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Award for "outstanding contribution to evolutionary biology"
Professor Adam Eyre-Walker is to be the first recipient of the Presidents’ Award of the European Society for Evolution Biology (ESEB).
This new award recognises “outstanding contributions to evolutionary biology by a mid-career scientist”.
The Society’s past-president, president and president-elect describe Professor Eyre-Walker as “one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of molecular and genome evolution”.
They say: “Adam was one of the pioneers of the use of DNA sequence databases to extract useful information about the patterns and processes involved in the evolution of genomes.
“He has consistently been an innovator in making creative use of the information extracted in this way, combining bioinformatic methods with evolutionary models based on population genetics theory.
“He has an impressive record of publications, mostly in leading journals, and has trained many excellent postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows.”
Professor Eyre-Walker will give an address when he receives the Presidents’ Award during the Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology in Ottawa in July.