MID end of year event

Merry Christmas

Friday, 15 December 2017

Merry Christmas from the Marshall Centre!



Breaking news!

Make some noise for the Noisy Guts Project!

Friday, 8 December 2017

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.

Mary Webberley, Josephine Muir, Adam Osseiran and Gary Allwood

Noisy Guts Project goes to bootcamp!

Friday, 1 December 2017

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:

Nobel Laureate Prof Marshall with Year 12 Chemistry students

Back to school!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Professor Marshall visisted Kingsway Christian College in Darch last week to speak to students about his Nobel Prize journey.


Some questions for Professor Barry Marshall after his visit at Kingsway Christian College:

What did you enjoy about visiting the school and students?

Professor Tim Inglis

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

Friday, 4 August 2017

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


Professor Barry Marshall with visiting students from China

Professor Marshall welcomes Study Abroad students from China

Friday, 28 July 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

Thursday, 29 June 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.


Bacterial protein needed for h. pylori to survive

More than meets the eye to ulcer-inducing bacterial protein

Monday, 26 June 2017

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.

Professor Barry Marshall with school student Alexis Daly

A+ student

Friday, 23 June 2017

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.


You can watch Alexis’ 5 minute video online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE3--KbAvtI

Ashdale Secondary College students pictured with the Deputy Premier

Ashdale Secondary College students shine at Networking for Change event!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

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.

Assoc/Professor Tim Inglis

Prof Tim Inglis publishes new method for rapid profiling of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Friday, 26 May 2017

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.

The Noisy Guts Project team

Watch this space - Noisy Guts makes finals for UWA Research Innovation & Enterprise Award

Friday, 26 May 2017

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!    

Peter Du

The Marshall Centre's Peter Du wins Young Innovator Award

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Marshall Centre researcher, Peter Du showcased his acoustic signal processing and machine learning skills at the Perth Unearthed Hackathon on the weekend.

Unearthed is a 54-hour open innovation hackathon event focused on the resources sector. Teams go from idea to prototype on resource challenges in just a weekend.

Charlene Kahler

Microbiology Award for Assoc/Prof Charlene Kahler

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The Marshall Centre's Deputy Director, Assoc/Prof Charlene Kahler has been awarded the Australian Society of Microbiology Distinguished Service Award.

Team members outside the Marshall Centre wearing purple for World IBD Day

The Noisy Guts Project team wear purple for World IBD Day

Friday, 19 May 2017

Researchers from the Noisy Guts Project team wore purple for World IBD Day on 19 May. The aim of this day is to raise awareness about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. These conditions are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and affect over 75,000 Australians.

Professor Barry Marshall

Happy 35th anniversary helicobacter

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

35 years ago, over Easter weekend in April of 1982, Professor Barry Marshall cultured H.pylori from patients with gastritis and ulcers for the first time, after Robyn Warren, a pathologist, observed the previously unknown spiral- shaped bug in stomach lining biopsies.

Helicobacter pylori

Study reveals how ulcer-inducing bacteria survive in the stomach

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Scientists at The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with researchers at Imperial College London and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd, have revealed new insights into the structure of an important biomolecule in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.

Master of Infectious Disease students at their graduation ceremony

Happy graduation!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Congratulations to the Master of Infectious Diseases Graduates. 

Professor Lyn Beazley, Dr Mary Webberley and school students

Encouraging careers in STEM

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

This week, Marshall Centre advisory board member Professor Lyn Beazley and Dr Mary Webberley were out and about at WiTWA's techtrails program. Techtrails is designed to encourage young people to consider careers in technology.


The first Techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 was held at Ashdale Secondary College in Darch. The students were thrilled to learn about the Noisy Guts Project and potential career pathways in medical technologies and wearable devices. 

Scientists make breakthrough in fight against superbugs

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Today, the three-dimensional structure of the enzyme required for polymyxin resistance was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This project was funded by an NHMRC grant awarded to Associate Professor Alice Vrielink (UWA), Dr Keith Stubbs (UWA), Dr Martin Scanlon (Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Monash University) and  Deputy Director Associate Professor Charlene Kahler at the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases.