I am Kader Sarıbulak, a 3rd year student of Bioengineering at Gebze Technical University. As of December 2021, I have been involved as an intern in the “More Effective L-Asparaginase Enzyme for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapy: Design, In vitro Application and High Amount Production” project under the supervision of Dr. Barış BİNAY at GERC Lab within the scope of Tübitak STAR program. My main areas of interest under bioengineering are bioinformatics and biotechnology.
Zülal Eslem ARSLAN
Zülal Eslem is a junior student at Gebze Technical University working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering program. She is a co-founder of the Gebze Technical University Bioengineering Society and is the representative of the Faculty of Engineering also Bioengineering Department. In her first year at university, she did a voluntary internship at Vision Biotechnology on the development of diagnostic test kits in 2020. She completed her mandatory internship at Sungkyunkwan University Translational Bioscience Laboratory in Korea under the supervision of Prof. Joshua A. JACKMAN in 2021. Her subject in this 3-month internship was “Lipid Bilayer and Biosensor Technologies”. Recently, she is working on the “More Efficient L-Asparaginase Enzyme for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapy: Design, In vitro Application, and High-Volume Production” project in GERC Lab under the supervision of Prof. Barış BİNAY within the scope of TÜBİTAK STAR – Trainee Researcher Scholarship Program.
Ceren is a 3rd year Bioengineering student at Gebze Technical University. She did a volunteer internship in the field of cybersecurity at Infinitum IT company during her first semester at university. She worked as a Kocaeli coordinator at InovaTİM and she gave Arduino and C lessons to high school students. Furthermore, she completed her mandatory internship at Mersin University Environmental Engineering Lecturer Prof. Dr. Nadir DIZGE’s laboratory, in the field of bioremediation. She has 2 papers at the 2nd International Environment Congress. She has 1 SCI-indexed article in the field of environmental biotechnology. Likewise, she is interested in enzyme technology, industrial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, and membrane processes.She works on the effect of photocatalytic systems on wastewater treatment at GTU Environmental Engineering Lecturer Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Cengiz YATMAZ’s laboratory. At the same time, She is working on the “Single-Step Production of Artificial Amino Acids from Alpha-Keto Acids Using Reductive Amination Activity, Immobilized, Mutant L-Alanine Dehydrogenase” project in GERC Lab under the supervision of Associate Prof Dr. Barış BİNAY within the scope of Tübitak STAR Program.
Elif Hırkalı is 4th year Bioengineering student at Gebze Technical University. She worked as an intern at Marmara University GEMHAM and GDA Laboratory Services. Also, She was an observer student at Marmara University Bioengineering Laboratory and Gebze Technical University Nanotechnology Laboratory. Currently, she working at her graduation project in the “More Effective L-Asparaginase Enzyme for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapy: Design, In vitro Application and High Amount Production” project at GERC Lab.
İlknur Elçelik is a senior student in the Bioengineering department at Gebze Technical University. She completed her first internship at GERC Lab in the field of recombinant enzyme studies in 2020 and her second internship in production department of Exon Biyotek in 2021. She is interested in fields of biotechnology, bioprocess, recombinant protein production. For the undergraduate thesis, she is currently working on entited “Production of More Effective L-Asparaginase Enzyme for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapy” under the supervision of Doc. Dr. Barış Binay.
Kübra AKDOĞAN is a student of Gebze Technical University, Department of Bioengineering. She is actively contributing to research studies at GERC Laboratory within the scope of Tübitak 2247-C Trainee Researcher Scholarship Program in 2021.
She continues to work with Ğarip DEMİR, who is doing his doctorate in GERC Laboratory, on the project named “Single Step Production of Artificial Amino Acids from Alpha-Keto Acids Using Immobilized, Mutant L-Alanine Dehydrogenases with Increased Reductive Amination Activity” under the consultancy of Dr. Barış BİNAY.
Aleyna Nur KOÇYİĞİT
Aleyna Nur Koçyiğit is a senior student at Gebze Technical University Bioengineering Department. She worked as an intern at GERC lab in the field of enzyme engineering in 2020. Since then, she decided to study with proteins and enzyme engineering subjects. She is doing her undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Dr. Barış Binay on the production of Exo-Polygalacturonase enzyme in Piciha Pastoris expression systems within the scope of 2209/A Research Project Support Program for Undergraduate Students.
Muhammet Fatih TOPÇU
Muhammet Fatih Topçu is a senior student at Gebze Technical University, Department of Bioengineering. In 2020, he did his first compulsory internship in the field of recombinant enzyme studies at GERC Lab. He completed his second internship in the field of chemistry at Reform Pharma A.Ş. Since February 2022, he has been doing a long-term internship in the R&D department of Anatolia Tanı ve Biyoteknoloji A.Ş. within the scope of Industrial Applications course. He is doing his undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Dr. Barış Binay on the production of Exo-Polygalacturonase enzyme in Piciha Pastoris expression systems within the scope of 2209/A Research Project Support Program for Undergraduate Students.
Melisa Aslı KIRCA
Melisa Aslı KIRCA is a senior Bioengineering student at Gebze Technical University. She has an interest in enzyme engineering and industrial microbiology and doing her researches in this areas. She did three internships during her undergraduate education. She did her first internship in an in-vivo laboratory that makes testing drugs for Alzheimer’s disease, the second one is biochemistry internship in GERC lab, and finally one is the R&D internship in the company that works bioprocess and produces bacterial PHB. She is currently working in the GERC lab for her graduation thesis. The subject of the thesis is “Temperature optimization for the active production of Exo-Polygalacturonase enzyme in Pichia pastoris expression systems at laboratory scale”. Graduation thesis is supported by TUBITAK 2209A programme and carried out under the supervision of Barış BİNAY.
Kasım Kağan KOCA
Kasım is studying his bachelor’s degree in Gebze Technical University at department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. He worked as an intern at BERC Lab in the field of recombinant enzyme studies in 2018 and Sebnem Essiz’s Lab in the field of molecular docking and bioinformatics studies in 2020. He is interested in recombinant enzyme production, industrial biotechnology and molecular docking. He is currently working for his graduation project that under the supervision of Dr. Barış BİNAY at GERC Lab.
Atam Noyan ERÇETİN
Noyan is a senior in Gebze Technical University studying at the department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. He is interested in protein engineering and industrial biotechnology. He introduced himself to GERC Lab as an intern in 2019. Since then, he’s actively involved with the research studies at GERC Lab. Currently he is working on his graduation project entitled “Laccase Production from Recombinant Pichia pastoris by Using of Waste Carbon Sources in Cultivation” under the supervision of Dr. Barış BINAY.