Conducting world-class medical research

The Marshall Centre was founded in 2007 to celebrate the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Professor Barry Marshall and Emeritus Professor Robin Warren.

Marshall and Warren discovered H. pylori and its role as the causative agent of gastritis, peptic and duodenal ulcer disease. Prior to their work, it was believed that bacteria could not persist in the acid environment of the stomach, and that ulcers were largely due to stress or spicy food.

Marshall and Warren's discovery was the first step in developing more effective treatments for ulcers and in understanding the causative link between H. pylori and stomach cancer. In addition to H.pylori, the Marshall Centre is at the forefront of infectious disease identification and surveillance, diagnostics and drug design, and transformative discovery.

The Barry J Marshall Library: UWA Science Library renamed in Nobel Laureate's honour

Research projects

  • The Noisy Guts Project

    Up to one in five Australians suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Our team is developing an acoustic belt that listens, records and analyses gut noises.

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  • Tropical diseases

    Neglected tropical diseases such as melioidosis are endemic in Northern Australia. Find out how the Marshall Centre is tackling new medical countermeasures.

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  • Superbugs

    Support the Marshall Centre's fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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  • Painful bladder

    Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic and painful problem. Our researchers are currently recruiting volunteers for this study.

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The social impact


Networking for Change

Join us for bite-sized presentations by researchers, policy makers, industry and government for the purpose of facilitating conversations, collaborations and partnerships.

Engage with leading keynotes about new developments in infectious diseases and public health research
Network with key academics, government and industry
Discuss research ideas and innovative practices with your peers
Build connections, collaborations, and partnerships with researchers, government, industry, innovators and investors.

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Out and About

Latest news

Best in the West

Tue, 19 Mar 2019

Congratulations to Dr Josephine Muir and the Noisy Guts Team - winner of the'Best in the West'pitch event. The prize was awarded by the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ Inc).


The bugs in guts and soil

Tue, 19 Mar 2019

An exciting collaboration has been launched between two innovative UWA Research Centres, The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training (School of Biomedical Sciences) and MicroBlitz (School and Agriculture and Environment). TheUWA 2019 Barry Marshall MicroBlitz Internshiphas provided eight enthusiastic female science students with an internship placement and is generously funded by the WA Government’s Department of Jobs, Training, Science and Innovation (JTSI) and is administered by the Marshall Centre and MicroBlitz project teams.

Shout out to Skills Box

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

Congratulations to the team of five Year 10 students from Como Secondary College - finalists in the 2018 WA Young Innovator of the Year Awards. Professor Barry Marshall was on hand at the 2018 Innovator of the Year award night to congratulate the team for their innovative project - Skills Box. Th

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