The Institute of Evolution is currently pursuing the following broad research topics:
- Investigation of major transitions in evolution, with special regard to the origin of life, the emergence of eukaryotes and the adaptive evolution of language in early hominin populations;
- Research on the evolutionary background of animal and human cooperation and altruism using theoretical, experimental and data analysis methods;
- Investigation of evolutionary dynamics on neural networks, exploring possible homologies between learning and evolution;
- Modelling evolutionary ecological processes at different spatiotemporal scales from the dynamics of microbiome communities to macrobial ecological processes;
- Research on the ecology and evolution of parasites and pathogens in order to better understand the dynamics of new emerging diseases mediated by human and animal parasites.
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