Biotechnology Team Leader – Güler Demirbaş Uzel

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 guler.demirbas@sabanciuniv.edu

Industrial and Agricultural Biotechnology

Virus-microbe-host interactions

Bioinformatics

Microbiota

Insect related (vector borne diseases) neglegted, tropical and infectious diseases,

Nuclear applications on biological control

Biotechnological applications

  1. Güler Demirbas Uzel, Henry M. Kariithi , Andrew G. Parker, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Robert L. Mach and Adly M. M. Abd-Alla. “Comparative Susceptibilities of Tsetse Species to Glossina pallidipes Salivary Gland Hypertrophy Virus (GpSGHV)”, Microbiol. 9:701 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00701.
  2. Güler Demirbas Uzel, Henry M. Kariithi, Andrew G. Parker, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Jeremy Bouyer,Robert L. Mach and Adly M. M. Abd-Alla. “Impact of Glossina pallidipes salivary gland hypertrophy virus (GpSGHV) on a heterologous host, tsetse fly f. fuscipes”(BMC Microbiology, doi.org/10.1186/s12866-018-1276-7 )
  3. Güler Demirbas-Uzel, Linda De Vooght, Andrew G. Parker, and Marc J. B. Vreysen, Robert L. Mach, Jan Van Den Abbeele , and Adly M. M. Abd-Alla “Combining paratransgenesis with SIT; Impact of ionizing radiation on the DNA coy number of Sodalis glossinidius”, (BMC Microbiology, doi.org/10.1186/s12866-018-1283-8 ).
  4. Güler Demirbas. Uzel†, Ouedraogo G.M.S† , Traore A, Rayaisse J.B , Avgoustnos, A ., Parker A .,Sidibe, I ., Ouedraogo, A.G ., Vreysen MJB, Bourtzis K. and Abd-Alla M.M.A .“Prevalence of salivary gland hypertrophy virus Wolbachia and trypanosome in wild population of tsetse flies from West Africa”( BMC Microbiology, doi.org/10.1186/s12866-018-1287-4 2018)
  5. Kariithi, HM; Boucias, DG; Murungi, EK ; Meki, IK; Uzel, DG, van Oers, MM, Vreysen, MJB, Abd- Alla, AMM and Vlak, JM “Coevolution of Hytrosaviruses and Host Immune Responses”, (BMC Microbiology, doi.org/10.1186/s12866-018-1296-3)
  6. Augustinos AA†, Meki I†, Güler Demirbas Uzel, Saridaki A, Tsiamis G, van Oers, MM, Vreysen M, Parker A, Abd-Alla A, Bourtzis K, “Nuclear, mitochondrial and Wolbachia-based approaches for the quick and accurate identification of tsetse species, (BMC Microbiology, DOI: 10.1186/s12866-018- 1295- 2018)

2018- 2020 Bioprocess Specialist, Upstream Process Development, Biotechnology Department, Nobel Pharmaceutical, Istanbul, TURKEY

2012 – 2018  Consultant at Joint FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratories of  United Nations, Vienna, AUSTRIA

2009 – 2012  Research Assistant in Genetics and Bioengineering Department, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, TURKEY

-International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ph.D. Scholarship at the IAEA Biotechnology and Agriculture Laboratories, Entomology Unit. Vienna, Austria, 2014-2018

-International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Fellowship Award in Entomology at the IAEA Biotechnology and Agriculture Laboratories, Entomology Unit. Vienna, Austria, 2012-2013

-Yeditepe University Scholarship award for Masters studies. Istanbul, Turkey, 2009-2012