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Bosch Institute User Group Meeting - 26 May 2016

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You are invited to attend the Bosch Institute User Group Meeting on Thursday 26th May from 14.00-15.30 in Room N248, Anderson Stuart Building. 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. Read more...


Bosch Institute Distinguished Seminar Series, 5 May 2016

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You are invited to attend the Bosch Institute Distinguished Seminar Series, "Beta cell function within the islets of Langerhans" by Prof Peter Thorn, Chair in Cardiovascular Physiology, Physiology: School Medical Sciences, University of Sydney, on 5th May (1.00-2.00 pm) at Norman Gregg LT, Edward Ford Building (A27). Read more...

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Bosch Young Investigators Seminar Series, 21 April 2016

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You are invited to attend the First Bosch Young Investigator Seminar will be on Thursday 21st April from 10-11 AM in Room N248, Anderson Stuart. Read more...


Advanced Microscopy Facility Summer/Autumn Microscope Training Workshops

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If you are interested in learning how to use light and fluorescence microscopes, the Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility (AMF) can offer expert training and support on a range of light and fluorescence microscopes and other specialized imaging methods, including image analysis and processing methods. Workshops will take place at the AMF in March and April, 2016. Read more...


Bosch Institute Young Investigator’s Retreat 2016

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The 10th Annual Bosch Institute Young Investigator’s Retreat was held at the Kioloa ANU Coastal Campus, from the 16th-18th of February 2016.
The casual atmosphere of the retreat provided a great opportunity for easy interaction with approachable academics to allow discussions on any aspect of science or career development. The retreat was also an excellent opportunity for the postgraduate students (especially those new to campus) to meet and network with their peers, gain a lot of advice of the PhD experience and life after, as well as prepare gain necessary tools for effectively communicating their research. Read More and View Images...


Mammalian Cell Culture: A Practical Approach Workshop, March and April 2016

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The Bosch Institute invites you to attend the Mammalian Cell Culture: A Practical Approach Workshop on March and April, 2016. 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. Read more...


LC-QQQ-MS Workshop 2016 (Two days)

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The Bosch Institute invites you to attend the LC-QQQ-MS workshop on 21 and 22 March, 2016. This course is designed for those are either beginners or intermediates who want to enhance their skills in the use and operation of the Agilent 6460 series Triple Quadrupole LC/MS. The course utilizes a lecture and lab format (at BMSF). Topics include general introduction for mass spectrometry, in focus of Triple quadrupole MS and its ionisation. It also covers HPLC columns and maintenance, data acquisition, worklists, MassHunter Qualitative software and hardware maintenance. Read more...


'Life wasn't meant to be easy' Old age, Dementia and Acquired Resilience

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The Institute’s Director spoke on Radio National’s Ockham’s Razor program, on January 31 - The talk, introduced by the ABC’s Robyn Williams, is called 'Life wasn't meant to be easy' Old age, dementia and acquired resilience. Introduction - Jonathan Stone notes that life is stressful - all the way from the womb to the grave. And the way we have evolved to survive stress has been to harness it, and to use stress to trigger mechanisms which protect us. Here, Stone gives examples from how we survive the stress of pathogens - organisms that infect our tissues; and from the challenges of predation and combat. And he proposes a third evolved reaction to stress, which he calls acquired resilience - Robyn Williams.
The audio file can be downloaded from here, and the text from here.


Bosch Young Investigator Retreat, Kioloa 2016

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It’s that time of year again - the annual Bosch Young Investigators Retreat in just around the corner!! The retreat will take place from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th February 2016 at Kioloa Costal Campus, just north of Bateman’s Bay. The retreat is great for all postgraduate students and postdoctoral trainees who want to network with their peers, gain advice on career development/pathways, learn how to effectively present both oral and poster presentations and write effectively Read more...


February Workshops - "Introduction to R" and "The Power of n"

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The Bosch Institute invites you to attend the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Bio2) Facility - February workshops: "Introduction to R" on 9 or 11 February, 2016 and "The Power of n" on 16 February, 2016. Read more...


Bosch Institute Distinguished Seminar Series - 4th December 2015

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You are invited to attend the Bosch Institute Distinguished Seminar Series, "Integrated Sleep Health is Not a Dream" by Prof Ron Grunstein, Professor of Sleep Medicine, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, on 4th December (1.00-2.00 pm) at New law LT 104, New Law School Building. Read more...


