Evolutionary Biology Group shortlisted for Research Team of the Year Award

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The University of Hull’s Evolutionary Biology Group has been shortlisted for the Research Team of the Year award by the Educate North Awards 2015.

The Evolutionary Biology Group – EvoHull – represents a major research centre within the University of Hull, and is influential in the UK through its work as a founder member of the UK’s eDNA network.

The Educate North Awards and Conference, in association with The Telegraph Media Group, is a one-day conference and high profile awards event, which will celebrate, recognise and share best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

The Research Team of the Year Award celebrates a team within a higher or further education institution that can demonstrate an outstanding and sustained impact on their field. The number and standard of entries was extremely high, so making the shortlist is an amazing achievement in itself.


The group research on a wide range of topics in modern evolutionary biology, examining the varied processes which shape individual, population and species diversity.

The Evolutionary Biology Group is at the forefront of developing a new environmental DNA (eDNA) technique, which they have pioneered as a practical conservation tool. eDNA is a method used to monitor what species are in a wide range of habitats, such as in soil or water.

The awards event takes place on 3 June 2015 at The Hilton Deansgate in Manchester.

For more information about the Evolutionary Biology Group visit their website or twitter @EvoHull.

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