Tunc Catal - Microbial Biotechnology Lab


Tunc Catal,Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Director of Istanbul Protein Research & Inovation Center (PROMER)
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Uskudar University

Postdoctoral students

Please contact for possible postgraduate positions.

PhD students

Dr. Cigdem S. Zhmurov

Cigdem has been pursuing her PhD studies since 2012 (advisor, Prof. Dr. Hakan Bermek), and her PhD thesis topic is about the role of microRNAs in atherosclerosis. She passed from her defence.

Current position: Research Assistant Dr. at Istanbul Bilgi University

MSc students

Gulru Ozakman

Gulru interested in algae research to use them in novel self-sustainable biofuel cells. She also examines the relationship between various environmentally hazardous metals and green algae, Chlorellasp.

E-mail address: gulruozakman82@gmail.com

Undergraduate students

Sinem Gamze Yayman

Gamze has been majoring in molecular biology and genetics. Her graduation thesis topic is about the effects of Selenium in microalgae, and effects of selenium on expression of photosystem related genes.

E-mail: sinemgamze.yayman@st.uskudar.edu.tr

Bugra Yaman (Coordinator of Advanced Protein Analysis Lab)

Bugra has been working on a specific type of bacteria and trying to characterize its secondary metabolites. He is familiar with microbial electrolysis cell technology, and culture of anaerobic microorganisms.

E-mail: yugrabaman@gmail.com

Betul Biyik

Betul is undergraduate student in Molecular Biology and Genetics program. She is interested in Sports Genetic and related subjects. Also, She is highly interested in Biotechnology, and currently focused on Athletic Aminoacids.

E-mail: B.Biyik@2016.ljmu.ac.uk

Rumeysa Cebecioglu (Coordinator of Microbial Biotechnology Research Lab)

I have been studying in the Department of Bioengineering at Uskudar University since 2013, and have been doing Double Major Undergraduate Program of Molecular Biology and Genetics. My current research is about isolation of bacteria for the production of flavonoids, and molecular characterizations of microorganisms using molecular techniques.

E-mail: rmyscbcglu@gmail.com

Kubra Demirci

Kubra has been pursuing her undergraduate studies since 2013. Kubra has been trying to isolate lipase producer-bacteria. She is also working on the development of self-sustainable microbial fuel cells.

E-mail: kubrademircii@gmail.com

Betul Zehra Karakus

Betul has been registered in Molecular Biology and Genetics Undergraduate Program. She studies the culture of Chlorella sp. algae, and tries to integrate it with microbial fuel cells. She will be also working on lipase production by microorganisms.

E-mail: betulzkarakus@gmail.com

Kadir Sinan Arslan

Kadir Sinan has been studying at Molecular Biology and Genetic program at Uskudar University since 2012. He studies isolation and molecular characterization of amylase producer bacteria. He is going to graduate this year and he wants to focus on the gene regulation and epigenetic after graduation. Good luck Kadir Sinan!

E-mail: kadirsinanarslan@gmail.com

Ilknur Korkmaz

Hello! I have been studying Bioengineering at Uskudar University since 2013. Currently, my research topic is about isolation of Bacillus sp. for industrial production of enzymes such as amylase.

E-mail: ilknur.korkmaz95@gmail.com

Nazan Tas

Nazan has been studying Bioengineer at Uskudar University since 2013, and she has been pursuing on project of protein and enzyme production by fungi since 2016. She has been trying to isolate fungi from nature.

E-mail: nazantas.9595@outlook.com

Dilan Akagunduz

I have graduated from Marmara University Pathology Laboratory Program, and started Bioengineering Program at the Uskudar University in 2014. Currently, I have measuring enzymatic activities of novel fungi isolated from nature.

E-mail: dilanakagunduz@gmail.com

Gozde Karakadioglu

Gozde is undergraduate student of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department, and doing double major in Bioengineering. She has been working on effects of psychoactive drugs on microbiota using experimental animal models.

E-mail: gozde.karakadiogluu@gmail.com


Jessica Droguetti

Jessica is Erasmus student from Portugal visited our group in 2016. Hopefully, she completed her graduation project with us.

Current position: Research Assistant at

Ozlem Yedier

Ozlem joined our group in the winter term of 2013 for her internship studies. She was accepted to the Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Graduate Program at Sabancı University.

Current position: Graduate student at Sabanci University