New treatment to protect patients from severe COVID-19 is being tested in the UK

New treatment to protect patients from severe COVID-19 is being tested in the UK


Sir Stephen Holgate MAE leads the research group at the University of Southampton where the new treatment has been developed. 


Interferon beta (IFNb) is a naturally occurring protein that orchestrates the body’s antiviral responses. Respiratory viruses, including coronavirus have developed a mechanism to suppress IFNb production by the lung, helping the virus to escape the immune response and thereby putting patients at risk of severe lung disease. 

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Taking action on plastics pollution: are biodegradable plastics the answer?

Taking action on plastics pollution: are biodegradable plastics the answer?



Webinar: 4th February, 15:30 CEST, 14:30 BST UK

Introduction

Every year, more and more plastics end up in our oceans and rivers, and on the land. Once there, they pose risks to our environment and the health of living creatures. Conventional plastics persist for centuries, but biodegradable plastics are designed by scientists to break down in a few weeks or years. Could biodegradable plastics help us solve the pollution problem, or are they are a problem in themselves? 

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Members of Academia Europaea honoured for their achievements

Members of Academia Europaea honoured for their achievements


The outstanding achievements of four members of Academia Europaea have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for 2021.

From left to right: Professor Jane Alison Glover MAE, Professor Rachel Susan Griffith MAE, Professor Wendy Anne Bickmore MAE and Professor Francesca Gabrielle Happé MAE

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Our Winter newsletter is out now

Our Winter newsletter is out now

Read about our recent activities, events and the latest developments in the Hub’s Winter 2020 Newsletter.

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Cardiff Hub oversees completion of Evidence Review Report on Biodegradability of Plastics in the Open Environment

Cardiff Hub oversees completion of Evidence Review Report on Biodegradability of Plastics in the Open Environment



A major new Evidence Review Report entitled ‘Biodegradability of Plastics in the Open Environment’ has been published today by SAPEA. Academia Europaea led the coordination of the Evidence Review Report, with responsibility for management and delivery of the work given to the AE Cardiff Hub.

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Academia Europaea launches new Hub in Budapest

Academia Europaea launches new Hub in Budapest



The new AE Budapest Knowledge Hub is the latest addition to AE’s growing number of hubs joining Barcelona, Bergen, Cardiff, Tbilisi and Wroclaw. The new Hub is situated in the prestigious Hungarian Academy of Sciences building.

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences building (Photo: MTA)

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Hybrid Conference: ‘Evidence for Policymakers,’ 15-18 December 2020

Hybrid Conference: ‘Evidence for Policymakers,’ 15-18 December 2020



President of Academia Europaea, Professor Sierd Cloetingh and AE Vice-President Professor Ole Petersen will be speaking in the Policy Based Evidence session of the ‘Evidence for Policymakers’ conference on 15th December.

Professors Cloetingh and Petersen will be part of the session entitled ‘External and internal evidence-systems for policymaking: How can we optimize the development and dissemination of evidence for policymakers?’ which will take place at 15.00 – 16.15 CET, 14.00 – 15.15 GMT on 15th December.

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