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Meral Yüce

Ph.D. in Biology

Work Experience

-Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Centre (SUNUM), November 2011-

Research Interests


-Target-specific RNA/DNA-based probe development,

-Surface biomodification and characterisation of nanomaterials

International Research Experience

-European Molecular Biology Organization Short Term grant fellow (EMBO-ST) at Imperial College London, United Kingdom, June-September 2017

-British Council Fellow at University of Leeds, UK, July-November 2013

-British Council Fellow at University of Leeds, UK, June – October 2012

-Visiting Researcher at, Jordan Biotechnology Company for Antibody Production (MonoJO), Amman, Jordan, June – August 2011

-Visiting Researcher at University of Cambridge, Institute of Biotechnology, UK, September 2010 – April 2011

Last 5 Publications

1) Analytical Investigation of Forced Oxidized Anti-VEGF IgG Molecules: A Focus on the Alterations in Antigen and Receptor Binding Activities

A Parlar, B Gurel, MR Sönmez, M Yüce

Scientia Pharmaceutica 91 (3), 31, 2023


2) Chapter One: Bioconjugated materials: preparation, characterization and therapeutic applications

M Esmaeili Rad, SE Cankurtaran, M Gülmez, H Kurt, M Yüce

Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, Elsevier 102, 1-41, 2023


3) Aptamer-based Emerging Tools for Viral Biomarker Detection: A Focus on SARS-CoV-2

PK Kulabhusan, P Pishva, E Çapkın, P Tambe, M Yüce

Current Medicinal Chemistry 30 (8), 910-934, 2023


4) Optimization of curcumin-loaded niosomes for drug delivery applications

ME Rad, AC Egil, GO Ince, M Yuce, A Zarrabi

Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 654, 129921, 2022


5) The efficacy of Staphylococcus aureus dry biomass in the detection of Cd(II) heavy metal ions

P Pishva, MK Bayazıt, H Kurt, M Yüce

Emergent Materials 5 (6), 1745-1755, 2022


-National Post-Graduate Education Scholarship for PhD (BİDEB) by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey, 2007- 2011

-National Graduate Education Scholarship for MSc (BİDEB) by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey, 2005-2006

-Institutional Scholarship for top GPA of all semesters, Institute of Biotechnology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, 2006

-Best graduate award from Department of Biology and the best third graduate award from Faculty of Science, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, 2004 (GPA: 94.03)