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Prof. Erdem Karabulut

Chair

e-mail: ekarabul@hacettepe.edu.tr

 

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Prof. Ergun Karaagaoglu

e-mail: ekaraaga@hacettepe.edu.tr

 

 

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Prof. Ayşe Nurten Akarsu

e-mail: nakarsu@hacettepe.edu.tr & nakarsu9@gmail.com

Dr. Akarsu graduated from Ankara University Medical Faculty (1984) and received her PhD in Medical Biology and Genetics from Ankara University (1994). Her Research interests include genetic modelling, mapping and cloning of human disease genes. She completed her two years postdocdoral training in the Surgical Research Center, University of Connecticut Health Center (UCONN) where she identified synpolydacty and congenital glaucoma genes. In 1996, she relocated to Hacettepe University and established the first mapping facility of Turkey. She became full Professor of Medical Genetics in 2008. She has pioneered the discovery of a large number of rare disease genes by using cutting-edge genomic technologies and bioinformatics. Currently, she pursues to explore genetic basis of unsolved rare craniofacial malformations and bone marrow failure syndromes.  Her studies are currently being supported or have been supported by the following research networks; CRANIRARE, EuroDBA and RiboEurope. She worked as a board member of European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) and a member of Professional Public Committee of ESHG. Her accomplishments have been rewarded by Turkey Journalists’ Asociation 35th Sedat Simavi Health Award (2011) and Hacettepe University Science Award (2016). [CV]

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Prof. Melih Önder Babaoğlu

e-mail: babaoglu@hacettepe.edu.tr

 

 

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Prof. Hayat Erdem Yurter

e-mail: herdem@hacettepe.edu.tr

 

 

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Assoc. Prof. Yeşim Er Öztaş

e-mail: yoztas@hacettepe.edu.tr

 

 

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Assoc. Prof. Tunca Doğan 

e-mail: tuncadogan@gmail.com

Dr. Doğan graduated from both the undergraduate and MSc programs in Middle East Technical University (METU), Faculty of Engineering, studying in the field of process engineering. He started conducting research in computational biology and bioinformatics areas during his PhD study back in 2010. He received his joint PhD degree from the interdisciplinary Bioengineering program, hosted by the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department in Izmir Institute of Technology, and the Graduate School of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, DEU in 2013. Dr Dogan served as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge and at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Protein Function Development team, in Cambridge, UK between the years 2013 and 2016. Afterwards, he worked both as a research associate at EMBL-EBI and as an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Informatics, METU between 2016 and 2019. Dr Dogan currently is a faculty member at the Department of Computer Engineering and at the Institute of Informatics, Hacettepe University. His research can be summarized as developing and applying data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning based computational methods for biomolecular sequence analysis, protein function prediction and computational drug discovery; in the fields of bioinformatics and cheminformatics. [CV]

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Assoc. Prof. Ceren Sucularlı 

e-mail: ceren.sucularli@hacettepe.edu.tr

Dr. Sucularli graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Biology. She received her PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University. Dr. Sucularli served as a  research fellow at University of Michigan, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. She has been a faculty member at Hacettepe University, Department of Bioinformatics since 2013. Her research focuses on finding genomic and transciptomic alterations to understand molecular mechanisms of tumor cells, finding predictive and prognostic biomarkers and identifying potential compounds that target those mechanisms by using computational methods. She also concentrates on analyzing the effect of missense mutations on protein structure and function and protein structure modeling.

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Assist. Prof. İdil Yet 

e-mail: idil.yet@gmail.com

Idil Yet received her PhD in Bioinformatics from King's College London/University of London in 2016. Before that, she was trained as a statistician and a computer scientist. She received a health informatics master degree from Middle East Technical University which she later on also worked as a postdoctoral fellow on detecting aneuploidies using single-cell sequencing.  She is currently affiliated at Hacettepe University at the Department of Bioinformatics. Her research focuses on GWAS and analysing several -omics and integrating them using AI/machine learning techniques. Her research published in prestigious journals such as Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, and Genome Biology. She won the  L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science award in 2020.

 

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Assist. Prof. Arda Çetinkaya

e-mail: ardabiochem@yahoo.com

 

 

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Dr. Gülşah Merve Kılınç

e-mail: gulsahhdal@gmail.com & gulsahkilinc@hacettepe.edu.tr

Dr. Kılınç graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Biology and received her PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Bilkent University. She worked as postdoctoral researcher at CompEvo Lab in the Department of Biology at Middle East Technical University. She continued her postdoctoral studies at Stockholm University at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Her research focuses on analysing ancient human genome sequences from different time periods extending from Palaeolithic to present-day to better understand the human population genetic history. She uses ancient DNA from different parts of the world to infer the migrations and genetic structure of past human populations. She is interested in developing new algorithms to use ancient genomic data to understand  human history. Her research published in prestigious journals such as Science AdvancesCurrent Biology and Plos Biology. [CV]

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Can Koşukcu

e-mail: cankosukcu@gmail.com

 

 

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