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Cem Bulent Ustudag

Plenary lecture

"3D Printed Biofunctional Constructs for Biomedical Applications"

Prof. Dr., Yıldız Technical University

Bedir Tekinerdogan

Plenary lecture

"Digitalization and AI for Sustainable Precision Agriculture"

Prof. Dr., Wageningen University

Hakan Ozkan

Plenary lecture

"Modern Crop Breeding for Global Food and Nutrition Security"

Prof. Dr., Cukurova University

Cem Albayrak

Plenary lecture

"Development of Industrial Enzymes in Turkey"

CTO, Livzym Biotechnologies

Yasar Murat Elcin

Plenary lecture

"Regenerative Biomaterials"

Prof. Dr., Ankara University

Levent Kurnaz

Plenary lecture

"The Interconnected Impact: Exploring How the Climate Crisis Affects Biodiversity"

Prof. Dr., Bogazici University

14:00-15:30

Prof. Dr. Eckhard George
"How to write a thesis and how to use AI tools for scientific writing"

9.00-16.00

Registrations

Day 1: May 7, 2024

  8:30-9:30

Registration

  9:00-10:30

Opening ceremony

10:30-11:10

Prof. Dr. Levent Kurnaz
"The Interconnected Impact: Exploring How the Climate Crisis Affects Biodiversity"
Plenary lecture 1

11:10-11:30

Coffee break

Session 1

Sustainability
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Melek Ozkan

11:30-11:55

Oral Presentation 1: Prof. Dr. Melek Ozkan
"Sustainable and Renewable Energy from Biomass"

11:55-12:20

Oral Presentation 2 - Prof. Dr. Nevin Gul Karaguler
"Exploring Novel Proteins for Sustainable Industrial Processes"

12:20-12:45

Oral Presentation 3 - Prof. Dr. Ozge Karadag
"Promoting Health Equity in the Age of Biotechnology"

12:45-13:30

Lunch break and poster hall visit

Session 2

Sustainable Food and Agriculture
Moderator: Assist. Prof. Bahar YILDIZ KUTMAN

13:30-14:10

Prof. Dr. Hakan Ozkan
“Modern Crop Breeding for Global Food and Nutrition Security”
Plenary lecture 2

14:10-14:25

Oral Presentation 4 - Assoc. Prof. Ceyhun Kayihan
"Single-cell transcriptional profiling in root tissues of Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to boron toxicity at seedling stages"

14:25-14:50

Oral Presentation 5 - Dr. Nihal Oztolan Erol
"Nanoparticle-mediated gene editing: A path towards tailored crop improvement"

14:50-15:00

Short Presentation 1 - Assoc. Prof. Birsen Cevher Keskin
"Comparative proteomic analyses revealed the response mechanism of drought-tolerant and susceptible olive cultivars (Olea europaea L.) under drought stress and recovery"

15:00-15:10

Short Presentation 2 - Abdelhameed Hamdan
"Exploring  aquaporins and dehydrins in barley under drought and salt stresses during early seedling development"

15:10-15:20

Short Presentation 3 - Rifat Bugra Bildiri
"Valorization of steel slag as a safe soil amendment for sustainable crop production"

15:20-15:30

Short Presentation 4 - Aysenur Bayrak
"Lettuce biofortification with selenium and its interactions with sulfur nutrition in an indoor vertical NFT system"

15:30-15:40

Short Presentation 5 - Halis Batuhan UNAL
"Cloning the SARS-CoV-2 structural proteins for transient expression of a VLP-based vaccine candidate in Nicotiana benthamiana"

15:40-16:30

Sponsored Talk by Gübretaş - Oral Presentation 6- Elif Ozlem Guncaldi
"Evaluation of plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria isolated from soils of Turkiye for microbial biofertilizer production"

16:30-17:00

Coffee break and poster hall visit

Session 3

HÖAD Session “Exosome: New Biotechnological Tool"
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Seda Vatansever

17:00-17:25

Prof. Dr. Seda Vatansever
“Exosomes: The Rising Star in Medicine”

17:25-17:50

Prof. Dr. Ozge Cevik
"New advances in exosome-based targeted drug delivery systems"

17:50-18:15

Dr. A. Caglar Ozketen
“Exosomes as smart delivery systems for nanotheranostics: opportunities and challenges”

