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.
Berin received her BSC degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Istanbul Arel University in 2016. She worked on ion channels in bladder cancer under the supervision of Mustafa Djamgoz at Imperial College of London during the autumn of 2015. In September 2016, she started her MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics in Gebze Technical University and she is currently working on recombinant enzym producing at the BERC lab.
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.