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School of Molecular Sciences
 November 2019
Friday 01
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Raine Professor Mary Wlodek - Putting the puzzle pieces together: Developing your track record & career More Information
Thursday 07
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Marianne Costa - Studies on the biosynthesis of the antibiotic gladiolin from Burkholderia gladioli More Information
Friday 08
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Kade Roberts -Development of New Polymyxin Antibiotics Targeting Gram-negative 'Superbugs' More Information
Development of New Polymyxin Antibiotics Targeting Gram-negative 'Superbugs'
Monday 11
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Florian Busch ANU - Photorespiration in the context of metabolism and anatomy More Information
Thursday 14
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Raine Professor Mary Wlodek - Critical periods and lifestyle interventions programming developmental disease risk More Information
Friday 15
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Jamie Hicks - Nucleophilic aluminium: Synthesis, structural and reaction chemistry of the aluminyl anion More Information
Jamie Hicks - Nucleophilic aluminium: Synthesis, structural and reaction chemistry of the aluminyl anion
Saturday 16
10:00 - EVENT - Discover the Perkins : The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is opening its doors to the WA community on Saturday 16 November from 10am - 3.30pm, as part of Open House Perth Website | More Information
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is opening its doors to the WA community on Saturday 16 November from 10am - 3.30pm, as part of Open House Perth. The 2019 Perkins open day, entitled ‘Discover the Perkins’, is posing the question “What if...?” Throughout the day, listen to presentations by Perkins researchers in the McCusker Auditorium. Perkins Director, Professor Peter Leedman will give the first talk of the day at 10.50am, posing the question, “What if you could help shape our future?” Don a lab coat and become a scientist for the day, exploring the state-of-the art medical research laboratories. Hear from the leading experts on how they are tackling some of the hardest-to-treat diseases affecting our community, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and rare genetic diseases. You will see first-hand how your support can drive forward the groundbreaking work happening right here in WA at the Perkins. “Without medical research, there would be no lifesaving discoveries. And without the incredible support and generosity of the people of WA, there would be no medical research”, Professor Leedman said. As well as touring the labs, you will have the chance to ‘speed date a researcher’, giving you the opportunity to ask the experts about their work and how it will impact our future health. Take a virtual reality tour of the life of cell travelling through the body. Then sit down at the lab bench and take part in interactive activities and workshops in the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre. Many of the activities have limited spaces, so be sure to book early at https://community.perkins.org.au/discover-the-perkins All funds raised on the day will go directly towards providing the Perkins with a Shaker Incubator; a vital piece of equipment which looks like a small oven and can ‘shake n’ bake’ buckets of bacteria for use in experiments, potentially cooking up a future breakthrough treatment for cancer or diabetes.
Thursday 21
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Wolfgang Bermel- Bruker Biospin More Information
Bayliss Seminar Series
Friday 22
10:30 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Dr Horst Joachim Schirra, Metabolomics Facility Manager, Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane. More Information
Bringing together what belongs together – Metabolomics of model organisms and the WormJam international research community for C. elegans systems biology and metabolic modelling.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Professor Gretchen Benedix - Decoding the surface age of Mars More Information
Bayliss Seminar Series - Professor Gretchen Benedix - Decoding the surface age of Mars
Wednesday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Heat Therapy: An ancient practice to target modern diseases : School of Human Sciences, Seminar Series Website | More Information
Presentation Summary:Chronic heat exposure, in the form of saunas, hot water baths, and sweat lodges have been utilized in many cultures for thousands of years. While repetitive bouts of heat exposure is generally believed to be healthy, it is only recently that we are beginning to understand the full benefits of ‘heat therapy’ across the spectrum of human health. Passive heating results in a rise in body temperature and changes in cardiovascular hemodynamics, including altered shear patterns of blood flow. There is growing evidence that these responses to acute heat stress combine over repetitive sessions to provide a stress-resistant profile to counter inflammation and oxidative stress, as occurs with aging and chronic disease, as well as from acute damaging events such as ischemia-reperfusion injury. There is also growing evidence heat therapy can be used to target metabolic dysfunction in obesity and diabetes through improvements in insulin signaling in fat and muscle cells. This ancient therapy needs broader application to treat modern diseases, particularly in those not able to obtain the full benefits of exercise. Speaker Biography:Dr. Christopher Minson is the Kenneth and Kenda Singer Professor of Human Physiology. His research focuses on topics related to integrative cardiovascular physiology in humans. His lab investigates how we can use exposures to extreme environments to gain a healthy and resilient physiology. He is also involved in projects related to endocrine function in women, biomarkers of aging and the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and finding novel ways to improve thermal comfort and safely in work environments. He also works with elite athletes in the use of environmental stressors to improve performance.
Thursday 28
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Professor Dahbia Talbi - The Exotic Chemistry of Space More Information
Seminar
Friday 29
12:00 - EVENT - Bayliss Seminar Series : Structure based targeting of the relaxin-3 neuropeptide receptor RXFKP3 More Information
Structure based targeting of the relaxin-3 neuropeptide receptor RXFKP3

 December 2019
Friday 06
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Dr David Wilson - Novel insights into chemical bonding and reactivity More Information
Bayliss Seminar Series
Wednesday 11
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Prof Rachel Burton from Adelaide University More Information
Alternative Crops for Australian Climates

 January 2020
Thursday 23
12:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : Daniel Passon and Sabine Kahlau -Targenomix More Information
Road from UWA to targenomix: the target identification company

 February 2020
Friday 14
12:00 - SEMINAR - From ultrafast processes in solar cells to prediction of meat quality:using spectroscopy and computational methods to understand complex systems. : 6488 4412 More Information
Keith C. Gordon Department of Chemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND.

Title: From ultrafast processes in solar cells to prediction of meat quality:using spectroscopy and computational methods to understand complex systems.
Friday 21
10:30 - SEMINAR - A quantum-chemical view on coordination chemistry: spectroscopy, catalysis, and bonding : Martin Kaupp More Information
A quantum-chemical view on coordination chemistry: spectroscopy, catalysis, and bonding

12:00 - SEMINAR - Quantum Chemistry: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly : Peter Gill (David Craig medalist. Schofield Professor of Theoretical Chemistry. University of Sydney More Information
Monday 24
14:00 - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series : The CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform / Synthetic biology flux control tools for metabolic engineering: isoprenoids as a model system More Information

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