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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  • Microblitz

    An exciting internship that celebrates the bugs in guts and soil.

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Our research impact

The 2019 Barry Marshall Microblitz Internship Program

  • Intern in lab
  • Microblitz team photo

Latest news

UWA News has moved to Impact

Mon, 17 Aug 2020

All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available onImpact.

UWA Noisy Guts project selected for spinoff prize

Thu, 02 Jul 2020

The University of Western Australia’s ‘Noisy Guts Project’ that uses acoustic sensing technology to detect gut disorders has been selected as ‘one to watch’ in the inauguralNature Spinoff Prize Nature Research.

UWA Expert Series - UWA expert warns being too confident too soon could be dangerous for WA

Wed, 08 Apr 2020

WA is risking COVID-19 disease flare-ups across the state if it becomes too confident too soon and responds to the recent“flattening of the curve” by easing up on strict social distancing restrictions, warns The University of Western Australia’s Professor Jon Watson, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

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