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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.

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.

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