Project  Presentations

Projects Presentation Program

Day 1 : June 8, 2023

Location : B Conference
DurationName Topic
08:50- 09:00Opening speech
Session 1Advisor: Elif Eren
09:00- 09:15Ece ÇobanMultifunctional components of innate immunity: antimicrobial peptides as potential therapeutic agents
09:15- 09:30Mohamad ChafiaThe significance of mRNA modifications in the immune system, infection and pathology development
09:30- 09:45Sara MandouThe regulation of cell death mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases
09:45- 10:00Sena Tuana YamanThe interplay between major depressive disorder, immune system and gut microbiota: insights for novel treatment approaches
Session 2Advisor: Zeynep Tacer
10:00- 10:15Sevil Dursun The use of tissue engineering as a novel method for the treatment of asherman’s syndrome-related infertility
10:15- 10:30Yağmur Nergiz Use of phenolic components in herbal treatments in non-alcohol liver disease: views from network pharmacology and molecular docking approaches
15 minutesCoffee Break
10:45 -11:00Serra Nur DemiralAre amyloid-beta and tau sufficient biomarkers to enable early diagnosis in alzheimer's disease ?
11:00- 11:15Talal AlkhalilyGenetically engineered crops and glyphosate
Session 3Advisor: Merve Seven
11:15- 11:30Ilayda Balkan Importance of calcium in plants
11:30- 11:45Gizel GerdanRole of aquaporins in arabidopsis thaliana and sorghum bicolor at calcium homeostasis
11:45- 12:00Tylla A Polymorphism in aquaporin gene families and their contribution to role differentiation
12:00- 12:15Leyla Ümit LaçinEnhancing production of plant volatile organic compound sesquiterpene through stress treatment and metabolic engineering
12:15- 12:30Jan ÖrsTranscription factor involvement in synthesis of phenolic secondary metabolites in berries
Lunch Break
DurationName Topic
Session 4Advisor: Cemalettin Bekpen
13:30- 13:45Bariş Çağlar Epıgenetıc clock of agıng: can we reverse agıng by targetıng the epıgenetıc changes?
13:45- 14:00Ayşe Ayben Kakıcı Huntıngton’s dısease and ıt’s relatıonshıp wıth agıng
14:00- 14:15Fatma Simge Su Relation of resveratrol with age related mechanisms and effect on biological role model organisms
14:15- 14:30Mohammad Saeed AlsaiyedPredıctıng proteın structure from sequence data usıng aı & machıne learnıg models
Session 5Advisor: Sezai Türkel
14:30- 14:45Ece Hasdemir Exploring the significance of human mitochondrial genome and proteome in health and disease: an overview of control mechanisms and mitochondria-nucleus interactions.
14:45- 15:00Armaghan Moradi Huntıngton’s dısease and ıt’s relatıonshıp wıth agıng
15 minutesCoffee Break
15:15- 15:30Damla Sayan Unraveling the biological functions of carbonic anhydrase enzymes in humans: from biological functions to cancer development
15:30- 15:45Deniz Ayma KurtEffect of calorie restriction on longevity and aging
15:45- 16:00Arya Su ArazMolecular mechanisms of aging and its effects on human health
16:00- 16:15Efe çalikAmyloid and prion diseases. Understanding the molecular mechanisms, pathogenesis, and treatment strategies
Session 6Advisor: Müge Kesici
16:15- 16:30Selin Batur Histone modifications of plants under abiotic stress
16:30- 16:45Masoud Al Shalah Gene editing in plants: crispr/cas9 technology
16:45- 17:00Sinem Tuğçe Aytekin Plant decellularization
17:00- 17:15Begüm Nisa KasaplıSpace, a challenging habitat: a review of recent experiments about microgravit
17:15- 17:30Closing remarks

Day 2 : June 9, 2023

Location : Fazil say
DurationName Topic
Session 1Advisor: Cemalettin Bekpen
09:00- 09:15Selin AltunkaraCellular senescence: an example of antagonıstıc pleıotropy or not?
09:15- 09:30Melis CanbayProblems of agıng bıomarkers through age-related gene expression changes: a case of p16
09:30- 09:45Doğukan YıldızAging in focus: unraveling the significance of the p66shc protein in aging
09:45- 10:00Asli Özge ÖzkulComparative aging in the brain between naked mole rat and human
Session 2Advisor: Sezai Türkel
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- 11:00Suleiman Al-OthmanSmc complexes as a dna loop extruding enzymes
11:00- 11:15Öykü GümüşMolecular mechanisms of trinucleotide repeat expansion and its significance in human health and diseases.
11:15- 11:30Elif AydınThe interaction between chronological and replicative lifespan in different saccharomyces cerevisiae strains.
11:30- 11:45Yağmur Ekin ÜnsalMitochondrial dynamics and aging in human.
Session 3Advisor: Muge Kesici
11:45- 12:00İdil Kara The ımportance and taxonomic classification of bsh enzyme in lactobacillus
12:00- 12:15Ecem AkbaşRna ınterference applications for ımprovement in agri-foods
12:15- 12:30Irem Atuntaş Nitrogen fixing bacteria
Lunch Break
DurationName Topic
Session 4Advisor: Zeynep Tacer
13:30- 13:45Uğur Ersöz Investigation of the relationship between cyp1a2 genotypes, caffeine metabolism and enhanced sports performance: a genetic based approach to optimal caffeine consumption practices for a healthy sports lifestyle in university students & young-adult turkish population
13:45- 14:00Damla Sivri Gene relations for future therapeutic treatments of tga (transposition of the great arteries)
14:15- 14:30Selin Su Karakol Development of biosensors and their potential application in the early diagnosis of breast cancer utilizing the magnetophoretic technique
14:30- 14:45Layali DhaferCrıspr/cas9 gene editing: emerging tool in hemophilia treatment
14:45- 15:00Bahar GüngördüThe role of biosensors in early diagnosis of diabetes: current trends and future perspectives
15:00- 15:15Nooran AghaGene therapy for treating depression-like and anxiety-like behaviors
15 minutesCoffee Break
Session 5Advisor: Elif Eren
15:30- 15:45Beyza Uludağ Comprehensive approach to familial mediterrenaen fever: from pathogenesis to new treatment strategies
15:45- 16:00Burçin Kanalmaz Role of innate immunity in hpv infections leading to bacterial vaginosis and cervical cancer
16:00- 16:15Hor Loubani Immunoscenescence
Session 6Advisor: Merve Seven
16:15- 16:30Beray Yeğin Cytochrome p450 protein for engineering herbicide tolerance
16:30- 16:45Sulaiman Allawi Lignification of maize roots during growth and drought
16:45- 17:00Nisa Nazlı Akın Beta-glucanase engineering for improved activity
17:00- 17:15Tuana KaradağCell wall polymer o-acetylation and role in stress adaptation
17:15- 17:30Jury deliberation
17:30- 18:30Closing 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 (on 9th of June, at 18:10), advisors and each student, who has presented their project, will vote online from the list of 12 nominated students for the Best Project Award.