2013 Public Lecture Series

Previous lectures

FROM MOSELEY’S LAW TO THE MOLECULAR MICROSCOPE A CENTURY OF X-RAY PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY.

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A/Prof Harry Quiney
The University of Melbourne

Friday 19th July 2013 – 8.00pm

The University of Melbourne
 
Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre
Elisabeth Murdoch Building

Electrons dropping down into stable orbits around an atomic nucleus follow the strange rules of quantum mechanics which began to be revealed by Niels Bohr’s discovery in 1913. The radiation emerging from the atom as the electron settles into orbit can tell us a lot about the nucleus. Shortly after Bohr’s discovery, Henry Moseley discovered that this radiation, typically in the X-ray part of the spectrum, could be used to discover gaps in the periodic table of the elements where new elements would later be found.

In this lecture I will show how one hundred years later intense beams of X-rays from synchrotrons are making new discoveries in the chemical processes of life.

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MALARIA PARASITES: BLOOD, DRUGS AND SEX

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Professor Leann Tilley
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of Melbourne

Thursday 13th June 2013 - 6.00pm - 7.00pm


The University of Melbourne
Sunderland Lecture Theatre
Level 2 (ground floor) Medical Building,
Corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade

Every year, falciparum malaria causes an estimated 1.2 million deaths. With current vaccine trials showing only limited protection, chemotherapeutic measures are set to be a mainstay of defence against malaria for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately drug-resistant malaria is a major problem in the Asia Pacific region, and concerted efforts are needed to contain and combat the disease.

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NADIA Software Training Workshop for Beginners

FreeLecture  

Thursday 18th July 2013 - 10.00am to 1.00pm/p>


Education Lab 
National Centre for Synchrotron Science 
Australian Synchrotron
800 Blackburn Rd, Clayton

What is NADIA?

The CXS developed public access NADIA software is a flexible package that contains well-tested libraries that make it easier for researchers to access and implement various Coherent Diffractive Imaging (CDI) algorithms on data.

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NADIA Software Training Intermediate Workshop

FreeLecture  

Thursday 18th July 2013 - 10.00am to 1.00pm


Laby Ideas Centre 
David Caro Building 
University of Melbourne

What is NADIA?

The CXS developed public access NADIA software is a flexible package that contains well-tested libraries that make it easier for researchers to access and implement various Coherent Diffractive Imaging (CDI) algorithms on data.

Click here for more information. 

 

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