Metin Aksu


College / University

Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Various techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry such as blotting, nucleic acid isolation, transformation, various chromatography techniques, and PCR techniques.

Projects / Research

  • 06/2009 – 09/2009: Characterization and identification of S layer protein(s) of Dehalococcoides sp. strain CBDB1. Applied Biochemistry Laboratory, Berlin Technical University, Berlin, Germany
  • 10/2009 – 01/2010: Effect of Heat Stress in Lentil (Lens culinaris m.). Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  • 02/2010 – 06/2010: Characterization of VCP like ATPase of T. acidophilum (VAT) II protein. Kocabıyık Laboratory, METU, Ankara, Turkey

Scholarships / Awards

2010 – 2011: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2009: Erasmus Program Summer Practice Scholarship
2005 – 2010: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Scholarship


I am mainly interested in cell signaling pathways and metabolism. The interaction of molecules to respond to cell’s needs or to external stimuli is the thing fascinating me. In this program, I aim to enhance my knowledge in molecular biology, mainly in above two fields.