Research activity

Paleoantrhopological researches

Paleoanthropological laboratory

• paleoanthropological reconstruction of past populations
  in the Carpathian basin
comparative studies of past populations by osteological
palopathological studies (prevalence of pathological
  abnormalities by comparing different geographical and
  chronological populations in the Carpathian basin)
population historical reconstruction (paleo-ecological,   paleopathological and molecular archeogenetical methods)

Anthropological researches of living people

Somatometric and ergonometric laboratory

• body build analysis (body build typing, analysis of body
  proportions, developing a new method for body build
body composition analysis (anthropometric and modern
  techniques, developing a new anthropometric method for
  body composition analysis )

Auxological laboratory

studies of the relationships among nutritional habits,
  energy and nutrients intake and body development
studies of the relationship between the environmental
(life style: habitual physical activity) and body
• studies of somatic development of children and youth
  by using biological age assessment techniques (bone
  age, dental age, morphological age, physiological age)

Epidemiological laboratory

• undernutrition, overweight and obesity research (the
  prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in
  children, young adults and elderly people)
research of osteoporosis in young adults and elderly
  people (assessment of the prevalence of osteoporosis
  in young adults and elderly people; developing new
  methods for the assessment of the risk factors of   osteoporosis by analysing nutritional, life style, age, bone   mass and density features)
• studies of physiological capacity of children and young
  adults (studies of the relationship between cardio-
  respirator features, body composition and habitual
  physical activity)
• developing growth references for screening biological
  status of children
• studies in "epidemiological auxology"
growth as an
  indicator of the socio-economic status of the society
  (regional and secular trend studies of children's
  developmental status: 2nd Hungarian National
  Representative Growth Survey of children aged 3-18
– by comparing the body development of children
  from different socio-economical backgrounds)

Information on the topics of the possible thesis works can be required
personally in the department during the staff members' contact hours.

Department of Biological Anthropology, Eötvös Loránd University
Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c (4th floor), 1117 Budapest, Web:
Tel.: (36-1) 381-2161, (36-1) 411-6500 (8061), Fax: (36-1) 381-2162