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 Annual Scientific Meeting, 21 July 2016

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This year the Bosch Institute's Annual Scientific Meeting will present "Ideas and Technology - Engines of Medical Science". The special one day event will feature speakers from across all the Bosch Research Themes and will also show case the latest in technologies. The conference is open to basic scientists and physicians to enable effective cross cutting of interdisciplinary ideas and to stimulate collaboration. The meeting will also provide an outstanding opportunity and exciting environment for junior investigators and trainees to develop their knowledge. Read more...

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'Life wasn't meant to be easy' Old age, Dementia and Acquired Resilience

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The Institute’s Director spoke on Radio National’s Ockham’s Razor program, on January 31
The talk, introduced by the ABC’s Robyn Williams, is called 'Life wasn't meant to be easy' Old age, dementia and acquired resilience
Introduction Jonathan Stone notes that life is stressful - all the way from the womb to the grave.
And the way we have evolved to survive stress has been to harness it, and to use stress to trigger mechanisms which protect us.
Here, Stone gives examples from how we survive the stress of pathogens - organisms that infect our tissues; and from the challenges of predation and combat.
And he proposes a third evolved reaction to stress, which he calls acquired resilience - Robyn Williams
The audio file can be downloaded from here, and the text from here.

Mammalian Cell Culture: A Practical Approach Workshop, March and April 2016

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The Bosch Institute invites you to attend the Mammalian Cell Culture: A Practical Approach Workshop on March and April, 2016. This workshop consists of a mixture of lectures and practical laboratory training sessions and is held at the Bosch Live Cell Analysis Facility at the Medical Foundation Bldg. (K25). The course provides the knowledge and practical skills required to maintain and preserve mammalian cell cultures: from starting a culture to freezing and storing cells. Read more...

Bosch Young Investigator Retreat, Kioloa 2016

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It’s that time of year again - the annual Bosch Young Investigators Retreat in just around the corner!! The retreat will take place from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th February 2016 at Kioloa Costal Campus, just north of Bateman’s Bay. The retreat is great for all postgraduate students and postdoctoral trainees who want to network with their peers, gain advice on career development/pathways, learn how to effectively present both oral and poster presentations and write effectively Read more...

February Workshops - "Introduction to R" and "The Power of n"

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The Bosch Institute invites you to attend the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Bio2) Facility - February workshops: "Introduction to R" on 9 or 11 February, 2016 and "The Power of n" on 16 February, 2016. Read more...