TASSA congratulates Turkey's own Prof. Aziz Sancar for receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Along with Thomas Lindahl, Paul L. Mordrich, Aziz Sancar was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the mechanism of DNA repair this Wednesday. more

TASSA proudly announces the remarkable success of three Turkish women scientists and innovators

This year, MIT featured 3 Turkish-women, and a Turkish-American Ph.D. student in their prestigious "35 Innovators under 35" list. As TASSA, we sincerely congratulate them and look forward for their future success. more

TASSA 2014 Annual Report

2014 was a very successful year for TASSA; the TASSA Conference took place at the University of Maryland, College Park. Numerous academic institutions, companies, and organizations, both from the United States and Turkey, involved in TASSA activities... more

TASSA 2016 Conference will be held at the Charles M. Harper Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, April 2-3

We are very excited to share that our signature event, the TASSA Conference, held every two years, will take place on 2-3, 2016, at the University of Chicago. TASSA Conference is a special event, providing unique opportunities for collaboration and networking... more

Turkey loses a great mind; Oktay Sinanoğlu dies at age 80.

Oktay Sinanoğlu, Professor emeritus of chemistry and molecular biophysics and biochemistry and former Yale faculty died at age 80 on April 19, 2015. more

A First Step Towards Establishment of Insitute of Health of Turkey

A law regarding the establishment of Directorate of Health Institutes in Turkey (Türkiye Sağlık Enstitüleri Başkanlığı - TÜSEB) was published on “Resmi Gazete’. According to the law, the directorate will be affiliated with the Ministry of Health of Turkey, and will have scientific and administrative autonomy and its own budget. The physical location of the directorate will be in Istanbul. more

Smithsonian Resident Associates Program: 'Looking West: Ataturk and the Creation of Modern Turkey' by Bulent Atalay

Smithsonian Resident Associates Program Announced a two-part lecture series titled "Looking West: Ataturk and the Creation of Modern Turkey by Bulent Atalay. The lecture series will take place on March 31, 6:45 p.m. tp 8:45 p.m. at the S. Dillon Ripley Center of Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC. more

Haluk Ünal Addresses the Guest at the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C. on higher education opportunities in the US

TASSA President Haluk Ünal gave a speech on higher education opportunities in the US. He was introduced by His Excellency Serdar Kılıç, the US Ambassador for Turkey, who underlined the significance of this event in bringing together Turkish students and academic community. more

Turkey Sends More Students to the United States Than Any Other European Country

Jonathan Henick, Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey, explains the recent trends and their programs geared towards Turkish Students who wants to pursue education in the U.S. more

TASSA President Haluk Unal Addresses the Attendees of the European Science Diaspora

TASSA attended the first working meeting of representatives of various US-based European national Scientific Communities held at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC on Friday, November 14th , 2014. more

A Turkish Scientist’s Invention Could be the Solution for Ebola Diagnostics

Ebola epidemic started in West Africa, and now seems to be spreading to other countries including the United States. Containment of the disease is vital for stopping its spread. However, with the current diagnostic tools it takes about two to three days from sample collection to diagnostics. more

Gokhan Hotamisligil is to lead the Sabri Ulker Center at Harvard with a $24M gift

Ulker family in Turkey made a $24M donation to Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health to establish the Sabri Ulker Center for Nutrient, Genetic, and metabolic Research. more

Nov 29.15
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Alper Bozkurt Named to Popular Science's 'Brilliant 10'

Alper Bozkurt, from North Carolina State University has been named as one of "Brilliant 10" by the Popular Science Magazine. Currently working as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, Dr. Bozkurt's research focuses on the Internet of Bionic Things, in areas ranging from human-animal communication to insect biobots to human health monitoring devices.

Nov 29.15
Health and Biomedical Sciences

Murat Günel, MD, is elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Yale Cancer Center's Dr. Murat Gunel, Nixdorff-German Professor and chair, department of neurosurgery, and professor of neurobiology and genetics, Yale School of Medicine; and chief, department of neurosurgery, Yale-New Haven Hospital, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Sep 21.15
Natural Sciences

What the research on Whistled Turkish says about the neural structure

Every language has its own peculiarities, and according to a recent research, the Turkish language is unique in the way brain is used during Turkish whistling.

Nov 29.15
Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities

Vamık Volkan is awarded the Mary Sigourney Psychoanalysis Award

Vamık Volkan won the 2015 Sigourney Awards – North American Region. Being born into the conflict in Cyprus, Vamık Volkan's work focused on applying a psychoanalytic approach to conflicts. The way Vamık Volkan applied object relations theory to mental states has enhanced the understanding of personality disorders.

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