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Warren, John Robin (Robin) (1937 - )

Born: 11 June 1937  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
John Robin (Robin) Warren and Barry Marshall in their laboratories in Perth, Western Australia were able to isolate spiral, unease producing bacteria in mucosal specimens of patients suffering with gastric and duodenal ulcers. This bacterium, which came to be known as Helicobacter pylori, made its home between the gastric epithelial cell surfaces and the mucus layer above them, and was also found to cause antral gastritis. All three conditions could be cured by simply eradicating the bacteria. These studies have revolutionised the field of gastroenterology, as H. pylori is seen as the cause of almost 90% of all duodenal ulcers and 80% of all gastric ulcers.

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Born Adelaide, 11 June 1937. Educated University of Adelaide (MBBS 1961). RMO, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Adelaide 1961-62; Haematology Registrar, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science Adelaide 1962-63; Lecturer in pathology, University of Adelaide 1963-64; Pathology Registrar, Royal Melbourne Hospital 1964-68; staff specialist in pathology, Royal Perth Hospital 1968-98; Emeritus Consultant in Pathology, Royal Perth Hospital from 1998. Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, Harvard Medical School 1994; Australian Medical Association Western Australian Branch 1995 Award; Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Distinguished Fellows Award 1995; Medal of the University of Hiroshima 1996; University of Adelaide Distinguished Alumni Award 1996; Paul Ehrlich & Ludwig Darmstaedter Award Germany 1997; Honorary MD, University of Western Australia 1997; Centenary Florey Medal, Adelaide 1998.

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Created: 6 April 2000
Modified: 13 December 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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