Tunc Catal - Microbial Biotechnology Lab


Professional




Biography


Tunc Catal was born in Germany in 1980. He attended primary school at Bostanci Ilkokulu, then started Uskudar Fen Lisesi, and was graduated from Bilfen Lisesi (Istanbul) (1997). At the same year, he started the undergraduate program of Biology at Istanbul University, and was graduated in honour list (2001). He continued master program at the same department, and graduated in 2004. He completed his PhD research at Advanced Technologies in Engineering, Molecular Biology-Genetics and Biotechnology graduate program (ITU) and at the Department of Wood Science and Engineering and Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering at Oregon State University (USA) in 2008. He completed postdoctoral research at National University of Ireland, Galway under the European Union Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Program. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Uskudar University in 2012, and appointed as Associate Professor in 2013 specialising on Biotechnology (Natural Sciences). He also passed first stage of Associate Professorship in Engineering (Bioengineering) in 2015 as a double major.

He has been serving as panellist at TUBITAK, and reviewer in various scientific journals such as Bioresource Technology, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Fuel, Chemical Engineering Journal.




Professional Associations


Molecular Biology Society
Bioelectrochemical Society

 


Administration


Director, Biotechnology Application and Research Center (2017-present)
Vice dean, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences (2014-present) 
Coordinator of Molecular Biology Graduate Program (2013-present)
Faculty Erasmus and Internship Coordinator (2012-present)




Employment




Position



Field



University



Year


Associate Professor*

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Uskudar University

2013-present

Assistant Professor

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Uskudar University

2012-2013

Postdoctoral Researcher
(Marie Curie Fellow)

Chemistry-Microbiology

National University of Ireland, Galway

2008-2010

Visiting Researcher   

Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering &
Department of Wood Science and Engineering

Oregon State University, USA

2006-2008

Researcher

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Istanbul Technical University

2006-2006






* Associate Professorship in Bioengineering as a double major in Engineering Field (2015-….).