The first paper in the series, ‘Digital Media in crisis situations: Rethinking their role and function’, is available now.
The Briefing Series has been developed to complement AE Cardiff’s webinar series. Our first briefing paper summarises key themes and ideas discussed at our ‘Digital Media in crisis situations‘ webinar, held on 1st March 2021. A panel of experts discussed the role of the digital media on our public debate, attitudes and behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was a partnership between Academia Europaea, University of Bremen, Cardiff University, SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and in support of the Welsh Government’s Wales in Germany 2021 initiative.
On 22nd March, the AE Cardiff Hub hosted an international webinar on the issue of scientific misconduct and support of early-career researchers in reporting such cases. A joint event with the Young Academy of Europe, SAPEA and the European Group on Ethics (EGE), it attracted an audience of almost 200 from 33 countries.
It has been announced that Cardiff University’s Professor Graham Hutchings is the winner of the 2021 Michel Boudart Award in Fundamental Catalysis for his groundbreaking work on gold and selective oxidation catalysis.
11th March 2021. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk
Digital media in crisis situations: rethinking their role and function
At this special online event held on Wales’ national day, St David’s Day, on 1st March 2021, our panellists discussed the role of the digital media on our public debate, attitudes and behaviour during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Over 100 joined the webinar from 23 countries across the world.
The AE Cardiff Hub Annual Report 2020 is available to download now
In the report, we summarise our progress towards meeting the goals we set ourselves for the year. This is the first year of our new Strategic Plan, which runs from 2020 to 2023. Since March, the Cardiff Hub team has been working from home and, with no physical meetings possible, we have had to adapt quickly, developing our online capacity and capability.
1st February 2021. For further information please contact AECarduffHub@cardiff.ac.uk
New treatment to protect patients from severe COVID-19 is being tested in the UK
Sir Stephen Holgate MAE leads the research group at the University of Southampton where the new treatment has been developed.
Interferon beta (IFNb) is a naturally occurring protein that orchestrates the body’s antiviral responses. Respiratory viruses, including coronavirus have developed a mechanism to suppress IFNb production by the lung, helping the virus to escape the immune response and thereby putting patients at risk of severe lung disease.