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.
In 2005, Barry Marshall, an Australian gastroenterologist and researcher, shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery that peptic ulcers are caused not by stress, as was commonly thought, but by a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. (Marshall, the director of the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training, at the University of Western Australia, proved this in part by ingesting H.
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.
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.
A sincere thank you to Dr Dev Segarajasingam, Dr Hooi Ee and all of the administrative staff, nurses and doctors at the Department of Gastroenterology (G75) at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
You have been such accommodating hosts of Professor Barry Marshall and his helicobacter patient clinic for the last decade. We have greatly appreciated your professionalism, flexibility, friendliness and patience. We will miss you!
The Noisy Guts Project is one of 10 research teams across Australia to be selected for CSIRO's ON Accelerate4 program.
The Marshall Centre's Noisy Guts Project Team is thrilled to be selected onto CSIRO's national sci-tech program - a 12-week, full time accelerator that brings together the experience and expertise of established researchers, entrepreneurs and inspiring mentors.
Selection was tough, following a competitive two-day bootcamp in Sydney.
Members of the Noisy Guts Project team were delighted to participate in CSIRO's ON Accelerate Bootcamp, 29-30th November in Sydney. With a high barrier to entry, the team were immensely proud to get through to Bootcamp - a 2-day challenge designed to select teams for the 12-week accelerator program.
19 teams from CSIRO and 9 universities working on some of the most exciting research ideas in the country were involved.
The take-away lessons from the Noisy Guts Project team were:
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.
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.
Scientists at The University of Western Australia and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd have revealed new insights into the function of an important bacterial protein in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.
Alexis Daly was recently required to research a scientist for a school project and she chose our favourite Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall as her subject. Getting an A+ for her work was a great outcome but even more thrilling was meeting Professor Marshall and showing him her video.
Ashdale Secondary College students shined at the Marshall Centre's recent Networking for Change event. Students Anika Fuglang, Lilly Crr, Vi Nguyen and Blake Canner put their budding media and communication skills into practise by becoming the official photographers at the high profile networking event. Ably assisted by their teachers Leisa Aitken and Alexandra Myer, the students took photographs, facilitated the Q&A sessions and assisted participants with the event's live Twitter feed.
Congratulations to Assoc/Professor Tim Inglis and his team on their recent publication on “Rapid susceptibility profiling of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae” in Scientific Reports.
In this publication, they describe a novel technique called flow cytometry-assisted susceptibility test (FAST) method which combines rapid qualitative susceptible/non-susceptible classification and quantitative antibiotic resistance levels in a single process completed shortly after receipt of a primary isolate in the pathology diagnostic laboratory.
Watch this space... The Noisy Guts Project is one of six finalists in the running for the 2017 UWA Research Innovation and Enterprise Award. The winner will be announced at the IQ Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 14 June. The team are thrilled to be part of UWA's culture of innovation. Fingers crossed!