VC Research Awards and Honours

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Noisy Guts Project was recently awarded the Start Something CSIRO Commercialisation Award. The judges were impressed with the project's commercial potential and scientific rigour, as well as the project manager's potential as a communicator, leader and entrepreneur.


The award was presented by the Vice Chancellor at the UWA Research Awards and Honours ceremony during Research Week.




Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Congratulations to the team at the Marshall Centre that have been successful in gaining a place on the CSIRO ON Prime Program. The pre-accelerator program helps research teams validate their research and discover a real world application for it. It provides researchers with an opportunity to test paths for IP, know-how or tech, and helps to unlock the entrepreneurial nous required to take ideas to the next level.

Dr Mary Wibberley with years 5&6 students from North Cottesloe Primary School

Marshall Centre celebrates National Science Week

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Dr Mary Webberley from the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases celebrated National Science Week with year 5&6 students   from  North Cottesloe Primary School.  The students learned about acids and bases and the pH scale through hands on activities with a pH indicator made from cabbage water.

Professor Peter Klinken and Professor Barry Marshall

Great minds think alike

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

What a delight to welcome Professor Peter Klinken, WA Chief Scientist, to the Marshall Centre this week. Professor Klinken and Professor Marshall discussed a range of topics that are important to the future of science in Western Australia.


Professor Marshall and guests from University of Science and Technology of China

Forum of Great Minds

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Professor Barry Marshall met with special guests yesterday from the University of Science and Technology of China. Coordinated by Mr. Zhou Zhengkai (Deputy Director, Office of International Cooperation, USTC), Professor Marshall was invited to share his research journey with visiting students from China. The delegation have already invited five Nobel Prize winners to present their work at USTC this year.

It is hoped that the visit will encourage further collaboration between UWA and USTC by promoting joint research and the exchange of staff and students.


Receiving the Order of Madagascar

Two West Australians awarded the Order of Madagascar

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Perth based charity, Australian Doctors for Africa (ADFA) today announced that two distinguished West Australian gastroenterologists associated with the charity have been honoured for their contribution to public health services in Madagascar following a Conference which convened Research Specialists, Specialist Physicians and NGO’s to discuss the heavy burden of Helicobacter pylori related disease, Schistosomiasis and other Gastro-intestinal diseases in Madagascar.

Professor Barry Marshall

Professor Marshall - showcasing WA medical science in Africa

Friday, 10 June 2016

UWA Marshall Centre Director Professor Barry Marshall will be the keynote speaker at this week's International Conference for the Prevention and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases in Madagascar.


Two-year-old Robbie with his parents. Picture by Nic Ellis

In the news

Friday, 27 May 2016

Associate Director of the Marshall Centre Assoc Prof Charlene Kahler made the news this week, speaking out about lifesaving vaccines. The UWA researcher specialising in meningococcal disease is backing calls for a government-funded vaccine against the B strain.


The West Australian is following the story of two-year-old Robbie Buchan who lost his hands and feet after developing the disease when he was aged just five months of age.


Reminder - microbiology sundowner tomorrow night!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Join us at the Microbiology Sundowner for pizza and refreshments

Friday 27th May, 2016 

$10 per person

Photograph of Mary Webberley and Alfred Tay

Back to school for Marshall Centre researchers

Friday, 13 May 2016

Key researchers from the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases went back to school yesterday with Dr Carina Ecremen Marshall, CSIRO Scientists in Schools. Carina arranged for Dr Alfred Tay and Dr Mary Webberley to visit middle and high school students at the Beehive Montessori School in Mosman Park to do biochemistry and microbiology experiments.


Photograph of Dr Li Zhang and Prof Barry Marshall in Xi'an

Dumpling feast in Xi'an

Friday, 6 May 2016

In a recent visit to Xi'an, Marshall Centre Director Professor Barry Marshall visited the Department of Gastroenterology at the second affilitated hospital of Xi'an at Jiaotong University.

Following Prof Marshall's lecture, he enjoyed a dumpling feast with Dr Li Zhang, a Chinese doctor with a keen interest in the virulence of CagA.

Samuel and Alfred at Science on the Swan

Personalised Medicine at Science on the Swan

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Two Marshall Centre researchers, Dr Alfred Tay and Prof Samuel Lundin showcased their research at the Science on the Swan medical research conference this week. The theme of the conference this year was “Cutting Edge". The pair exemplified this topic with their research associated with the personalised medicine approach.


Save the date: ASM 3-6 July 2016

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The 2016 ASM National Scientific Meeting will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 3-6 2016.

Invited speakers include Professor Peter Hawkey, Assoc Prof Susan Lynch, Prof Dan Anderson, Assoc Prof Anna Durbin, Dr Brian Conlon and Prof Victor Nizet. 

This year's Rubbo Oration will be delivered by Prof Anne Kelso, CEO NHMRC and WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza.

Amanda Young Foundation photograph

Amanda Young Foundation support Marshall Centre research

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Amanda Young Foundation has provided a Top-Up Scholarship for research into Meningococcal Disease to Christopher Mullally in the laboratory of Assoc Prof Charlene Kahler, the Deputy Director of the Marshall Center. 


See you at the sundowner

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Join us at the Microbiology Sundowner for pizza and refreshments

Friday 27th May, 2016 

$10 per person

RSVP: Mitali Sarkar-Tyson for further details and payment by Thursday 19th May

New fellow Mitali Sarkar-Tyson in action

Welcome the Le Souef Research Fellow for Tropical Diseases

Friday, 29 April 2016

The Le Souef Research Fellow for Tropic Diseases, Dr Mitali Sarkar-Tyson, is officially onboard at the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases. 


Clinical microbiologists helping out in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Following a successful fundraising appeal organised by Rotary and supported by the local Sri Lankan community and PathWest QE2 Medical Centre, two of our microbiologists are off to Sri Lanka in June to train clinical laboratory staff in molecular methods for locally emerging infectious diseases.

Barry Marshall in China

Nobel Laureate leads popular events during Australia Week in China

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Nobel Laureate and Professor at The University of Western Australia Barry Marshall has led a number of prominent events in China during Austrade’s second Australia Week in China (AWIC) program.

Happy anniversary helicobacter!

Friday, 8 April 2016

Happy anniversary helicobacter!


Zhengzhou Visit

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

On 2 April 2016, Professor Barry Marshall hosted a visit to the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training from representatives of Zhengzhou University. The delegation included Professor Jiongtian Liu (President of Zhengzhou University), Professor Pengyuan Zheng (Director of 5th Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University) and other senior representatives of Zhengzhou University.