Current Events

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

Distinguished Seminar Series

Professor Stephen J. Simpson

Speaker:
Professor Stephen J. Simpson
Title:
The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity
Date:
Tuesday 25 September, 2012
Time:
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:
Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building
Manning Road, University of Sydney


Summary: Nutrition touches all aspects of biology – indeed the fundamental, interlinked triumvirate in biology is sex, death and nutrition. But nutrition is complex. Animals require numerous nutrients in particular amounts and ratios to maximise fitness. Please click to read more (PDF 25KB).


Annual Scientific Meeting 2012

Theme: Methuselah or the Six Million Dollar Man? Ageing, Regeneration and Repair of Tissues and Organs
Date:
Bosch ASM Meeting Thursday 26th July 2012
Time:
8.45am - 5.00pm (Registration 8.00am)
Venue:
Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre and Foyer, The University of Sydney
Speakers include:
Professor Chris Little
Professor Cris dos Remedios
Professor Jonathan Stone
Professor Rosanne Taylor
A/Professor Josephine Forbes
A/Professor Tracy Bryan
Dr Charmaine Simeonovic
Dr Phillip Boughton
Program:
The ASM 2012 Program will be availble for download here shortly.
Registration:
REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ESSENTIAL FOR CATERING PURPOSES
To register simply go to -

http://surveys.med.usyd.edu.au/limesurvey/index.php?sid=27655〈=en


Distinguished Seminar Series

Professor MacDonald J Christie

Speaker:
Professor MacDonald J Christie
Title:
Chronic Pain is a Disease in its Own Right Demanding New Treatments
Date:
Tuesday 12 June, 2012
Time:
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:
Lecture Theatre 101, New Law School Building
University of Sydney


Summary: Pain normally signals that something is wrong or causing damage. For many individuals pain develops over time into a disease in its own right that causes serious ongoing suffering but serves no biological purpose. Please click to read more (PDF 28KB).


Harbour Cruise to Welcome New Young Investigators

BYI Cruise 2012

Every year a Harbour Cruise is organised by the Bosch Young Investigators. This serves to welcome new members, is an opportunity for people from different disciplines to socialise, and is always a fun night!

The Bosch cruise 2012 was a huge success with more than 130 students attending dressed as their favourite movie character. The night was full of eye catching costumes and lively conversations. Cruising around Sydney harbour provided pleasurable scenic views to soak up the night with. It was an amazing cruise which allowed students to shed the stresses of life and dance the night away. Read more...


Bosch Young Investigator Retreat, Kioloa 2012

Image of the retreat

Tuesday the 21st of February saw 26 members of the Bosch Institute- comprising of Masters, PhD students and Postdocs together with a handful of Academics, depart the University to embark upon the 3 day Bosch Young Investigators Retreat at the Kioloa Coastal Campus. The meeting was an enormous success - please see the participants feedback and student and academic report by clicking the link below. Read more...


Vitamin D Seminar

Sponsor

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Michael Holick, University of Boston
Prof Rebecca Mason, University of Sydney
Dr Kellie Bilinski, Westmead Breast Cancer Institute
Title:
Vitamin D: Biology Beyond Bones
Date:
Wednesday 9 November, 2011
Time:
2.30pm - 6.00pm
Venue:
Footbridge Theatre, University of Sydney
Registration:
Free, although bookings will be essential. Please email to .

The Bosch Institute for Biomedical Research and the Nutrition Society of Australia invites you to a very important seminar on vitamin D and its role in health from both an international and local perspective.

Sponsor

Program:
2.30 – 3.00 pm refreshments
3.00 – 4.00 pm Guest speakers
4.00 – 4.30 pm refreshments
4.30 – 5.30 pm Dr Michael Holick
5.30 – 6.00 pm discussion

Download the Program (PDF 382KB)

Portrait of Michael F. Holick

Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D. is Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics; Director of the General Clinical Research Unit; and Director of the Bone Health Care Clinic and the Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Holick has made numerous contributions to the field of the biochemistry, physiology, metabolism, and photobiology of vitamin D for human nutrition. As a graduate student he was the first to identify the major circulating form of vitamin D in human blood as 25-hydroxyvitamin D3. He then isolated and identified the active form of vitamin D as 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Dr. Holick has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and written more than 200 review articles. He has acted as editor and/or co-editor on 12 books, and has written The UV Advantage in 2004 and The Vitamin D Solution in 2010.

Portrait of Rebecca Mason

Rebecca Mason is Professor and Head of Physiology, Deputy Director of the Bosch Institute at the University of Sydney, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, a Board member of Osteoporosis Australia and President of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. She is a member of the Technical Committee of the Commission Internationale de L’Eclairage on Sunlight, Health and Vitamin D and of the Cancer Councils of Australia Working Party on Sun
and Health.


