MSc/PhD Program
Bekir Altas
First Name:
Bekir

Last Name:
Altas

Country:
Turkey

 



Bekir Altas

EDUCATION

College / University:
Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Molecular Biology  and Genetics

Lab Experience:
Various techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbiology and Genetics

Projects / Research:
Feb 2009 – Mar 2010: Development of a Sandwich Aptamer Assay, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Research Center, METU, Turkey
May – Aug 2008: Light controlled heavy metal transport by using E.coli, METU IGEM (Internationally Genetically Engineered Machines Competition) Team, Turkey

Scholarships:
2010 - 2011: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2005 - 2010 Full Undergraduate Scholarship by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey)


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My scientific interests include the molecular aspects of the memory and neuronal communication. I want to study structure and function of proteins that are involved in memory and interaction of neurons. I’m also interested in neurodegenerative disorders related with the protein unfolding/misfolding.