Current Events

Find out about events, workshops and symposia happening at Bosch below.


Bosch Institute User Group Meeting - 20th October 2016

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.

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Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016
Time: 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Venue: N248, Anderson Stuart Building
Registration: is free but essential for catering purposes.
Please click for registration.

Full program can be downloaded here.

Free refreshments at close of meeting for all attendees!!!

  • Speaker:
    Advanced Microscopy Facility: Radu Zamfirescu
    Title: mTOR signaling in mouse pre-implantation embroyos
  • Speaker:
    Mass Spectrometry Facility: John Mach
    Title: Simultaneous quantification of eight drugs (and nine metabolites) commonly taken in polypharmacy by older people
  • Speaker:
    Live Cell Analysis Facility: Chanukya Colonne
    Title: Single cell multi-parametric analysis of murine stress erythropoiesis
  • Speaker:
    Molecular Biology Facility: Sally Yunsun Kim
    Title: AeroCELL - direct delivery of mesenchymal stomal cells to lungs for the lung tissue regeneration
  • Speaker:
    Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility: Renzo Balboa
    Title: Understanding the renal ubiquitome in health and disease
  • Speaker:
    Animal Behavioural Facility: Rossana Porto
    Title: Enhancement of HSP70 in Alzheimer’s disease: Heat Shock as a therapeutic non-pharmacological target

Bosch Institute Distinguished Seminar Series - 14th October 2016

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Speaker:
Professor John Aitken
Title:
Human fertility: How lifestyle, affluence and the medical profession are killing our species
Date:
Friday, 14 October 2016
Time:
1.00 - 2.00 pm
Venue:
New Law School LT104, University of Sydney
Registration:
Free, go to this link

No need to print a ticket. Just register and join us on the day !

Prof John Aitken's bio and abstract can be downloaded here.

The short flyer can be downloaded here.


2016 Bosch Institute Annual Scientific Meeting - 21st July 2016

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Theme: Ideas and technology - Engines of medical science
Date: Thursday, 21st July 2016
Time: 8.45am - 5.00pm (Registration 8.00am)
Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 101, New Law School Building, The University of Sydney

Program: Click here to download the short program.

Click here to download the full program.

Registration: is FREE but ESSENTIAL for catering purposes.
Click here to register.

Abstract Submission: by 29th June, 5.00PM
This is your opportunity to be part of a great meeting by presenting your research - and there are 2 ways you can do this:

  • Submit an abstract to present a poster (All – Welcome)
  • Submit an abstract to present a 3-minute thesis talk (for postgraduate students)

NB - Any field of research will be considered.

Submission Information:
To be considered for a presentation:

  • The presenting author must register for the Meeting.
  • Please read the Abstract Guideline.
  • Please use the Abstract Submission Template and send to

3 Minute Thesis
Adjudicator: TBA
At this year's Annual Scientific Meeting, we will select from the submitted abstracts, 8-10 Postgraduate students to deliver oral presentations using the "3-minute thesis" format. Any field of research will be considered for this open session. Selected students will present to the audience one static PowerPoint slide (no animations, no sound) and a talk of a maximum of 3 minutes.

Confirmed Speakers To Date

  • Dr James Burchfield
    School of Molecular Bioscience, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Victoria Cogger
    The University of Sydney
  • Professor Jennifer Gamble
    Centenary Institute
  • Professor Georges Grau
    Discipline of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Ron Grunstein
    Discipline of Medicine, Woolcock Institute, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Gary Halliday
    Dermatology, Bosch Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The University of Sydney
  • Dr Jodie Ingles
    Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology, Central Clinical School
  • Dr Dan Johnstone
    Discipline of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Gavan McNally
    The University of New South Wales
  • Dr Elizabeth New
    School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Michael O'Rourke
    The University of New South Wales
  • Professor Jonathan Stone
    Discipline of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney
  • Professor Dan Yang
    The Laboratory of Chemical Biology, The University of Hong Kong

Bosch Institute User Group Meeting - 26th May 2016

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.

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Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016
Time: 2.00 - 3.30 pm
Venue: N248, Anderson Stuart Building
Registration: is free but essential for catering purposes.
Please click for registration.

Full program can be downloaded here.

Free refreshments at close of meeting for all attendees!!!

