2019 News

National Academy of Medicine Elected 100 New Members

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting on October 21, 2019. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and   full story

Canan Dagdeviren is selected to participate in NAE's 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Canan Dagdeviren invited by the National Academy of Engineering to US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium; as being one of the Nation’s 87 Brightest Young Engineers. The symposium hosted by Boeing in N. Charleston, South Carolina, September 25-27.   full story

Science Cartoon Winter 2019

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

TUBITAK Calls Researchers for CoCirculation2 Program

Scientific and Technological Research Council’s (TÜBİTAK) Co-Funded Brain Circulation Scheme (CoCirculation2) has published it’s second call at http://cocirc2.org.tr/ website. The programme will receive applications until November 1, 2019.   full story

Research Outputs of Turkey

Istanbul Technical University placed number 1 university based on all research outputs of Turkey published between 1 February 2018 - 31 January 2019 which are tracked by the Nature Index. Please see detailed reports here.   full story

Turkish Students Received 3 Gold and 2 Silver Medals in the European Physics Olympiad

European Physics Olympiad is an annual contest for high school students from all accross the Europe as well as other countries.   full story

Octocopter Named Drone is Designed by Bursa Technical University

Designed by Bursa Technical University (BTU) students, an eight-engine, propeller-driven drone called an "octocopter," capable of carrying up to 15 kilograms of cargo, with a half-hour flight time and a 10-kilometer range is set to represent Turkey   full story

Medical Nail for Femur Fractures is Developed by Turkish Doctors

Turkey's first domestic medical nails to be used in the treatment of femur bone fractures which significantly shortening the surgery process as well as recovery time has produced by a group of Turkish scientists from Dokuz Eylul University.   full story

TASSA Board Elects the Next Chairman and President

TASSA board has voted to elect Professor Candan Tamerler as the next Chairman of the Board and President of TASSA for the 2020-2024 term. Professor Tamerler served TASSA as the vice president and board member since 2002.   full story

Dr. Daron Acemoglu named MIT Institute Professor

Daron Acemoglu, a honorary TASSA member received MIT’s highest faculty honor   full story

Dr. 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

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