Tall Poppy ……….

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Congratulations to Dr Daniel Johnstone, Postdoctoral Fellow, Retinal and Cerebral Neurobiology Laboratory, Bosch Institute, Discipline of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences - who last night received a prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Award at a ceremony held at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science in Sydney. Read more...


Bosch Institute Special Talk - 13th November 2015

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You are invited to attend the Bosch Institute Special Talk, "Targeting the BCL-2 family of proteins: Toward therapeutic applications of apoptotic modulation" by Assoc Prof Guillaume Lessene, Division Head, ACRF Chemical Biology Division, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, on 13th November (1.00-2.00 pm) at Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre 351, Edward Building. Read more...


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

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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. Read more...


Bosch Institute User Group Meeting - 12th November 2015

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You are invited to attend the Bosch Institute User Group Meeting - 12th November - 2.00-4.00 pm - N248, Anderson Stuart Building. For the program go to this link and to register for this event go to here.


Light-Sheet Ultramicroscope II Meeting - 5th November 2015

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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. Read more...


Inaugural HL and PO Bishop Fellowship in Neuroscience Awarded

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The Bosch Institute is pleased to announce the award of the the inaugural HL and PO Bishop Fellowship in Neuroscience. Made possible by a benefaction from Professor P.O. Bishop FAA FRS, Professor of Physiology (1955-67), the Fellowship is for work in neuroscience, with a preference for a member of the Bosch Institute. Read more...


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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The Bio2 facility offers Biostatistics and Bioinformatics training and advice for members of the facility. Our program in September/October is a series of four workshops designed take attendees through the steps of choosing tests and performing analysis using the software package GraphPad Prism. Read more...


Bosch Young Investigators Seminar Series 2015

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The second Bosch Young Investigator Seminar will be on Friday 25th September from 12-2 PM in Room N248, Anderson Stuart. There will be a free BBQ for all attendees following the talks. Read more...


Bosch Institute AMF User Group Meeting, 22 September 2015

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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! Read more...


Bosch Institute Advanced Excel Workshop, 9 September 2015

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The Bosch Institute invites you to attend the Advanced Excel workshop on 9 September, 2015. 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. Read more...


Bosch Institute - Rebecca Cooper Prize & Medal for Best Postdoctoral Publication Announced

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At the Annual Bosch Scientific and Young Investigator’s conference held recently on the 16th-17th July, Dr. Michael Lovelace received the 2014 Rebecca Cooper Prize and Medal for best postdoctoral publication, for his manuscript entitled “P2X7 receptors mediate innate phagocytosis by human neural precursor cells and neuroblasts”. Read more...


Data Presentation in Your Thesis, August and September 2015

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The Bio2 (Biostatistics & Bioinformatics) Facility is a new initiative of the Bosch Institute. It will provide training and advice for members of the facility. The first workshop is free and open to all. This workshop is designed for students who are about to present their research results in a thesis or manuscript. Come to this workshop to find out more!...


Improvements in immunofluorescence labelling, imaging and analysis methods, 11 August 2015

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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!...


A Practical Introduction to Working with Laboratory Mice, 14 and 19 August, and 2 September 2015

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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. Read more...


Bosch Young Investigators Trivia Night, 28 August 2015

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This year the Bosch Young Investigators Trivia Night will be held on Friday 28 August, 2015 from 6:00 PM at Bishop Lab, Anderson Stuart Building. Please contact your nearest Bosch committee member for tickets. Read more...


Bosch Institute Slide Clinic, 3 July 2015

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We have all seen some appalling scientific presentations. With just a few tips and tricks, you can avoid making some of the classic mistakes in presenting your findings. Learn to love your work more. This session will offer insights into improving your presentations just in time for the Bosch Institute 3-minute thesis competition. How effective are your presentation slides? Bring along a slide and explore how to significantly improve your communication skills in just a few minutes. Read more...


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

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This year the Bosch Institute will present the "Canceromics: From Molecular and Cellular Biology to Breakthrough Therapeutics" theme. 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. Read more...


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. Read more...


