Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make useful products, or any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or their derivatives, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with the related fields of bioengineering and biomedical engineering.
Following faculty members have ongoing research or research interests in biotechnology.
Cancer research is basic research into biology of cancer in order to identify causes and develop strategies for prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatments and cure. Cancer research ranges from epidemiology, molecular bioscience to the performance of clinical trials to evaluate and compare applications of the various cancer treatment. These applications include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, Immunotherapy and combined treatment modalities such as chemo-radiotherapy. Lately, the emphasis in clinical cancer research shifted towards therapies derived from biotechnology research, such as immunotherapy and gene therapy.
Following faculty members have ongoing research or research interests in cancer biology.
Cell biology studies cells – their physiological properties, their structure, the organelles they contain, interactions with their environment, their life cycle, division and death. This is done both on a microscopic and molecular level. Cell biology research encompasses single-celled organisms like bacteria and protozoa, as well as the many specialized cells in multicellular organisms such as animals and plants. Knowing the components of cells and how cells work is fundamental to all biological sciences. Appreciating the similarities and differences between cell types is particularly important to the fields of cell and molecular biology as well as to biomedical fields such as cancer research and developmental biology. These fundamental similarities and differences provide a unifying theme, sometimes allowing the principles learned from studying one cell type to be extrapolated and generalized to other cell types.
Following faculty members have ongoing research or research interests in cell biology.
Gen ifadesi ve gen regülasyonu, DNA’da var olan bilginin RNA ve proteinlere aktarılmasında rol oynamaktadırlar. Gen regülasyonuna dair temel bilgiler, tüm biyolojik işlevlere uygulanabilmektedir. Bu bağlamda, kodlamayan RNA’lar, gelişimden fizyolojik bir dizi süreçlere kadar, kompleks organizmalarda anahtar hücresel işlevlerin düzenlenmesinde rol oynamaktadırlar.
Immunology is a branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. It deals with the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and diseases; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo.
Following faculty members have ongoing research or research interests in immunology.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayten Nalbant
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, either unicellular (single cell), multicellular (cell colony), or acellular (lacking cells). Microbiology encompasses numerous sub-disciplines including virology, mycology, parasitology, and bacteriology.
Following faculty members have ongoing research or research interests in microbiology.
Plant genetics deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related plant species. Plants are photosynthetic, eukaryotic, multicellular organisms of the kingdom Plantae characteristically producing embryos, containing chloroplasts, having cell walls which contain cellulose, and lacking the power of locomotion. There has been a revolution in the plant biology in the past twenty years. The completion of the sequencing of the genomes of rice and some agriculturally and scientifically important plants has increased the possibilities of plant genetic research immeasurably.
Following faculty members have ongoing research or research interests in plant genetics.
Prof. Dr. Anne Frary
Prof. Dr. Çağlar H. Karakaya
Prof. Dr. Sami Doğanlar