Welcome to the Bosch Institute

The Institute is a major centre for medical research in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It brings together basic and clinical research scientists to tackle major unsolved questions about the human body in health and in illness.

Detailed information about research at the Bosch Institute is available in the research section.

The Bosch Institute 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.

Support for the Bosch Institute

Research within the Institute receives funding from a variety of sources, including the Australian Federal Government, the NSW State Government, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, the Australian Research Council, the National Heart Foundation, the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation, the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation, other charities and granting bodies.

Importantly, the Bosch Institute also receives financial support from members of the community. Such support is vital for its continued research. See Getting involved: How to donate to medical research if you wish to support the work of the Bosch Institute.

The Bosch Institute was established to:

  • discover the origins of human disease by furthering knowledge in the fields of biology and medicine;
  • improve methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, as well as promoting health in human beings and animals;
  • enhance selective areas of excellence in both basic and applied biomedical research;
  • encourage research of international standing in both existing and emerging areas of biomedical research;
  • support and encourage educational activities relating to the research interests of the Institute;
  • disseminate, within and outside the State of New South Wales, information concerning the work of the Institute; and
  • provide outstanding training for junior scientists in the intellectual, practical and ethical aspects of biomedical research.

Research and Laboratories

Research in the Bosch Institute is carried out in over 80 laboratories, each headed by a senior scientist and containing several researchers and students. Their work is described in detail in the research section of the site.

The staff of the Bosch Institute include many scientists with an international reputation for the high quality of their research. Fellows of the Australian Academy include Professors Jonathan Stone, David Cook, Maxwell Bennett and David Allen.

Research carried out by members of the Institute has advanced our knowledge of many important human diseases, including:

  • Alcoholism
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Birth Defects
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Attack
  • Hypertension
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Infertility
  • Leukaemia
  • Malaria
  • Memory Impairment
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Night Blindness
  • Organ Transplant Rejection
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Schizophrenia
  • Skin Cancer
  • West Nile Virus