Gülsün Elif Karagoz


College / University

Middle East Technical University, Ankara

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Basic techniques in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry. Major methods in tissue engineering esp. on scaffold fabrication and cell culture.

Projects / Research

  • 2003: Generation of Ski7 deletion strains in S. cerevisiae. Max Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Halle, Germany.
  • 2002 – 2004: Nano-fibrous PHBV scaffolds for tissue engineering, Biotechnology Research Unit and Biomaterials Research Lab, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.


Karagoz GE, Tezcaner A, Hasirci V (2004) Nano-fibrous PHBV scaffolds for tissue engineering, Poster, BIOMED 2004, The11th International Symposium on Biomedical Science and Technology, September 6-7, 2004, Ankara, Turkey

Scholarships / Awards

2004 – 2005: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
2003 – 2004: Scholarship of the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)


The complex organization and functioning of cells fascinate me very much. Molecular processes that take place in cells, including nuclear transport and protein sorting, are my main areas of interest. Moreover, I am highly interested in signal transduction pathways which regulate cellular metabolism, function and development, especially pathways that activate cell migration and cellular differentiation.