Revolutionary Sensor Alerts Instantly to Food Spoilage – Assoc. Prof. Levent Beker – Dr. Emin İstif Research

Revolutionary Sensor Alerts Instantly to Food Spoilage – Assoc. Prof. Levent Beker – Dr. Emin İstif

The research on miniaturized wireless sensor which enables real-time monitoring of food spoilage, conducted by Dr. Emin İstif (Molecular Biology and Genetics, Kadir Has University) who completed his postdoctoral studies at Koç University, and our own Asst. Prof. Levent Beker (Mechanical Engineering) with the contribution of Prof. İskender Yılgör and Dr. Emel Yılgör (Chemistry), Research Asst. Prof. Çağdaş Dağ (n2Star) and Asst Prof. Hatice Ceylan Koydemir (Texas A&M University) has been published in Nature Food Magazine.

Prof. Dr. Ziya Öniş, Bizden Haberler magazine Research

Prof. Dr. Ziya Öniş, Bizden Haberler magazine

You can access the interview with Prof. Dr. Ziya Öniş, a faculty member at Koç University’s Department of International Relations, discussing the impact of the struggle between the US and China on global politics and the economy, as well as the position of developing countries referred to as the “Global South,” in Bizden Haberler magazine, through the following link.

TÜBİTAK Encouragement Award – Asst. Prof. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı Awards and Honors

TÜBİTAK Encouragement Award – Asst. Prof. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı

Asst. Prof. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı from our Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics Departments received this year’s TÜBİTAK Encouragement Award, which is given to young scientists who have proven that they can make significant contributions to science at an international level in the future with their work. With this current award received by Dr. Onbaşlı for his very successful research in electronics, micro and nanotechnologies, electromagnetic, optics and photonics, our University maintains its leading position with the highest number of TÜBİTAK Awards received since the inception of the program.

The Cure for Cancer May Be Hidden in Our Biological Clock Research

The Cure for Cancer May Be Hidden in Our Biological Clock

Prof. Halil Kavaklı and his team from the Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Molecular Biology and Genetics Departments succeeded in discovering a molecule that can delete from the cell one of the basic components of the biological clock which regulates the sleep cycle. Thanks to the molecule called M47, the cancer cells kill themselves and prevent the formation of cancer. Working to turn the molecule into a drug, the team made a breakthrough discovery that could cure about half of the known cancer types.

METU Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award – Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı Awards and Honors

METU Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award – Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı

METU Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award – Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı

Three of our faculty members have been recognized by Europe’s most prestigious funds. Awards and Honors

Three of our faculty members have been recognized by Europe’s most prestigious funds.

Asst. Prof. Aslı E. Mert from the Sociology Department has been chosen by the Horizon Europe Program as one of the partners of the “Twinning Research and Innovation Institutions to Design and Implement Inclusive GEPs (NEXUS) Project”. Prof. Demircan Canadinç, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Humboldt Research Award for his studies on characterizing metallic materials using multiscale experimental and computational methods, designing microstructures and alloys using artificial intelligence, improving the performance of metals under monotonic and cyclic loads, and designing metallic biomedical materials.

The Nursing Week Symposium Events

The Nursing Week Symposium

“The Nursing Week Symposium” planned in cooperation with Koç University School of Nursing, Semahat Arsel Nursing Education, Practice and Research Center and Koç Healthcare, was held online on Thursday, May 11th 2023. 320 international and national participants from several countries such as Mexico, the United States, Cyprus, Somalia, Ireland, Spain, Egypt, France, Chile, Tanzania, Italy and Turkey attended the symposium with the theme “Our Nurses, Our Future.”

2023 Elginkan Foundation Technology Award Highlighted News

2023 Elginkan Foundation Technology Award

We are delighted to share that Prof. Halil Kavaklı, head of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been honored with the 2023 Elginkan Foundation Technology Award. This recognition is attributed to Prof. Kavaklı’s technological approach to increase apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells by targeting the molecular circadian rhythm.

The Technology Development Foundation of Türkiye (TTGV) Dr. Akin Cakmakci Award 2023 Awards and Honors

The Technology Development Foundation of Türkiye (TTGV) Dr. Akin Cakmakci Award 2023

Prof. Can Erkey, Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been honored with the prestigious The Technology Development Foundation of Türkiye (TTGV) Dr. Akin Cakmakci Award 2023.

