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Bosch Institute

Today's research, tomorrow's medicine
The Bosch Institute is a major institute for medical research at the University of Sydney. It brings together basic and clinical research scientists to tackle major unsolved questions about the human body in health and in illness.

About us

The Bosch Institute was established in 1995 and serves as the bridge between the fundamental researchers from the School of Medical Sciences and clinicians from the Sydney Local Health District and South Western Sydney Local Health District. Our goal is to filter, interpret and add to fundamental knowledge in the pursuit of delivering better health outcomes. We have over 80 member laboratories, hundreds of research students, six multidisciplinary research facilities and a strong tradition of developing training workshops and scientific meetings for the research community.

Our mission

  • To perform high-quality research into the normal functioning of the healthy human body
  • To perform high-quality research into the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of human diseases
  • To provide outstanding training for junior scientists in the intellectual, practical and ethical aspects of biomedical research

Our research and laboratories

Research in the Bosch Institute is carried out in over 80 laboratories, each headed by a senior scientist and containing several researchers and students. Research carried out by our members has advanced the knowledge of many important human diseases, including alcoholism, Alzheimer's, asthma, birth defects, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, heart attack, infertility, leukaemia, motor neuron diseases, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's, schizophrenia and skin cancer.

The institute carries out research into the normal functioning of the human body and the way this changes in disease. The emphasis is on finding new ways of detecting, preventing and treating human disease and discovering the factors essential for the health of the individual. To this end, the Bosch Institute carries out 'from bench to bedside' research with projects that range from basic research at the molecular level right through to the application of research findings in a clinical setting.

Research is organised across five themes:

Our facilities

The Bosch Institute has developed a number of core research facilities. These are well equipped and are managed by professional staff. As well as managing the equipment, these officers carry out training programs for researchers in the various technologies involved. Facilities include: 

Study options

One of the major goals of the Bosch Institute is to position itself as the pre-eminent centre of excellence for the training of future biomedical researchers. It is an important aim of the institute to provide support and opportunities for collaboration for all research students and postdoctoral fellows.

Learn more about study options with the institute.  

Our people

  • Emeritus Professor Thomas John Martin
  • Professor John W Eaton
  • Professor Simon Charles Gandevia
  • Professor Robert M Graham