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


2016 Bosch Institute Annual Scientific Meeting - 21st July 2016

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Theme: Ideas and technology - Engines of medical science
Date: Thursday, 21st July 2016
Time: 8.45am - 5.00pm (Registration 8.00am)
Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 101, New Law School Building, The University of Sydney

Confirmed Invited Plenary and Keynote Speakers - available soon

Abstract Submission - available soon

3 Minute Thesis
Adjudicator: TBA
At this year's Annual Scientific Meeting, we will select from the submitted abstracts, 8-10 Postgraduate students to deliver oral presentations using the "3-minute thesis" format. Any field of research will be considered for this open session. Selected students will present to the audience one static PowerPoint slide (no animations, no sound) and a talk of a maximum of 3 minutes.

Registration
Registration is FREE but ESSENTIAL for catering purposes.
Click here to register.


Mammalian Cell Culture: A Practical Approach - March and April 2016

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Organized by:
Live Cell Analysis Facility (LCAF)

A course designed for beginners to understanding the principles and practice of growing and maintaining mammalian cells in culture.

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.

Date and Time:
Thursday 31 March, 2016: 9 am – 3 pm
Friday 1 April, 2016: 2 pm – 3 pm
Monday 4 April, 2016: 1.30 pm – 4 pm
Thursday 7 April, 2016: 10 am – 12 pm or Friday 8 April, 2016: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Venue:
Medical Foundation Building (K25)
92-94 Paramatta Road

Regitration:
Contact Dr Angeles Sanchez-Perez () for more details.

The workshop flyer can be downloaded here. (PDF 108KB).

Find out more about Bosch Institute Live Cell Analysis Facility - Go to LCAF page.


February Workshops - February 2016

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Organized by:
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Bio2) Facility

Workshop 1: Introduction to R
The statistical and graphical programming language, R, is widely used because of its power, versatility and free access. This workshop provides a practical introduction to using R
Date:
Tuesday 9 February or Thursday 11 February, 2016

Workshop 2: The Power of n
Sample size calculations are an important part of planning research projects, from ethics applications and grant proposals to managing resources. This workshop covers the theory and practice of samples size calculations.
Date:
Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Regitration:
Contact Dr Helen Ball for more details.

The workshop flyer can be downloaded here. (PDF 612KB).


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

Bosch Young Investigators

Organized by:
Bosch Young Investigators Committee
Date:
Thursday 12 November, 2015
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Venue:
New Law Rm 101
Regitration:
Free but necessary for catering purposes
Please go to this link for registration.

The BYI Careers day 2015 flyer can be downloaded here. (PDF 266KB).

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.

The day will feature three seminar sessions that will include a variety of invited guest panellists whom are both established and accomplished in fields that necessitate a higher research degree- with representation from industry to academia, and a few in between.

The primary goal will be for our guest panellists to provide practical and tactical tips on how best to navigate the working world with a degree in research. This will be achieved through presentations delivered by the panellists, as well as through open Q and A sessions.

Please note that registration is necessary for catering purposes.
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We hope you can make it!
and hurry only limited spaces available!
By: Leyla Fouani


Bosch Institute User Group Meeting - 12th November 2015

You are invited to attend the Bosch Institute User Group Meeting.

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Date: Thursday, 12 November 2015
Time: 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Venue: N248, Anderson Stuart Building
Registration: is free but essential for catering purposes. Please click for registration.

Full program can be downloaded here.

Free refreshments at close of meeting for all attendees!!!

  • Speaker:
    Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Facility: Helen Ball
    Title: Introduction to the Bio2 facility
  • Speaker:
    Animal Behavioural Facility: Sarasa Mohammadi
    Title: Stress-induced a┬Čective dysregulation in a-9 nAChR KO mice
  • Speaker:
    Molecular Biology Facility: Jiuzhou (Mike) Zhao
    Title: The roles of Neuregulin 1/ ErbB signalling in human fetal ventricular cardiomyocyte cell
  • Speaker:
    Mass Spectrometry Facility: Shane Eagles
    Title: Variacility in response to medicines: a focus on diet, ethnicity and drug metabolism
  • Speaker:
    Advanced Microscopy Facility: Cathy Payne
    Title: Automated Imaging on the AxioScan
  • Speaker:
    Live Cell Analysis Facility: Mugdha Joglekar
    Title: Immune-suppressive properties of Human islet-derived progenitor cells
  • Speaker:
    Molecular Biology Facility: Kyung Chan (Kevin) Park
    Title: Pleiotropic roles of the metastasis suppressor, NDRG1 in cancer cell migration

Light-Sheet Ultramicroscope II Meeting - 5th November 2015

Light-Sheet Meeting Thursday 5 November 2015

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.