  • Speaker:
    Animal Behavioural Facility: Jie Liu
    Title: Behaviour assessments of hypertensive Alzheimer's
    disease transgenic mice
  • Speaker:
    Live Cell Analysis Facility: Hannah Glover
    Title: Characterising novel embryonic stem cell states - a platform for understanding neural differentiation
  • Speaker:
    Mass Spectrometry Facility: Elena Venuti
    Title: The effect of phospholipid on bile salt-stimulated (BSSL) activity
  • Speaker:
    Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Facility: Helen Ball
    Title: Graphical representations of biological pathways and networks
  • Speaker:
    Molecular Biology Facility: Gayan Jayawickrama
    Title: Fragment based drug design using Biacore T200
  • Speaker:
    Advanced Microscopy Facility: Naomi Delic
    Title: Lineage Tracing in Skin and Cornea

Bosch Institute Distinguished Seminar Series - 5th May 2016

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Speaker:
Professor Peter Thorn
Title:
Beta cell function within the islets of Langerhans
Date:
Thursday, 5 May 2016
Time:
1.00 - 2.00 pm
Venue:
Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)
Registration:
Free, go to this link

No need to print a ticket. Just register and join us on the day !

Prof Peter Thorn's bio and abstract can be downloaded here.

The short flyer can be downloaded here.


Bosch Young Investigators Seminar Series - 21st April 2016

The First Bosch Young Investigator Seminar will be on Thursday 21st September from 10-11 AM in Room N248, Anderson Stuart.

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Date: Friday 21 April, 2016
Time: 10.00am - 11.00am
Venue: Room N248, Anderson Stuart Building

Free morning tea for all attendees!!!

Click here to download the flyer (PDF 438KB).


Feel free to join and share the Facebook event.




Mammalian Cell Culture: A Practical Approach - March and April 2016

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Organized by:
Live Cell Analysis Facility (LCAF)

A course designed for beginners to understanding the principles and practice of growing and maintaining mammalian cells in culture.

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.

Date and Time:
Thursday 31 March, 2016: 9 am – 3 pm
Friday 1 April, 2016: 2 pm – 3 pm
Monday 4 April, 2016: 1.30 pm – 4 pm
Thursday 7 April, 2016: 10 am – 12 pm or Friday 8 April, 2016: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Venue:
Medical Foundation Building (K25)
92-94 Paramatta Road

Regitration:
Contact Dr Angeles Sanchez-Perez () for more details.

The workshop flyer can be downloaded here. (PDF 108KB).

Find out more about Bosch Institute Live Cell Analysis Facility - Go to LCAF page.


Bosch Young Investigators Retreat, Kioloa, 16th - 18th February 2016

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As the bus full of provisions and (at-the-time) strangers departed from the University of Sydney on Tuesday morning I honestly had no idea what to expect or what would arise from the Bosch Young Investigators Retreat. Looking back, it is quite apparent that I gained a lot - definitely more than expected - over the course of just a few days. I learnt how to survive and thrive as a young medical researcher; discovered that 30 science nerds can in fact party hard over two nights and; perhaps as a direct consequence of the aforementioned discovery, I forged friendships that will last throughout my PhD (hopefully throughout my career). Read more...


Bosch Institute Distinguished Seminar Series - 4th December 2015

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Speaker:
Professor Ron Grunstein, Professor of Sleep Medicine, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney
Title: Integrated Sleep Health is Not a Dream
Date:
Friday, 4 December 2015
Time:
1.00 - 2.00 pm
Venue:
New law LT 104, New Law School Building
Registration:
Free, go to this link

No need to print a ticket. Just register and join us on the day !

Prof Ron Grunstein's bio and abstract can be downloaded here.

The short flyer can be downloaded here.


Bosch Institute Special Talk - 13th November 2015

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Speaker:
Associate Professor Guillaume Lessene,
Division Head, ACRF Chemical Biology Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Title: Targeting the BCL-2 family of proteins: Toward therapeutic applications of apoptotic modulation
Date:
Friday, 13 November 2015
Time:
1.00 - 2.00 pm
Venue:
Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27)

Assoc Prof Guillaume Lessene's bio and abstract can be downloaded here.

The short flyer can be downloaded here.


Postgraduate Careers Day Seminar Series for Research Students - 12th November 2015

Bosch Young Investigators

Organized by:
Bosch Young Investigators Committee
Date:
Thursday 12 November, 2015
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Venue:
New Law Rm 101
Regitration:
Free but necessary for catering purposes
Please go to this link for registration.

The BYI Careers day 2015 flyer can be downloaded here. (PDF 266KB).

If you're currently undertaking a Post-graduate Degree or are finishing off your honours year and want to gain insight into careers after post-graduate study, then do read on! We have just the event for you!

Post-graduate Degrees - 'The Afterlife’ aims to showcase career opportunities and degree application.

The day will feature three seminar sessions that will include a variety of invited guest panellists whom are both established and accomplished in fields that necessitate a higher research degree- with representation from industry to academia, and a few in between.

The primary goal will be for our guest panellists to provide practical and tactical tips on how best to navigate the working world with a degree in research. This will be achieved through presentations delivered by the panellists, as well as through open Q and A sessions.

