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RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current research projects offered for new graduate students (2013-2014)

Projects other than listed here may be available. Students are advised to contact academics at Iyte to learn about other project possibilities.

Advisor (Department)

Project Title

Suitable For

Scholarship

Prof. Dr. Funda Tihminlioglu (Chemical Engineering) Polymer-Nanotubes Films for Wound Healing Applications Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student  
Prof. Dr. Funda Tihminlioglu (Chemical Engineering) 3- D Bioprinting of Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration Applications Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student Project application is under review
Prof. Dr. Funda Tihminlioglu (Chemical Engineering) Preparation of Bioactive Chitosan Based Nanospheres by Microfluidics Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student

Applied to Tubitak

(project application is under review)

Prof. Dr. Funda Tihminlioglu (Chemical Engineering)

Biodegradable polymer nanospheres for  drug delivery applications Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student

Applied to Tubitak

(project application is under review)

Prof. Dr. Funda Tihminlioglu (Chemical Engineering)

Biobased dental barrier films for bone regenerations Bioengineering PhD Student

Not Available

Assist. Prof. Dr. Hadi Zareie (Materials Science and Engineering)

Nanobiotechnology approach to sensors and electronics

Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student

Available
Assist. Prof. Dr. Hadi Zareie (Materials Science and Engineering) Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Using Targeted Gold Nanorods and Nanobubbles Biotechnology MSc Student & Bioengineering PhD Student Available
Assist. Prof. Dr. Beste Bayramoglu
(Food Engineering)

Development of  Novel Thin Edible Coatings for Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables By Layer-By-Layer Deposition

Biotechnology MSc Student Available

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ekrem Özdemir (Chemical Engineering

Ex-vivo and In-vivo Characterization of Microbubbles under Ultrasound

Biotechnology MSc Student & Bioengineering PhD Student

Available

Assist. Prof. Dr. Asli Yuksel Ozsen
(Chemical Engineering)

Production of High-value Chemicals from Olive Branch Waste

Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student

Not available

Assist. Prof. Dr. Asli Yuksel Ozsen
(Chemical Engineering)
Complete Mineralization of Olive Mill Wastewater Under Hydrothermal Conditions
Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student
Not available

Assist. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur (Molecular Biology & Genetics

Adhesion at the Nanometer Scale: Breast Cancer Cells and Normal Epithelial Cells

Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student

Not available

Assoc. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur (Molecular Biology & Genetics) Lab on a chip that identifies consecutive intravasation and extravasation of breast cancer cells Biotechnology MSc Student Not available

Assoc. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur (Molecular Biology & Genetics)

Determination of the targeting and anti-cancer efficiencies of targeted and drug loaded microbubbles in 2D and 3D cell culture settings

Biotechnology MSc Student

Available

Assoc. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur (Molecular Biology & Genetics

Interactions of Breast Cancer Cells with Macrophages in Controlled 3D in vitro Microenvironments 

Biotechnology MSc Student

Available

Assoc. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur (Molecular Biology & Genetics A New Lab-on-a-Chip Device for Early Diagnosis of Metastasis Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student Available 2 positions
Assoc. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur (Molecular Biology & Genetics Development of a three dimensional in vitro model to study new tumor formation following extravasation Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student Available
Assoc. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur (Molecular Biology & Genetics Lab on a chip that identifies consecutive intravasation and extravasation of breast cancer cells Biotechnology MSc Student Not Available
Assoc. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur (Molecular Biology & Genetics Determination of the targeting and anti-cancer efficiencies of targeted and drug loaded microbubbles in 2D and 3D cell culture settings Biotechnology MSc Student Not Available
Assoc. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur (Molecular Biology & Genetics Development of a three dimensional in vitro model to study new tumor formation following extravasation Bioengineering PhD Student

Applied to Tubitak

(project application is under review)

Prof. Volga Bulmus
(Bioengineering)

New Protein-polymer Conjugates

Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD student

Not available

Prof. Volga Bulmus
(Bioengineering)
Development of Magnetic Microparticle Based Cell Isolation Strategies Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student Not available

Prof. Volga Bulmus
(Bioengineering)

Development of Polymeric Nanoparticles and Nanogels for Gene Therapy

Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student

Not available

Assist. Prof. Sevgi Kilic Ozdemir (Chemical Engineering)

Design and Characterization of Contrast Agents Used in Ultrasonograpy for Diagnosis and Treatment of Various Diseases

Biotechnology MSc Student & Bioengineering PhD Student

Available

Assist. Prof. Sevgi Kilic Ozdemir (Chemical Engineering)

Development of anti-cancer drug loaded vehicles and their  acoustically triggered release

Biotechnology MSc Student & Bioengineering PhD Student

Available

Assist. Prof. Sevgi Kilic Ozdemir (Chemical Engineering)
Targeted Drug Loaded Microbubbles for Cancer Treatment: Applications and progressions towards clinics
Biotechnology MSc Student & Bioengineering PhD Student
Available

