Caghan Kizil


College / University

Middle East Technical University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Genetics




Lab Experience

Basic techniques in molecular biology, genetic engineering and biochemistry; FT-IR Spectroscopy

Projects / Research

  • 2002: Screening for Factor V-Leiden, Prothrombin and MTHFR mutations in patients bearing post-delivery complications
  • 2002: Detection of the levels of a specific polymorphism in IgG genes and k-ras in the Turkish population
  • 2003: Determination of the effects of Melatonin on rat liver tissues as a direct free-radical scavenger and an indirect antioxidant. Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopic analyses of microsomal fractions, and investigation of induction in three antioxidant system enyzmes


Kizil C., Özhan H.G., Görgülü G., Sadi G., Severcan F. and Güray T. (submitted) Effects of melatonin on rat liver tissues: Determination of antioxidant system induction and Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopic analyses of rat liver bulky microsomal fractions.

Scholarships / Awards

2003 – 2004: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
1999 – 2003: Scholarship of The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey
1999 – 2003: Middle East Technical University Basic Science Scholarship
1999: The Ministry of Education of The Republic of Turkey Special Award


I am interested in cancer genetics; particularly in protein-protein interactions; molecular cell biology approaches to tumorigenesis, and epigenetics of tumor-specific genes that cause malignant transformation, as well as functional genomics in cancer research. I wish to gather satisfactory experience and knowledge regarding my degree studies at the University of Göttingen, and in turn to proceed further in scientific academy and foster my intellectual challenges.