Every year, more and more plastics end up in our oceans and rivers, and on the land. Once there, they pose risks to our environment and the health of living creatures. Conventional plastics persist for centuries, but biodegradable plastics are designed by scientists to break down in a few weeks or years. Could biodegradable plastics help us solve the pollution problem, or are they are a problem in themselves?
This webinar on ‘New Perspectives on COVID-19’ will consist of 6 presentations by Members of Academia Europaea, who have all recently published papers on various biomedical aspects of COVID-19. The presentations will address a wide range of issues, including the genetics of the disease, how the virus enters cells, a focus on the vulnerable lipid envelope of the virus, how to explain the mysterious silent hypoxemia that gives rise to uncompensated low oxygen levels in the blood, a new ion channel target in the airways and how to understand the psychiatric aspects of COVID-19. The short presentations will be followed by a discussion session moderated by Ole Petersen.
This webinar is aimed at an international audience, in particular researchers, biomedical students, clinicians, and professionals in the healthcare and biomedical fields.
The global crisis of 2020 has made
every one of us aware that ‘business as usual’ is not an option for future food
How have we arrived at where we are
now, in terms of the food we eat, where we source it and the impact it has on
our planet? What should a transformed
future look like? What actions can we all
take, collectively and individually, to bring about a sustainable and fair food
system that is better for our health, the environment, society and the
Over 240 participants attended the live session from 36 countries which was moderated by Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of the Cardiff AE Hub, and hosted by SAPEA. The discussant was Sir Mark Walport, the incoming Chair of the Cardiff Hub Steering Group.
In this webinar sponsored by FUNCTION, the American Physiological Society’s new open-access journal, the distinguished panel of speakers will include Hub Director Professor Ole Petersen and Nobel laureate, Erwin Neher, both Members of Academia Europaea (MAEs).