Associated Events

Science on the Swan - Special Seminar
A paradigm change to health service and health research:
The MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre and the iKnife surgical development

Date:  Monday 22nd June 2015
Time:  1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:  Lecture Theatre G3, Education Centre, Fiona Stanley Hospital
Presented by: Professor Jeremy K. Nicholson PhD FMedSci.
Chair in Biological Chemistry, Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Director, MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK
Professor Jeremy Nicholson is Director of the MRC & NIHR funded National Phenome Centre.



Faces of Western Australia

Date:  26th February 2015
Time:  9.00am - 4.00pm
Venue:  The University Club of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia,in partnership with the key teaching  and research hospitals, the medical research institutes of WA and the WA Government through the Department of Health and the Office of Science, is pleased to present a roundtable that
will explore the opportunities for the community of studies on the 3D face of Western Australians. We are proposing to discuss a sociologically, culturally and medically unique program to document and explore the facial diversity in Western Australia in 3-Dimensions. 

This event  is part of the Science on the Swan conference series  - 

Face, space and place are intertwined, and Western Australia is uniquely poised to capitalise on world leading approaches across these domains developed through existing collaborations. It is also anticipated that new partnerships will emerge. 

We all have a face; our unique expression of who we are, that reflects our life experiences and communicates our emotion to the world. From birth, our faces are a window to our being and our portal of interaction with our world. Our faces speak of the community
from whence we came, and of the communities to which we belong; the ultimate expression of our connection
as individuals. Our face is a canvas for the arts, a window for education, a living record of the diversity of the environment and our origins. Our face is also a biological billboard that advertises our physical and mental wellness, our aging and our disease. 

To help frame the discussions, it is proposed to have three themes: Arts and Education; Health and Medicine; and Community, Government and Industry. 


  • John Challis, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Medical Research), UWA 
  • Susan Takao, Associate Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA 
  • Gareth Baynam, Clinical Geneticist, Genetic Services of Western Australia 
  • Hugh Dawkins, Director, Office of Population Health Genomics (OPHG), Public Health Division, Western Australia 
  • Tarun Weeramanthri, Executive Director, Public Health Division, Western Australia 

Contact to attend: until places are filled

This roundtable is sponsored by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies’ Sharing Solutions program. The Sharing Solutions initiative aims to further cross-institutional knowledge exchange in finding innovative solutions for community issues.



'Origins' by Susan Prescott - Book Launch

Date:  20th April 2015
Time:  4.00pm for a 4.15pm start 
Venue:  Telethon Kids Institute
                100 Roberts Road, Subiaco



Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine - Annual Research Symposium

Theme:   “New Developments in Bioengineering for Medical Research”
Date:       Friday 17 April 2015
Venue:    Tim Winton, Curtin University in Building 213, Room 104
Time:       8.30am to 4pm – for meeting program
Time:       4 – 6pm for Sundowner and networking (Ground floor foyer of the School of Biomedical Sciences, Building 305) 


RSVP by Wednesday 8 April 2015
Please email Barbara Telfer at


Child Health Research Seminar Series

Guest Speaker Dr Dan Goldowitz
Scientific Director, NeuroDevNet;
Canadian Network Centres of Excellence

Date:       Friday 17 April 2015
Venue:    Seminar Room, Telethon Kids Institute
                100 Roberts Road, Subiaco
Time:       12.30pm
All welcome, bring your lunch