Nazente Atçeken received her BSc. degree in Biology from Erciyes University. She completed her M.Sc. in Biology/Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aksaray University in collaboration with Hacettepe University. She studied genetics of rare diseases using genetic mapping, sequencing technologies and mutation analysis. She received her doctorate degree (2020) in Biology / Molecular Biology and Genetics from Aksaray University. During her doctorate, she studied cell culture techniques and stem cell at Erciyes University (GENKOK) for a term as special training assistant. She focused on large-scale genotype-phenotype correlation using genotyping techniques, OMICS technologies and bioinformatic big data analyzes to elucidate genetic predispositions in the etiology of diseases. In 2022, she joined the DxBiotech lab at Koç University as a postdoctoral fellow supported by a TUSEB project. She continues her research on developing PoC-Lamp diagnostic platforms for pathogen-specific and mutation detection.
Zihni Onur Uygun
Zihni Onur Uygun received his doctoral degree in Medical Biochemistry from Ege University in 2020. He especially has been focusing on affinity based impedimetric sensor and biosensor development since 2011. His doctorate education and doctoral thesis were supported by TUBİTAK-1001 project and TÜBİTAK-2211C National PhD Scholarship Program in the Priority Fields in Science and Technology, respectively. His doctoral thesis was awarded by Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Health and Life Sciences 1st Place in 2021. Academically, he gained several national and international awards, published international patent, articles, book chapters, and joined TÜBİTAK and Ege University supported projects on biosensors and sensors. In 2022, he joined to Tasoglu Lab at Koç University as a Postdoctoral fellow supported by TÜBİTAK-2218 program and has been developing 3D printed AIDS detection biosensors.
Mostafa completed his PhD study in Mechanical Engineering from TU Darmstadt, Germany, in 2020. His PhD study focused on droplet-based microfluidics, a drastic tool for biomedical/bioengineering applications, through which he showed droplets can be used as versatile biological reaction compartments. His research interests extend over a broad area taking into account heat and fluid flows in small scales, heat transfer, complex fluids, multi-phase flows, (droplet-based) microfluidics, and microfluidic applications for life science. He is ambitious to implement valuable research investigations with particular attention to research platforms at both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary domains, which lie at the interface of engineering and life science. Mostafa will join DxBiotech Lab at Koç university as a postdoc fellow, working on microfluidics for ophthalmic point-of-care diagnostics among others.
Dr. Savas Tasoglu is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and KUTTAM, Koc University and Adjunct Associate Professor of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Bogazici University. Dr. Tasoglu obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from METU (2006) and Koc University (2008), respectively. Dr. Tasoglu received his Ph.D. in 2011 from UC Berkeley, with a research focus on transport phenomena and pharmacokinetics of anti-HIV microbicide drug delivery. Dr. Tasoglu held a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology between 2011 and 2014. He serves on the editorial board of several journals including Bioprinting (Elsevier), Scientific Reports (Nature), iScience (Cell), Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine (FSG), Micromachines, and International Journal of Bioprinting.