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Nobel Laureates, for scientists everywhere

Barry Marshall

Barry Marshall

In 2005 Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in recognition of their 1982 discovery that a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, causes one of the most common and important diseases of mankind, peptic ulcer disease.

Barry Marshall met Robin Warren, a pathologist interested in gastritis, during internal medicine fellowship training at Royal Perth Hospital in 1981. The pair studied the presence of spiral bacteria in association with gastritis. The following year (1982), Helicobacter pylori was cultured for the first time and they developed their hypothesis related to the bacterial cause of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer.

Why didn’t you seek ethical approval before experimenting on yourself?
Barry Marshall

Why didn’t you seek ethical approval before experimenting on yourself?

Has medicine become more evidence based?
Barry Marshall

Has medicine become more evidence based?

How should a Professor react to a new theory from a junior colleague?
Barry Marshall

How should a Professor react to a new theory from a junior colleague?

What does a scientific education offer students?
Barry Marshall

What does a scientific education offer students?

How important is the gut microbiome?
Barry Marshall

How important is the gut microbiome?

What options did you consider as you left school?
Barry Marshall

What options did you consider as you left school?

What should I look for in a collaborator?
Barry Marshall

What should I look for in a collaborator?

How did you hear that you had received the Nobel Prize?
Barry Marshall

How did you hear that you had received the Nobel Prize?

How successful was your self-experimentation?
Barry Marshall

How successful was your self-experimentation?

Barry Marshall short highlights
Barry Marshall

Barry Marshall short highlights

NPII China highlights
Barry Marshall

NPII China highlights

What is your top tip for clinicians?
Barry Marshall

What is your top tip for clinicians?

What are the interesting topics in biology at the moment?
Barry Marshall

What are the interesting topics in biology at the moment?

Was it difficult to juggle clinical medicine and research?
Barry Marshall

Was it difficult to juggle clinical medicine and research?

Why was your collaboration with Robin Warren so successful?
Barry Marshall

Why was your collaboration with Robin Warren so successful?