Nobel Laureate to hold Albany talk

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Nobel prize winner Professor Barry Marshall will share his story with the Albany community as part of the Great Southern Speaker Series at the Albany Town Hall later this month.

Professor Marshall and Professor Robin Warren received the Nobel Prize for Physiology in 2005 after discovering the cause of stomach ulcers.

Previously believed to be caused by stress and spicy foods, the pair found the common disease was caused by a bacterial infection.

The presentation is titled Reflections on the Road to the Nobel Prize: The Making of a Nobel Laureate, and City of Albany mayor Dennis Wellington said Professor Marshall had an interesting story.

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“(Professor Marshall) has a remarkable story to tell,” he said.

“Professors Marshall and Warren persisted with their theory and went to great lengths to prove it, despite widespread scepticism among the medical community at the time.” Mr Wellington thanked UWA Albany for its involvement.

“We thank UWA Albany, who have been instrumental in attracting Professor Marshall, and we acknowledge his role as director of The Marshall Centre at the University of Western Australia, and its contribution to conducting world-class medical research,” he said.

The presentation will be on Tuesday, June 27 from 5.30pm.

Tickets cost $10 or $5 from Paperbark Merchants.

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