Bedri Burak DURAKSOY
After completing his IB degree in the International School of Brussels with a focus on Biology, Bedri continued on to his undergrad degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics in the United States at Murray State University. After completing his 3rd year he had to return back home and he finished his degree at Istanbul AREL University. Bedri completed his internship at Düzen Laboratories in cytogenetics focusing on Sperm FISH techniques. When he returned from his military service Bedri started his MSc. program at Yildiz Technical University in Molecular Biology. During this time his Advisor Baris Binay got posted in Gebze Technical University. After a semester at YTU, Bedri transferred his credits over to GTU and changed his Masters program to Biochemistry. Currently he is at Denmark Technical University, continuing his research with his Co-advisor, Dr. John Woodley.
Zeynep Efsun DUMAN
Zeynep Efsun Duman achieved her BSc degree in bioengineering at Marmara University by achieving the second highest cumulative average among the graduates of the Department of Bioengineering. She worked as an intern at the Department of Immunology of Aziz Sancar Institute of Experimental Medicine in 2015 and went to Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, Spain with Erasmus Summer Internship program in 2016. She was interested in bioprocesses and bioreaction engineering during her bachelor years and her graduation thesis was about bacterial cellulose production by utilizing the wastes from the food industry. After her graduation, she started to Biochemistry MSc program at the University of Bonn. Currently, she is a biotechnology MSc student at the Gebze Technical University and working with Dr. Barış Binay at the BERC lab.
Muazzez Çağla BİLGİCİ
Muazzez Çağla Bilgici graduated from Genetic and Bioengineering BSc program at the University of Kastamonu. She worked as an intern at the Department of Genetics of Aziz Sancar Institute of Experimental Medicine Research Institute and at the Laboratory of Biochemistry of Anatolian Hospital in 2015. Then she worked as an intern at the Laboratory of Microbiology and Laboratory of Genetics of Haydarpaşa Training and Research Hospital in 2016 and went to Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Institute of Biomaterials, Germany with Erasmus Summer Internship program in 2017. Her graduation thesis was about genetic defects and hereditary diseases in cattle. Currently, she is a biotechnology MSc student at the Gebze Technical University and working with Dr. Barış Binay at the BERC lab.
I received BSC degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University in 2018. I worked on molecular identication of fungi under the supervision of Bekir ÇÖL at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University in 2017. In September 2018, I started MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics in Gebze Technical University. After the English preparatory year I will work on recombinant enzyme production in the BERC laboratory.
Mustafa Bayram graduated from department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, in 2018. After the graduation, he joined BERC lab group and works with Dr. Barış BINAY as a supervisor. He is currently a Msc candidate on Biotechnology Institute of Gebze Tecnical University and is primaly interested in enzymology and production of recombinant enzymes.
İlke earned her B.Sc degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Istanbul Arel University in 2017 after she completed her summer internship at Neurodegeneration lab in Istanbul Technical University. After graduation, she worked as an Erasmus intern for a period of four months at the Neuro Lab of Tallinn University of Technology. Now she is a M.Sc student at the Gebze Technical University and working at the BERC lab.
Velican Engin GAYIR
In June 2018, Velican Engin completed the Bioengineering Undergraduate program at Marmara University. He gained experiences during internships in Hungary (Bioremediation, Wastewater treatment) and Romania (Nanowire production), including the Erasmus+ program. According to the increasing potential of multidisciplinary sciences, Velican Engin took courses in the fields of Biotechnological Production Design, Recombinant DNA Technology, Nanomaterials Sciences and also participated in laboratory studies, seminars, and interviews. Currently, he is a MSc student in Industrial Biotechnology field at the Gebze Technical University and working with Dr. Barış Binay at the BERC lab.