Zeynep Ilgın Kılıç
College / University
Middle East Technical University (METU)
University of Alberta (exchange student for the Fall term of 2021)
Bachelor of Science
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Experienced in bacterial culture (especially E. coli), DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, restriction digest and ligation, plasmid isolation, bacterial transformation, λ phage infection of E. coli, plaque lifting followed by hybridization for detection, and DNA sequencing (both Sanger and Illumina Next Generation).
Also, experienced in fluorescent protein tagging, protein overexpression, co-immunoprecipitation, protein extraction, fractionation of nuclear and whole cell extracts, SDS-PAGE, and Western Blotting. As well, experienced in mammalian cell culture.
Furthermore, observed culturing of patient derived organoids derived from colorectal cancer.
Projects / Research
- 2022: Senior project: "Optimization of FRET pairs for the study of membrane proteins" under the supervision of Assoc. Prof Çağdaş Devrim Son, in Middle East Technical University
- 2021: Remote internship in the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Microenvironment under the supervision of Dr Serkan Göktuna in Bilkent University
- 2020 – 2021: Member of the Epigenetics and Stem Cell Laboratory under the supervision of Assist. Prof Nihal Terzi Çizmecioğlu, in Middle East Technical University
- 2019: Internship at ATQ Biotechnology Tissue Typing Laboratory in Turkey, where a donor database has been generated by HLA typing for patients waiting for hematopoietic stem cell donation
Scholarships / Awards
|2022 – 2023:
|Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
|Graduated as a High Honor Student and ranked 3rd among the graduates of 2022 from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in METU
|Received funding from the AdımODTÜ foundation for the senior project: "Optimization of FRET pairs for the study of membrane proteins"