Thursday, 3 January 2008

Kirsty Wins Award

Dr Kirsty Penkman has been awarded the Lewis Penny medal by the Quaternary Research Association, for her "significant contribution to the Quaternary Stratigraphy of the British Isles and its maritime environment". She will be presented with the medal at the QRA annual meeting, at the Royal Geographical Society in January. Dr Penkman's research, into the application of protein breakdown as a dating tool in fossils, has been recognised because the developments have made it a routinely-applicable and reliable method for dating the Quaternary (the last two million years; a time period crucial for our understanding of climate change and human evolution).