Berktan Ragip Akyildiz


College / University

Bogazici University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Projects / Research

  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogazici University, Istanbul,Turkey: "Molecular Analysis of Hemophilia A and Thermophilia in Turkish Families" (1999), "Tenascin Expression in Meningiomas" (2000), "Fibroblast growth factor-9 and Fibroblast-growth-factor receptor-1 Expression in Meningiomas and Glial Tumors" (2001)
  • Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Department of Structural Research, Martinsried/Germany: "Cloning, Expression, Purification and Characterisation of Recombinant Azurin from Pseudomonas aeruginosa" (2000), "In-vitro synthesis and purification of recombinant Green Fluorescent Protein" (2001)

Scholarships / Awards

1997 – 2001: Bogazici University Foundation´s Textbook Scholarship
1997 – 1998: Bogazici University Foundation´s Achievement Scholarship
1997 – 2001: Turkish Government Scholarship
2001: DAAD Hochschulsommerkursstipendium, Germany


I find the molecular biology of protein synthesis and its extremely complex machinery very exciting, and I am truly impressed by the precise mechanism of interpretation of genetic material to proteins. I would like to be a competent academician and scientist in molecular biology and to be closely involved with the scientific researches carried out in molecular biology world in order to put effort to researches to increase the quality of life.