Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serap Derman

The Principal Investigator of the Derman'S Lab

Serap DERMAN received her BSc degree in 2003 from Yildiz Technical University Faculty of Science-Chemistry Department and in 2008 Chemical Engineering Department. Completed her MSc degree in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree in 2012 in Bioengineering Programme at Yildiz Technical University. Serap DERMAN received the title of Associate Professor in the field of Bioengineering in March 2017. She is the Principal Investigator of the Derman'S Lab.

Dr. Burcu Uçar Acar

She completed her B.Sc. studies in the Department of Chemistry at Trakya University in 2009. She continued her master studies in the Department of Analytical Chemistry at Istanbul Technical University in 2011. From 2012 to 2018, she worked as the Head of Synthesis and Radioimmunoassay Laboratories in the Department of Nuclear Medicine&Molecular Imaging at the American Hospital and received her Ph.D. degree in the Bioengineering Department of Yıldız Technical University. She continues her post-doctoral researches at Hacettepe University in Department of Nuclear Medicine&Molecular Imaging and YTU in Department of Bioengineering with the clinical supports of Koc University Hospital and American Hospital.

PhD(c) Tayfun Acar

Tayfun Acar received his BSc degree from Yildiz Technical University Faculty of Science Chemistry Department (2012) and MSc degree in Bioengineering Department at Yildiz Technical University under the supervision of Dr. Zeynep Mustafaeva Akdeste (2015). He is currently continuing his Ph.D. studies on the topic of synthesis and characterization of synthetic peptide-polymer conjugates and nanoformulations against Ebola Virus. His research interest covers microwave assisted solid phase peptide synthesis, synthetic peptide vaccines, polymeric nano- and micro-particles.

PhD(c) Pelin Pelit Arayıcı

She graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Chemistry and Anadolu University, Department of Business Administration in 2012. In January 2015, she received her master's degrees in Bioengineering from Yildiz Technical University. Pelin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Bioengineering department at the Yıldız Technical University. She worked as a lecturer at Üsküdar University between 2017-2018. She has been working as a lecturer at Yıldız Technical University since 2018. Her research topics focus on the bioconjugation reactions and nanoparticle systems.

MSc. Nilbeste Boncukçu

She started to study at the Department of Bioengineering in Yıldız Technical University, in 2007 and then continue with the education of master’s Department of Stem Cell and tissue regeneration, in 2012. After a few years of research on gene therapy, supported by TÜBİTAK, she has gained MSc title. Then she continued with her education of doctorate at Department of Bioengineering in Yıldız Technical University. Here, she has awarded a scholarship on the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering. She is interested in the research areas of drug-carriers, controlled releasing systems, cell-material interactions, stem cells, gene transfer, and molecular mechanisms.

M.Sc.İmren Torun

İmren Torun graduated from Gebze Technical University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics in 2013. In 2015, she started her master education in the Physics department at Gebze technical University. In January 2019, she received her master's degrees. She worked on production and development of ZnO-based sensors within the scope of "Development of Chemical Sensor Sequence for Biomarker Molecular Detection in Breaths" (TUBITAK-1001) and Production and development of In2O3 based sensors within the scope of the project of "Development of Nanostructured Metal Oxide Microsensors for the Diagnosis of Diabetes with Breath Analysis" (G.T.Ü.BAP/GTÜ–SÜ–02). In February 2019, she started her Ph.D. in bioengineering department of Yıldız Technical University.

M.Sc.Gülşah Bakırdöğen

She graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Chemistry in 2013. In 2016, she received her masters degree in Yıldız Technical University, Institute of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry. In 2016, she started her Ph.D. studies at the Bioengineering Department of Yıldız Technical University. Her research interests include drug delivery systems, bioorthogonal chemistry, nanoparticle synthesis, tetrazine Diels-Alder Click reaction, polymer and bio-conjugated polymer synthesis.

Yağmur Bozkurt

She is working cancer targeted polymeric nanoparticles for her master thesis which is funded by TUBITAK 2210-C. For her bachelor thesis, She has worked on digital image processing of fundus images. Beside her thesis, She is working on diabetic animal models and green synthesis as a part of her master study.

Seçil Kaya

She graduated from the Bioengineering Department at Gaziosmanpasa University in 2015. She completed her undergraduate thesis with the support of TÜBİTAK 2209-B. She continues her studies on antimicrobial wound dressings, nanofibers, electrospinning, polymerization and green synthesis at the Bioengineering Department at Yildiz Technical University as a Master of Science student. Her master thesis is supported by TÜBİTAK 2210-C scholarship program.

Balım Bengisu Karacaoğlu

She graduated from the Bioengineering Department at Yıldız Technical University in 2016. She completed her undergraduate thesis with the support of TÜBİTAK 2209-B. She started a startup company who are developing biosensors in her 3rd class. They have developed a biosensor which can be used in the diagnosis of various diseases in animals. Balım is responsible for research, development, and production at the firm. She continues of her Master study at YTU.

Ekin Bahar Gezer

She graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Chemistry in June 2018. In September  2018, she started to study  MSc. degree in Bioengineering from Yildiz Technical University. She interested in organic chemistry, nanoparticles, drug carriers and drug release systems. She is mainly working with HPLC.

Melis Işık

She graduated from Marmara University Department of Bioengineering in June of 2018.   As an undergraduate thesis, she investigated multidrug resistance in Bacillus subtilis against natural antimicrobials by using HPLC and synergetic effect of these antimicrobials on the growth of Bacillus subtilis. She has started Master of Science in the Department of Bioengineering of Yıldız Technical University in September of 2018. 

İrem Çoksu

She is studying in the Bioengineering Department at Yıldız Technical University. She is continuing her undergraduate thesis with the support of TUBITAK 2209-B. She works on polymeric nanoparticles loaded with an antimicrobial agent for her bachelor thesis.

Fulya Geyik

She is studying in the Chemical Engineering Department and Bioengineering Department at Yıldız Technical University. She is continuing her undergraduate thesis with the support of TUBITAK 2209-B. For her bachelor thesis, she works on the production of electrospinning polymer based wound healing material.

Zeynep Demirtaş

She is studying in the Bioengineering Department at Yıldız Technical University. She is continuing her undergraduate thesis with the support of TUBITAK 2209-B. She works on protein  nanoparticles loaded with an antioxidant  molecule for her bachelor thesis.

Yiğit Can Baycılı

He graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of Chemistry in June 2018. In September  2019, he started to study  MSc. degree in Biochemistry from Yildiz Technical University. He also study Derman's Research Group.

PhD(c). Merve Kara

She graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Department of Chemistry in 2010. In 2015, she received her masters degree in Yıldız Technical University, Institute of Science, Department of Inorganic Chemistry. She had worked as a manager in a Science Center for children for 2 years. She started Ph.D. programme at the Bioengineering Department of Yıldız Technical University in 2016. Her research interests include phthalocyanines, photodynamic therapy, carbon quatum dots, controlled releasing systems and polymeric nanoparticles.

Bioengineering Department