Interview with Professor John Tucker MAE, Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University
By Juliet Davies, Executive Officer
As the second in our series of interviews with Members of Academia Europaea, Juliet Davies asks Professor John Tucker to share his professional highlights and what being an Member of Academia Europaea means to him.
Judith Lockett, the Hub’s Executive Officer, has retired.
Judith has worked with the Hub’s Academic Director, Professor Ole Petersen, since 2010, when he was Director of Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences (2010-2015). Together, they set up the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub in 2015, ready for launch in 2016. Since then, she has ensured the success of the Hub’s programme of events, as well as overseeing the smooth running of its operations.
Ole H. Petersen, MD, of Cardiff University, is the winner of the Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lectureship. This lectureship is the most prestigious award that APS bestows and recognizes the lifetime achievement of an outstanding physiological scientist and APS member. Petersen presented his lecture, “The roles of Ca2+ and ATP in pancreatic physiology and pathophysiology” on Sunday 22nd April 2018 at the San Diego Convention Centre.
On 6th/7th March, the Cardiff Hub hosted a major international symposium, Physiology and Pathophysiolgy 2018, to mark the 75th birthday of Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS ML MAE, Vice-President of Academia Europaea. The event attracted 90 delegates from across the world, many of whom had worked with or been mentored by Professor Petersen.
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.
Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of the AE Cardiff Knowledge Hub, has been elected Honorary Member of the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases in recognition of “his ground-breaking work on the function of ion channels in epithelial cells and the role of calcium signal transduction in the exocrine pancreas”. The German Society is the oldest (established 1913) and largest (~6000 Members) Gastroenterological Society in Europe. Ole Petersen received his award at the Society’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Dresden (attended by ~5000 members) last week from its President Professor Markus Lerch MAE. Ole Petersen gave his State-of-the-Art Award Lecture in German, on the subject of the mechanism of alcohol-related pancreatitis.
Interview spotlight: Ole Petersen, Cardiff Hub Academic Director
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.