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Ahmet TÜLEK

Ahmet received his BSc degree in Biology from Ankara University in 2008. He then received his MSc degree in Molecular Biology from Ankara University in 2010 and Gebze High Technology Institute in 2014. He started PhD education in Molecular Biology and Genetics department from Gebze Technical University in 2016. He is working as a researcher in Criminal Laboratory since 2013. His studing topics are enzymology, homolog and heterolog protein producing, biotransformation and yeast fermentation, fingerprint technologies, forensic science.

Aşkın Sevinç ASLAN

Aşkın has graduated with a Chemistry degree from Yildiz Technical University. After having completed her thesis with Baris Binay during her MSc at Istanbul Technical University, she went on to continue her academic carrier in Germany as a fellow researcher by starting her PhD. program. Currently she is working as a researcher in a EU supported project.

Bedri Burak DURAKSOY

After completing his IB degree in the International School of Brussels with a focus on Biology, Bedri continued on to his undergrad degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics in the United States at Murray State University. After completing his 3rd year he had to return back home and he finished his degree at Istanbul AREL University. Bedri completed his internship at Düzen Laboratories in cytogenetics focusing on Sperm FISH techniques. When he returned from his military service Bedri started his MSc. program at Yildiz Technical University in Molecular Biology. During this time his Advisor Baris Binay got posted in Gebze Technical University. After a semester at YTU, Bedri transferred his credits over to GTU and changed his Masters program to Biochemistry. Currently he is graduated from Chemistry department at Gebze Technical University Master Degree.

Ece ÖZDEMİR BABAVATAN

Ece received her BSc degree in Chemistry from Yildiz Technical University in 2013. She was graduated in 2015 with a MSc degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry at the same university with her thesis titled: Investigation of Antioxidant and DNA Binding Effects of Traditional Probiotic Fermented Foods. She is studying for her PhD thesis about immobilizations and charachterizations of industrial biocatalysts for industrial applications in same field at Yildiz Technical University. Currently she is working at Avrupa Meslek Yüksek Okulu.

 

Elif GÜNAY

Elif graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in 2016. Bachelor ‘s thesis was about bioremediation which was accepted under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sabriye Perçin Özkorucuklu. She completed internship at Microbiology Department of Onko-Koçsel Pharmaceutical Company. In 2018, she started her Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetic at Gebze Technical University. In 2019, she is working with Assoc. Prof.Dr. Barış Binay at the GERC lab. Her interests are, microbiology, enzyme engineering, recombinant enzyme production, industrial biotechnology and food microbiology.

Erhan AR

Erhan is a undergraduate student at Gebze Technical University, Molecular Biology and Genetics. He worked as intern at OBEDIA laboratory at Gebze Technical University and microbiology laboratory at Santa Farma. He is currently working with Barış Binay as supervisor at GERC lab. His graduation project is about bacterial expression systems.

 

 

 

Ersin KARATAŞ

Ersin graduated from Biology department from Anadolu University in 2011. He then received his MSc degree in Biotechnology from Ege University in 2015. He started PhD education in Molecular Biology and Genetics department from Gebze Technical University in 2016. During his MSc, he worked as a researcher in Medical University of Lodz from Poland Lodz under supervision of Dr. Anna SELMI. He worked as Research Assistant at Bezmialem Vakıf Üniversity for 3 years before started PhD education. His studing topics are Enzymology, Homolog and heterolog protein producing, Monoclonal antibody producing, Biotransformation and Yeast fermentation.

Fatma ŞEN

Fatma is studying at her bachelor’s degree in Gebze Technical University at department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. She worked as an intern at University of Ondokuzmayıs in the field of microbiology with Dr. Ali Osman Adıgüzel in 2018 during three month,then she worked at Istanbul University at DEATE in medical microbiology laboratory in the field of immunology with Doc. Dr. Umut Küçükkaya during one month. She is currently working for his graduation project with Barış Binay at GERC Lab.

 

 

Huri BULUT

Huri is a graduate with a Biology degree from Uludağ University. She has went on to complete a MSc. degree on clinical microbiology from İstanbul Medical Faculity. Currently she is continuing her doctorate degree in Bezmialem Vakif University with a focus on medical biochemistry. She has also been working as research assistant in the same department since 2015. She has been focused on Formate dehydrogenase characterization as a research topic, while writing her thesis based on this enzyme.

 

İlke SELÇUK

İlke earned her B.Sc degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Istanbul Arel University in 2017 after she completed her summer internship at Neurodegeneration lab in Istanbul Technical University. After graduation, she worked as an Erasmus intern for a period of four months at the Neuro Lab of Tallinn University of Technology. Now she is a M.Sc student at the Gebze Technical University and working at the GERC lab.

 

 

Kübra KOÇDEMİR

Kübra is studying her bachelor’s degree in Gebze Technical University at department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. She worked as an intern at GERC Lab and at Gebze Technical University MAR in the field of microbiology in 2018, then she worked at Yeditepe University Hospital in Tissue Typing Laboratory in the field of immunology and at University of Greifswald in Biotechnology ad Enzyme Catalysis group in the field of protein evolution and enzymology with Erasmus+ Traineeship programme in 2019. She is currently working for her graduation project with Dr. Barış Binay at GERC Lab.

