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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. Yüce, M.*, Kurt, H., Hussain, B., Budak, H. (2018). ‘Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment for Aptamer Selection’, Biomedical Applications of Functionalized Nanomaterials (Elsevier), 211–243.

2. Yüce, M.*, Kurt, H. (2017). How to make nanobiosensors: surface modification and characterisation of nanomaterials for biosensing applications. RSC Adv. 7, 49386–49403.

3. Hussain, B., Yüce, M.*, Ullah, N., Budak, H. (2017). ‘3 – Bioconjugated nanomaterials for monitoring food contamination’, Nanobiosensors, 93–127.

4. Kurt, H., Yüce, M.*, Hussain, B., Budak, H. (2016). Dual-excitation upconverting nanoparticle and quantum dot aptasensor for multiplexed food pathogen detection. Biosens. Bioelectron. 81, 280–286.

5. Ullah, N., Yüce, M., Neslihan Öztürk Gökçe, Z., Budak, H.* (2017). Comparative metabolite profiling of drought stress in roots and leaves of seven Triticeae species. BMC Genomics 18, 969


-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)