Balázs KÖNNYŰ, PhD

konnyu.balazs [at]
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Models of prebiotic evolution.
1) We investigate the Metabolically Coupled Replicator System (MCRS), in which replicators create persistent coexisting community both in ecological and in evolutionary time scale using the RNA World scenario.
2) We study theoretically eco-evolutionary interactions among encapsulated replicators, metabolic processes, and membrane within prebiotic liposomes.

Main profile in keywords: 
model, prebiotic evolution, MCRS
Selected publications:


Czárán T, B Könnyű & E Szathmáry (2017): Metabolically Coupled Replicator System (MCRS): Overview of an RNA-world model concept of prebiotic evolution on mineral surfaces XVIIIth ISSOL Conference 16-21 July, 2017, San Diego, California, USA
Szilágyi András, Zachar István, Scheuring István, Kun Ádám, Könnyű Balázs, Czárán Tamás (2017): Ecology and evolution in the RNA world: dynamics and stability of prebiotic replicator systems Life 7(4),48


Könnyű, B., A. Szilágyi & T. Czárán (2015): In silico ribozym evolution in a metabolically coupled RNA population Biology Direct (10): 30.



Könnyű, B., T. Czárán & E. Szathmáry (2008): Prebiotic replicase evolution in a metabolic system: parasites as a source of adaptive evolution BMC Evolutionary Biology (8) 267