Sierd Cloetingh is the recipient of the 2022 Gold Award. He gives us his reaction and tells us about some of his recent activities on behalf of AE.
About Sierd Cloetingh MAE
Professor Sierd Cloetingh is the 2022 winner of Academia Europaea’s prestigious Gold Medal award. A Distinguished Professor at Utrecht University, he was President of Academia Europaea from 2014 – 2021. He was a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council from 2009-2015 and Vice-President from 2014-2015. He served as President of the Association for European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) from 2017-2019.
Professor Cloetingh is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Barcelona, Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, the Heidelberg Academy, the Bavarian Academy and the German Academy for Technical Sciences, acatech. He is also an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
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).
AE Cardiff congratulates and thanks Professor Sierd Cloetingh who will complete his term as President of Academia Europaea on 31st December, having served the Academy for 7 years.
To mark the end of his tremendous presidency, Professor Cloetingh delivered his Valedictory Presidential Lecture at the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest in a session chaired by the Hungarian Academy’s President, Professor Tamas Freund MAE. Members of the Academia Europaea Board of Trustees and distinguished guests were in attendance. The lecture was also followed online by many members of Academia Europaea.