Fatma Esra Demirciogli


College / University

Middle East Technical University, Ankara

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Various techniques in biophysics, biochemistry and molecular genetics; including FTIR spectroscopy, microinjection, in situ hybridization methods, enzyme activity assays, RT-PCR and Western Blot.

Projects / Research

  • 02/2006 – 06/2006: An investigation of ethanol-induced catalase depletion in rat liver tissue. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • 07/2005 – 09/2005: A search for kidney enhancer element for wt1 gene by using zebrafish, Leibniz Institute for Age Research, Jena, Germany
  • 01/2004 – 05/2004: An FTIR spectroscopic analysis, involving the effect of melatonin as an antioxidant on rat brain crude membrane. Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


Akkas SB, Kok FO, Demircioglu FE, Servet I, Zorlu F, Severcan F (2005) An FTIR investigation of the effect of radiation and the possible protective effect of melatonin on rat brain crude membrane. Biophysical Journal, Feb 2005 (Abstract). 49th Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society of America, 12-19 February 2005, Long Beach, California, USA (Poster)

Scholarships / Awards

2006 – 2007: Stipend International Max Planck Research School


In spite of my keen interest in molecular genetics, signal transduction networks and biochemistry and biophysics of the cell, I feel quite undecided about where to place a focus for my future studies and hope to be able to do so through this program. Moreover, I am looking forward to experiencing areas of science which are new to me such as developmental genetics and neuroscience, before deciding on what to do next.