2014 News

Onyuksel and Sekercioglu Receive TUBITAK 2014 Special Prize

Hayat Onyuksel, a professor of Pharmaceutics and Bioengineering in the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and Çağan Şekercioğlu, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, at the University of Utah, are the recipient of this year’s TUBITAK “Special Prize.”   full story

Crossing the Bridge - January 2015

As we end another year, we are pleased to share more options for “crossing the bridge” between the two continents (U.S. and EU) as a scientist and/or scholar. In this article, we will highlight two important upcoming events for those of you whishing to explore collaboration opportunities between the U.S. and Turkey/EU. The EU-U.S. Innovation Conference (January 14-15, 2015, Brussels, Belgium) Global Innovation Summit (February 20-16, 2015, San Jose, CA, USA)   full story

Lens-free microscope developed at Aydogan Ozcan's Laboratory at UCLA can detect cancer at the cellular level

Aydogan’s team has developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes.   full story

World Bank-Wharton School Announces 'Ideas for Action' Competition

The Ideas for Action competition is intended to engage young people around the world to encourage them to develop and share their ideas for financing solutions to deliver the post-2015 development agenda.   full story

Predicting and Preventing Extinctions due to Climate Change: Recent Research at Stony Brook University

Human-caused global climate change is expected to have major impacts on earth's biodiversity, and may cause many species to become extinct in the coming decades and centuries. Conservation biologists are developing approaches to prevent climate-related species extinctions.   full story

A Conversation with Burcu Akıncı

Our guest on this issue of The Bridge is Burcu Akıncı, Paul Christiano Professor in the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Carnegie Mellon University.   full story

Young Scholar Profile: Ömer Yılmaz

The young scholar in this issue is Omer Yilmaz, MD., Ph.D. who is an assistant professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School.   full story

Introduction of the Board Members: Bulent Basol

On behalf of the editorial team of TASSA we are pleased to introduce the members of our Board of Directors, who have agreed to graciously share their thoughts on TASSA and its activities, as well as information about themselves with our readership. In this issue we feature Dr. Bülent Başol who is presently CTO and co-founder of 3D Forms, a young start-up company in Silicon Valley.   full story

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.   full story

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.   full story

Canan Dagdeviren, a TASSA Awardee, is elected as a 'Junior Fellow' to Society of Fellow at Harvard University

Canan Dagdeviren became the first scientist from Turkey to be selected as a Junior fellow in the history of Harvard Society of Fellows. "It means a lot, it is a victory and accumulation of effort and love of 29 years" she says. " It is beyond my personal success, I do represent my beautiful home country, Turkey, as I’m the first scientist from Turkey to be selected to the society".   full story

TÜBİTAK's New Initiative To Support e-Learning

Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK) recently announced a new program to fund creation of electronic educational materials in the form of academic e-books or videos geared towards undergraduate and graduate studies.   full story