Miguel dos Santos

Research interests | Curriculum vitae

Research interests

I am interested in all aspects of evolutionary biology and behavioural ecology. My main focus is on social evolution. How cooperation between individuals can emerge is a key issue for evolutionary biologists. It is particularly important in humans because we participate in many social dilemmas (e.g. climate, conservation problems). Findings in this field could potentially be used to find solutions to these dilemmas.


Curriculum vitae

Born on the 23rd of October 1984 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Phd thesis (“Human cooperation in reputation games”) in the lab of Prof. Claus Wedekind, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Research assistant in the lab of Prof. Andreas Wagner, Department of Biochemistry, University of Zürich, under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Rankin.

2007 - 2009
Master of Sciences in Biology, Evolution and Conservation at the University of Lausanne, under the supervision of Prof. Claus Wedekind and Dr. Daniel Rankin.
(“Evolution of costly punishment and cooperation through punishment scoring in humans”)

2003 - 2007
Bachelor of Sciences in Biology at the University of Lausanne.


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