Day 2: May 8, 2024

  8:30-9:30

Registration

  9:00-10:30

Opening ceremony

10:30-11:10

Prof. Dr. Levent Kurnaz
"The Interconnected Impact: Exploring How the Climate Crisis Affects Biodiversity"
Plenary lecture 1

11:10-11:30

Coffee break

Session 1

Sustainability
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Melek Ozkan

11:30-11:55

Oral Presentation 1: Oral Presentation 1: Prof. Dr. Melek Ozkan
"Sustainable and Renewable Energy from Biomass"

11:55-12:20

Oral Presentation 2 - Oral Presentation 2 - Prof. Dr. Nevin Gul Karaguler
"Exploring Novel Proteins for Sustainable Industrial Processes"

12:20-12:45

Oral Presentation 3 - Prof. Dr. Ozge Karadag
"Promoting Health Equity in the Age of Biotechnology"

12:45-13:30

Lunch break and poster hall visit

Session 2

Sustainable Food and Agriculture
Moderator: Assist. Prof. Bahar YILDIZ KUTMAN

13:30-14:10

Prof. Dr. Hakan Ozkan
“Modern Crop Breeding for Global Food and Nutrition Security”
Plenary lecture 2

14:10-14:25

Oral Presentation 4 - Assoc. Prof. Ceyhun Kayihan
"Single-cell transcriptional profiling in root tissues of Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to boron toxicity at seedling stages"

14:25-14:50

Oral Presentation 5 - Dr. Nihal Oztolan Erol
"Nanoparticle-mediated gene editing: A path towards tailored crop improvement"

14:50-15:00

Short Presentation 1 - Assoc. Prof. Birsen Cevher Keskin
"Comparative proteomic analyses revealed the response mechanism of drought-tolerant and susceptible olive cultivars (Olea europaea L.) under drought stress and recovery"

15:00-15:10

Short Presentation 2 - Abdelhameed Hamdan
"Exploring  aquaporins and dehydrins in barley under drought and salt stresses during early seedling development"

15:10-15:20

Short Presentation 3 - Rifat Bugra Bildiri
"Valorization of steel slag as a safe soil amendment for sustainable crop production"

15:20-15:30

Short Presentation 4 - Aysenur Bayrak
"Lettuce biofortification with selenium and its interactions with sulfur nutrition in an indoor vertical NFT system"

15:30-15:40

Short Presentation 5 -Halis Batuhan UNAL    "Cloning the SARS-CoV-2 structural proteins for transient expression of a VLP-based vaccine candidate in Nicotiana benthamiana"

15:40-16:30

Sponsored Talk by Gübretaş - Oral Presentation 6- Elif Ozlem Guncaldi
"Evaluation of plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria isolated from soils of Turkiye for microbial biofertilizer production"

16:30-17:00

Coffee break and poster hall visit

Day 2: May 8, 2024

Session 3

HÖAD Session “Exosome: New Biotechnological Tool"
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Seda Vatansever

17:00-17:25

Prof. Dr. Seda Vatansever
“Exosomes: The Rising Star in Medicine”

17:25-17:50

Prof. Dr. Ozge Cevik
"New advances in exosome-based targeted drug delivery systems"

17:50-18:15

Dr. A. Caglar Ozketen
“Exosomes as smart delivery systems for nanotheranostics: opportunities and challenges”

Day 3: May 9, 2024

Session 4

MNS & GTU Integrated Session (Online):
Biotechnological Advances in Crop Improvement
Moderators: Dr. Ummara Waheed and Dr. M. Abubakar Saddique

9:00-9:20

Oral Presentation 7 - Dr. Muhammad Sajjad
“Wheat Breeding for High Amylose Content for Better Human Health"

9:20-9:40

Oral Presentation 8 - Dr. Zulqurnain Khan
"Genome Editing in Plants: Challenges and Opportunities"

9:40-10:00

Oral Presentation 9 - Dr. Kamran Qureshi
"Hydrogen peroxide-induced stress acclimation in plants"

10:00-10:15

Oral Presentation 10 - Dr. Allah Bakhsh
"Potential of dsRNA technology for better crop improvement"

10:15-10:30

Short Presentation 6 - Dr. Awais Rasheed
"Genomics- enabled wheat breeding for improved productivity and nutritional quality"

10:30-10:45

Short Presentation 7 - Dr. Kausar Hussain Shah
"Biologically Active Molecular Signatures of Plant Origin: Antimicrobial Proteins and Peptides"

