2019 News

Science News from Beste Mutlu: Genome-edited Babies

On November 26, 2018, Chinese researcher He Jiankui announced that he had produced the first babies with edited genomes, followed by an outcry from the scientific community [1]. His research presentation at a gene-editing summit in Hong Kong failed to satisfy his critics, who found his experiment premature, unnecessary, largely useless and irresponsible.   full story

Young Scientist Conversation with Cengiz Pehlevan

While I am a curious person by nature and enjoy learning new things, being a scientist wasn’t in my mind when I started Bogazici University as an undergraduate. I was an industrial engineering major, planning to go into banking or consulting afterward.   full story

International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Programme Call is open for applications

The International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers Program aims to support qualified researchers with leading scientific and/or technological achievements and international work experience to conduct their research in leading academic, industrial or public institutions to contribute in areas that are strategic value to Turkey.   full story

Gebze Technical University ranked at Times Higher Education

Gebze Technical University (GTU) has been ranked within the 201-250 band in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking for Developing World Universities, where 23 Turkish Universities were listed.   full story

An online science outreach program for Turkish high school students: “Bilime Yolculuk”

For those who’d like to encourage young Turkish students interested in science, but have limited time to do so, we have a wonderful suggestion: “Bilime Yolculuk”, a program that physics teacher Ayşenur Özdemir volunteers to organize with the purpose of motivating students.   full story