Professor Ole Petersen awarded prestigious Palade Prize

Professor Ole Petersen awarded prestigious Palade Prize


AE Cardiff Hub Director, Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS, has received the 2022 Palade Prize and medal by the Council of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) “in recognition of his outstanding research contribution to Pancreatology”.

Professor Petersen received the Palade Prize and Medal, and gave the Palade Prize Lecture on 7th July in Kyoto, Japan, at the Joint Meeting of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) and the Japan Pancreas Society (JPS).

At the ceremony, Dr Pramod Garg, Secretary General of IAP, Professor of Gastroenterology at the All India Institute of Medical Research in New Delhi, congratulated Professor Petersen with the following words:

“IAP bestows this award on you for your original and impactful research contribution to Pancreatology. I have been personally impressed with your seminal work on Calcium signalling in the pathophysiology of acute pancreatitis, so have been many others around the world. It is only befitting that IAP has decided to honour you for your consistent contribution.” 

On receiving his award, Professor Petersen said,

“It is a great honour for me to receive this special award. Thank you to the IAP for this recognition.”

About the Palade Prize

The Palade Prize is the most distinguished award of the IAP for excellence in pancreatic research particularly for deciphering basic mechanisms of pancreatic physiology/disease pathophysiology. It is named after George E. Palade who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1974 for his work on protein trafficking in the pancreatic acinar cells. Previous prize winners include Markus Lerch MAE (2018), Makoto Otsuki (2016), Professor David Whitcomb (2015), Professor Clem Imrie (2014), Professor Ashok Saluja (2013), Professor John Williams (2012), Professor Fred Gorelick (2011) and Professor James Jamieson (2010).

About Professor Ole Petersen

Ole Petersen is Professor of Physiology in the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University. As one of the world’s prominent physiologists, he leads a research group on disease of the pancreas. Petersen was elected Fellow of The Royal Society in 2000, Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2010 and gave the Leopoldina Lecture in 2012. He received the Nordic Insulin Foundation’s Jacobaeus Prize (1994), the Czech Academy of Sciences’ Purkynĕ Medal (2003) and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2008 for ‘Services to Science’.

In 2017, he was elected Honorary Member of the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive & Metabolic Diseases. More recently, he received the American Physiological Society’s Walter B Cannon Memorial Award. Professor Petersen is Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of the AE Cardiff Knowledge Hub. He has been appointed Chief Editor of American Physiological Society’s Open Access flagship journal ‘Function’ launched in 2020.




8th July 2022. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk


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