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.

    Find out more
  • Tropical diseases

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

    Find out more
  • Superbugs

    Support the Marshall Centre's fight against antimicrobial resistance.

    Find out more
  • Painful bladder

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

    Find out more

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.

Find out more


Out and About

Latest news

STOP THE PRESS: CSIRO Female Breakthrough Scientist announced!

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Last night, UWA Noisy Guts team member Dr Mary Webberley won the CSIRO Female Breakthrough Scientist Award for her dedication, commitment and leadership throughout the ON-Accelerate program. The award recognises a female participant on the ON Accelerate program who demonstrates leadership, tenacity and results.


The Breakout Female Scientist Award provides access to the new SBE Australia's E3 program (an offshoot from the Springboard Enterprises Australia Accelerator Program) and most importantly, connections to their impressive alumni network.


Calling all future Nobel Prize winners

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

Future Nobel Prize winner Mary hopes to one day find a cure for Parkinsons. This week, Mary has been getting tips from Nobel Laureate UWA Professor Barry Marshall. In the lead up to the launch of the book"How to Win a Nobel Prize", Mary and Barry have been out and about on ABC 720 Radio with Gillian O'Shaunessy and 6PR with Gareth Parker.

How to win a Nobel Prize

Thu, 22 Mar 2018

A chance encounter between a Nobel Laureate and a precocious nine-year-old girl has led to a new work of creative nonfiction designed to inspire young scientists to win their own Nobel Prize.

Please Donate

Our crowd campaign for the Noisy Guts project is now live