Bosch Young Investigators Seminar Series 2015

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Bosch Young Investigators Seminar Series 2015 - come and listen – 4.30pm Friday 22nd May – Read more...


A Practical Introduction to Working with Laboratory Mice

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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. Read more...


Bosch Institute Advanced Excel Workshop 2015

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The Bosch Institute invites you to attend the Advanced Excel workshop on 27 May, 2015 - limited places available. 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. Read more...


Harbour Cruise to Welcome

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Every year a Harbour Cruise is organised by the Bosch Young Investigators. The cruise serves to welcome new members,
Honours, Masters and PhD students, as well as Postdocs, to The Bosch Institute. An opportunity for new members to socialise, the cruise is always a fun night! Read more for account of the evening and images...


Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series, 7 May 2015

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The Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series comprises two "one hour" seminars which are held each year. The first program this year is "Of Hearts and Minds in Mice and Men?", presented by Professor Michael O'Rourke on Thursday, 7 May 2015, at Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building. Follow the link to download podcast


Bosch Young Investigators Retreat, Kioloa 2015

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The 9th Annual Bosch Institute Young Investigator’s Retreat was held at the Kioloa ANU Coastal Campus, from the 17th-19th of February 2015. Click here to see images and report...


Special Joint Seminar - Prof. Hans-Ulrich Dodt

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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). 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 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. Read more...


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. Read more...


Professor Jonathan Stone Interviewed : Radio New Zealand's - This Way Up

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Following his Ockham’s Razor talk on dementia (“A Tale of Two Organs”), Institute Director Jonathan Stone was interviewed by Simon Morton for Radio New Zealand’s This Way Up program. The interview, broadcast in late February, took some unexpected turns - exploring the nature of evidence and the roles of experiment in a complex medico-scientific problem. ‘Simon had understood not just the story I was trying to tell, but its implications and assumptions. He made it a challenging interview - in the best possible way”. To listen, follow this link.


The Heart as an “Engine of Death” for the Brain - Ockham's Razor

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The Institute’s Executive Director (Prof Jonathan Stone) will stretch his vocal cords on Radio Nationals Ockham’s Razor Program, next Sunday morning (February 1). At 7.45am. The talk, which is called A Tale of Two Organs, will be introduced by ABC Science’s Robyn Williams, concerns the cause of age-related dementia (Alzheimer’s disease). It is the heart, he will argue, that destroys the brain and brings on the dementia. And, if the idea proves right, a new limit has been identified to human longevity. Read more...


Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility “Micrograph of the Year” Competition back in 2015!

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The Bosch Institute Advanced Microscopy Facility “Micrograph of the Year” Competition is back in 2015! Enter for the opportunity to win a fabulous prize and also have your work featured. Read more...


Bosch Young Investigator Retreat, Kioloa 2015

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The Annual Bosch Young Investigator Retreat is just around the corner!! The retreat will take place from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th February 2015 at Kioloa Coastal Campus, just north of Bateman's Bay. The retreat is for all postgraduate students and postdoctoral trainees who want to network with their peers, gain advice on career development/pathways, learn how to effectively present both oral and poster presentations and write effectively. Read more...


Read the Executive Director's Report 2014 - Download Here

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Read the Executive Director's Report 2014.


HL and PO Bishop Fellowship in Neuroscience

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The Bosch Institute of the University of Sydney invites applications for the inaugural HL and PO Bishop Fellowship in neuroscience. Endowed by the late Professor P.O. Bishop (Professor of Physiology, 1956-7) the Fellowship is to enable the awardee to undertake a project of 1 – 2 years’ duration, which will further neuroscience in the Bosch Institute and more widely. Applications should be made on a proforma application, which can be downloaded from here. Read more...


Media reports research findings of Bio PhD student, Ian O'Brien

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Congratulations to Ian O'Brien, a PhD student in the Discipline of Biomedical Science who was reported and interviewed in the media following recent publication of his research on hearing loss and hearing conservation amongst Australia's professional orchestras. Read more...


Bosch Institute Young Investigators Symposium - Tuesday 9 December 2014

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The 14th annual Bosch Young Investigators Symposium aims to provide University of Sydney Young Investigators the opportunity to present their research to their peers and academics from all Disciplines across the School of Medical Sciences. It is an excellent opportunity to see the wide range of research being carried out, receive feedback from academics, to network with fellow students and inspire others. We will have many of our fine young investigators presenting in both oral and poster sessions. Read more...


