Özgeçmiş - Prof. Dr. Nes'e BILGIN

Education and Exams

  • Present: Professor in Molecular Biology Bogaziçi University
  • June 1998: Professor in Molecular Biology Bogaziçi University
  • March 16, 1994: Docent in Molecular Biology Faculty of Technical and Natural Science, Uppsala University.
  • October 27, 1989: Docent in Biophysics Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University.
  • 1985-1989: Post doctoral studies with C.G. Kurland at the Department of Molecular Biology, Uppsala University.
  • July 19, l985: Degree received: Md.Sci.Dr. (Dr. of Biophysics) Title of the dissertation: Studies on Eukaryotic Elongation Factor 2 (EF-2).
  • 1979-1985: Department of Biophysics, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul
  • June 28, 1979: Degree received: B.S. in Chemistry
  • 1973-1979: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul
  • 1972-1973: English Preperatory School at Bogaziçi University

Academic and Research Positions

  • Department of Biophysics, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul University (1979-1985) Research project supported by Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council, Grant no. TAG 479 (1983) In collaboration with R. Nurten (see below: Nurten et. al., 1983).
  • Department of Medical Genetics, Uppsala University January 15 - February 15, 1985. In collaboration with Department of Biology, Bosphorous University.
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Uppsala University October l985 - June l989.
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institute Center for Biotechnology, Novum, Huddinge. August l989 - February l990. In collaboration with G. von Heijne, supported by Wennergrenska Samfundet.
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Uppsala University February 1990-January 1997. In collaboration with M. Ehrenberg supported by Swedish Natural Science Research Council.
  • Department of Biochemistry, Uppsala University February 1997-October 1998. In the laboratory of Prof.Janos Haydu, supported by The Faculty of Natural Science and Engineering, Uppsala University.
  • Since October 1998, at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogaziçi University supported by Bogaziçi University Research Fund and Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council.

Memberships in Scientific Organisations

  • International Union of Physiological Sciences
  • Swedish Biophysical Society
  • Swedish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Current Projects

  • Translational Control and Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis
    (1998, 12 months) (completed) supported by Bogazici University Research Fund (HB102). (7.1 billion TL)
  • Control and Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis
    (1999, 24 months) (completed) supported by TÜBİTAK (Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council) (TBAG-1790). (16.8 billion TL)
  • (2000, 24 months, completed). (matching fund to the above project) supported by Bogazici University Research Fund (OM103). (3.5 billion TL)
  • Microorganisms living in Turkish thermal springs, identification and biotechnological studies. (2000, 12 months, completed) supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund (OB102). (5 billion TL)
  • Isolation and characterization of gene expression enzymes from Geobacillus anatolicus.. (2003, 12 months, completed). Supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund (03S102) (31.7 billion TL)
  • Gene expression and protein synthesis in yeast (2006, 24 months, completed). Supported by DPT (State Planning Agency) (195000 USD)
  • Gene expression in yeast: Protein synthesis during quiescence (2007, 24 months, completed). Supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund (BAP07HB107D) (17420 TL)
  • Thermophilic Geobacillus DNA polymerases. (2008, 24 months, completed) Supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund (BAP 08B102D) (20765 TL)
  • Muğla's fruit heritage (2010, 24 months, completed). Supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund (BAP 5068-2010) (24500 TL)
  • Investigating the role of residues involved in GTPase activity of protein synthesis elongation factor Tu (2012, 18 months, completed). Supported by Boğaziçi University Research Fund (BAP6002- 2012)( 30.000 TL)
  • Isolation and molecular characterization of yeast species suitable for wine/alcohol fermentation from Turkish wineyards. (2013, 24 months, continuing). Supported by Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (TAGEM-12/ARGE/10) (62186.72 TL)
  • Regulation of protein synthesis by phosphorylation of T382 on elongation factor Tu (2013, 18 months, continuing) Supported by Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council (TUBITAK 113Z123) (172050 TL)

Thesis Supervised at Bogazici University

  • Melike Caglayan (2005) M. Sci. thesis
    Cloning expression and purification of recombinant DNA polymerase I from Geobacillus anatolicus
  • Zeynep Celen (2005) M. Sci thesis (co-supervisor)
    The molecular phylogenetic analysis of selected Galanthus species from northwest Turkey.
  • Baris Akalin (2006) M. Sci thesis
    Cloning, expression and purification of recombinant elongation factor Tu from hyperthermophilic bacteria Geobacillus anatolicus.
  • Toros Sahin (2006) M. Sci thesis
    Cloning, expression and purification of recombinant elongation factor Ts from hyperthermophilic bacteria Geobacillus anatolicus.
  • Nıvart Taşcı (2007) M. Sci thesis
    The genetic diversity of the Galanthus species in Turkey.
  • Melike Caglayan (2010) PhD thesis
    Characterization of thermophilic gene expression enzymes
  • Damla Kaptan (2012) M. Sci thesis
    Genetic diversity of almonds (Prunus dulcis) of Datça.
  • Levent Baş (2013) M. Sci thesis
    The functional role of Asp50 in protein synthesis elongation factor Tu.
  • Uğur Kaplan (2013) M. Sci thesis
    Studying the role of phosphorylation of bacterial protein synthesis elongation factor Tu.