Cover, Journal of Biological Chemistry

On the cover!

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

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.

The team in action

Listen up...

Monday, 16 July 2018

The Noisy Guts Project has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Emerging Innovation Category of the WA Innovator of the Year program.

 

The project is one of ten Emerging Innovation Category semi-finalists to be advancing to the next stage.

 

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation will announce the four category finalists on Tuesday 31 July 2018.

 

Mr Christopher Lim, Dr Kate O'Shaughnessy and Professor Marshall

Talking Chengdu with Australia's Consul-General Mr Christopher Lim

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Great to connect with Australia's Consul-General to Chengdu Mr Christopher Lim and Dr Kate O'Shaughnessy, DFAT State Deputy Director, to discuss building Western Australia's connection with Chengdu.

Noisy Guts in the headlines...

Monday, 11 June 2018

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.

Female Breakthrough Scientist

STOP THE PRESS: CSIRO Female Breakthrough Scientist announced!

Friday, 20 April 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.

 

Barry Marshall and Mary Mccosker with Gareth Parker, 6PR radio

Calling all future Nobel Prize winners

Thursday, 5 April 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.

Barry Marshall and Mary

How to win a Nobel Prize

Thursday, 22 March 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.

Endoscopy suite staff at SCGH

Goodbye Charlie's!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

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!

 

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!