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The Institute of Evolution is the largest theoretical evolutionary biology scientific centre in Hungary, with research interests spanning all levels of biological organisation. We investigate the origin of life, transitions in evolution involving large increases in complexity (including the origin of human language and cooperation), evolutionary aspects of neural networks, the relationship between learning and evolution, and evolutionary-ecological processes, with a particular focus on the dynamics of emerging infectious diseases under the impact of climate change.

Priority publications

Benjamin, Auxier; Tamás, L Czárán; Duur, K Aanen. Modeling the consequences of the dikaryotic life cycle of mushroom-forming fungi on genomic conflict ELIFE. 11: -

István, Zachar; Gergely, Boza. The Evolution of Microbial Facilitation: Sociogenesis, Symbiogenesis, and Transition in Individuality FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 10: 1-20

Czégel, Dániel; Giaffar, Hamza; Tenenbaum, Joshua B.; Szathmáry, Eörs. Bayes and Darwin: How replicator populations implement Bayesian computations BIOESSAYS. 44: 1-11

Apari, Péter; Földvári, Gábor. Tick bite induced α‐gal syndrome highlights anticancer effect of allergy BIOESSAYS. 44: -

Gareth, A. Coleman; Adrián, A. Davín; Tara, A. Mahendrarajah; Lénárd, L. Szánthó; Anja, Spang; Philip, Hugenholtz; Gergely, J. Szöllősi; Tom, A. Williams. A rooted phylogeny resolves early bacterial evolution SCIENCE. 372: -