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

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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

Listen up...

Mon, 16 Jul 2018

The Noisy Guts Project has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Emerging Innovation Category of the WA Innovator of the Year program.

 

The project is one of ten Emerging Innovation Category semi-finalists to be advancing to the next stage.

 

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation will announce the four category finalists on Tuesday 31 July 2018.

 

Talking Chengdu with Australia's Consul-General Mr Christopher Lim

Tue, 03 Jul 2018

Great to connect with Australia's Consul-General to Chengdu Mr Christopher Lim and Dr Kate O'Shaughnessy, DFAT State Deputy Director, to discuss building Western Australia's connection with Chengdu.

Noisy Guts in the headlines...

Mon, 11 Jun 2018

In 2005, Barry Marshall, an Australian gastroenterologist and researcher, shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery that peptic ulcers are caused not by stress, as was commonly thought, but by a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. (Marshall, the director of the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training, at the University of Western Australia, proved this in part by ingesting H.

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