In Memoriam Sir Michael Berridge MAE FRS 1938 – 2020

In Memoriam Sir Michael Berridge MAE FRS 1938 – 2020


By Ole H Petersen1 CBE MAE FRS and Carl C H Petersen2 MAE

1School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK and 2Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland


Sir Michael Berridge, one of the giants in the fields of physiology and biochemistry, and one of the very early members of Academia Europaea (elected 1989), passed away on 12th February 2020.

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A successful workshop at the Royal Irish Academy on Making Sense of Science for Policy

A successful workshop at the Royal Irish Academy on Making Sense of Science for Policy


On 11th February, a well-attended workshop took place at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, to discuss the recent Making Sense of Science for Policy report and its implications for policymaking at European and national level. 

Speakers at the workshop included Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer (Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors); Professor Ole Petersen (Vice-President, Academia Europaea); Professor Maria Baghramian (SAPEA Working Group) and Professor Peter Halligan (Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales).

From left to right: Professor Peter Halligan, Dr Cliona Murphy, Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Professor Maria Baghramian, Professor Peter Kennedy and Professor Ole Petersen

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Download our Annual Report 2019

Download our Annual Report 2019

In this report, we summarise our achievements towards meeting the priorities we set ourselves for the year.

They include continuing to deliver high-quality results in the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) consortium, as part of the European Scientific Advice Mechanism.

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12th February 2020. For further information please contact AECarduffHub@cardiff.ac.uk

Two Cardiff University Professors play key role in New American Top Science Journal

Two Cardiff University Professors play key role in New American Top Science Journal

The American Physiological Society (APS), by far the world’s largest society of physiologists and pathophysiologists, with more than 10,000 members, will be launching its new flagship journal FUNCTION later this year.

Remarkably, two Cardiff University Professors, Val O’Donnell (School of Medicine, Co-Director of the Systems Immunity Research Institute) and Ole Petersen CBE MAE FRS (School of Biosciences, Director of the Academia Europaea – Cardiff University Knowledge Hub) play key roles in the development of this new journal. Val O’Donnell is one of the 10 members of the inaugural Executive Editorial group and Ole Petersen is the Editor-in-Chief.

Last week, Ole Petersen, the Executive Editors, the President and the Executive Director of APS met at Duke University’s world leading Molecular Physiology Institute in Durham, North Carolina to speak at a very well attended international symposium on ‘Bringing Great Physiology to the Forefront of Science’. This was followed by FUNCTION’s inaugural editorial group meeting, deciding on the most important aspects of the new, fully Plan S compliant, Open Access journal.

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My research career in big data analysis by Yike Guo, Imperial College London

My research career in big data analysis by Yike Guo, Imperial College London


Professor Yike Guo MAE discusses the importance of big data analysis, the impact of his international education and his continued links with China.

About Yike Guo

Professor Yike Guo
Professor Yike Guo

Yike Guo is a Professor of Computing Science and founding Director of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), Member of Academia Europaea (MAE), Fellow of British Computer Society and a Trustee of The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Professor Guo has published over 250 articles, papers and reports. He has contributed to projects which have been internationally recognised, including winning the “Most Innovative Data Intensive Application Award” at the Supercomputing 2002 conference for Discovery Net,  the Bio-IT World “Best Practices Award” for U-BIOPRED in 2014 and the “Best Open Source Software Award” from ACM SIGMM in 2017.

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Making Sense of Science for Policy; panel discussion at University of Cambridge

Making Sense of Science for Policy; panel discussion at University of Cambridge

Join us for a panel discussion on ‘Making Sense of Science for Policy under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty’.

You are invited to join us at Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) where a panel from SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) will discuss their recent report ‘Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty‘ addressing the question of how to provide good science advice to policymakers.


Making sense of science

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