Professor Ole Petersen CBE FMedSci FLSW MAE ML FRS

Academic Director

Ole H Petersen is a Professor at Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences.  He was elected Fellow of The Royal Society in 2000 and Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in 2010. He became Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2008. Professor Petersen is Vice-President of Academia Europaea and also a member of the Academia Europaea Board. He is Chief Editor of American Physiological Society’s Open Access flagship journal FUNCTION which launched in 2020.

Louise Edwards

Knowledge Hub Manager

Louise’s international career has included senior management posts at IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and as Director of The European Library.  Her earlier career was with the British Council in Poland, Cranfield University, the University of Birmingham and the UK’s JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee).

Rafael Carrascosa Marzo

Research Officer

Rafa has been studying and working in academia across a variety of countries in Europe for the last 6 years, having a background in biotechnology and progressing into the interface between physics and biology. He is also currently a postdoctoral researcher assistant at the University of Oxford, carrying on with his dissertation project of producing DNA-based patterning devices with the aim of achieving atomically precise manufacturing. Rafa has a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, with a focus on biophysics, from the University of Oxford.

Juliet Davies

Executive Officer

Juliet is an experienced Executive Officer with over 20 years working in the UK Higher Education sector. Her background is in marketing, international student recruitment, office and event management.

Alice Sadler

Communications Officer

Alice has worked in the UK Higher Education sector for nearly 10 years, with a focus on academic and research support, communications, and international collaborations. Previously she worked as a Partnership Manager in Cardiff Metropolitan University, travelling throughout East Asia, Africa and Europe. Alice has a degree in Filmmaking and Media Arts from University of London, and she has delivered videography projects across a range of subjects.