MSc/PhD Program
Cemil Kerimoglu
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Cemil Kerimoglu


College / University:
2003 - 2007: Middle East Technical University , Turkey

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics

Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Animal Behaviour

Lab Experience:
Techniques in molecular & cell biology and biochemistry, cell culture (bacterial, yeast and Drosophila), fluorescent microscopy, cloning and bacterial transformation, using water maze

Projects / Research:
Mar - June 2007: Project on identifying an insertion at TMEM49 gene and near miR21 gene in MCF7 cells, and its potential oncogenicity (Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics, METU)
Summer 2006: Project on testing temperature sensitive N-degrons in Drosophila (Dept. of Genetics, Cambridge University )
Jan - May 2006: Project on electrophoretic DNA mutation analysis using MEMS technology (Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics, METU)
Summer 2005: Project on the effects of alcohol on spatial memory and hippocampal lipid/protein profiles in Wistar rats (Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetics, METU)

2007 - 2008: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
Summer 2006: British Genetics Society Summer Studentship, UK

Bolender J, Erdeniz B, Kerimoglu C; "Hominid Uniqueness, Cognition by Description and Procedural Memory"; New Ideas in Psychology (under review)

I am interested in the neural and molecular mechanisms underlying human cognition and behaviour. In this regard, synaptic plasticity – especially its implications in cognition (e.g. learning, memory, language) – attracts my interest to a great extent. Apart from that I am also interested in the evolution of human cognition, behaviour and language. In the long term, my aim is to explain the concepts of cognitive and/or behavioural sciences in terms of molecular biology (at least contribute to that as much as possible).