Bosch Young Investigators Logo Competition

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Do you have a hidden talent in creative arts or digital design? Ever dreamed of ever-lasting glory of seeing your designer brand products snapped up by eager attendees at conferences? If that sounds like you, it’s your lucky day! The Bosch Young Investigators are calling on our membership to help us design a logo! We are seeking submissions for a logo to use on all official Bosch Young Investigator communications, advertisements, and promotions. Read more...


A/Prof Kay Double invited to give keynote address at conference

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Assoc. Professor Kay Double has been invited to give a keynote address at the 7th Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference (AsBIC7) on the Gold Coast, Queensland within the theme “Metals in Physiology and Disease”. Read more...


A/Prof Fazlul Huq gives keynote address at Global Summit

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A/Prof Fazlul Huq from Discipline of Biomedical Science, gave a key note lecture titled: “Platinum based anticancer drugs and their combination with phytochemicals” at the Global Summit on Emerging Science and Technologies as applied to Cancer Therapy and Environmental Toxicology, held in Nellore, India during 1-3 August 2014 where he also chaired a keynote lecture session, and was a member of the International Advisory Committee.


Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series, 30 October 2014

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The Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series comprises two "one hour" seminars which are held each year. The second program this year is "Vitamin D and muscle", presented by Professor Jenny Gunton on Thursday, 30 October 2014, at Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Building. Read more...


Congratulations - Physiology Prize Recipients

June saw the presentation of the Physiology prizes at the Annual Physiology Prize giving event. For more information and images on prizes and recipients read further...


Overseas Research Opportunity

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PhD candidate, Victoria Tung has been successful in obtaining a University of Sydney Grant in Aid to support a period of overseas research towards her PhD candidature. Victoria will be working with Dr. Katie Rennie at the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado in Denver USA. Read more...


Brian Morris receives Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award

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Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Brian Morris from the Bosch Institute, School of Medical Sciences who has received the 2014 Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council for High Blood Pressure Research.


2014 ASM: The Legacy of Victor Chang

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The Bosch Symposium this year is devoted to studies of the failing human heart. We have assembled experts from a wide range of researchers both in Australia and overseas who work on human heart failure and they have many interesting tales to tell. Read more...


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).


Shining a (red) light on Parkinson's disease

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As reported by Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. New research into the curative influence of infra-red light on sufferers of Parkinson's disease, just in time for International Parkinson's Day, thanks to research by Professor John Mitrofanis from the Bosch Institute, Sydney Medical School. Read more...


Read our Triennial Report

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Our Triennial Report is now available to download. Download the Triennial Report to find out about our researchers, results, facilities and more.


Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series, May 2014

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The Bosch Distinguished Seminar Series comprises two "one hour" seminars which are held each year. The first program this year is "Renin, Genes and Finding the Cause of Hypertension", presented by Professor Emeritus Brian Morris on Thursday, 22 May 2014, at Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Building. Read more...


Bosch Young Investigators Harbour Cruise 2014

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This year our Bosch Young Investigators set sail on the beautiful Sydney Harbour dressed to the theme of "Tragedy" to welcome our new Honours, Masters and PhD students, as well as Postdocs, to The Bosch Institute.
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Rebecca L Cooper Medal and Prize Winner Announced

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Congratulations to the Rebecca L Cooper 2013 Medal and Prize recipient, Dr. Michael Li-Hsuan Huang. Dr. Li-Hsuan Huang was awarded the prize for his paper Hepcidin Bound to α2-Macroglobulin Reduces Ferroportin-1 Expression and Enhances its Activity at Reducing Serum Iron Levels. Read more...


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. Read more...


Order of Australia awarded to Professor George Ramsey-Stewart

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"For service to surgical education" - The Discipline of Anatomy and Histology congratulates Professor George Ramsey-Stewart for his recent Medal in the General Division of the Order of Australia (OAM). He has worked tirelessly as Professor of Surgical Anatomy at the Discipline of Anatomy and Histology since 2007 and as Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the Central Clinical School since 1995. Professor Ramsey-Stewart is also an Emeritus Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.


Read the Bosch Institute Triennial Report - Download Here