Please note that registration is necessary for catering purposes.
Share this event on Facebook and Twitter

We hope you can make it!
and hurry only limited spaces available!
By: Leyla Fouani


Bosch Institute User Group Meeting - 12th November 2015

You are invited to attend the Bosch Institute User Group Meeting.

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Date: Thursday, 12 November 2015
Time: 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Venue: N248, Anderson Stuart Building
Registration: is free but essential for catering purposes. Please click for registration.

Full program can be downloaded here.

Free refreshments at close of meeting for all attendees!!!

  • Speaker:
    Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Facility: Helen Ball
    Title: Introduction to the Bio2 facility
  • Speaker:
    Animal Behavioural Facility: Sarasa Mohammadi
    Title: Stress-induced a¬ective dysregulation in a-9 nAChR KO mice
  • Speaker:
    Molecular Biology Facility: Jiuzhou (Mike) Zhao
    Title: The roles of Neuregulin 1/ ErbB signalling in human fetal ventricular cardiomyocyte cell
  • Speaker:
    Mass Spectrometry Facility: Shane Eagles
    Title: Variacility in response to medicines: a focus on diet, ethnicity and drug metabolism
  • Speaker:
    Advanced Microscopy Facility: Cathy Payne
    Title: Automated Imaging on the AxioScan
  • Speaker:
    Live Cell Analysis Facility: Mugdha Joglekar
    Title: Immune-suppressive properties of Human islet-derived progenitor cells
  • Speaker:
    Molecular Biology Facility: Kyung Chan (Kevin) Park
    Title: Pleiotropic roles of the metastasis suppressor, NDRG1 in cancer cell migration

Light-Sheet Ultramicroscope II Meeting - 5th November 2015

Light-Sheet Meeting Thursday 5 November 2015

The Ultramicroscope II/light-sheet (LISH) meeting will take place on Thursday November 5th (and Friday Nov 6th for hands-on sessions only) 2015 at the Bosch Institute/School of Medical Sciences, Advanced Microscopy Facility, Anderson Stuart Building F13 at The University of Sydney.

The aim of this meeting is to gather together researchers interested in (i) the use of clearing protocols for confocal and light-sheet (LISH) imaging, (ii) the LaVision BioTec Ultramicroscope II and (iii) as a result, large data handling. Hands-on sessions (up to 2 h) on the Ultramicroscope can be booked for Friday Nov 6th.

Registration for this meeting is FREE but places are limited. To register please RSVP to Louise Cole () directly. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea is kindly provided by the meeting sponsors.

Download the event flyer here (PDF 167 KB).


Bosch Institute Translational Meeting - 29th September 2015

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You are invited to attend the Bosch Institute Translational Meeting - 29th September - 9.00am - noon - New Law School Building Lecture Theatre 104. Come along and hear of the progress achieved with the support of a Bosch Institute Translational Grant-in-Aid.

For full program go to this link and to register for this event go to here.




Statistical Analysis using GraphPad Prism

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GraphPadPrism performs the statistical tests required by most laboratory researchers, in addition to having considerable curve-fitting and graphing capabilities.

This series of workshops focuses on statistical tests while future workshops will cover curve-fitting and regression models. The workshops will be a mix of theory and practical exercises and each will last approximately 2 hours.

Attendees will need a laptop computer with GraphPad Prism installed (free to students and staff using the links below). No prior experience is assumed, however, attendees might wish to familiarise themselves with the organization of the software (data table, results, graph, layout).

Workshop 1: Type of variables and distributions
Thursday, 24th September, 10am, E401 Anderson Stuart Building

Understanding the type of variable and its distribution is fundamental in choosing the correct statistical test. In this workshop, we will examine the different types of variables contained in an experimental data set. We will look at plotting/determining the distribution of continuous variables (normal, lognormal and skewed), outlier analysis and paired data. Other common distributions, binomial and poisson, will be discussed as well as the application of the central limit theorem. The appropriate descriptive statistics for particular types of variable/distributions will be outlined. The aim of the workshop is also for the attendee to become proficient at formatting data tables of different types, performing analyses and creating graphs and layouts.

Workshop 2: Choosing a statistical test
Thursday, 1st October, 10am, E401 Anderson Stuart Building

This workshop covers the underlying concepts involved in the application of statistical tests including hypotheses, significance, Type I/II errors and P-values. It will focus on experimental designs involving a categorical variable with two groups where the outcome is either numeric or categorical. The aim is to understand the steps in deciding upon an appropriate statistical test and develop strategies for when the choice isn’t clear (e.g. unable to test assumptions because of small sample size). Topics covered include: t test, Mann-Whitney test, parametric vs non-parametric, paired data, Fisher’s exact test/ chi-square test / chi-square test for trend, applying the central limit theorem when choosing a statistical test.

