Charlotte Walker, a PhD student based at the MBA as part of the SPITFIRE doctoral training partnership, has been awarded the prize for best student presentation at the 16th International Nannoplankton Association Meeting in Athens, Greece. The International Nannoplankton Association represents an association of scientists interested in the biology and geology of mineralised phytoplankton. These tiny algae are surrounded by mineralised plates or scales that are often preserved as fossils, providing important insight into the impact of past climatic events on our oceans. Charlotte presented research findings from her PhD examining the cellular mechanisms of calcification in coccolithophores.

Oct 17, 2017 By guba