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Barry James Marshall

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

2005

Professor Barry Marshall is a Nobel Laureate, Clinical Professor and Brand Ambassador at The University of Western Australia (UWA). Professor Marshall (UWA graduate-class of ’74), and Emeritus Professor J Robin Warren were awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. Professor Marshall was at the Health Science Centre at the University of Virginia for 10 years before returning to Perth, Western Australia to his post as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia.

Today, Professor Marshall is the Director of The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training, founded in his honour. In addition to Helicobacter pylori research, the Marshall Centre is at the forefront of infectious disease identification and surveillance, diagnostics and drug design, and transformative discovery. His research has expanded with his group to embrace new technologies including next generation sequencing, and genomic analysis.