Neva Caliskan


College / University

Middle East Technical University, Ankara

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Various techniques in molecular biology, cell culture and biochemistry.

Projects / Research

  • 09/2006 – 09/2007: Investigating the mechanism of anti-tumorigenic effects of 15-Lox-1 in colon cancer, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 06/2005 – 09/2005: Identification of novel growth regulating genes in Drosophila melanogaster, EMBL, Developmental Biology Research Unit, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 02/2005: Expression of B-catenin gene in Human breast cancer cells, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


Banerjee S, Bozkurt O, Caliskan Neva G, Donertas Derya, Erdog A, Severcan F (2007) Effects of bioactive lipids on the cellular characteristics of colorectal cancer cells HCT-116. Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation and related diseases. Montreal, Canada. September 16-19, 2007

Scholarships / Awards

2007 – 2008: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2006 – 2007: Scholarship from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey


My current interests include mechanisms of signal transduction in the cell, epigenetic regulations of chromatin structure and post transcriptional regulations of gene expressions. Through this program, I desire to have a deeper knowledge on molecular and cellular biology which will enable me to decide on the subject which I will further study on.