The nominating institution University of Manitoba on the breakthrough:

Environmental DNA is a non-invasive way to sample organisms. It’s revolutionizing biodiversity monitoring in the Canadian Arctic. The Stetefeld lab, in partnership with the Kivalliq Inuit Association, extracts eDNA from environmental samples without having to isolate the target organisms.

Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Bio-Tech, Citizen Science, Climate change, Diversity, Environment & Nature

Jörg Stetefeld

University of Manitoba

Jörg Stetefeld received a PhD for biochemistry in Martinsried, and completed his postdoctoral work at the Biozentrum in Basel. He was associate professor at the University of Manitoba and is co-founder of COGRAD 2017.

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