Research groups

Cooperation and Evolution Research Group

Head of the research group:

Members of the research group:

György Barabás

research fellow

Gergely Boza, PhD

research fellow

Adrienn Virág Fábián

assistant research fellow

József Garay, DSc

Senior Research Fellow

Adrienn Král

assistant research fellow

Krishnankutty Nandakishor

assistant research fellow

Beáta Oborny, PhD

senior research fellow

György Szabó, DSc

Scientific Advisor

Ágnes Szilágyiné Móréh

assistant research fellow

István Zachar, PhD

senior research fellow

Main profile:

– We study animal and human cooperation and altruism, both from theoretical and experimental aspects.
– We study how the differences in financial status and the age of the cooperators, social structure and cultural differences affect the level of cooperation.
– We study the key processes responsible for the organisation of human societies, and investment behaviours that catalyse the spread and dominance of different economical systems.
– We investigate the kin and group selection explanation of altruism and cooperation from a population-genetical point of view. We study the evolutionary roots of morality, and the connection between cooperation, self-concept and corruption experimentally.
We conduct theoretical research to understand the organisation and stability of microbial communities.