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Noisy Gut

UWA Noisy Guts project selected for spinoff prize

Thursday, 2 July 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 inaugural Nature Spinoff Prize Nature Research.

Professor Jon Watson

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

Wednesday, 8 April 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.

Funding boost for mental health support in schools

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded more than $17 million in federal funding for 11 research projects, including $236,437 to design a suite of tools, resources and guidelines to support principals, school counsellors and teachers respond to students’ social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs.

How to Win a Nobel Prize book cover

Hot off the press!!!

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Just in!

"How to Win a Nobel Prize" has been shortlist for a WA Premier's Book Award. 

The Minister for Culture and the Arts, David Templeman announced the shortlist for the 2018 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards today. 

The Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards aims to support, develop and recognise excellence in writing.

This year, there are four awards:

Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall with junior scientists Noah and Claire

UWA 2025 future scientists!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

What a delight to meet with UWA 2025 future scientists Noah and Claire. 


Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall met with junior scientists Noah and Claire to talk about science, engineering and problem solving. Noah shared his book review of "How to Win a Nobel Prize" and demonstrated that he's quite the Marie Curie fan. And Claire too had some interesting suggestions following her recent egg drop experiment.


We hope to see these students in the lab soon, making their own scientific discoveries! 


MicroBlitz Interns in Action!

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Another exciting week of ACTION with the Barry Marshall MicroBlitz Interns.

A big shout out to the teachers and students at Peter Moyes Community School (Mindarie) and Halls Head College (Halls Head) for allowing the interns to test out their science activities. Keep an eye out for upcoming news about the interns' trip to Kalgoorlie!

Josephine Muir receiving her prize at the LESANZ event

Best in the West

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Congratulations to Dr Josephine Muir and the Noisy Guts Team - winner of the 'Best in the West' pitch event. The prize was awarded by the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ Inc).


The logo for the 2019 Barry Marshall Microblitz Internship

The bugs in guts and soil

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

An exciting collaboration has been launched between two innovative UWA Research Centres, The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training (School of Biomedical Sciences) and MicroBlitz (School and Agriculture and Environment). The UWA 2019 Barry Marshall MicroBlitz Internship has provided eight enthusiastic female science students with an internship placement and is generously funded by the WA Government’s Department of Jobs, Training, Science and Innovation (JTSI) and is administered by the Marshall Centre and MicroBlitz project teams.

Professor Barry Marshall with students from Como Secondary College

Shout out to Skills Box

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Congratulations to the team of five Year 10 students from Como Secondary College - finalists in the 2018 WA Young Innovator of the Year Awards. Professor Barry Marshall was on hand at the 2018 Innovator of the Year award night to congratulate the team for their innovative project - Skills Box. Th

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.