Robin Warren

Robin Warren


Robin Warren is an Australian pathologist, Nobel Laureate and researcher, born on 11 June 1937 in Adelaide, Australia.

Family Background:

He is the son of Roger Warren and Helen Verco. His father was one of Australia’s leading winemaker while his mother had been employed as a nurse.

Personal Life:

In early 1960, He married Winifred Theresa Warren. The couple blessed with five children, four sons, and one daughter. In 1997, Winifred Theresa Warren died.


Warren had received his M.B.B.S. degree from the University of Adelaide, After having completed his high school education at St Peter’s College, Adelaide.


After receiving his MBBS degree, he had joined the Junior Resident Medical officer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. After completing his internship, He had applied for the position of the registrar in psychiatry but could not make it through. A year later, He had taken up the job of a Temporary Lecturer in Pathology at the Adelaide University. During, Inspired and interested by the subject, He had earned membership at the new College of Pathologists of Australia. Later He had appointed to the position of the register in Pathology. By the end of his four years in Melbourne, He had got college membership and had eventually become a full-fledged pathologist. In 1968, He had moved to Perth and took up the position at the Pathology staff in the Royal Perth Hospital. Besides, He had been named to the Royal College of Pathologist Australasia. In 1979, He first observed the appearance of spiral-shaped bacteria in a biopsy of a belly lining in a patient. The finding had been in sharp contrast with the common belief that bacteria could not survive in the highly acidic environment and thus his reports were rebuffed by scientists. He had stayed at Perth for the better part of his career until his retirement in 1999. It had been during their study of 100 stomach biopsies that they finally found that the bacteria were present in almost all patients with gastritis, duodenal ulcer, or gastric ulcer. In 1999, After his retirement, He continued his hobby of photography.

Robin Warren

Unknown Facts:

  • His full name is John Robin Warren.
  • In 1979, He had re-discovered the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, together with Barry Marshall.

Master Stroke:

  • Robin Warren is an Australian pathologist who had been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for the discovery of bacterium Helicobacter pylori.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1994, He had been honored Warren Albert Foundation prize.
  • In 2000, The Australian Institute of Political Science had represented him the Cavalcade of Australian Scientists of the 20th Century for his scientific research in the field of medicine.
  • In 2005, He received the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
  • In 2007, He had been made Companion of the Order of Australia.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Robin Warren, Trust only in yourself and on your efforts. Never expect from others.

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