Workshop 3: Challenges of multiple comparisons
Thursday, 8th October, 10am, E401 Anderson Stuart Building

Differences between three or more groups are usually tested with an ANOVA test, its nonparametric equivalent or a chi-square test (for categorical variables). These tests give an indication of the overall difference between the groups, however, it is often of interest to identify which groups within the data set are different to one another. This workshop outlines the basis of the ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis tests and looks at the different approaches to multiple comparisons. Topics covered include repeated measures tests, False Discovery Rate, deciding whether to adjust for multiple comparisons, the basis of the different post-tests and suitability for particular experimental designs.

Workshop 4: Significance vs Importance
Thursday, 15st October, 10am, E401 Anderson Stuart Building

Hypothesis –testing is an important part of statistical analysis, however, estimation can provide valuable information about the size of an effect. This workshop will focus on the estimation of population parameters from a sample and the calculation and interpretation of confidence intervals. We will use the approaches outlined in the four workshops to analyse some experiments/studies and their associated data sets.

Links for GraphPad Prism
Students
http://sydney.edu.au/ict/student/apps/downloadable-apps.shtml

Staff
http://staff.ask.sydney.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/832

More information:
Helen Ball

The flyer can be downloaded here.


Bosch Young Investigator Seminar

The second Bosch Young Investigator Seminar will be on Friday 25th September from 12-2 PM in Room N248, Anderson Stuart.

Upon organising this seminar, the committee realised all the speakers were female so we thought it would be a great opportunity to promote the wonderful female talent we have in the institute and to celebrate women in science. We hope you are able to make this special lunch time seminar to hear talks from six female researchers:

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  • Speaker:
    Jane Parkin (Discipline of Pathology)
    Title: Fingers of Destiny: The 2D:4D Ratio and in Relationship to Motor Neuron Disease
  • Speaker:
    Denise Tam (Discipline of Pharmacology)
    Title: The Role of Glycinergic Neurotransmission in Neuropathic Pain.
  • Speaker:
    Behnaz Aghaei (Molecular Biosciences, Charles Perkins Centre)
    Title: Tropoelastin-silk hybrid films as high performance candidates for corneal tissue replacement
  • Speaker:
    Chris Mozar (Discipline of Pharmacology)
    Title: The drugs don’t work – now what?
  • Speaker:
    Vanitha Bhoopalan (Discipline of Physiology)
    Title: Is there a sinister side to the "Hormone of love"?
  • Speaker:
    Miranda Matthews (Discipline of Biomedical Science)
    Title: The building blocks of balance


Date: Friday 25 September, 2015
Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Room N248, Anderson Stuart Building

Free BBQ at close of seminar for all attendees!!!

Click here to download the flyer (PDF 438KB).

The event will be chaired by Sharleen Menezes (Discipline of Pathology) with a special introduction from Renae Ryan (Chair of Sydney Medical School Gender Equity Committee) to highlight equity programs run by the Sydney Medical School.

Feel free to join and share the Facebook event.


AMF User Group Meeting

You are invited to join the first AMF user group meeting! The aim of this meeting is to allow AMF users to talk about their microscopy-related research, to share preparation methods and labelling tips and tricks, and to learn from others.

We are thrilled to have so many great speakers to start this event off. If successful, there will be a few of these meetings organised per year. This meeting is intended for both those new to microscopy as well as experienced microscopists. Do invite your colleagues that you think will be interested in this event!

Speakers:

  • Dr Prachi Mehta, Translational Neuroscience Facility, UNSW - Gene expression profiling of motor neurons below a spinal cord injury using Laser Capture Microdissection system
  • James Kang, Laboratory of Neural Structure & Function, Anatomy & Histology - Investigating TPH neurocircuitry in the medial prefrontal cortex of the rat after nerve injury, using the Olympus MBF/Stereology microscope
  • Dr Alison Hey-Cunningham, Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology - Recent experiences with MetaMorph: Brightfield image analysis for endometriosis projects
  • Jessica Dudley, Cell & Reproductive Biology Laboratory, Anatomy & Histology - Using Immunofluorescence microscopy to identify specific molecular changes to the uterine epithelium during pregnancy
  • Claude Dennis, Neuropathology, Pathology - A quantitative approach to characterising neurogenesis in the human brain
AMF user group meeting

Date: Tuesday 22 September, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM.
Venue: E401, Anderson Stuart Building (F13)

Refreshments will be provided.

Click here to download the flyer (PDF 570 KB).

If you would like to attend, please email or .


Advanced Excel Workshop 2015

Who should attend?
This program is aimed at students, postgraduates, researchers, general staff and academics who are working with large or complex datasets in Excel. It is also useful for anyone wishing to minimise the time required to complete tedious and repetitive tasks using this program.

