2018 News

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

Success of Yildirim Family

Mihriban Yıldırım, a researcher in genetics at the Massachusetts General Hospital, uncovers unanticipated biological principles dictating poor outcomes in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) via single-cell RNA sequencing. Her husband, Murat Yildirim, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)   full story

Young Scientist of the Month, 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

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

Science Cartoon Winter 2019

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

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