Nobel Prize laureate Barry Marshall urges Shenton College students to think big

Nobel Prize laureate Prof Barry Marshall with Shenton College students Hana Wager (Year 9) and Ben Tonkin (Year 9). Photo: Supplied.
Nobel Prize laureate Prof Barry Marshall with Shenton College students Hana Wager (Year 9) and Ben Tonkin (Year 9). Photo: Supplied.

SHENTON College welcomed a Nobel Prize laureate through its gates today.

Professor Barry Marshall won a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2005 for his life-saving discovery with Emeritus Professor Robin Warren that a tiny bacterium causes stomach ulcers and leads to gastric cancer.

Prof Marshall spoke to students about risk and his career.

“Stick your neck out and do something new,” he said.

“There’s millions of things you can work on.”

Shenton College principal Mike Morgan said risk-taking was essential to innovation.

“Students entering work in the 21st century will need to take risks to find the solutions to global problems,” he said.

Prof Marshall said it was essential for students to build the foundations of subjects like mathematics to make bigger discoveries later on.

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