MSc/PhD Program
Derya Akad
First Name:
Derya

Last Name:
Akad

Country:
Turkey

 

 



Derya Akad

EDUCATION

College / University:
2002-2007: Boğaziçi University , Turkey

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (Honours)

Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology and Genetics

Lab Experience:
Basic molecular biology techniques; PCR, gel electrophoresis, chromatography, cloning and expression studies of bacteria proteins, protein assay studies

Projects / Research:
Feb 07 – June 07: Sequencing and Comparison of Ts genes of different Thermophilic bacteria species
Sep 06 – Jan 07: Comparison of Geobacillus anatolicus Ribosomal Proteins with E.coli ribosomal proteins via 2-D Gel Electrophoresis

Scholarships:
2007 - 2008: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
Aug 2006: International Summer School Scholarship of DAAD, Germany
2002 – 2004: Scholarship of Bogazici University , Turkey

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:
My major area of interest lies in neuropsychology and understanding of memory. Therefore, my scientific goal is to study the underlying molecular mechanisms of emotions and overt behaviour. In addition, I hope to gain a deep insight in synaptic plasticity which plays a major role in learning and memory.