Professor Richard Catlow MAE wins Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Lectureship Prize

Professor Richard Catlow MAE wins Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Lectureship Prize



Member of Academia Europaea, Professor Richard Catlow, of Cardiff University and University College London, has been awarded the prize for his contribution to physical chemistry.




The Royal Society of Chemistry‘s Faraday Lectureship Prize is awarded for exceptional contributions to physical or theoretical chemistry. Professor Catlow, who has held a joint professorial position between Cardiff and UCL since 2015, has been awarded “for the development and application of computational methods in conjunction with experiment as powerful and predictive tools in the physical chemistry of solids.”

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Hub webinar on Translational Medicine attracts a global audience

Hub webinar on Translational Medicine attracts a global audience



The Cardiff Hub has run its first webinar, on the topic of The Future of Translational Medicine. An international audience of around 300 from 28 countries participated in the live session.

The panellists, Professors Stephen Holgate, Ole Petersen and Péter Hegyi


The webinar, held 29th June 2020, was sponsored by MDPI and the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Ole Petersen, the Cardiff Hub Director, chaired a distinguished panel of speakers. 

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‘Endocytic Uptake of SARS-COV-2: Roles of pH, Ca2+ and NAADP’ by Ole Petersen FRS MAE

‘Endocytic Uptake of SARS-COV-2: Roles of pH, Ca2+ and NAADP’ by Ole Petersen FRS MAE



The paper highlights how interdisciplinary research will help to understand how SARS-COV-2 affects the gastrointestinal system

Professor Ole Petersen MAE

Ole Petersen MAE (in collaboration with Oleg V Gerasimenko and Julia V Gerasimenko) describes an entirely unexpected link between SARS-COV-2 infection and physiological calcium signalling, thereby providing new insights into the mechanism by which this virus enters the cells in our body.

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Wider health effects of COVID-19 response: Co-authored by Martin McKee MAE

Wider health effects of COVID-19 response: Co-authored by Martin McKee MAE



Martin McKee MAE has co-authored a paper entitled ‘Mitigating the wider health effects of covid-19 pandemic response’

Professor Martin McKee MAE

Countries around the world have imposed social distancing and movement restrictions to control the Covid-19 pandemic. These measures are effective in limiting disease spread but produce negative effects on the economy and health of the population. 

This paper analyses which groups in society are most vulnerable to the effects of both the pandemic and the social distancing measures and offers actions that could reduce the harmful indirect effects of the pandemic.

The open access paper was published by The BMJ – a leading medical research journal.

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From Research to Public Health Policy by Professor Martin McKee MAE

From Research to Public Health Policy by Professor Martin McKee MAE



Professor Martin McKee tells us about his passion for Public Health, his role at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and his latest research on the adverse effects of movement restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



About Martin McKee

Martin McKee is Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He qualified in medicine in Northern Ireland and later trained in public health in London. He is Research Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. He has published over 1,180 scientific papers and 46 books on health and health policy with a particular focus on countries undergoing political and social transition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of LondonEdinburgh, and Ireland. His contributions to European health policy have been recognised by election to the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, the US National Academy of Medicine and other academies. He was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2018. 

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Lord Robert May MAE 1936–2020

Lord Robert May MAE 1936–2020




Former UK Chief Scientist, past President of the Royal Society and Member of Academia Europaea, Lord Robert May, has died, aged 84



Lord May was Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government from 1995 to 2000 and Head of the Office of Science and Technology. He was the President of the Royal Society from 2000 to 2005. An Australian scientist, his fields of scholarship included animal population dynamics, biodiversity and theoretical ecology.

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