Portrait of Kellie Bilinski

Kellie Bilinski is Senior Clinical Dietitian and Coordinator of Westmead Breast Cancer Institute’s (BCI) research program. She is completing her PhD in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. As research leader for Westmead Breast Cancer Institute’s Vitamin D Research Stream her research interests focus around the role of vitamin D, lifestyle and metabolic factors in breast cancer prevention and prognosis. Kellie has over 17 years experience as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian.




Distinguished Seminar Series

Portrait of Rob Baxter

Speaker:
Professor Robert Baxter
Title:
The Yin and Yang of IGF and IGF-Binding Protein Signalling
Date:
Friday 21 October, 2011
Time:
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue:
Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building
Manning Road, University of Sydney


Summary: Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-II have essential roles in cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and migration by activating members of the IGF- and insulin-receptor tyrosine kinase family. Their activity is modulated by a family of six high-affinity IGF binding proteins (IGFBPs) that transport the IGFs in the circulation, regulate their access to cell surface receptors, and interact with other cell surface and nuclear signalling systems. These interactions are important in many processes including cancer, vascular/endothelial cell function and adipogenesis, and can be either stimulatory or inhibitory to cell function. This presentation will discuss research aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of these diverse and sometimes opposing effects.


Annual Scientific Meeting 2011

Date:
Bosch ASM Meeting Tuesday 7th June 2011
Time:
9.30am - 5.00pm (Registration 9.00am)
Venue:
Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre and Foyer, The University of Sydney
Speakers include:
Professor David Allen
Professor Nick King
Professor Nick Hunt
Professor Roland Stocker
Professor Wolfgang Weninger
Dr Nicholas Cole
Dr Rachel Codd
Dr Paul Witting
Dr Mathew Naylor
Dr Louise Cole
Dr Donna Lai
Dr Guy Lyons
Dr Ghassan Maghzal
Dr Magda Lam
Dr Danqing Min
Ms Marietta Salim
Mr Thomas Burton
Program:
Download the ASM 2011 Program (PDF 484KB)
Registration:
REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ESSENTIAL FOR CATERING PURPOSES
To register simply go to -


Special Lunchtime Talk

Professor RW Guillery FRS

Speaker:
Professor RW Guillery FRS
University of Oxford
Title:
My Life in the Central Visual Pathways
Date:
Wednesday 9 March, 2011
Time:
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue:
Rm N248, Anderson-Stuart Building, University of Sydney

Ray Guillery is one of the most distinguished contemporary functional neuroanatomists. His work can best be described as pioneering and conclusive. He is best known for his insightful, detailed analysis of the microanatomy of the mammalian visual system, spanning from the optic nerve to the dorsal thalamus. Ray has been a truly inspirational mentor to several generations of anatomists and his work has changed the way people “see” or view the organisation of the mammalian brain, in particular its visual system. Ray started his academic career at University College London. He then had several productive interludes in the USA, including the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago, before moving back to the UK as the Dr Lee’s Professor of Anatomy at the University of Oxford. He continues his experimental work and is forever thinking about how the brain is organised anatomically and functionally. In this lecture, Ray will reflect on his work on the visual pathways, from the retina to dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus.


Annual Scientific Meeting 2010

The Bosch Institute conducts an Annual Scientific Meeting each year. This is a full day program and registration is required.

The ASM usually has a specific "focus" but the program ensures contribution from all research themes as well as the Bosch Young Investigators. For more information contact Charean Adams.

Cancer Institute Logo

2010 ASM: Cancer - The Way Forward

Date:
Bosch ASM Meeting Monday 29th November 2010
Time:
9.30am - 5.30pm (Registration 9.00am)
Venue:
Eastern Avenue Auditorium, The University of Sydney
Program:
Download the ASM 2010 Program (PDF 484KB)
Sponsor(s):
Cancer Institute NSW
Registration:
REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL (no charge) - please send an email to with the following:

"I would like to register to attend the Bosch Institute ASM - 29th November 2010. My name, as I would like it featured on the registration name tag is..............."


Diana Temple Memorial Lecture – Friday 15 October 2010

We are pleased to announce that The Diana Temple Memorial Lecture 2010 will be delivered by Professor Susan Pond AM, currently a Director of Commercialisation Australia, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a Professor in the Dow Sustainability Program at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, on the topic of "Two worlds of personalized medicine"

DATE: 
Friday 15 October, 2010

TIME: 
1.00pm - 2.00pm

VENUE: 
New Law School Lecture Theatre 101, University of Sydney.