Practical skills to be covered in this workshop include:

  • Extracting meaningful information from large and/or noisy datasets;
  • Advanced formulae (e.g. calculating the occurrence of events that are simultaneously fulfilling multiple conditions);
  • Data binning (e.g. clustering data into 1 minute time blocks);
  • Macro generation to automate repetitive tasks in Excel;
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Date:
Wednesday 9 September, 2015
Time:
0900-1200 or 1400-1700
Venue:
Camperdown Campus (specific location TBA)
Cost:
Fee structure available on request
Required:
Fundamental grasp on Excel
RSVP:


Tea and Coffee will be provided. Registration is essential (click to download the form).

To register or find out more, please email

To find out more about the Bosch Institute, or to become a registered user of the Animal Behavioural Facility (ABF) please visit the ABF website.

The flyer can be downloaded here


Data Presentation in Your Thesis

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This workshop is designed for students who are about to present their research results in a thesis or manuscript.

The focus is on quantitative data and topics covered include:

  • Choosing a graph or table
  • Elements of a table and their legends/footnotes
  • Selecting a graph type
  • Formatting a graph
  • Figure legends
  • Reporting results in the text of a thesis


The workshop consists of a 40 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute practical exercise. All attendees should bring 4 copies of a figure + legend that they have prepared from their experimental data. The practical exercise aims to give students constructive feedback on their work. Optional – there will also be time to share some tips on graphing, if you wish to bring a laptop computer.

Date and Time:
Tuesday 18 August 2015, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM How to register
Thursday 20 August 2015, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM How to register
Tuesday 25 August 2015, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM How to register
Tuesday 1 September 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM How to register
Thursday 3 September, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM How to register
Venue:
Room E401, Anderson Stuart Building (F13)
Cost:
The workshop is free. There is a maximum of 12 participants, however, the workshop will be repeated of there is sufficient demand.
More information:
Helen Ball

The flyer can be downloaded here.


Improvements in immunofluorescence labelling, imaging and analysis methods

Nuance Multi-Spectral Imaging System

Are you struggling with background labelling or autofluorescence of your samples, cross-reactvity with your immunolabelling methods, low fluorescence labelling of your samples, live cell imaging and/or simply understanding fluorescence microscopy? Interested in using the Nuance multispectral imaging system at the Bosch Institute, Advanced Microscopy Facility? Come to this workshop to find out more!

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Room E401, Anderson Stuart Building (F13)

Morning tea will be provided.

To view the full program, please click to download the flyer (PDF 409 KB).


A Practical Introduction to Working with Laboratory Mice

Who should attend?
This introductory workshop is most suited to new and inexperienced researchers and aims to promote ethical, confident and competent interactions with laboratory animals. This program offers a unique opportunity for students and researchers to gain hands-on experience with the most commonly used laboratory animal procedures and techniques with support by professional staff and equipment.

Practical skills to be covered in this workshop include:

  • Observation (health checks, gender determination & recognising signs of illness, pain & distress);
  • Basic handling (including different methods of restraint);
  • Principles of Euthanasia;
  • Post-mortem dissection & examination.
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Date:
Friday 14 August, 2015
Wednesday 19 August, 2015
Wednesday 2 September, 2015
Time:
9.00am - 12.30pm
Venue:
Camperdown Campus (specific location TBA)
Cost:
Fee structure available on request
RSVP:


Registration is essential (click to download the form).

To register or find out more, please email

To find out more about the Bosch Institute, or to become a registered user of the Animal Behavioural Facility (ABF) please visit the ABF website.

The flyer can be downloaded here


Bosch Young Investigators Trivia Night

Bosch Young Investigators Trivia Night

Organized by:
Bosch Young Investigators Committee
Date:
Friday 28 August, 2015
Time:
From 6:00 PM
Venue:
Bishop Lab, Anderson Stuart Building, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
Ticket:
$12 now
$15 at the door
Please contact your nearest Bosch committee member for tickets.

Food and snacks provided
BYO

The BYI Trivia Night 2015 flyer can be downloaded here. (PDF 137KB).


Bosch Institute Slide Clinic

  • Not sure how to improve your slides for presentation?
  • Bring one along and share it with the group.
  • With the points raised at the Presentation Skills talk we will all offer positive constructive feedback on how to improve your slide within minutes.
  • Improve your chances at winning the 3 minute thesis challenge at the Bosch Institute Annual Scientific Meeting.
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Organized by:
A/Prof Stuart Fraser
Date:
Friday 3 July, 2015
Time:
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Venue:
Room N248, Anderson Stuart Building, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
RSVP:
Book a ticket on Eventbrite

Bring along a slide and join us for an informative session.

The flyer can be downloaded here.