The aim of this meeting is to gather together researchers interested in (i) the use of clearing protocols for confocal and light-sheet (LISH) imaging, (ii) the LaVision BioTec Ultramicroscope II and (iii) as a result, large data handling. Hands-on sessions (up to 2 h) on the Ultramicroscope can be booked for Friday Nov 6th.

Registration for this meeting is FREE but places are limited. To register please RSVP to Louise Cole () directly. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea is kindly provided by the meeting sponsors.

Download the event flyer here (PDF 167 KB).


Statistical Analysis using GraphPad Prism

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GraphPadPrism performs the statistical tests required by most laboratory researchers, in addition to having considerable curve-fitting and graphing capabilities.

This series of workshops focuses on statistical tests while future workshops will cover curve-fitting and regression models. The workshops will be a mix of theory and practical exercises and each will last approximately 2 hours.

Attendees will need a laptop computer with GraphPad Prism installed (free to students and staff using the links below). No prior experience is assumed, however, attendees might wish to familiarise themselves with the organization of the software (data table, results, graph, layout).

Workshop 1: Type of variables and distributions
Thursday, 24th September, 10am, E401 Anderson Stuart Building

Understanding the type of variable and its distribution is fundamental in choosing the correct statistical test. In this workshop, we will examine the different types of variables contained in an experimental data set. We will look at plotting/determining the distribution of continuous variables (normal, lognormal and skewed), outlier analysis and paired data. Other common distributions, binomial and poisson, will be discussed as well as the application of the central limit theorem. The appropriate descriptive statistics for particular types of variable/distributions will be outlined. The aim of the workshop is also for the attendee to become proficient at formatting data tables of different types, performing analyses and creating graphs and layouts.

Workshop 2: Choosing a statistical test
Thursday, 1st October, 10am, E401 Anderson Stuart Building

This workshop covers the underlying concepts involved in the application of statistical tests including hypotheses, significance, Type I/II errors and P-values. It will focus on experimental designs involving a categorical variable with two groups where the outcome is either numeric or categorical. The aim is to understand the steps in deciding upon an appropriate statistical test and develop strategies for when the choice isn’t clear (e.g. unable to test assumptions because of small sample size). Topics covered include: t test, Mann-Whitney test, parametric vs non-parametric, paired data, Fisher’s exact test/ chi-square test / chi-square test for trend, applying the central limit theorem when choosing a statistical test.

Workshop 3: Challenges of multiple comparisons
Thursday, 8th October, 10am, E401 Anderson Stuart Building

Differences between three or more groups are usually tested with an ANOVA test, its nonparametric equivalent or a chi-square test (for categorical variables). These tests give an indication of the overall difference between the groups, however, it is often of interest to identify which groups within the data set are different to one another. This workshop outlines the basis of the ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis tests and looks at the different approaches to multiple comparisons. Topics covered include repeated measures tests, False Discovery Rate, deciding whether to adjust for multiple comparisons, the basis of the different post-tests and suitability for particular experimental designs.

Workshop 4: Significance vs Importance
Thursday, 15st October, 10am, E401 Anderson Stuart Building

Hypothesis –testing is an important part of statistical analysis, however, estimation can provide valuable information about the size of an effect. This workshop will focus on the estimation of population parameters from a sample and the calculation and interpretation of confidence intervals. We will use the approaches outlined in the four workshops to analyse some experiments/studies and their associated data sets.

Links for GraphPad Prism
Students
http://sydney.edu.au/ict/student/apps/downloadable-apps.shtml

Staff
http://staff.ask.sydney.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/832

More information:
Helen Ball

The flyer can be downloaded here.


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).