¨  The Human Biology/Anthropology Sub-program in the Neuroscience and Human Biology Ph.D. Program

·  Prior studies and degrees needed

For a successful participation in this program, M.Sc. (in biology and archaeology), M.D. and D.V. or D.D. degrees are accepted on the condition that the curriculum of the undergraduate and graduate programs of the applicant included anatomy, physiology and archaeology as major subjects.

·  Features of the program

§  Objectives   This program offers training in that field of biology, which aims at the understanding the variability and plasticity of human populations in space and time. Therefore it mainly involves the studying of physical, biotic and cultural environment effects on human biological system in prehistoric and present populations.

§  Curriculum   The curriculum is assembled so that students can gain a detailed practical experience in state-of-art methodology that is used in the research project they join. At the same time, they can get a firm knowledge, through seminar series and regular as well as one-time courses, about all those methods that are relevant for a complex structural-functional approach of biological problems. These include methods for reconstruction of ancient populations: assessing age and sex at death, paleodemographic features, paleopathological (dental and osteological) studies; methods for anthropometric and somatometric studies, assessment of bone-, dental-age, morphological and physiological age; techniques for studying of body shape: somatotyping and analysis of body composition.

§  Currently available projects  Students in the Human Biology program are recommended to participate in the work of research groups at Eötvös Loránd University, but they may also join to groups in others institutions, which participate in the program.


The human biology/anthropology problems in the focus of our projects:

Human growth and development,

Physique and body composition,

Anthropology and pathology of ancient populations,

Human ecology – human nutrition health and disease in past and present populations,

Human population genetics and biodemography.



·          Sub-program head:

Éva Bodzsár D.Sc., professor

·          Sub-program coordinator to be contacted:

Annamária Zsákai Ph.D., associate professor