Project  Presentations

Projects Presentation Program

Day 1 : May 22, 2024 

Location : Fazıl-Say 
DurationName Topic
08:50- 09:00Opening speech
Session 1Advisor: Elif Eren
09:00- 09:15Elif Cemre EryigitTCR-Treg Therapy For Type 2 Autoimmune Hepatitis
09:15- 09:30Meziyet Dilara RedaThe Effect Of TNFR1, TNFR2 And Their Pathways In Preventing The Progression Of Multiple Sclerosis Disease
09:30- 09:45Alihan Arik Targeting Ferroptosis In Systemic Lupus Erythematosus As A New Therapeutic Approach
09:45- 10:00Feride Gizem BaydemirInvestigating Microglial Dysfunction In Alzheimer's: Mitochondrial Complex I Inhibition To Reduce Neuroinflammation
10:00- 10:15Rumeysa Özgecan Cito Natural Killer Cell Dysfunction In Recurrent Implantation Failure And Pregnancy Loss
Session 2Advisor: Merve Seven
10:15- 10:30Öykü Şilan Özgür Genetic Approach to Plant Cold Resilience
15 minutesCoffee Break
10:45 -11:00Hicran Bağ When Vernalization Escapes Control: Impacts on Flower Development
11:00- 11:15Sıla GökgölThe Effect of Different Gene Expression in Nasturtium Plants
11:15- 11:30Shefa A Ali AbuabdalahSuberin for a Cooler World
11:30- 11:45Mürvet ŞenThe Role of Transcription Factors in Abiotic Stress Responses and Cell Wall Modifications in Monocot Plants
Session 3Advisor: Dilek Cevik
11:45- 12:00Alp Kus Potential Rational Therapy Methods Against Immature Teratomas
12:00- 12:15Berke Asrin SahinThe Intricate Dance Of Circadian Rhythms Genes and Breast Cancer
12:15- 12:30Ali Gokay Investigation of The Effectiveness of Bacteriophage Therapy
Lunch Break
DurationName Topic
Session 4Advisor: Cemalettin Bekpen
13:30- 13:45Bilge Elif Bozokluoğlu Tuberculosis: is revealing it possible under the lens of new technologies?
13:45- 14:00Selen Kızılkaya Epigenetic Aspects of Sex Evolution
Session 5Advisor: Sezai Türkel
14:00- 14:15Betül Işık GLUT4 Translocation as a Regulator of Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes and Their Regulation by Resveratrol
14:15- 14:30Berin Akçay The Role of REST/NRSF in Huntington Disease; RESTLIM Domain Protein (RILP) Interaction Can Be Targeted in Huntington Disease Treatment
14:30- 14:45Rasha Abuhazaa Unveiling the therapeutic potential: exploring the impact of shortchain fatty acids on Alzheimer’s disease
14:45- 15:00Obada BkeerInvestigating the specific epigenetic targets that are dysregulated in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and responsible for the core symptoms
15 minutesCoffee Break
15:15- 15:30Leen ZaghratRNA maturation and its impact on neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative diseases
15:30- 15:45Rehab BadiTherapeutic Intervention at the Gene Level to Ameliorate Alzheimer’s Diseases Using Small Molecules: Tolfenamic Acid to Be Therapeutic For Alzheimer’s Disease
15:45- 16:00Zeinab MahmoudDysfunctional glucose transport mechanism in brain cells may triggers the development of Alzheimer disease
16:00- 16:15Closing remarks

