Interview with Professor Ole Petersen CBE FMedSci FLSW MAE ML FRS
Cardiff Hub Academic Director and Vice-President Academia Europaea
By Louise Edwards, Cardiff Hub Manager
As the first in a new series of interviews with Members of Academia Europaea connected with the Cardiff Knowledge Hub, Louise Edwards asks Professor Ole Petersen to share highlights of his life and career.
The first topics to be tackled by the consortium in the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) project focus on food and farming. Working with the other partners in the European Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM), the two topics under investigation are New Techniques in Agricultural Biotechnology and Food from the Ocean.
Louise Edwards, the Cardiff Hub Manager, has joined the SAM Review Team looking at the first of these.
With this in mind, Louise attended a panel discussion on food and its sustainability on 30th November. Hosted at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, a panel of experts from across the UK considered how research and innovation can contribute to global efforts to tackle challenges around food security. Each panellist selected a three-course menu to highlight the diversity of technologies and approaches across science and industry.
A joint conference of the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) was held in Brussels on 29th-30th September. It attracted a capacity audience of over 600 people from 72 countries worldwide. This was an important event for Academia Europaea and the Cardiff Knowledge Hub, given our role in the forthcoming SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) project.