The Bosch Institute Mission

The Bosch Institute is a major centre for medical research at the University of Sydney. It brings together basic and clinical research scientists to tackle major unsolved questions about the human body in health and in illness.

Our mission:

  • To perform high quality research into the normal functioning of the healthy human body.
  • To perform high quality research into the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of human diseases.
  • To provide outstanding training for junior scientists in the intellectual, practical and ethical aspects of biomedical research.

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Latest news & events

Bosch Institute Facilities User Group Meeting - 31st May 2018

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You are invited to attend the upcoming Bosch Institute User Group Meeting. With all Bosch Facilities represented, this meeting will showcase some of the interesting research being carried out by current users of the Bosch Institute Facilities. Read more...

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Bosch Institute Distinguished Seminar Series - 16th May 2018

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You are invited to attend the Bosch Institute Distinguished Seminar Series, "Learning from our scars – Novel treatments for pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer targeting pancreatic stellate cells" by Professor Minoti Apte (Editor-in-Chief, Pancreatology; Director, Pancreatic Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW; Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research), on Wednesday 16th May (5-6 pm) at Vesalian Theatre (S434), Anderson Stuart Building (F13). Read more...

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Bosch Young Investigators Harbour Cruise 2018

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Last week, the Bosch Young Investigators Committee had the pleasure of hosting the “Future” themed harbour cruise, which was the focus of weeks of extensive planning. Turning up at the Darling Harbour Wharfs we were very happy to see a large turnout of members, friends and guests, seemingly packing the dock full. Everyone proceeded to board the boat shortly after, all dressed up for the theme or a creative interpretation of it. Read more...

Bosch Institute Labs Contribute "Ray of Hope" in the Darkness of Dementia

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Dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease comprises around 70 per cent of cases, is the second leading underlying cause of death in Australia. It is estimated to ­affect more than 420,000 Australians, with 250 people diagnosed with it every day. The average life expectancy after symptoms begin is eight years, with sufferers usually succumbing to complications of advanced debilitation, such as ­infection and malnutrition. To date, almost all studies on the effects of near-infra-red light for Alzheimer’s disease have been performed on animals. The only human trial that has been reported in a peer-reviewed journal is a small study where five volunteers with Alzheimer’s-consistent ­dementia received daily light ­therapy to their head. All subsequently reported an improvement in their symptoms. Read more...