2019 News

The First-of-a-kind Research Center in the World

It has been known for a years that abnormal protein clumps in the heart lead to a specific disease called “cardiac amyloidosis”. However, more recently, the same protein clumps have been found in the brains of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease.   full story

Prof. Hayat Onyuksel is selected as an AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Prof. Hayat Onyuksel to its College of Fellows.   full story

‘Sultans of Türkiye’ won a prestigious robotics award in Houston

On April 20, 2019, the robotics team of the Darrüşşafaka High school traveled to the United States to attend the FIRST Robotics Competition in Houston, Texas, and won an international engineering award.   full story

Young Scholar Interview with Dr. Ahmet Coskun

Dr. Coskun is currently an Instructor of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Coskun has been working with Prof. Garry Nolan as a faculty member at Stanford University.   full story

Ergun Akleman on Space Filling Structures

A space filling shape is a cellular structure whose replicas together can fill all of space watertight, i.e. without having any voids between them, or equivalently, it is a cellular structure that can be used to generate a tessellation of space   full story

Beste Mutlu on Gene Therapy

Gene therapy uses harmless viruses to introduce genetic material into cells. The goal is to treat diseases by correcting abnormal genes or producing a beneficial protein: a concept researchers have been working on since 1990s.   full story

Science Cartoon Spring 2019

In every issue of The Bridge, we include science cartoons by Ergun Akleman.   full story

Turkish Women Participation in Science Outperform EU

The ratio of Turkish women to men in the areas of science, technology, engineering, health, and research and development has surpassed that of the European Union’s, according to figures released on Feb. 11 by Eurostat, the statistical office of the union in Luxembourg.   full story

Mehmet Toner honered with Vehbi Koç Award

Professor Mehmet Toner, a TASSA board member, has been honored with Vehbi Koç Award. Vehbi Koç Award is presented annually for education, health, and culture to recognize   full story

Argonne Scientist Ali Erdemir named AAAS fellow and elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Ali Erdemir, an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and senior scientist, was recognized for his “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).   full story

Tamerler and Ozcan named AAAS Fellow

American Association for the Advancement of Science announced its 2018 class of 416 new fellows, which included Candan Tamerler and Aydogan Ozcan, on November 27, 2018. The honor recognizes major efforts that have, scientifically or socially, advanced science or its applications.   full story

Aydogan Ozcan elected to the National Academy of Inventors

Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The organization announced this year’s class of 148 fellows on December 11.   full story