Professor Petersen in the ‘Meeting on the future UK and EU research partnership’ organised by the Royal Society

Professor Petersen in the ‘Meeting on the future UK and EU research partnership’ organised by the Royal Society

The Royal Society and The Wellcome Trust organised a “Meeting on the future UK and EU research partnership” on 29-30 January 2018 at Chicheley Hall, led by the President of the Royal Society, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan and the Chair of the Wellcome Trust, Baroness Manningham-Buller.

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Prof Mike Bowker, Cardiff University, contributes to Scientific Expert Workshop on “Carbon Capture and Utilisation”

Prof Mike Bowker, Cardiff University, contributes to Scientific Expert Workshop on “Carbon Capture and Utilisation”

We are delighted that Prof Mike Bowker, Professor of Surface Science at School of Chemistry Cardiff University and Deputy Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, is contributing to the Scientific Expert Workshop on “Carbon Capture and Utilisation” organised by SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) today.

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Congratulations to Professor Peter Halligan on his appointment as Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

Congratulations to Professor Peter Halligan on his appointment as Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales

Prof Peter Halligan moderates the panel debate The future of UK research and scholarship hosted by the Cardiff Hub
Prof Peter Halligan moderates the panel debate The future of UK research and scholarship hosted by the Cardiff Hub on 11 November 2016

The Welsh Government has announced the appointment of Professor Peter W Halligan PhD DSc FBPsS FPSI FMedSci FRSB, Chief Executive Learned Society of Wales and Honorary Professor at the School of Psychology Cardiff University, as the new Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales.

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Physiology and Pathophysiology 2018: Molecules, Cells, Organs and Systems

Physiology and Pathophysiology 2018: Molecules, Cells, Organs and Systems

“Symposium Celebrating Ole Petersen’s 75th Birthday”

Date:  6th and 7th March 2018

Venue:  The Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff University

The symposium will provide a broad view of the state-of-the-art of Physiology and Pathophysiology in 2018.   World leaders in the field, with no less than 13 Members of Academia Europaea including 4 Fellows of the Royal Society and 3 Members of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, will present recent discoveries within wide perspectives. Reflecting the broad interests of Ole Petersen there will be a major focus on intra- and inter-cellular signalling events in a number of different systems, including the gastro-intestinal tract and the brain.

Registration is via Eventbrite

Poster

Programme

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Cardiff Hub oversees completion of the Food from the Oceans evidence review for the European Commission

Cardiff Hub oversees completion of the Food from the Oceans evidence review for the European Commission

The AE Cardiff Hub has overseen the compilation of the Evidence Review Report Food from the Oceans, which examines the question of how the ocean can help satisfy the global demand for food.  Handover to the European Commission took place on 29th November, in Brussels.  Two European Commissioners, Karmenu Vella (Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) and Carlos Moedas (Research, Science and Innovation) were present.

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Professor Petersen in Hamburg public debate

Professor Petersen in Hamburg public debate

Following public events to promote the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) project on ‘Food from the Oceans’ in Bergen and Cardiff earlier in the year, a third public event was hosted in the city of Hamburg, Germany on 5th October.

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European research excellence: impact and value for society

European research excellence: impact and value for society

On 12th October, a largescale international conference in Tallinn, Estonia, focused on the impact and value of European research.  The event was organised as part of the Estonian Presidency of the European Council, with Professor Sierd Cloetingh (AE President) and Louise Edwards (AE Cardiff Hub Manager) acting in advisory and editorial roles as members of the Steering Group.

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Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science for policy in Europe

On Friday 13th October, a major symposium examined how global policy challenges are being addressed through evidence-based scientific advice.  The event was organised by the SAPEA (Science for Policy by European Academies) consortium, with Academia Europaea Cardiff responsible for shaping the programme.

Hosted at the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn, it was designed as a complementary event to the international conference, European Research Excellence: Impact and Value for Society, held the previous day.  Both took place as part of the programme of the Estonian Presidency of the European Council.  Over 30 countries were represented.

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