Australia-China Helicobacter Fellowship

18 December 2017

  • Sector: Education
  • Country location: Australia, China
  • Grantee: University of Western Australia

Project summary

The Helicobacter Research Laboratory in Western Australia, under the direction of Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, is the world's premier research group studying the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of helicobacter pylori. 

H.pylori is the most common human pathogen and the infection rate in China remains extremely high with over 500 million impacted by the bacteria. It creates an enormous yet preventable health care burden, leading to gastrointestinal disease, ulcers and gastric cancer.  The World Health Organisation has recently listed H.pylori in its top ten list of antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens.

The Australia-China Helicobacter Fellowship project will fund specialist training in H.pylori culturing, sequencing and analysis to scholars, clinicians and academics from China.  The Fellowship fills a clear and demonstrable need within China for specialist H.pylori training, while facilitating dialogue and developing professional and institutional networks between Australia and China.

Key dates

Activity or Event Location Expected start date
Media launch of Fellowship during National Science Week Uni of Western Australia Marshall Centre 14/08/2017
Photo opportunity during official Chinese delegations to UWA (ie., Zhengzhou government delegation visit 18/8/17 Uni of Western Australia Club 18/08/2017
Photo opportunity during Professor Marshall's visits to China (ie., Guiyang 14-17th Sept) Guiyang & Dapeng 14/09/2017

Australia-China Council grant offer: 2017-18 - $30,000 plus $3000 GST, 2018-19 - $30,000 plus $3000 GST, 2019-20 - $30,000 plus $3000 GST

Total project value: $125,000.00

Last Updated: 1 August 2018