The international Max Planck Research Award granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society, is funded by the German
Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote research in disciplines that have particular scope for future development. In 2010 this award was presented to Professor
Timothy G. Bromage, New York University College of Dentistry, for his work in the life science discipline of human evolution.
Together with Professor Friedemann Schrenk of the Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt, Professor Bromage will use the award to support the
Hard Tissue Research Program in Human Paleobiomics, or HTRP-HP, a field dedicated to the systems biology of human evolution.