Free Public Lecture: How to Win the Nobel Prize
Nobel Laureate Barry J. Marshall AC will present a free public lecture at the Callaghan campus on 4 April, reflecting on winning the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 2005 with his colleague Nobel Laureate J. Robin Warren.
Marshall famously swallowed a highly toxic bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, to prove that it caused peptic ulcer disease. He soon became known around the world as 'the man who ate his own experiment'. Up until that time the scientific community was adamant that peptic ulcers were caused by stress or other lifestyle indicators. This discovery has changed the way gastric ulcers, and other diseases caused by H. pylori, are treated.
Marshall and Warren's work is acknowledged as a significant medical discovery and is compared to the development of the polio vaccine and the eradication of smallpox. The pair received the Nobel Prize in a ceremony in Sweden. You can watch them receiving their awards here.
Nobel Laureate Marshall will speak as part of the David Maddison Lecture series which commemorates the contributions of Professor David Maddison, the Foundation Dean of Medicine at the Newcastle Medical School.
This free public lecture is proudly supported by the Faculty of Health.
WHEN: Thursday, 4 April
5.30pm for 5.45pm start
WHERE: Griffith Duncan Theatre
University of Newcastle
Callaghan Campus - see campus map for directions
RSVP: Jacqui.Mclachlan@newcastle.edu.au or phone 4985 4292