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