Bosch Institute Annual Scientific and Young Investigator's Meeting, 16-17 July 2015

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Theme: Canceromics: From Molecular and Cellular Biology to Breakthrough Therapeutics
Date: Thursday, 16th and Friday, 17th July 2015
Time: 8.45am - 5.00pm (Registration 8.00am)
Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 101, New Law School Building, The University of Sydney


The last two decades has witnessed breakthrough advances in understanding the molecular mechanisms that drive cancer cell biology . The knowledge gained has had a major translational impact in terms of the development of novel therapeutic strategies. This exciting meeting will present cutting-edge research that broadly dissects molecular and cellular biology of cancer and the development of innovative therapeutics that are entering clinical trials.

The conference is open to basic scientists and physicians to enable effective cross cutting of interdisciplinary ideas and to stimulate collaboration.

The meeting will provide an outstanding opportunity and exciting environment for junior investigators and trainees to develop their knowledge on cancer and the development of new pharmacopoeia. In fact, all sessions will feature special presentations from young investigators to ensure effective integration.

Outstanding scientists and clinician-scientists from Australia and overseas have been invited to give state-of-the-art Plenary and Keynote Lectures. Oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts will present exciting new data.

You are invited to come and listen to the experts and participate in discussions with them.

Registration:
Registration is FREE but ESSENTIAL for catering purposes.
Click here to register.

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Bosch Institute User Group Meeting, 18 June 2015

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

Speakers:

  • Sadaf Kalam (Anatomy & Histology)
  • Aviva Levina (Chemistry)
  • Nicholas Skladnev (Physiology)
  • Rachel Shparberg (Physiology)
  • Felix Marsh-Wakefield (Infectious Diseases & Immunology)
  • Denise Tam (Pharmacology)


Date: Thursday 18 June 2015
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Lecture Theatre N248, Anderson Stuart Building (F13)

Click here to RSVP

Please click for the full program (PDF 129KB).

Special Announcement: At approx. 3:35 PM the winners of the Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility Micrograph Of The Year (MOTY) 2015 competition will be announced.

Refreshments will be served from 3:45 PM. Please RSVP for catering purposes.


Bosch Young Investigators Seminar Series 2015

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Speaker:
Dong-­Hun Bae (Pathology)
Title: Iron is a novel regulator of mammalian polyamine metabolism: Role of ornithine decarboxylase antizyme axis

Speaker:
Jennifer Lai (Pharmacology)
Title: Understand the molecular basis for self-­assembly of the hydrophobin protein RodA

Speaker:
Taylor Syme (Molecular Bioscience)
Title: Strawberry notch homologue 2 is a novel nuclear IL-­6 response gene in glial cells

Speaker:
Felix Marsh-­Wakefield (Infectious Diseases & Immunology)
Title: IL-­4-stimulated mast cells activate immunoregulatory B cells in a manner involving microparticles

Date: Friday 22 May, 2015
Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Room N221 (Bishop Lab), Anderson Stuart Building

Drinks and Nibbles will be provided!!!

Please click to read more (PDF 7.11MB).


A Practical Introduction to Working with Laboratory Mice

Who should attend?
This introductory workshop is most suited to new and inexperienced researchers and aims to promote ethical, confident and competent interactions with laboratory animals. This program offers a unique opportunity for students and researchers to gain hands-on experience with the most commonly used laboratory animal procedures and techniques with support by professional staff and equipment.

Practical skills to be covered in this workshop include:

  • Observation (health checks, gender determination & recognising signs of illness, pain & distress);
  • Basic handling (including different methods of restraint);
  • Principles of Euthanasia;
  • Post-mortem dissection & examination.
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Date:
Friday 29 May, 2015
Tuesday 2 June, 2015
Wednesday 10 June, 2015
Time:
9.00am - 12.00pm
Venue:
Camperdown Campus (specific location TBA)
Cost:
Fee structure available on request
Required:
Fundamental grasp on Excel
RSVP:


Tea and Coffee will be provided. Registration is essential (click to download the form).

To register or find out more, please email

To find out more about the Bosch Institute, or to become a registered user of the Animal Behavioural Facility (ABF) please visit the ABF website.

The flyer can be downloaded here


Advanced Excel Workshop 2015

Who should attend?
This program is aimed at students, postgraduates, researchers, general staff and academics who are working with large or complex datasets in Excel. It is also useful for anyone wishing to minimise the time required to complete tedious and repetitive tasks using this program.

Practical skills to be covered in this workshop include:

  • Extracting meaningful information from large and/or noisy datasets;
  • Advanced formulae (e.g. calculating the occurrence of events that are simultaneously fulfilling multiple conditions);
  • Data binning (e.g. clustering data into 1 minute time blocks);
  • Macro generation to automate repetitive tasks in Excel;
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Date:
Wednesday 27 May, 2015
Time:
2.00-5.00pm
Venue:
Camperdown Campus (specific location TBA)
Cost:
Fee structure available on request
Required:
Fundamental grasp on Excel
RSVP:


Tea and Coffee will be provided. Registration is essential (click to download the form).

