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Prestigious Award for Professor Ole Petersen

17 September 2017

Ole Petersen Honorary Membership

Professor Ole Petersen has been elected Honorary Member of the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases.

Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of the AE Cardiff Knowledge Hub, received the award 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.”

The German Society is the oldest (established 1913) and largest (~6000 Members) Gastroenterological Society in Europe. Ole Petersen received his award at the Society’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Dresden (attended by ~5000 members) last week from its President Professor Markus Lerch MAE.

Ole Petersen gave his State-of-the-Art Award Lecture in German, on the subject of the mechanism of alcohol-related pancreatitis.

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