Department of Ecology and Genetics

Hans Ellegren is awarded the Linnaeus medal

2016-12-05

We congratulate Hans Ellegren to being awarded a gold medal for his research. The award citation is: Hans Ellegren is awarded for his studies of evolutionary processes which govern the development of life. How do new species arise? What is the genetic background to the barriers that stop some closely related species from reproducing with each other? Ellegren has among other things mapped the whole genome of two different species of flycatchers to answer these questions. His findings have had a large international impact and they are published in the most prestigious scientific journals.

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