Vice President of Academia Europaea and Cardiff Hub Director, Professor Ole Petersen, has been elected Fellow of IUPS and become an inaugural member of the IUPS Academy of Physiology.
The Fellowship has acknowledged Professor Petersen’s sustained contributions to scholarship in physiology and his distinguished career. Professor Petersen was one of the 30 elected Fellows to IUPS. In addition to Professor Petersen, seven of the inaugural Fellows are also Members of Academia Europaea:
We are delighted to announce that the new open access journal FUNCTIONhas published its first articles, with an inaugural editorial by Editor-in-Chief Ole Petersen and a review led by Cardiff University’s Professor Val O’Donnell on a possible means of reducing Covid-19 transmission through the use of oral mouthwash.
The review shows previous studies where chemicals commonly found in mouthwashes, such as low amounts of ethanol, povidone-iodine and cetylpyridinium damage the lipid membranes of several enveloped viruses. More research is needed to show whether this could also be effective in reducing SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the early stages of infection.
Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS MAE, Director of the Academia Europaea Cardiff University Hub, gave the Plenary Lecture at the 14th Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Talented Students held at the Szeged Scientists Academy on 2nd -3rd December 2019.
Professor Petersen’s lecture
Ole Petersen’s lecture on The way of a scientist: a life experience was given to an audience of around 1000 High School students, undergraduate University students, High School teachers and University Staff from all over Hungary. A medal depicting Ole Petersen and the Nobel Laureate Bert Sakmann FRS MAE, Director of Education at the Szeged Scientists Academy, was struck specifically for this event and presented to the Prize Winners.
Our director, Professor Ole Petersen, has been appointed Founding Editor-in-Chief of Function, the newest American Physiological Society publication. The appointment is an important landmark in the development of APS’ new journal, which is scheduled to launch in 2020.
Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS, Academic Director of the Academia Europaea – Cardiff University Knowledge Hub and Vice-President of Academia Europaea, visited Jinan University in Guangzhou, China last week. Jinan University is one of the oldest and largest (~50000 students) Universities in China, dating back to the Qing Dynasty and belongs to the elite group of “211 Project Universities” as well the more recently established category of “Double First Class Disciplines Universities”.
The American Physiological Society (APS) has announced the 2018 recipients of its distinguished lecturer awards. Professor Ole H. Petersen, MD, of Cardiff University, is the winner of the Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lectureship.
Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of the AE Cardiff Knowledge Hub, has been elected Honorary Member of the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases in recognition of “his ground-breaking work on the function of ion channels in epithelial cells and the role of calcium signal transduction in the exocrine pancreas”.