Ibrahim Ömer Cicek


College / University

Bogazici University, Istanbul

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science (Honors)

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Biochemical (chromatography, enzyme assay, etc.), histologic (cryosectioning, staining, microscopic documentation, etc.), analytic and recombinant DNA (PCR, plasmid cloning, microinjection, etc.) techniques and in vivo studies with fruit fly and zebrafish.

Projects / Research

  • 03/2009 – 06/2010: Generating a transgenic Danio rerio line for conditional knockout studies to reveal mechanisms of olfactory sensory receptor expression and axon projection. Fuss Lab, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 07/2009 – 10/2009: Identification of genes involved in axonal projection by olfactory sensory neurons in Drosophila melanogaster by using RNAi. AG Hummel, Institute for Neuro- and Behavioral Biology, University of Münster, Germany
  • 07/2008 – 10/2008: Screening of antibody/antigen and mRNA levels of several tumor necrosis factor super family members and their receptors in whole blood samples of Behcet’s Disease patients. Experimental Medical Research Institute, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Scholarships / Awards

2010 – 2011: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2009 – 2010: Scholarship by Bogazici University
2005 – 2010: Scholarship by the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Foundation (TUBITAK)


Developmental biology, as well as immunology are my current foci of interest. Research with a model organism is what I am planning to do.