Workshops

From time to time the Bosch Institute will hold a workshop or a special symposium which has a specific focus. Often such programs will be held in association with other institutes, faculties or organisations.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity of co-hosting a specialised meeting please contact:

Charean Adams
E:
T: +61 2 9114 0567
F: +61 2 9351 8400


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).


Winter/Spring 2015 Workshops and Training Sessions

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Winter/Spring workshop series at the Bosch AMF. Please download the flyer for full details of all Q&A, demonstration and microscope training sessions.

Highlights include:

Winter/Spring Workshops
  • ZEISS LSM 800 confocal microscope with Airyscan – First time in Australia! Demonstrations for a limited time only. Monday 13 July to Wednesday 15 July. Rm S448 Anderson Stuart Building F13.
  • NIKON A1R+ confocal microscope on demo! Demonstrations and hands-on sessions for a limited time only. Monday 20 July to Friday 14 August inclusive. Rm S448 Anderson Stuart Building F13.
  • Training sessions on Bosch AMF microscopes – ZEISS decon microscope, Leica SPEII confocal, ZEISS AxioScan slide scanner, Nuance Multi-spectral imaging system, Light-sheet Ultramicroscope and ZEISS LSM 510 Meta confocal.

For more information or to register for a Q&A session, demonstration or microscope training, please email Louise Cole or Cathy Payne .


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:
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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 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.


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:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 - 5:00 PM
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


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.



Bosch Institute Advanced Excel Workshop, 8 October 2014

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Date:
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Time:
2:00 - 5:00 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.


2013 Bosch Institute Translational Meeting

Translational Workshop Program

Date:
Bosch Institute Translational Meeting Thursday 21st March 2013
Time:
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Venue:
New Law School Annex SR 342, The University of Sydney
Speakers:
Professor Anthony Weiss
Professor Cris dos Remedios
Dr. Margot Day
Dr. Stuart Fraser
Professor Rebecca S Mason
Dr. Danuta Kalinowski
Dr. Paul Witting
Professor Des Richardson
Program:
The Bosch Institute Translational Meeting Program can be downloaded here (PDF 616KB).