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School of Molecular Sciences
 October 2018
Friday 05
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar : Identification of a novel family of Apicomplexan organellar More Information

12:00 - EVENT - Seminar Series : Thermodynamic modeling of ion transport More Information
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
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
Tuesday 30
13:00 - SEMINAR - Lover or fighter: you canít 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
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
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
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
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.
Wednesday 12
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar series : Debbie Silvester-Dean Ionic Liquids as Materials in Electrochemistry More Information
Presenter:Debbie Silvester-Dean Curtin University Title:Ionic Liquids as Materials in Electrochemistry Date:Wednesday 12 December 2018 - 12 noon


 January 2019
Wednesday 30
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Prof. Dr. Daniel Werz More Information
Donor-Acceptor Cyclopropanes: - Unique Structural Units to Access Carbo and Heterocyclic Compounds

 February 2019
Monday 04
11:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Professor Caroline Dean More Information
Epigenetic switching and antisense transcription

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