GEBİP 2022 Awards and Honors

GEBİP 2022

The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) announced Young Scientists Award (GEBİP) recipients for 2022. Asst. Prof. Safacan Kölemen, from the Department of Chemistry, has been recognized with this prestigious award.

Research 2023-09-08 10:59

Revolutionary Sensor Alerts Instantly to Food Spoilage – Assoc. Prof. Levent Beker – Dr. Emin İstif

The research on miniaturized wireless sensor which enables real-time monitoring of food spoilage, conducted by Dr. Emin İstif (Molecular Biology and Genetics, Kadir Has University) who completed his postdoctoral studies at Koç University, and our own Asst. Prof. Levent Beker (Mechanical Engineering) with the contribution of Prof. İskender Yılgör and Dr. Emel Yılgör (Chemistry), Research Asst. Prof. Çağdaş Dağ (n2Star) and Asst Prof. Hatice Ceylan Koydemir (Texas A&M University) has been published in Nature Food Magazine.

Research 2023-08-24 08:37

Prof. Dr. Ziya Öniş, Bizden Haberler magazine

You can access the interview with Prof. Dr. Ziya Öniş, a faculty member at Koç University’s Department of International Relations, discussing the impact of the struggle between the US and China on global politics and the economy, as well as the position of developing countries referred to as the “Global South,” in Bizden Haberler magazine, through the following link.

Awards and Honors 2023-08-15 09:17

TÜBİTAK Encouragement Award – Asst. Prof. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı

Asst. Prof. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı from our Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics Departments received this year’s TÜBİTAK Encouragement Award, which is given to young scientists who have proven that they can make significant contributions to science at an international level in the future with their work. With this current award received by Dr. Onbaşlı for his very successful research in electronics, micro and nanotechnologies, electromagnetic, optics and photonics, our University maintains its leading position with the highest number of TÜBİTAK Awards received since the inception of the program.

Research 2023-08-15 09:13

The Cure for Cancer May Be Hidden in Our Biological Clock

Prof. Halil Kavaklı and his team from the Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Molecular Biology and Genetics Departments succeeded in discovering a molecule that can delete from the cell one of the basic components of the biological clock which regulates the sleep cycle. Thanks to the molecule called M47, the cancer cells kill themselves and prevent the formation of cancer. Working to turn the molecule into a drug, the team made a breakthrough discovery that could cure about half of the known cancer types.

Awards and Honors 2023-08-15 08:39

METU Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award – Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı

METU Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award – Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Onbaşlı

Awards and Honors 2023-08-15 08:30

Three of our faculty members have been recognized by Europe’s most prestigious funds.

Asst. Prof. Aslı E. Mert from the Sociology Department has been chosen by the Horizon Europe Program as one of the partners of the “Twinning Research and Innovation Institutions to Design and Implement Inclusive GEPs (NEXUS) Project”. Prof. Demircan Canadinç, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Humboldt Research Award for his studies on characterizing metallic materials using multiscale experimental and computational methods, designing microstructures and alloys using artificial intelligence, improving the performance of metals under monotonic and cyclic loads, and designing metallic biomedical materials.

Events 2023-12-01 13:12

The Nursing Week Symposium

“The Nursing Week Symposium” planned in cooperation with Koç University School of Nursing, Semahat Arsel Nursing Education, Practice and Research Center and Koç Healthcare, was held online on Thursday, May 11th 2023. 320 international and national participants from several countries such as Mexico, the United States, Cyprus, Somalia, Ireland, Spain, Egypt, France, Chile, Tanzania, Italy and Turkey attended the symposium with the theme “Our Nurses, Our Future.”

Highlighted News 2024-02-19 08:30

2023 Elginkan Foundation Technology Award

We are delighted to share that Prof. Halil Kavaklı, head of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been honored with the 2023 Elginkan Foundation Technology Award. This recognition is attributed to Prof. Kavaklı’s technological approach to increase apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells by targeting the molecular circadian rhythm.

Awards and Honors 2024-01-19 08:50

The Technology Development Foundation of Türkiye (TTGV) Dr. Akin Cakmakci Award 2023

Prof. Can Erkey, Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been honored with the prestigious The Technology Development Foundation of Türkiye (TTGV) Dr. Akin Cakmakci Award 2023.

Awards and Honors 2023-12-12 07:46

GEBİP 2022

The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) announced Young Scientists Award (GEBİP) recipients for 2022. Asst. Prof. Safacan Kölemen, from the Department of Chemistry, has been recognized with this prestigious award.