Kirli Koray


College / University

Middle East Technical University (METU)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology & Genetics




Lab Experience

Various techniques in microbiology, molecular biology and molecular genetics

Projects / Research

  • 01/2007 – 07/2008: Combining phototaxis, hydrogen pumping bacteriorhodopsin, and metal binding domain abilities in E. coli, to create functional metal carrier bacteria. iGEM’07 Team, Middle East Technical University, USA
  • 06/2007 – 09/2007: Generation counter by oscillating fusion proteins in mammalian cell nucleus, Silver Lab, Harvard Medical School, USA

Scholarships / Awards

2008 – 2009: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2003 – 2008: Republic of Turkey General Directorate of Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution Education and Tax Credit, Turkey
2007: Bronze medal in Internationally Genetically Engineered Machines iGEM’07 Competition, MIT, USA


My scientific goal is to be able to understand the cell dynamics with a molecular approach. Although I am not very experienced in these fields, cellular dynamics, synthetic and systems biology are my main current interest.