Lavdije Ahmedi


College / University

Bahçeşehir University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Light microscopy, inoculation techniques, cell culture, gel electrophoresis and western blot analysis, Gram staining, Antibiogram, DNA and RNA Isolation

Projects / Research

  • 2022: “Tissue Specific Genomic Instability and its Role in Aging and Cancer” (Bachelor Thesis, Assist. Prof Cemalettin Bekpen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 2021: “Epigenetics mechanisms regulating cancer cells’ response to drugs” (Summer training, Prof. Dr. Tuğba Bağcı Önder, Brain Cancer Research and Therapy Lab, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Scholarships / Awards

2022 – 2023: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2022: Ranked the second on University level among 4500 graduates, and the first on the faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Bahçeşehir University
2022: Best Capstone projects (Bachelor Thesis) presentations Award, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Bahçeşehir University
2020 – 2022: Two year 50% scholarship from university tuition fees for academic sucess at Bahçeşehir University
2018 – 2022: High Honor roll student for eight semesters of Bachelor studies at Bahçeşehir University


It is fascinating to me how molecular mechanisms that occur in our microscopic cells control bigger physiological mechanisms and life itself. I am curious to explore the numerous molecular mechanisms that take place to maintain cellular homeostasis and genome integrity.
Alterations on the genome like stochastic point mutations, chromosomal and epigenetic changes contribute to genomic variation and can cause genomic instability, which in turn, can affect gene activity and expression. Understanding the important role of genome-environment interplay in gene expression is very intriguing to me. I am interested to study how genes are regulated, and how gene expression can be altered in different individuals with variable genomic profiles and in different conditions like in diseases, development and aging. In Göttingen, I aim to broaden my knowledge in Molecular Biology, and explore the various research possibilities to advance in my scientific career.