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Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Özgecan Erdem

Dr. Özgecan Erdem holds B.Sc. degree from the Department of Biology, Hacettepe University. In 2014, she completed her Master’s degree in the Biotechnology Division at the same department, where she performed research on fungal-assisted bioremediation of textile effluents. During her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Erdem designed and synthesized the imprinted polymers at molecular-scale, which were then integrated with optical sensors to detect microorganisms (T4 bacteriophage and Enterococcus faecalis) from real-world samples. At the Incilab, she is working on the development of point-of-care (POC) devices for diagnosis of microorganisms, which have devastating impact on public health. 

Dr. Erdem is a recipient of the Sancar Fellowship (Support Program for Research Excellence) through the consortium between Hacettepe University and Bilkent University UNAM.


Ph.D. Student

Saeedreza Zeibi Shirejini

Saeedreza Zeibi Shirejini is a PhD candidate at the Bilkent University UNAM. He received his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Afterwards, he completed his master degree in Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology where he worked on the chemical synthesis using microfluidic devices. Furthermore, he is experienced in nanoparticle synthesis through droplet-based microfluidic devices. His current research interests focus on detecting biomarkers for precision health and early diagnosis of acute kidney injury.


M.Sc. Students

Esma Derin

Esma Derin holds her bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from Marmara University. Her undergraduate education was majorly focusing on the design and development of bioprocesses and bioreactors. One of her training was related to the establishment and optimization of fermentation process in order to produce oligosaccharides, including feeding strategies, process modelling. Her graduation project subject was “Optimization oxygen transfer rate for bacterial cellulose production “via Komagataeibacter hansenii“, which was supported by TÜBİTAK.  Ms. Derin joined Dr. Inci’s lab to gain experience about the intriguing and multidisciplinary research topics, such as applications of microfluidics and microchips in biology and medicine.


Eylül Gülşen Yılmaz

Eylül Gülşen Yılmaz holds her bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Middle East Technical University. While she was undergraduate, she worked on brain aging, stem cells and new cell formation. She especially worked on monitoring Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) with biomarkers in the process of neuronal transformation. Later, she developed herself in the field of bioinformatics and made ‘A Database Index of Fish Transcriptome Profiling’ in her senior year. She joined Dr. İnci’s team to develop herself in microfluidics and biosensors, which were different from the fields she had worked until this time, and to use them in different disease diagnoses.


Kutay Sağdıç

Kutay Sağdıç holds his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from TOBB Economics and Technology University. His undergraduate education was majorly focusing on microfluidics device design, biosensors, materials science and surface modification and biofilms. One of his training was related to the microfluidic simulations for shear stress on the endothelial cells and the fabrication process of microfluidic chips in order to detect free radicals via nanodiamonds from stream. His graduation project subject was biocompatible surface modification in Shape Memory NiTi Alloys via Plasma Polymerization Technique, which was supported by TÜBİTAK 1001.  Mr. Sağdıç joined Dr. Inci’s lab to gain experience about the intriguing and multidisciplinary research topics, such as applications of microfluidics and microchips in biology and medicine. 


Selvin Yıldız

Selvin Yıldız holds her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul Technical University department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. During her undergraduate studies she did one of her internship in UNAM, on whole cell biosensor design to detect toxic effects of nanomaterials. She also attended the Erasmus internship program at Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR in Prague, Czech Republic. It was in the Laboratory of Cancer Cell Biology and her project was mainly about a protein kinase with unclear function and unknown set of substrates. Her graduation project was about yeast stress resistance and she performed variety of related physiological and microbiological analyses on S.Cerevisiae. She joined to Dr. Inci’s lab in order to learn multidisciplinary research topics and to have lab experience about their applications.


Undergraduate Students

Ekin Bircan Boşdurmaz

Ekin Bircan Boşdurmaz is currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with double major in Physics, Bilkent University. He is also currently an undergraduate researcher in NANOTAM under the supervision of Prof. Ekmel Özbay. He is experienced in simulations of optical and plasmonics systems. His main research interests are nanoplasmonics, nanophotonics, and metamaterials.


Emre Acartürk

Emre Acartürk is currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with double major in Physics at Bilkent University. He mostly focuses on theoretical calculations and simulations. His main research interests are mathematical and computational physics.


Hüseyin Caner Oflaz

Hüseyin Caner Oflaz is currently doing his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and a minor in Mathematics at Bilkent University. He has previously interned in METU Technopolis for both of his interships. Furthermore, he is an expert at languages of programming including verilog, C++ and Matlab. His main research interests are digital design and signal processing.


Ege Balcıoğlu

Ege Balcıoğlu is currently completing his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University. He has previously worked under Prof. Dr. Sinan Gezici to research and simulate Visible Light Communication networks. Furthermore, he is an expert in various programming languages ranging from C# and 8051 Assembly Code. His main research interest is telecommunications.


Amirhossein Maghsoudi

Amirhossein Maghsoudi at present is a senior Electrical and Electronics Engineering student at Bilkent University. His main areas of interests are optics, electromagnetism and antenna engineering and machine learning.


Ozan Kırdar

Ozan Kırdar is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University. He is majorly focusing on embedded systems programming and design. His main research interests are control systems and telecommunications.

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