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Head of Department : Esra Battaloğlu
Professors : Nazlı Başak, Esra Battaloğlu, Neş’e Bilgin, Koyaş Bilge , Hande Çağlayan, Ahmet Koman, Nesrin Özören, Müge Türet Sayar, Jonathan Scholey•, Aslıhan Tolun*
Associate Professors : N. C. Tolga Emre, Arzu Çelik Fuss, Stefan Fuss
Assistant Professors : Necla Birgül İyison
Instructors : Sahru Yüksel
MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM
The M.S. Program in Molecular Biology and Genetics consists of a minimum 7 courses and 21 credits, an obligatory non-credit seminar course, and a Master's thesis.
The required courses are:
||Modern Techniques in Molecular Biology
||Advanced Molecular Biology
||Laboratory Projects in Biology
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM
The Ph.D. program in Molecular Biology and Genetics consists of a minimum 7 courses and 21 credits, and a Ph. D. thesis.
The required courses are:
||Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology
||Advanced Techniques in Human Genetics
BIO 500 Modern Techniques in Molecular Biology (1+0+4) 3
(Moleküler Biyolojide Güncel Teknikler)
An independent research project under the supervision of a faculty member, through which students gain experience in advanced molecular biology techniques.
BIO 501 Advanced Molecular Biology (3+0+0) 3
(İleri Moleküler Biyoloji)
Advanced topics related to chromatin organization, role of chromatin modelling during gene expression and regulation, mRNA transport, translation mechanisms (cap -dependent/-independent), structure of ribosome and tRNA, special emphasis on transcriptional and translational checkpoints, ribosome shunting, RNA silencing and mRNA decay mechanisms.
BIO 504 Medical Biochemistry (3+0+0) 3
Use of biochemistry in etiology, diagnosis and treatment of disease; metabolic disorders, hormonal disorders; chemotherapy; immunotherapy.
BIO 506 Human Genetics (3+0+0) 3
Structure and organization of human chromosomes; chromosomal aberrations; diagnosis of genetic diseases; genetic counseling.
BIO 510 Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids (3+0+0) 3
(Nükleik Asit Biyokimyası)
Structure and function of nucleic acids; techniques used in their study; biosynthetic pathways for nucleic acid production.
BIO 511 Advanced Genetics (3+0+0) 3
Methodologies used in molecular genetics; physical and genetic mapping, identification of genes, DNA sequencing techniques, studying the transcriptome and the proteome, genome replication, gene mutations, recombination mechanisms, DNA repair and molecular pathology.
BIO 513 Biotechnology (3+0+0) 3
Use of biological systems in medicine, industry and agriculture; food and drug production; industrial application of genetic engineering.
BIO 520 Laboratory Projects in Biology (1+0+4) 3
(Biyolojide Laboratuvar Projeleri)
Introduction to biological research through an independent, original project under the supervision of a faculty member, in order to provide hands-on experience with the advanced techniques of molecular biology.
BIO 522 Modern Concepts in Biochemistry (3+0+0) 3
(Biyokimyada Güncel Kavramlar)
Recent advances in biochemistry; structure, function and metabolism of macromolecules; biochemistry of cancer; mechanisms of action of anticancer agents.
BIO 528 Immunology (3+0+0) 3
Immunochemistry; structure of immunoglobulin molecules; antigen-antibody interactions; humoral and cellular immune responses.
BIO 529 Developmental Biology (3+0+0) 3
Fundamentals of developmental biology including fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation, neurulation, induction, determination, differentiation, pattern formation, teratology and sex determination.
BIO 560 Neurobiology (3+0+0) 3
Neuronal organization; rules of formation, maintenance and alterations of neuronal connections; mechanisms of neuronal signaling; integration and transformation of information by nerve cells.
BIO 579 Graduate Seminar (0+1+0) 0 Pass/Fail
Widening of students' perspectives and awareness of topics of interest to molecular biologists through seminars offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students.
BIO 581-583 Seminar (1+0+4) 3
Literature survey, preparation and presentation of seminars by the students on recent research topics in the field of molecular biology.
BIO 580-599 Special Topics in Molecular Biology and Genetics (3+0+0) 3
(Moleküler Biyoloji ve Genetikte Özel Konular)
Critical analysis of selected literature to study the recent advances in the field of specialization of the instructor.
BIO 601 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology (1+0+4) 3
(Moleküler Biyolojide Kullanılan İleri Yöntemler)
Use of laboratory techniques in molecular biology through a supervised independent research project. The research topic and the special techniques are selected to facilitate development of a doctoral thesis project.
BIO 602 Advanced Techniques in Human Genetics (1+0+4) 3
(İnsan Genetiğinde Kullanılan İleri Teknikler)
Use of laboratory techniques in human genetics through a supervised independent research project. The research topic and the special techniques are selected to facilitate development of a doctoral thesis project.
BIO 603 Research Methods in Molecular Biology (3+0+0) 3
(Moleküler Biyolojide Araştırma Yöntemleri)
An extensive literature survey on a selected topic in molecular biology, presentation of a seminar and discussion of future research directions.
BIO 605 Medical Genetics (3+0+0) 3
Patterns of single gene inheritance; genetic variation; the human genome; clinical cyto-genetics; sex chromosomes; genetics of the immune system; multifactorial inheritance; genetics of cancer; gene therapy; genetic counseling; prenatal diagnosis.
BIO 606 Biological Signal Transduction (3+0+0) 3
(Biyolojik Sinyal İletimi)
Cell-cell communication; classical and novel signaling pathways; cell surface and intracellular receptors; second messenger pathways.
BIO 610 Plant Tissue Cultures for Biotechnology (3+0+0) 3
(Bioteknolojide Bitki Doku Kültürü)
Plant hormones, tissue culture techniques, somatic embryogenesis, use of genetically engineered crop plants in breeding.
BIO 680-698 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology and Genetics (3+0+0) 3
(Moleküler Biyoloji ve Genetikte İleri Konular)
Offered by the faculty member in his/her own field of specialization and involve critical discussion of selected literature to study the recent advances.
BIO 690 M.S. Thesis
(Yüksek Lisans Tezi)
BIO 790 Ph.D. Thesis