Tunc Catal’s Research Group
Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory
Our research group was established at Uskudar University in 2012. The research group consisting of graduate and undergraduate students focuses on various aspects of microbial biotechnology including molecular identification of enzyme/seconder metabolite producer microorganisms, biosensor applications and microbial fuel cell technology. The research group is located in Northern Campus of Uskudar University, and currently Microbial Biotechnology Research Laboratory and Advanced Protein Analysis Laboratories are affiliated to Istanbul Protein Research & Inovation Center (PROMER).
We have a particular interest in exoelectrogenic microorganisms to use in electricity and hydrogen production, and biosensor applications. Currently, we are developing various biofuel cell prototypes to understand bioelectrochemical features of electroactive biofilms combining with various algal cultures. Isolation and molecular identification of novel endemic bacteria and microalgae especially for food industry is also our recent research topic. For further information on our research programme please browse our publications.
Funding for the current project is provided by: