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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.

Barry Marshall Lecture Video
Barry Marshall

Barry Marshall Lecture Video

Is self-confidence important in science?
Barry Marshall

Is self-confidence important in science?

Did your family object to your famous helicobacter experiment?
Barry Marshall

Did your family object to your famous helicobacter experiment?

How have you maintained your work-life balance?
Barry Marshall

How have you maintained your work-life balance?

Is it difficult to juggle your life and your work?
Barry Marshall

Is it difficult to juggle your life and your work?

Is it easier to make discoveries when you’re young?
Barry Marshall

Is it easier to make discoveries when you’re young?

What gave you confidence to pursue your hypothesis?
Barry Marshall

What gave you confidence to pursue your hypothesis?

How can clinicians find a research topic?
Barry Marshall

How can clinicians find a research topic?

What should drive your choice of research topic?
Barry Marshall

What should drive your choice of research topic?

Should scientists aim for a Nobel Prize?
Barry Marshall

Should scientists aim for a Nobel Prize?

Has the Nobel Prize changed how you work?
Barry Marshall

Has the Nobel Prize changed how you work?

How did life change after the Nobel Prize?
Barry Marshall

How did life change after the Nobel Prize?

Do you prefer working in industry or academia?
Barry Marshall

Do you prefer working in industry or academia?

How does working in industry compare to academia?
Barry Marshall

How does working in industry compare to academia?

Why do people leave science?
Barry Marshall

Why do people leave science?