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.
Uğur received his BSc degree in Chemistry from Yıldız Technical University in 2014. In 2013, he has been in Czech Republic as an erasmus student at Brno Technical University. He was interested in Biochemistry at the university and his bachelor thesis was about enzyme immobilization. Currently, he is a PhD student at Gebze Technical University and he is studying with his supervisior Aziz TANRISEVEN.
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 Biochemistry at the same university with her thesis titled: Investigation of Antioxidant and DNA Binding Effects of Traditional Probiotic Fermented Foods. In 2015, she worked at Institute Catalysis and Petrochemistry as a visiting researcher in Madrid, Spain. In 2020, she received her PhD degree in Biochemistry from Yildiz Technical University. Her PhD thesis title is ” Immobilization and charachterization of Rhizomucor miehei lipase to various carriers ”. She worked as a lecturer at Avrupa Vocational School between 2017-2020. She has been working as a lecturer in the Medical Laboratory Techniques Program at Istanbul Aydın University since 2020, February.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 BERC Lab in Gebze Technical University.
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. She got Ph.D. degree on Medical Biochemistry department in Bezmialem Vakif University. 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.
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.
Mustafa Bayram graduated from department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, in 2018. After the graduation, he joined BERC 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.
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 BERC lab.
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 BERC lab. Now she is working as a researcher at Sentromer DNA Technologies.
Velican Engin GAYIR
In June 2018, Velican Engin completed the Bioengineering Undergraduate program at Marmara University. He gained experiences during internships in Hungary (Bioremediation, Wastewater treatment) and Romania (Nanowire production), including the Erasmus+ program. According to the increasing potential of multidisciplinary sciences, Velican Engin took courses in the fields of Biotechnological Production Design, Recombinant DNA Technology, Nanomaterials Sciences and also participated in laboratory studies, seminars, and interviews. Currently, he is a MSc student in Industrial Biotechnology field at the Gebze Technical University and working with Dr. Barış Binay at the BERC lab. Now he is working at Nobel İlaç.