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

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

On the cover!

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Congratulations to Assoc/Prof Charlene Kahler and Shakeel Mowlaboccus on the acceptance of their paper on the structure of DsbD in Neisseria by the Journal of Biological Chemistry. This work has been completed as part of an ongoing collaboration with Assoc/Prof Begona Heras at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Assoc/Prof Martin Scanlon Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Melbourne. 

 

The paper will be the cover illustration for the October 2018 issue.

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.

 

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