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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.