ENQUIRIES: Prof Graham Johnston, Pharmacology, PHONE 9351 6117; EMAIL


The Diana Temple Memorial Lecture series was established in 2007, in memory of the late Diana Temple AM. Diana Temple was a respiratory pharmacologist and Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, as well as one of the founders of the Women in Science Enquiry Network, or WISENET. She was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia in 1999, for service to medical and scientific research, particularly in the field of respiratory pharmacology, as an advocate for the role of women in science and in promoting an understanding of science by the general public. The Diana Temple Memorial Lectures are organised to reflect Diana's interests, which included pharmacology, public engagement with science and policy, the advancement of the role of women in science, and the environment.

For more information on Diana Temple (1925-2006) see:

The Diana Temple Memorial Lecture for 2010 is supported by the
Bosch Institute, University of Sydney, the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) and the Women in Science Enquiry Network (WISENET).

http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/pharmacology/about/history/temple.php
http://wisenet-australia.org/issue73/contnt73.htm

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Bosch Young Investigators Symposium - Tuesday 30 November 2010

The Bosch Young Investigators Symposium (YIS) is an Annual Event held to showcase the brilliant biomedical research work of the Bosch Institute's Postgraduate and Postdoctoral community.

The 2010 YIS will be held on Tuesday 30th November, in the Eastern Avenue Conference Centre.

This exciting day will feature oral, and poster presentations by Bosch Young Investigators, and culminate in an informal dinner, with both students and academics dancing the night away!

We hope to see you all there,

Bosch Institute YIS Organising Committee


Bosch Young Investigators Symposium - Friday 11 December 2009

The Bosch Young Investigators Symposium (YIS) is an Annual Event held to showcase the brilliant biomedical research work of the Bosch Institute's Postgraduate and Postdoctoral community.

The 2009 YIS will be held on Friday 11th December, in the Eastern Avenue Conference Centre.

This exciting day will feature oral, and poster presentations by Bosch Young Investigators, and culminate in an informal dinner, with both students and academics dancing the night away!

We hope to see you all there,

Bosch Institute YIS Organising Committee


Bosch Distinguished Seminar - Friday 23 October 2009

Speaker
Professor David Cook
Title
“Infections, cancer and ion transport by epithelia”
Date
Friday 23 October
Time
1pm to 2pm
Venue
Medical Foundation Building Auditorium, k25
92-94 Parramatta Road
CAMPERDOWN NSW
Brief Biography on Presenter
Professor David Cook joined the Discipline of Physiology as a Lecturer in 1985, becoming Associate Professor in 1991. His research has focused on the role of ion channels and other transporters in cellular function. He was awarded an MD in 1995, and in 1996 the significance of this work was recognized by the award of the Gottschalk Medal of the Australian Academy of Science.

In 1997 he was appointed as The University of Sydney Medical Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine and became a full Professor. In 2004 he was elected to the Australian Academy of Science.

Also, in addition to his work within the Discipline of Physiology, he serves on the Central Sydney Area Health Service Human Ethics Committee and chairs the Clinical Trials Sub-Committee at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is Chair of the University of Sydney Human Ethics Committee. He serves as Associate Dean Finance for the Sydney Medical School and is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.


Diana Temple Memorial Lecture - Thursday 22 October 2009

We are pleased to announce that The Diana Temple Memorial Lecture 2009 will be delivered by Professor Mary O'Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Scientific Engineer, on the topic of "The advancement of the role of women in science". The lecture also forms part of Wisenet's 25th anniversary celebrations in 2009.

DATE:
Thursday 22 October, 2009
TIME:
2.00pm - 3.00pm
VENUE:
Jubilee Room (former Parliamentary Library), Parliament of NSW,
Macquarie Street, Sydney.
RSVP:
Please call (02) 9845 1234 or e-mail vanitad@chw.edu.au
Seats within the venue are limited, so it is highly advised to RSVP.

The Diana Temple Memorial Lecture series was established in 2007, in memory of the late Diana Temple AM. Diana Temple was a respiratory pharmacologist and Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, as well as one of the founders of the Women in Science Enquiry Network, or WISENET. She was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia in 1999, for service to medical and scientific research, particularly in the field of respiratory pharmacology, as an advocate for the role of women in science and in promoting an understanding of science by the general public. The Diana Temple Memorial Lectures are organised to reflect Diana's interests, which included pharmacology, public engagement with science and policy, the advancement of the role of women in science, and the environment.

The Diana Temple Memorial Lecture for 2009 is supported by the
Bosch Institute, University of Sydney, the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS), the Women in Science Enquiry Network (WISENET), and Jessie Street National Women's Library.

View video of the lecture
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