To register or find out more, please email

To find out more about the Bosch Institute, or to become a registered user of the Animal Behavioural Facility (ABF) please visit the ABF website.

The flyer can be downloaded here


Harbour Cruise to Welcome New Young Investigators

The Bosch Young Investigators got their game on at the annual cruise. Clad in crazy costumes, we made our way to King Street Wharf averting perplexed looks from passers-by as we walked through the bustling city streets on this balmy Friday night.

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There were many creative interpretations of the "Games" theme. Some sought childhood memories for inspiration, dressing up as Pokemon characters or personifying their favourite games from Twister to Snakes and Ladders. Lara Croft took a break from raiding tombs, Vincent Valentine came out of hiding, Chun-Li stepped out of her street fights, Katnis left District 12, and Daenerys took her pet dragon out for a night of unlimited drinks, pizza and partying.

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As we cruised around the harbour, we played beer pong, danced and rapped like The Game but that wasn't it. The annual Bosch cruise was a truly fun way to make new friends; it was a night where Pacmans befriended ghosts and Tetris pieces assembled perfectly together. Join us next year... are you game?

Ms Daisy Shu

PhD Candidate


Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series, 7 May 2015

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Speaker:
Professor Michael O'Rourke
Title:
Of Hearts and Minds in Mice and Men?
Date:
Thursday 7 May, 2015
Time:
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:
Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building (A35), University of Sydney

PDF flyer and abstract can be downloaded here.


LC-QQQ-MS Workshop, 26 & 27 March 2015

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Date:
Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 March, 2015
Venue:
Room 143, Level 1, Medical Foundation Bldg (K25), University of Sydney
92-94 Parramatta Rd.

Please click to read more.

The flyer can be downloaded here.



Special Joint Seminar - Prof. Hans-Ulrich Dodt, 20 March 2015

You are all invited to attend a Special Joint Seminar that is organised as part of the Friday Anderson Stuart Seminar series in 2015 together with the Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility (AMF), here in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Please join us for a special seminar given by Prof. Hans-Ulrich Dodt from the Centre for Brain Research at the Medical University of Vienna and Vienna University of Technology. Prof. Dodt will be talking about his research (see abstract) and imaging using the Ultramicroscope (recently installed in the Bosch AMF, Rm S448 Anderson Stuart Building F13). Prof. Dodt is in Australia as an invited speaker at the National Imaging Workshop at the Hunter Meeting in March 2015. His visit to Sydney is sponsored by LaVision BioTec/LasTek Australia and the Bosch Institute.

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Speaker:
Professor Hans-Ulrich Dodt
Title:
Imaging of cleared biological samples with the Ultramicroscope
Date:
Friday 20 March, 2015
Time:
3.00pm
Venue:
N248, Anderson Stuart Building (F13), University of Sydney

The flyer can be downloaded here (PDF 133KB).





SMS/Bosch New Researchers Program, 2015

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A record attendance for the 2015 SMS/Bosch New Researchers Program this year with 80 students (mostly Honours students) enjoying the two day program (10th & 11th March). Students reported that the program was very helpful and informative. Topics covered this year included - Writing a Thesis, Giving a Seminar, Occupational Health and Safety, Intellectual Property, Ethics, Digital Imaging/Powerpoint, Endnote, Experimental Design and Bosch Facilities Overview.

Please click to see the program (PDF 66.2KB).

Follow the link to see the larger group photo.


Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series, 30 October 2014

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Speaker:
Professor Jenny Gunton
Title:
Vitamin D and muscle
Date:
Thursday 30 October, 2014
Time:
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:
Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Building, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Please click to read more (PDF 164KB).




Bosch User Group Meeting, 23 October 2014

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Users from the full range of Bosch multi-user facilities will be be giving short presentations outlining their recent research.

Date:
Thursday, 23 October, 2014
Time:
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue:
Room N248, Level 2, Anderson Stuart Bldg (F13), University of Sydney

Please click to read more (PDF 216KB).


Bosch Special Lecture, 21 October 2014

Mark Birch-Machin

Speaker:
Professor Mark Birch-Machin
Title:
Here comes the sun-stressed out mitochondria and implications for ageing and skin cancer
Date:
Tuesday, 21 October, 2014
Time:
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue:
Room N248, Level 2, Anderson Stuart Bldg (F13), University of Sydney

Please click to read more (PDF 165KB).


Bosch Institute Advanced Excel Workshop, 8 October 2014

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Date:
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Time:
2 - 5 pm
Venue:
Retzius Room N201, Level 2, Anderson Stuart Bldg (F13), University of Sydney
Cost:
Free - ABF Members
$50 - all other Univ. of Sydney staff & students
$85 - Externals



For more information click here.


