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The section Infection Research researches viruses like HIV, influenza (flu) and ebola and newly emerging viruses. Additionally, illnesses caused by bacteria and parasites are investigated.
The section Neuroscience researches the basics of cognitive performance in the central nervous system and neurodegenerative illnesses as well as control of movements and the visual perception.
Research in the section Organismic Primate Biology is focussed on evolutionary basics of social and mating systems, ecology, vocal communication, biology of stem cells, and genetics in primates.

Quiz: How our closest relatives communicate

A barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus). Photo: DPZ

What does a titi monkey sound like in the South American rainforest, which primates are known for their morning duet songs and which type of lemur can vocalize its own name? Find out with our monkey vocalization quiz

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Michael Tomasello (Duke University)

Origins of Human Cooperation


Brenda McCowan, PhD School of Veterinary Medicine University of California, Davis USA

Managing Aggression and Instability in Large Rhesus Macaque Social Groups


Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology Director, Evolutionary Emergence of Infectious Diseases Laboratory Affiliate, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105

Where they walk, Monkeys Dance: Our Complicated Relationship with Macaque

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