Day 2 : May 23, 2024 

Location : Fazil say
DurationName Topic
Session 1Advisor: Cemalettin Bekpen
09:00- 09:15Furkan Onur HarmandarComprehensive Approach to Extracellular Matrix (ECM)
Re-Modeling: The Uncharted Part of Aging
09:15- 09:30Didem OrbayWhat is the Secret Behind Multiple Sclerosis:
viral approach
Session 2Advisor: Sezai Türkel
09:30- 09:45Elif Dağlı Development of Pulcherrimin Producing Metschnikowia as a Biocontrol Agent for Multiple Application Fields
09:45- 10:00Asli Özge Özkul Comparative aging in the brain between naked mole rat and human
10:00 -10:15Filiz Akın Circadian rhythms: its importance in health and research
10:15- 10:30Jülide Ceren Yılmaz Stem cell, organoid biology and their clinical applications
15 minutesCoffee Break
10:45- 11:00Shahed MahmoudAuto-brewery Syndrome (ABS) and Dysbiosis of the Human Microbiota: Investigating Their Role in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
11:00- 11:15Sude BaşelPreventive and Therapeutic Approaches for Gluten Intolerance Diseases in Human
11:15- 11:30Özlem ÖztürkPurified killer toxins’ combinations produced by Kluyveromyces, and P. anomala yeast species can be applied against human pathogenic microorganisms as an effective, peptide based biologically safe disinfectant and antimicrobial agents”
11:30- 11:45Meryem RiyadInvestigating the role of efflux pumps in multidrug resistance of Staphylococcus iaureus bacteria (MRSA)
11:45- 12:00Emir ÇovacTherapeutic Potential of Benzoxaborole with Quorum Sensing Inhibitors to Prevent Yeast Phenotypic Switch
Session 3Advisor: Dilek Cevik
12:00- 12:15Dareen Yoseef Investigatıig The Role of Hbv Integration at The Tert Promoter in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Progression
12:15- 12:30Iyad MustafaEradicating Tumor-Initiating Cells in Differentiation Therapy Guides
Lunch Break
DurationName Topic
13:30- 13:45İrem Önal Unlocking the Future tf cccdna as a Therapeutic Target to Treat Chronic Hepatitis B
Session 4Advisor: Merve Seven
13:45- 14:00Gül Nezihe Uçuk The Role of Cyanobacteria in Mitigating Space-Induced Plant Stress
14:15- 14:30Afrah Rafi Sustainable Production of Alkaloids using Y. Lipolytica
14:30- 14:45Roua MohammadVulnerability of Symbiosis Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungi and Panicum virgatum to climate stressors
14:45- 15:00Selin Demiryol Plant Immunity: Hypersensitive Response (HR) Cell Death Mechanism and New Insights to Resistosome Structure
15 minutesCoffee Break
Session 5Advisor: Elif Eren
15:30- 15:45Ceren Süren Discovering Mutation-Drug Relationships With Dual-Base Editor
15:45- 16:00Maryam Hajiyeva Utilizing New Bacterial Death Effectors To The Treatment Of Infectious Diseases
16:00- 16:15Mete Savur Identification Of Structural And Functional Differences In Inflammasome-Related Innate Immunity Genes Between Modern And Archaic Humans
16:15- 16:30Ulyana Pankova Addressing Allergies And Drug Hypersensitivities: Innovations In Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy And Future Considerations
16:30- 16:45Jury deliberation
16:45- 17:00Closing remarks and best project awards
Presentation Style:

For practical reason we have decided to reduce the timing for presentations. You should present your project within 10 minutes and 5 minutes for questions. This will be strictly applied. Meaning that the supervisor will stop the presentation if the timing exceed. Please be careful and practice to get the timing of presentation exact. 


Evaluations of the Seminar Presentations; Each advisor independently will evaluate seminar presentations from each students in a scale of :

  1. Very Good
  2. Good
  3. Sufficient
  4. Weak
  5. Very Weak

The criteria for evaluation will be used as follows;


  • General flow, organization, use of time
  • Control on the subject/Level of knowledge
  • Visual quality of the presentation
  • Contact with the audience
  • Language quality-Elocution
  • Answers to the questions


  • Introduction; Expression of the project aims
  • Body; The extent of knowledge and clarity
  • Conclusion
  • Transition among different subjects

For the Best Project Awards; Each Advisor will nominate three students names, whom their pictures/details will also be included in the Capstone student webpage, for selections of Best Project Awards. At the end of the seminar presentations, advisors and each student, who has presented their project, will vote online from the list of 12 nominated students for the Best Project Award.