Dr Mary Webberley, from UWA’s School of Biomedical Sciences, has been recognised for her achievements in science and tireless work on the Noisy Guts Project with the CSIRO Breakout Female Scientist Award, presented at the annual ON-Accelerate Program.
The award recognises a female participant on the ON-Accelerate program who demonstrates leadership, tenacity and results. It provides access to SBE Australia’s new E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program and most importantly, connections to their impressive alumni network.
CSIRO’s ON-Accelerate Program is an innovation program designed to help Australia’s researchers translate their science and technology into real world impact. ON-Accelerate demands a sustained commitment to high learning velocity, getting out of your comfort zone and adopting a make-it-happen mindset.
The Marshall Centre’s Noisy Guts Project team participated in the ON-Accelerate Program in April where Dr Webberley pitched the project and shared their vision with potential partners and investors that could help get their smart diagnostic and monitoring device to the millions of IBS sufferers worldwide.
The Noisy Guts Project is developing an acoustic belt that records gut noises over time to assist doctors with the accurate screening and diagnosis of gut disorders.
“The commercialisation programs complement the research element of the project. We have a multi-disciplinary team that includes clinicians, engineers and data scientists,” Dr Webberley said.
“We have already developed a technical prototype and achieved proof of concept. However, adding commercialisation skills and networks into the mix makes the group more likely to successfully translate the research and achieve real world impact.”
“I’m looking forward to learning new skills and making new connections to accelerate the Noisy Guts Project further.”
Dr Mary Webberley, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine: +61 6457 2516