Life as a Ukrainian scientist: an interview with Yaroslav Shuba MAE

Life as a Ukrainian scientist: an interview with Yaroslav Shuba MAE


In this important interview, newly-elected MAE Yaroslav Shuba charts his life as a scientist, from the Soviet era to independent Ukraine.

About Professor Yaroslav Shuba MAE

Professor Yaroslav Shuba, is a physiologist from Ukraine working in the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology (BIPh) in the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) in Kyiv. He is Head of the Department of Neuromuscular Physiology.

Professor Shuba was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in 2021 and to the Academia Europaea in 2022. He has been listed as a noteworthy physiologist by Marquis Who’s Who.

In 2003, Professor Shuba was awarded the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of Sciences and Technologies and in 2010, he received the Honour of excellence from the Ukrainian Parliament. In 2013, he won the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine’s ‘P.G. Kostyuk Prize’ in Physiology, Biophysics and Neurophysiology.

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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).

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AE Cardiff Hub hosts CALIPER consortium meeting

AE Cardiff Hub hosts CALIPER consortium meeting


AE Cardiff was delighted to host CALIPER’s 6th Project Management Team meeting on 22nd and 23rd June, at Woburn House in London.

33 consortium partners, from across Europe, were in attendance, either in person or online. Over the course of the two-day meeting, project partners had the opportunity to update colleagues on their progress within the CALIPER project and to share ideas and discuss challenges.

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“It’s important to know that no woman is alone. All of us have been there in one way or another.” An interview with Professor Asimina Kiourti

“It’s important to know that no woman is alone. All of us have been there in one way or another.” An interview with Professor Asimina Kiourti


As part of the CALIPER project, we are conducting a series of interviews with inspirational women who work in STEM research and innovation. We explore what motivated them to choose their career, their experiences and the barriers that they faced.

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Briefing Series: new paper on the role of university and academy networks in science advice

Briefing Series: new paper on the role of university and academy networks in science advice


The fifth paper in our Briefing Series, ‘Science advice at times of crisis: what role for universities and academies?’ is available now.

At our webinar on 25th April 2022, an expert panel, representing six international policy engagement networks, came together to discuss what we are learning about science advice at times of crisis, and the role of such networks. 130 joined the ‘live’ webinar, from 28 countries across the world. This briefing is a summary of ideas discussed at the webinar. You can watch a recording of the webinar on our YouTube channel.

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Work continues for science advice consortium

Work continues for science advice consortium


The SAPEA consortium, which includes Academia Europaea, has been funded to continue its science advice work until the end of 2024.

The SAPEA project has been renewed for a further period, covering May 2022 to December 2024. An integral part of the European Scientific Advice Mechanism since 2016, SAPEA delivers evidence reviews that inform the work of the European Group of Chief Scientific Advisors

Initially funded under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the project has switched to Horizon Europe. Academia Europaea and its Cardiff Hub, which undertakes most of the work on AE’s behalf, have received a funding guarantee from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI). Academia Europaea will continue to lead evidence reviews on behalf of the consortium, as well as the work package on strategic development. 

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Standing up for scientific freedom at a time of war

Standing up for scientific freedom at a time of war


In a strongly-worded editorial in the journal FUNCTION, Ole Petersen and Alexei Verkhratsky applaud the actions of scientists who oppose the Russian war against Ukraine.

The editorial cites examples where members of academia, both collectively and as individuals, have condemned acts of Russian aggression. They include Nobel Prize winner, Sir John Eccles FRS ML who denounced the crushing of the Prague Spring (1968) by the Soviet Union. In 2022, national academies – including the US National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – have issued a statement that calls out the ‘unprovoked attack against Ukraine’. Academia Europaea has made a similar declaration.

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AE Cardiff welcomes new Communications Officer

AE Cardiff welcomes new Communications Officer


We are pleased to welcome our new Communications Officer, Alice Sadler, to the team. Alice joins the AE Cardiff Hub from Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science and Informatics.

Experience

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 to manage collaborative provision partnerships.

Alice has a BA (Hons) in Filmmaking and Media Arts from University of London, and she has worked extensively with external companies to deliver videography projects across a range of subjects.

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