Assist. Prof. M. I. Can Dede
(Mechanical Engineering)

Rehabilitation Robotics for Upper Limbs
Bioengineering PhD Student
Not available
Assist. Prof. M. I. Can Dede
(Mechanical Engineering)
Mechatronic System Design for Early Diagnosis of Brain Diseases
Biotechnology MSc Student
Not available
Prof. Serdar Ozcelik
(Chemistry)
Development of sub 10 nm porous silica nanoparticles for drug delivery in lung cancer
Biotechnology MSc Student & Bioengineering PhD Student
Not available
Prof. Serdar Ozcelik
(Chemistry)
Development of engineered proteins for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Bioengineering PhD Student Not available
Prof. Serdar Ozcelik
(Chemistry)
Development of confocal imaging based method for assessment of mitochondrial dysfunction
Biotechnology MSc Student & Bioengineering PhD Student
Not available
Assist. Prof. Engin Ozcivici (Bioengineering)

Effects of mechanical vibrations on breast cancer cells

Biotechnology MSc Student Available

Assist. Prof. Engin Ozcivici (Bioengineering)

Characterization of Changes Induced by Lineage Commitment and External Mechanical Stimuli on Cellular Ultrastructure of Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Biotechnology MSc Student
Available
Dr. Ali Oguz Buyukkileci (Food Engineering)
Pretreatment of agricultural wastes for biofuel production
Biotechnology MSc Student
Available

Assist. Prof. Onursal Onen (Mechanical Engineering)

Active  manipulation of particles and cells by acousto-electrophoresis
Biotechnology MSc Student & Bioengineering PhD Student
Not available

Prof. Dr. Sacide Alsoy Altinkaya (Chemical Engineering)

Development of Polymeric Scaffolds for Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases Bioengineering PhD Student Not Available

Prof. Dr. Sacide Alsoy Altinkaya (Chemical Engineering)

Development of Antimicrobial Food Packaging Materials with Controlled Released Properties

Biotechnology MSc Student

Not Available
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayse Handan Baysal
(Food Engineering)
Modelling the combined effect of temperature, pH, NaCl and phenolic compounds on the growth rate of probiotic bacteria Biotechnology MSc Student Not Available
Assoc. Prof. Efe Sezgin

Effect of genetic variation in interleukin-10 (IL-10) and its receptor IL-10R1 on Behcet’s disease susceptibility amon Turkish Behcet patients

Biotechnology MSc Student

Project application is under review 

Assoc. Prof. Efe Sezgin

Nutrition based selection on human genome and its effect on susceptibility to contemporary diseases

Biotechnology MSc Student Not Available
Assist. Prof. M. I. Can Dede (Mechanical Engineering) Robot assisted endoscope control that can be controlled Biotechnology MSc Student Not available
Assoc. Prof. Alper Arslanoglu (Molecular Biology and Genetics) Cloning and characterization of the extracellular lipase of P. stutzeri Biotechnology MSc Student Not available
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nur Basak Surmeli (Bioengineering) Development of novel efficient biocatalysts for selective oxidation of hydrocarbons Biotechnology MSc Student Applied to Tubitak (project application is under review)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jens Allmer (Molecular Biology and Genetics) Moving Proteogaia to the Cloud Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student Not available
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jens Allmer (Molecular Biology and Genetics) A Datawarehouse For The Analysis Of Micro-RNA Metabolic Network Control Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student Not available
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jens Allmer (Molecular Biology and Genetics) Novel Human Proteins, Detection and Validation of Alternative Open Reading Frames Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student

Available

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jens Allmer (Molecular Biology and Genetics) Development of Reproducible High-Performance Bioinformatics Workflows Using SeqAn and KNIME to Facilitate the Detection of Host-Parasite MicroRNA Inter-Regulation Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student Applied to Tubitak
Assoc. Prof. Efe Sezgin (Food Engineering) Effect of ApoL1 genetic variation on cardiovascular clinical phenotypes, renal function, and infectios disease Biotechnology MSc Student Not Available
Assist. Prof. Dr. Baris Atakan (Mechanical Engineering) Detection and Estimation of Molecular Information in Molecular Communications Biotechnology MSc Student Available
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jens Allmer (Molecular Biology and Genetics) Establishment of a Reproducible High Performance Workflow System, Integrating Proteomics and NGS Analysis Exemplified with the Elucidation of the CDC7 Inhibition Mechanism in Glioblastoma Biotechnology MSc Student or Bioengineering PhD Student Applied to Tubitak

Assoc. Prof.Volkan Seyrantepe (Molecular Biology & Genetics)

The Biological Role of Lysosomal Neu1 and
Neu4 Sialidase in Lipid Metabolism: Lipidome Analysis

Biotechnology MSc Student

Available