M. Selim YILMAZ

Selim is a undergraduate student at Gebze Technical University, Molecular Biology and Genetics. He worked as intern at Marmara University Molecular Metabolism and Pharmacogenetics Laboratories. Then, he worked as a clinical trial assistant at Gama CRO. He is currently working with Baris Binay (Supervisor) at GERC Lab. His graduation project is about bacterial expression systems.

 

 

Meltem ÇORBACIOĞLU

Meltem received her BSc degree in chemistry from Yıldız Technical University in 2014. She was erasmus student at Brno Technical University in 2013. Her undergraduate thesis was about enzyme immobilization. She graduated from Gebze Technical University Chemistry department with her supervisior Barış BİNAY. Her MSc thesis title is “Improving of The Activity of NAD+ Dependent Candida methylica Formate Dehydrogenase”.Currently, she is working in İLKO Pharmaceuticals as Specialist.

 

 

Mohamed SHEHATA

Mohamed received his BSc degree in chemistry from Benha University, Egypt in 2013. After his BSc, he moved to Gebze Technical University, Turkey to pursue his MSc degree. He completed his MSc thesis titled “ Immobilization of an alcohol dehydrogenase from Bacillus thuringiensis serovar israelnesis on Eupergit C 250 L” under supervision of Prof. Dr. Aziz Tanriseven. Currently, he is a PhD student in at Acıbadem University and working with Prof. Dr. Uğur SEZERMAN.

 

Muazzez Çağla BİLGİCİ

Muazzez Çağla Bilgici graduated from Genetic and Bioengineering BSc program at the University of Kastamonu. She worked as an intern at the Department of Genetics of Aziz Sancar Institute of Experimental Medicine Research Institute and at the Laboratory of Biochemistry of Anatolian Hospital in 2015. Then she worked as an intern at the Laboratory of Microbiology and Laboratory of Genetics of Haydarpaşa Training and Research Hospital in 2016 and went to Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Institute of Biomaterials, Germany with Erasmus Summer Internship program in 2017. Her graduation thesis was about genetic defects and hereditary diseases in cattle. Currently, she is a biotechnology MSc student at the Gebze Technical University and working with Dr. Barış Binay at the GERC lab.

Mustafa BAYRAM

Mustafa Bayram graduated from department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, in 2018. After the graduation, he joined GERC lab group and works with Dr. Barış BINAY as a supervisor. He is currently a Msc candidate on Biotechnology Institute of Gebze Tecnical University and is primaly interested in enzymology and production of recombinant enzymes.

 

 

Nilay ALTAŞ

Nilay graduated with Chemistry degree in 2004. After having completed her MSc. on biochemistry in 2008 she continued on to complete her PhD. in the same program in 2013. She has been working as a research assistant at Yildiz Technical University since 2005. She is continuing her research in disciplines regarding enzymology, antioxidants and biotransformation. Currently she is continuing her post doctorate degree in Greece.

 

 

Saadet ALPDAĞTAŞ

Saadet received her BSc degree in Biology Teaching program from Marmara University. She has been working as a research assistant at Yuzuncu Yil University since 2009 and received her MSc degree in Protozoology in the same university. During her master thesis, she worked on molecular biology of eukaryotic microorganisms as a visiting scholar under supervision of Prof. Laura KATZ in Smith College in Massachusetts/USA. Currently, she finished her PhD in Bioengineering department in Yildiz Technical University with thesis titled as “NADP+ dependent Formate dehydrogenase enzymes” under coadvisor of Barış Binay in GERC Lab in Gebze Technical University.

Ünzile Güven GÜLHAN

Ünzile received her BSc degree in Molecular Biology in 2011 and Genetics&Bioengineering major in 2012. She received her MSc degree in Genetics and Bioengineering in 2015 with the thesis title “Isolation, Partial Purification and Characterization of Xylanase, Protease, Lipase, Laccase and Alpha-amylase Produced by Soil Bacteria”. During her master studies, she worked in a biotechnology company as an R&D Researcher. She then started her PhD in Biochemistry in Gebze Technical University in 2015 and started her work on prodrug activating enzymes that can be used in cancer therapy.

 

 

 

Zeynep Efsun DUMAN

Zeynep Efsun Duman achieved her BSc degree in bioengineering at Marmara University by achieving the second highest cumulative average among the graduates of the Department of Bioengineering. She worked as an intern at the Department of Immunology of Aziz Sancar Institute of Experimental Medicine in 2015 and went to Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, Spain with Erasmus Summer Internship program in 2016. She was interested in bioprocesses and bioreaction engineering during her bachelor years and her graduation thesis was about bacterial cellulose production by utilizing the wastes from the food industry. After her graduation, she started to Biochemistry MSc program at the University of Bonn. Currently, she is a biotechnology MSc student at the Gebze Technical University and working with Dr. Barış Binay at the GERC lab.

Yasin Adem WEDAJO

He earned his Bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2009 from Wolaita Sodo University in Ethiopia He then earned his MSc. degree in Inorganic Chemistry with a thesis entitled “Determination of Zinc in Infants and Young Children Foods available in Pharmacies and Supermarkets using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy” from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia in 2011. Presently, he has joined GERC lab. and studying protein engineering so as to be honoured with a PhD degree at Gebze Technical University, Turkey.

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