Our Genetics and Bioenginnering Department aims to implement cancer genetics applications fed by visions that are new to Turkey. We also aim to establish strong links between well-known academic institutions and our university. In line with this, our new academic member Asst. Prof. Dr. Cihangir Yandım has been awarded with TUBITAK’s Welcome Research Fund, with which he will investigate the cancer links of intergenic DNA regions (also known as “junk” DNA) and develop novel therapeutic strategies based on this phenomenon.
He will run this project in the TESLA Laboratories of our university and will as well be in academic collaboration with pioneer cancer scientists in Izmir and experts at Imperial College London; a top-tier research institution continuously ranked within top 10 universities in the world.
Dr. Yandım had been conducting his research at the Institute of Cancer Research in London before he joined our faculty and he is still an honorary scientific associate at Imperial College London.