Who will win the "Throne of Games" Night?

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The BYI Committee will be holding our inaugural Games Night on Tuesday, 1st July 2014.

Date: Tuesday, 1st July
Time: 6pm start
Location: Anderson Stuart Common Room
Cost: $10/person (includes pizza, snacks, beverages)

Bring your favourie old school board games, card games, bonding games to share with everyone there!



Bosch Institute User Group Meeting, 29 May 2014

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Users from the full range of Bosch multi-user facilities will be be giving short presentations outlining their recent research.

This meeting is held from 2pm to 5pm, Room N248, Anderson Stuart Building (F13).

Please click here to read more (PDF 77KB).






Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series, 22 May 2014

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Speaker:
Professor Emeritus Brian Morris
Title:
Renin, Genes and Finding the Cause of Hypertension
Date:
Thursday 22 May, 2014
Time:
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:
Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Building, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Please click to read more (PDF 30KB).


Bosch Young Investigators Seminar Series I

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Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Where: Room N248, Anderson Stuart Building, University of Sydney

Speakers include:

  • Nicholas Hunt (Central Clinical School)
  • Jennifer Menzies (Anatomy and Histology)
  • Sarasa Mohammadi (Pharmacology)
  • Amy Cohen (Pathology)

Bosch Young Investigators Retreat, Kioloa 2014

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The 8th Annual Bosch Institute Young Investigator’s Retreat was held at the Kioloa ANU Coastal Campus, from the 18th-20th of February 2014.

We began our journey piling onto the bus, PhD candidates, post-doctoral researchers and academics alike. With a karaoke machine in tow and adventure in our hearts we set off to Kioloa.

Kioloa quite simply was postcard perfect. Picture this, the green rolling hills of southern New South Whales, majestic trees and cuddly fauna, blue skies and a clear sea, starry nights by the fire and let us never forget the karaoke, dance offs and what I believe was trivia? With a few of your favourite academics. This was the Bosch Young Investigator’s Retreat 2014.

Report by - Leyla Fouani (1st year PhD)
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Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series, October 2013

Professor Mark Febbraio

Speaker:
Professor Mark Febbraio
Title:
Heat Shock Protein 72: a Panacea for Disease Prevention?
Date:
Thursday 31 October, 2013
Time:
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:
Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building Manning Road, University of Sydney

Please click to read more (PDF 30KB).


2013 ASM: Visual Neuroscience: Modern Challenges and Australian Pioneers

Call for Abstracts - submission date closed 2ND JUNE 2013
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Theme: Visual Neuroscience: Modern Challenges and Australian Pioneers
Date:
Bosch ASM Meeting Thursday 27th - Friday 28th June 2013
Time:
8.45am - 5.00pm (Registration 8.00am)
Venue:
New Law School Lecture Theatre 101, The University of Sydney

This meeting will present cutting edge work in major themes pioneered by Peter Orlebar Bishop (1917 -2012), Professor of Physiology at the University of Sydney (1955-1967), and at the Australian National University (1967 – 1983).

The scientific sessions will be in five themes, all pioneered by Bishop and his colleagues:

  • Thalamic processing of retinal input
  • Parallel processing of visual information
  • Physiological optics
  • Cortical processing of visual information
  • Neural basis of Stereopsis

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Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series, May 2013

Professor William Stanley

Speaker:
Professor William Stanley
Title:
Fueling the Failing Heart: Mitochondrial Function in Heart Disease
Date:
Thursday 9 May, 2013
Time:
12.30pm - 1.30pm
Venue:
Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building Manning Road, University of Sydney

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Harbour Cruise to Welcome New Young Investigators

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The Bosch Young Investigator Cruise saw Heroes and Villains descend upon King St Wharf to board the boat that would take them out on the harbour to battle out who would take the prize of best hero or villain.

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Bosch Young Investigator Retreat, Kioloa 2013

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The 7th Annual Bosch Institute Young Investigator’s Retreat was held at the Kioloa ANU Coastal Campus, from the 19th-21st of February 2013. The retreat brought together 31 young researchers from laboratories of the Bosch Institute for 3 days. The 5 academics facilitated discussions and workshops on topics varying from effective presentation skills, academic writing, career-mentoring and fellowship applications. The retreat was the perfect environment to get to know a wide variety of graduate students and post docs from the laboratories of the Bosch Institute. The social schedule underpinned the formal workshops and provided opportunities for the academics to answer more directed career-related questions. The retreats great success is a credit to the hard work and diligence of the Bosch Young Investigator Committee under the leadership of A/Prof. Frank Lovicu. I learnt a great deal from the young investigators and the academics and I would like to take this opportunity thank all the participants.

Report by - Emma Collinson (Research Fellow)

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