Middle East Technical University, Department of Biological Sciences


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B.S. Middle East Technical University, Biology Education 1999  

M.S. Middle East Technical University,  Biochemistry 2001  

Ph.D. Middle East Technical University, Biochemistry (since 2001)


Research Interests


Physiological and biochemical changes under environmental stress conditions (salt, drought, heat) in lentil varieties Effect of salt stress on the antioxidant enzyme (superoxide dismutase, catalase, ascorbate peroxidase, glutathione reductase) activities Effect of salt stress on lipid peroxidation and cell membrane stability Osmoprotectants and their roles under stress conditions.


Professional Skills


Native, denaturating and 2-D gel electrophoresis techniques, negative activity staining for determination SOD isoenzymes, silver staining, chlorophyll content determination and PS-II activity assay, proline content determination, spectrophotometric methods for determination of enzyme activities (ascorbate peroxidase, glutathione reductase, catalase, nitrate reductase), chromatographic techniques (paper, gel filtration, ion-exchange), western blot analysis, qualitative and quantitative protein determination by several methods


Seminar Attended


September 2001 12th National Biotechnology Congress (Balıkesir/Turkey) Poster Presentation "Effect of Salt Stress on the Activity of Superoxide Dismutase in Lentil (Lens culinaris M.) Seedlings"


September 2001 2nd Best Poster Award at 12th National Biotechnology Congress (Balıkesir/Turkey)

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