Our history

The Bosch Institute represents and facilitates research done in the School of Medical Sciences, and in many laboratories throughout the University who seek association. It began in 1995, when it was called the Institute for Biomedical Research (IBR), and represented and facilitated the research done in the Departments of Physiology and of Anatomy and Histology, in the Anderson Stuart Building. Over the next decade it grew to represent the research done in all five departments (now disciplines) of the School of Medical Sciences. It was renamed the Bosch Institute in 2003, to recognise support from the Bosch bequest.

The Institute now has over 80 member laboratories, with hundreds of Honours, Masters and doctoral students and 6 multi-user research facilities and has developed strong traditions of training workshops and scientific meetings.