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Kevin Nota to receive PAGES Early-Career Award

Kevin Nota to receive PAGES Early-Career Award

The PAGES Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) has selected Kevin Nota as the 2022 PAGES Early-Career Award (ECA) recipient.

PAGES is delighted to form this connection with Kevin, and reward his exceptional efforts as an early-career researcher.

The PAGES ECA honors people in the early stages of their career for their engagement both within and beyond the scientific community, for example, through (though not limited to) involvement in science coordination, outreach, networking, leadership activities, development of international collaborations and for excellence in research in support of PAGES' goals. 

The nominees were judged on excellence in collaborative scholarship, including research, communication, outreach, leadership, networking, community service, and international collaboration. 

The colleagues who nominated Kevin recognized his involvement in actively promoting, communicating, and disseminating science to a broader audience. They also acknowledge his expertise in ancient sedimentary DNA, not only in using existing methods, but also in developing new ones.

They were interested in how paintings were created with an artist, and attracted attention outside of science.  Kevin's leadership abilities, in playing a central role in the organization board of the sedaDNA scientific society and coordinating PhD and undergraduate seminars, were also extremely well regarded. 

Kevin has a PhD in molecular paleoecology from Uppsala University. He is currently a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. 
To access Kevin's complete list of publications, visit Kevin's researchgate profile.  
To read more about Kevin, visit the SedaDNA website.

In Kevin's own words: 
"Communicating science, networking, and helping young researchers to do science give me a lot of joy and satisfaction as an early career researcher. I was very fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time to be active in the sedaDNA society and be able to collaborate with an Artist. With this award, I hope I can continue doing my part!"

The sedaDNA scientific society, of which Kevin is a board member, aims to transmit information about current sedaDNA research, promote best practices and increase collaborations between research groups. Kevin is responsible for distributing the monthly newsletters, coordinating student seminars, and co-organized the first society symposium.

Find out more about the sedaDNA scientific society on their website here.

We wish Kevin all the best, hearty congratulations and look forward to following his bright career in paleoscience. 

Kevin Nota