Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology


tel: +90 (0) 232 7507546


BSc in Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara-TURKEY (July 1993)

MSc by research in Molecular Biology, Institute of Food Research, University of East Anglia, Norwich-UK (July 1996)

PhD in Biology/Molecular Virology, University of Warwick, Coventry-UK (January 2000)



Primary Research Interests

·         Investigation of retroviral restriction factors in primate cells

·         Metagenomics and environmental DNA libraries




Çiğdem Mecitoğlu Güçbilmez, Ahmet Yemenicioğlu, Alper Arslanoğlu. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of edible zein films incorporated with lysozyme, albumin proteins and disodium EDTA. Food Research International 40: 80–91. 2007

Mecitoglu C, Yemenicioglu A, Arslanoglu A, Elmaci ZS, Korel F, Cetin AE. Incorporation of partially purified hen egg white lysozyme into zein films for antimicrobial food packaging. Food Research International. 39: 12-21. 2006

Kandemir N, Yemenicioglu A, Mecitoglu I, Elmaci ZS, Arslanoglu A, Goksungur Y, Baysal T. Production of antimicrobial films by incorporation of partially purified lysozyme into biodegradable films of crude exopolysaccharides obtained from Aureobasidium pullulans fermentation. Food Technology And Biotechnology. 43: 343-350. 2005

Cowan DA, Arslanoglu, A., Burton, SG, Baker, GC, Cameron, RA, Smith, JJ and Meyer, Q. Metagenomics, gene discovery and the ideal biocatalyst. Biochemical Society Transactions. 32: 298-302, 2004.

Samson Muyanga, Alper Arslanoglu, Patience T. Basvi, Don Cowan. Construction of Metagenomic DNA Libraries from Chinese Geothermal Samples and Screening for Unique Enzymes of Industrial Value. Cape Biotech Conference, 17 October 2003, Cape Town, South Africa.

Keith Lepard, Alper Arslanoglu, Simone Brey and Jason Brown. Developing complementing cell lines to support the growth of adenovirus vectors with late gene deficiencies. Society for General Microbiology, 140th Annual Meeting, 30 March-2 April 1998, Nottingham, UK.

Alper Arslanoglu, Hugh G. Griffin and Michael J. Gasson. Generation of an aroA mutant of Lactococcus lactis. Biotechnology Letters, Vol 20, No 10, pp 917-921, 1998.

Hugh G. Griffin and Alper Arslanoglu. Genetic Manipulation of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Recent Research Developments in Microbiology. Vol 1, pp 255-265, 1997.



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