Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding

Dr. Devrim Semizer Cuming
EDUCATION

10/2013-ongoing : PhD in Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Dept. of Forest Tree Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Georg-August-University Göttingen
Thesis Project : Gene flow from Fraxinus excelsior L. plantations to old-growth forests – implications for conservation and use of genetic resources in European Common Ash

02/2005-01/2011 : PhD in Bioengineering, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Thesis Project : Identification of DNA markers controlling fiber color genes in natural green colored cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) analysis

09/2002-12/2004 : MSc in Bioengineering, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
Thesis Project : Construction of random chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genomic library via pUC119 vector

09/1994-06/1999 : BSc in Biology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Thesis Project : Determination of the effects of changes in pH, temperature and buffer on glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

10/2013-ongoing : Researcher, Dept. of Forest Tree Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Georg-August-University Göttingen

03/2008-10/2013 : Researcher, Ege Forestry Research Institute, General Directorate of Forestry, Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs, Izmir, Turkey

12/1999-03/2008 : Biologist and EU-TAIEX-RTP Expert, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (several directorates), Turkey


SCIENTIFIC EVENT ORGANIZED

7-8.07.2008 : Hazardous Waste Management Seminar, EU-TAIEX-RTP, Izmir, Turkey

5-8.10.2004 : 5th National Ecology and Environment Congress, Turkish Biologists Association, Bolu, Turkey


RESEARCH INTERESTS

• Plant molecular genetics and genome analyses
• Population genetics of forest trees
• Conservation of forest genetic resources