Current Events

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

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)
Please click here to read more.


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

Please click to read more (PDF 30KB).


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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