I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Eskişehir Osmangazi University in Turkey. Following my bachelor’s, I have attended master’s studies in Biotechnology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland and prepared my master’s thesis at the Institute of Human Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences where I am currently a PhD student. As a PhD student, I am specializing in RNA-Sequencing and Mass Spectrometry data analysis and integration of transcriptome and proteome data to decipher mechanisms of post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression during development.  My current research is focused on the role of NANOS post-transcriptional regulators during germ cell development and its connection to fertility by using molecular biology, bioinformatics and computational biology approaches.

Publications

Awards

Awarded:
prof. dr hab. n. biol. Jadwiga Jaruzelska
dr n. med. Marcin Sajek
dr n. med. Maciej Śmiałek
mgr Erkut Ilaslan
Award of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Given by: Faculty of Medical Sciences of the PAS

Prof. Jadwiga Jaruzelska, dr Marcin Piotr Sajek, dr Maciej Jerzy Śmiałek and Ms Erkut Ilaslan were awarded by Medical Division of the Polish Academy of Sciences for 5 articles entitled: “Role of NANOS and PUM proteins in human reproduction and infertility”.

Awarded: mgr Erkut Ilaslan
Scholarship
Given by: Director IBCH PAS

Scholarship 2020/21

Awarded:
dr n. med. Marcin Sajek
dr n. med. Maciej Śmiałek
mgr Erkut Ilaslan
dr hab. n. med. Kamila Kusz-Zamelczyk
prof. dr hab. n. biol. Jadwiga Jaruzelska
mgr inż. Damian Janecki
Publication of the year 2019
Given by: Director of the Institute of Human Genetics PAS

Award of the Director of the Institute of Human Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences for a review entitled „PUM1 and PUM2 exhibit different modes of regulation for SIAH1 That Involve cooperativity with Nanos paralogues" published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, which awarded the title PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR 2019.

Awarded: mgr Erkut Ilaslan
Stypendia dla Najlepszych Doktorantów na rok akademicki 2018/2019,
Given by: Środowiskowe Studium Doktoranckie Instytutu Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN