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

Funding boost for mental health support in schools

Thu, 29 Aug 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded more than $17 million in federal funding for 11 research projects, including $236,437 to design a suite of tools, resources and guidelines to support principals, school counsellors and teachers respond to students’ social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs.

Hot off the press!!!

Tue, 04 Jun 2019

Just in!

"How to Win a Nobel Prize"has been shortlist for a WA Premier's Book Award. 

The Minister for Culture and the Arts, David Templeman announced the shortlist for the 2018 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards today. 

The Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards aims to support, develop and recognise excellence in writing.

This year, there are four awards:

UWA 2025 future scientists!

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

What a delight to meet with UWA 2025 future scientists Noah and Claire. 


Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall met with junior scientists Noah and Claire to talk about science, engineering and problem solving. Noah shared his book review of"How to Win a Nobel Prize"and demonstrated that he's quite the Marie Curie fan. And Claire too had some interesting suggestions following her recent egg drop experiment.


We hope to see these students in the lab soon, making their own scientific discoveries! 


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