TASSA Elects Four New Board Members

TASSA Board of Directors approved the election results of the Nominating Committee on October 3, 2020. 

The new elected members to serve between 2020-2024 are:

• Dr. Serap Aksoy
• Dr. Ercan Alp
• Dr. Utkan Demirci
• Dr. Asu Ozdaglar

According to the TASSA Bylaws, Vote Authorized Representative (VAR) members elect board members through online voting for a four-year term.  The duties of the Board of Directors are as explained  by the TASSA Bylaws.  

We thank them all and say Welcome on Board!

TASSA Board of Directors

 

 

2020 News

Dr. Ivet Bahar became the first Turkish woman to be elected to the American National Academy of Sciences

For the first time in the 157-year history of the American National Academy of Sciences, one of the most distinguished scientific institutions in the world, a Turkish woman scientist was selected as a 'member'.   full story

Google Doodle celebrated Turkish astrophysicist Dr. Dilhan Eryurt

Google Doodle celebrated Turkish astrophysicist Dr. Dilhan Eryurt on June 20, 2020. Dr. Eryurt was the first Turkish woman to work as a scientist at NASA. She researched the evolution of stars leading to an unexpected discovery about the history of the solar system.   full story

Dr. Umut A. Gurkan developed a portable diagnostic platform to test sickle cell disease

Dr. Umut A. Gurkan, the Warren E. Rupp Associate Professor of Case Western Reserve University, invented “The Gazelle Hb Variant test” to identify sickle cell disease (SCD) and other Hb Variants from a small blood sample in 8-minutes.   full story

Dr. Can Geylani is announced to be the recipient of AACR-CRUK Fellowship

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)–Cancer Research UK (CRUK) announced Dr. Can Geylani as the recipient of the Transatlantic Fellowship.   full story

Dr. Betul Kacar has been named the fellow for a new Scialog initiative, Signatures of Life in the Universe

Dr. Betul Kacar has been named the fellow for a new Scialog initiative, Signatures of Life in the Universe, co-sponsored by Research Cooperation for Science Advancement (RCSA), and the Heising-Simons Foundation and with additional program support from the Kavli Foundation in 2020.   full story

A Turkish scientist, Prof. Dr. Uğur Şahin, became a partner of PFIZER Inc. to develop COVID-19 vaccine

A Turkish scientist, Prof. Dr. Uğur Şahin, became a partner of PFIZER Inc. to develop a vaccine as part of Global COVID-19 MRNA Vaccine Development Program.   full story

196 Scientists from Turkish Universities are listed in Mendeley’s “100,000 top-scientists” Dataset

Mendeley created a publicly available database of 100,000 top-scientists providing standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions for 22 scientific fields.   full story

Council of Higher Education (YÖK) of Turkey Invites Successful Students to Turkey to Resume Their Studies

Council of Higher Education President Prof. M. A. Yekta Saraç announced a decision for Turkish students studying abroad who do not want to return to their universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and international students who wish to study in Turkey.   full story

TÜBİTAK announced policy principles to maintain gender balance among researchers

The Scientific and Technological Research Council, TUBITAK, published the basic policy principles to maintain gender balance among all R&D and innovation researchers.   full story

TUBITAK Fellowship Programs for International Researchers

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants fellowships for international scientists/researchers who would like to give workshops/conferences/lectures, or conduct R&D activities in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.   full story

EURAXESS North America connects researchers from Europe, USA and Canada to enhance scientific collaboration and mobility

“EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion” is an initiative of the European Research Area (ERA) that addresses barriers to researcher mobility and seeks to enhance scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.   full story

Moshe Arditi received Pioneer in Medicine Award

A physician-scientist who has devoted much of his career to investigating a coronary disease mainly afflicting children and often leaving them with lifelong heart problems has received the Pioneer in Medicine Award for 2019.   full story