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Ole Holger Petersen CBE, FMedSci, FRS (born 3 March 1943) is a research professor at Cardiff University where he studies physiology, especially calcium signalling and the pancreas.[1] He was born in 1943 in Copenhagen, the first son of Joergen Petersen, an officer in the Danish navy, and Elisabeth née Klein, a pianist.

Ole Holger Petersen

Born (1943-03-03) March 3, 1943 (age 76)
OccupationResearch professor
EmployerCardiff University
Parent(s)Elisabeth Klein (mother)

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2000 "for his major contributions to the understanding of the cell physiology of calcium signalling",[2] and appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours, "for services to Science".[3]

He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci).[1]


  1. ^ a b Ole Petersen, The Royal Society, 2017
  2. ^ "The Royal Society". Cardiff University. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. ^ "No. 58557". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2007. p. 8. (UK)

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