, 8. Vitamin A in maternal milk was found to be essential for this physiological maturation process7, 8. Finally, we recently observed, both in the mice and in human birth cohorts, that some respiratory allergens such as from house dust mite, can be found in breast milk and increase the risk of allergic disease in offspring9, 10. Protease from house dust mite induce a Th2 gut immune imbalance in the neonate that prevents oral tolerance induction (Rekima et al, in revision).

The identification of factors in early life that condition gut immune ontogeny should help to improve strategies of prevention of both allergic2 and infectious disease11, 12 .
Friday 23
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Drasko Vidovic Monash University More Information
Friday, 23 Mar 2018, 12 noon

Title: Lewis acids: Versatile catalysts for fundamental transformations, polymerizations and H/D exchange

Drasko Vidovic

Monash University
Monday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Pance Naumov, Crystal Adaptronics: Dynamic and Soft-Matter-Like Properties of Molecular Crystals More Information
Crystal Adaptronics: Dynamic and Soft-Matter-Like Properties of Molecular Crystals

Presenter: Pance Naumov

New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Tuesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Social Media in Academia : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series - 27th March (Dr Amanda Meyer) More Information
Abstract

During this seminar Amanda will discuss the roles of social media in academia: student engagement; public outreach; research dissemination; collaboration; academic promotion.

Bring along your smartphone and make sure you have a QR scanner app downloaded (search in Google Play or App Store).

Biography

Dr Amanda Meyer completed her Bachelor of Science double majoring in Anatomy & Human Biology and Physiology at UWA with first class honours in 2001. She completed her PhD between the School of Women's and Infants' Health and the School of Anatomy & Human Biology at UWA in 2006.

Amanda started Anatomy lecturing in February 2012 and since that time has coordinated 23 human gross anatomy units at Murdoch University. Since returning to UWA in November 2017, Amanda is teaching into and coordinating ANHB2217 Human Neurobiology & IMED1001 Form & Function and coordinating medical anatomy and teaching into the medical units IMED3001, IMED3002, IMED4443, IMED4211. Amanda is serving her second year on the council of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists. She is also a committee member for the Federative International Committee for Equality and Diversity in Anatomy and a financial member of the American Association of Anatomists. This year, Amanda joined the editorial board of the Anatomical Sciences Education Journal which is a Q1 journal in Anatomy.
Thursday 29
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Prof Des Richardson University of Sydney More Information
Title: Is nitric oxide a freely diffusible gas in cells or stringently regulated by proteins? The macrophage and cancer cell relationship.

Professor Des Richardson

University of Sydney

 April 2018
Thursday 12
13:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Elizabeth Vierling, The mTERF18/SHOT1 protein modulates mitochondrial function to confer increased plant heat tolerance Studies of Nucleic Acids on Surfaces: Identification of Mismatches and Much More. More Information
Elizabeth Vierling Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology – University of Massachusetts

The mTERF18/SHOT1 protein modulates mitochondrial function to confer increased plant heat tolerance Studies of Nucleic Acids on Surfaces: Identification of Mismatches and Much More.
Friday 13
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Amir Karton, Unmasking catalytic reaction mechanisms: From small molecules to enzymes More Information
Amir Karton UWA, School of Molecular Sciences

Unmasking catalytic reaction mechanisms: From small molecules to enzymes
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
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

 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
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
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
13:00 - SEMINAR - Support Materials Research to Manufacture the Future : Utilise microscopy to enhance your materials research More Information
Join us for a seminar that will answer how microscopy can be used to unlock your research potential. The seminar will include presentations from Zeiss, Raith and Witec on multimodal and multiscale electron and light microscopy, as well as new frontiers in correlative techniques. Utilise microscopy to enhance your materials research: * Multimodal and multiscale microscopy; *RISE - Correlative Raman Imaging and Scanning Electron Microscopy; * Emerging techniques and applications in Nano Fabrication. Tea/coffee on arrival and refreshments provided. Register at: [email protected]
Thursday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Seminar Series : Daniel Heath - The University of Melbourne More Information
Biomaterials: From blood compatibility to stem cell expansion

 June 2018
Wednesday 06
13:00 - EVENT - Postgraduate Showcase: Frontiers in Agriculture : All are welcome to listen to eight of UWA's best PhD Candidates studying agriculture and related areas present their research. Afternoon tea and refreshments provided. Website | More Information
Please join us at this year’s Postgraduate Showcase: Frontiers in Agriculture, where some of UWA’s top postgraduate students undertaking research in agriculture and related areas will present their findings.

For more information, download the flyer https://www.ioa.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/3103493/PG-Showcase-Flyer-6-June-2018_FINAL.pdf

Register online at www.ioa.uwa.edu.au/events/register by Friday, 1 June 2018.

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