Professor Peter Wells CBE

Professor Peter Wells CBE

(1936 – 2017)

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Professor Peter Wells CBE. Peter was a Welsh MAE who was elected to Academia Europaea in 2014 as a member of the Clinical & Veterinary Science Section.

Professor Yves Barde recognised by Royal Society

Professor Yves Barde recognised by Royal Society

Professors Alun Davies, Ole Petersen and Frank Sengpiel at the reception for Professor Yves Barde
[Left to right] Professors Alun Davies, Ole Petersen and Frank Sengpiel at the reception for Professor Yves Barde (second from right)

Professor Yves Barde, from Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society.  Professor Barde becomes the third Royal Society Fellow in the University’s School of Biosciences, joining Professor Alun Davies and Professor Ole Petersen, Academic Director of the Cardiff Hub and Vice-President of Academia Europaea.

Professor Barde is a member of the Cardiff Hub Steering Group.

Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University made the following statement:

“Professor Barde’s appointment to Royal Society Fellow is testament to his outstanding contribution to the fields of neuroscience and stem cell research – areas that tackle some of the biggest health challenges of our time.”

Further information on Professor Barde is available via his Royal Society profile.

Cardiff Hub takes prominent role in Brexit debate at Royal Institution

Cardiff Hub takes prominent role in Brexit debate at Royal Institution

Professor Petersen, pictured with other speakers at the Brexit debate at the Royal Institution, 8th May
(Left to right) Peter Tindemans (Euroscience), Rolf Tarrach (European University Association), Ole Petersen, Mark Ferguson (Science Foundation Ireland), Janet Thornton (Scientific Council ERC), Nicole Grobert (Young Academy of Europe), Clive Cookson (Financial Times), Gail Cardew (Royal Institution), Alex Halliday (Royal Society)

On 8th May, the Royal Institution held a summit for scientists, policymakers and other key stakeholders to consider the impact of the Brexit vote on science and innovation.  The event, Brexit: the scientific impact, was jointly supported by Academia Europaea, EuroScience and the Royal Institution.  Academia Europaea was represented by Professor Ole Petersen, in his capacity as Vice-President, as well as Academic Director of the Cardiff Hub.

The whole of the debate was live-streamed and can be viewed via the following link.

Professor Petersen was quoted extensively in an article in Science Business, following the event.

I think we ought to be authentic.  I don’t see why we have to try and understand those who voted no.  Let’s just say it as we see it.  Brexit is a bad idea.