We are looking for Master's, Ph.D. on B.Sc. , PhD students and Postdocs to join our regenerative biology research group at Yeditepe University, Istanbul (http://regbio.yeditepe.edu.tr/index.html).
Project 1: Development of Gene Editing Technologies in Stem Cells (This project will involve Gene Editing using CRISPR-CAS9 system in Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells for treatment of blood disorders)
Project 2: Development of cardiogenic Meis1 inhibitiors (This project involves in silico drug screening, luciferase reporter analysis, neonatal cardiomyocyte proliferation, and HSC expansion)
Project 3: Small Molecule Induced Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion (Both mouse and human). This study involves HSC expansion via small molecules, in vitro and in vivo animal models including humanized mice.
Project 4: Development of Human Adipose and Bone Marrow Derived MSCs Expansion Technologies. This study will involve exploring small molecules in induction of MSC expansion.
Project 5 : Antimalarial Drug Discovery (New malarial proteins will be characterized and targeted with novel inhibitors. Msc graduate students with protein experience and recombinant protein expression in bacteria will be preferred)
Project 6: Limbal stem cell expansion for treatment of ocular diseases. This study will involve expansion of limbal stem cells and development of grafts for transplantation.
Project 7 : Anti-fungal and anti-viral Drug Discovery (New antiviral drug target proteins will be characterized and targeted with novel inhibitors. Msc graduate students with protein experience and recombinant protein expression in bacteria will be preferred. Knowledge and experience with plant pathogens or aquaculture viruses will be preferred. )
Project 8: Identification of cardiogenic factors and small molecules inducing heart regeneration, This study will involve analysis of cardioganic genes in neonatal cardiac regeneration model and study of small molecules inducing cardiomyocyte proliferation.
Project 9: Development of GMP compatible fibroblast expansion technologies based on small molecule induction. This will involve fibroblast culture and induction with small molecules. IPS pathways will be also analyzed.
If interested in joining our lab, please email your recent CV to firstname.lastname@example.org . In addition, please shortly explain why you are interested in studying with us.
There is no tuition payment for PhD program. There is also Ph.D. on B.Sc. program where an B.Sc. graduate can do a joint PhD if you have GPA of at least 3.00.
Regenerative biology research lab has been funded by following, which provides scholarship and health insurance for experienced students: · The Marie Curie Action Cofund & TÜBİTAK · TÜBİTAK- 1001 (2 projects) · TÜBİTAK- 3501 · ICGEB - CRP Research Grants Programme 2015 · BAGEP - Science Academy · THD - Turkish Society of Hematology Research Program · MMV (Medicines for Malaria Venture- Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation) · Ministry of Development, Turkey (Stem Cell Excellence Center) · Startup Funds provided by YU
More information regarding Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences @ Yeditepe University is available at http://fbe.yeditepe.edu.tr/en/application-process-2/. Please make a formal application to be admitted to graduate school in our institute at http://ebs.yeditepe.edu.tr/.