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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Latest news

Congratulations to Professor Tim Inglis and the Encompass Consortium for winning the Discovery Award of the Longitude prize

Fri, 04 Aug 2017

Congratulations to Professor Tim Inglis and the Encompass Consortium for winning the Discovery Award of the Longitude prize

 

Professor Marshall welcomes Study Abroad students from China

Fri, 28 Jul 2017

This week, UWA welcomed its very first cohort of Study Abroad students from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). Professor Barry Marshall was onhand at the welcome function at St Thomas Moore College to inspire the students and introduce them to UWA. UWA has developed a Study Abroad package that includes accommodation (at either University Hall or St Thomas More College), Tuition and extra curricula activities comprising excursions, cultural activities and visits to UWA research facilities.

Barry Marshall is encouraging“citizen scientists” to get dirty in the name of health

Thu, 29 Jun 2017

A ground-breaking project recruiting members of the public to become citizen scientists is set to expand in bold new directions, with support from one of Australia’s most well-known scientists.

 

The Microblitz project, led by researchers at The University of Western Australia, involves a wide-scale DNA sequencing survey of the environment to identify and map the microbial life of Western Australian soils.

 

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