Dutch biologist Pepijn Kamminga (Zoetermeer, 1986), has won the AllGenetics-EMPSEB Award 2013. His talk «Evolution of morphological diversity of extant sharks» was selected by the Committee as the best talk given at the 19th edition of the European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, that took place last week in Cornwall (UK). The award includes a week-long stay for six people at The Fam Cottage (Galicia, Spain) and the possibility of presenting his work at one of the AllGenetics infuscience events.
Kamminga works at Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Leiden University (The Netherlands), under the supervision of Dr. Martin Brazeau (Imperial College London) and Prof. Michael Richardson (Leiden University). He is interested in studying the evolution of ecomorphological diversity in marine vertebrates.
EMPSEB provides a platform for PhD students studying Evolutionary Biology to present their work and to meet their colleagues from all over Europe. It takes place in a different European city each year and is organised by current PhD students in that country. In 2013, the meeting was successfully hosted by the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus.
AllGenetics is an EMPSEB sponsor since 2012.