Bosch Young Investigators symposium
The Bosch Young Investigators Symposium, held on 15 December 2006, was proclaimed a great success by Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research, Professor Merlin Crossley. In his closing remarks he encouraged the Young Investigators to tackle “the difficult questions”.
The one day symposium is the sixth Young Investigators Symposium but the first to be held under the Bosch banner. The entire program was convened and coordinated by a committee of Young Investigators who also arranged funding through trade displays and corporate sponsors.
|Neuroscience session speakers (l to r): Cedric Bardy (Chair), Eryn Werry, Hussein Mansour, Dr Michael Weible, Daniel Getts, Sam Merlin and Professor Nick King who officially opened the Symposium||
Muscle and Respiration session speakers (l to r): Dr Orthon Gevasio, Iwan Williams, Lachlan McDowall, Dr Nicholas Whitehead (Chair) and Cecily Oakley
Cell Biology session speakers (l to r): Qian Wang, Craig Campbell, Joanna Biazik, Dr Laura Lindsay, Tara Brennan and Iwan Williams (Chair)
|Pharmacology session speakers (l to r): Dr Brian Owler (Chair), Michelle Say and Nathan Gunasekaran|
The exciting symposium program was well-attended by the more than 170 participants. The highlights of the afternoon were the announcement of a new research facility on the Camperdown campus and the presentation of the prestigious Rebecca L Cooper and Bercovici Medals and Prizes to Andrea Markus and Maryam Seyedabadi.
“A state of the art research facility is vital to ensure the continued success of our future leaders in this most competitive field” said Andrea. "It would serve as a real attraction in bringing Young Investigators back to Sydney.”
The Bosch Institute, incorporated in 2006, is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Sydney South West Area Health Service. The Bosch's mission is to perform high quality research into the functioning of the healthy human body and the causes, prevention, and treatment of human diseases; and to provide outstanding training for junior scientists in the intellectual, practical and ethical aspects of biomedical research.
“The Bosch Institute is mindful of the enormous contributions that have been made by the Young Investigators and acknowledges their role in ensuring the success of the Bosch Institute in achieving its objectives”, according to Executive Director Professor Nick Hunt, who was unfortunately overseas and unable to attend the symposium.
For more information, contact Jacquie Stratford, Chief Operating Officer, Bosch Institute
T 61 2 9036 3402