10:45-11:00

Coffee break and online poster session

Session 5

Bio-driven Solutions: Industrial Biotechnology
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Muge Isleten Hosoglu

11:40-12:20

Cem Albayrak
"Development of Industrial Enzymes in Turkey"

Plenary lecture 3

12:20-12:45

Oral Presentation 11 - Deniz Kom
"Utilization of bioreactors for morphine production in the opium poppy"

12:45-12:55

Short Presentation 8 - Bilgen Ozsoy
"Alternative proteins as functional solutions: their sources and applications"

12:55-13:05

Short Presentation 9 - Esra Mese Erdogan
"Bio-mimicking with membrane proteins for biotechnological applications"

13:05-14:00

Lunch break and poster hall visit

Session 6

Shaping Medical Biotechnology
Moderator: Assist. Prof. Huseyin Cimen

14:00-14:40

Prof. Cem Bulent Ustundag
"3D Printed Biofunctional Constructs for Biomedical Applications"
Plenary lecture 4

14:40-15:05

Oral Presentation 11 - Dr. Mustafa Diken (online)
"mRNA-based Cancer Vaccines"

15:05-15:30

Oral Presentation 12 - Assoc. Prof. Sukru Anil Dogan
"Therapies against mitochondrial diseases"

15:30-15:40

Short Presentation 10 - Basak Dalbayrak Demir
"Characterization and investigation of biological effects of the microalgae-based microcarrier systems produced by electrospraying technique"

15:40-15:50

Short Presentation 11 - Mustafa Ginesar
"The importance and emotional management of distant learning platforms for life sciences – Lessons from the Yes4Elearning Erasmus+ Project"

15:50-16:20

Coffee break and online poster session

Session 7

Innovative Solutions in Life Sciences

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Ozbil

16:20-17:00

Prof. Dr. Yasar Murat Elcin
"Regenerative Biomaterials"

Plenary lecture 5

17:00-17:25

Oral Presentation 13 - Gencer Sancar (online)
"The role of the FGF1/PDE4D pathway in the regulation of lipolysis, glucose levels, and insulin resistance"

17:25-17:35

Short Ppresentation 12 - Yunus Akkoc
"Role of autophagy in carcinoma-associated fibroblasts and breast cancer metastasis"

17:35-17:45

Short Presentation 13 - Dilek Demircan Ceker
"Development of a CAR-T cell therapy system targeting CD19 for the treatment of ALL and NHL"

17.45-18.10

Oral Presentation 14 - Yavor Ivanov
"Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of grape seed and skin extracts from four grape varieties"

18:45

Gala Dinner

Session 8

AI in Biotech
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Melih Bulut

9:30-9:55

Oral Presentation 15 - Sedat Karakas
"Artifical intelligence in food production"

9:55-10:20

Oral Presentation 16 - Dr. Tanil Ozkan
"Methodological considerations for developing AI-assisted high impact and sustainable solutions in biotechnology"

10:20-11:00

Oral Presentation 17 - Prof. Dr. Siddika Semahat Demir “Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability: Managing Innovation”

11:00-11:10

Short Presentation 14 - Doga Nalci
"Deep Learning Based Recognition System for Beekeping"

11:10-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-12:10

Prof. Dr. Bedir Tekinerdogan
“Digitalization and AI for Sustainable Precision Agriculture"
Plenary Lecture 6

12:10-12:45

Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks

12:45-13:30

Lunch

*Registered attendees

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13:30-17:30

Workshop - Discovery of Microbial and Cell Culture Bioreactor Characteristics (with contributions of IKA)

13:30-15:30

Site Visit to GTU Institute of Biotechnology

Day 4: May 10, 2024

Satellite Workshops

Attendance to workshops is optional and not included in the congress registration fee.  All participants will be given a Participation Certificate. Please refer to Workshops section for further details and pre-registration.

1- MD Simulations for Protein-Ligand Complexes
Assoc.Prof. Mehmet Özbil
 

Institute of Biotechnology

Preparation of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of ligand-protein complexes through theoretical course and practical application. Participants will play with GROMACS 2022.4  software to create MD simulation of the ligand-protein system.

May 7, 2024,  9.00 - 18.00

4000 ₺ + VAT

2- Western blotting
Prof. Dr. Elif Damla Arısan

Institute of Biotechnology

This course aims to deliver quick information about western blotting application starting from protein isolation to antibody based detection.

May 7, 2024, 9.30-16.00

4000 ₺ + VAT

3- C. elegans: Worms for therapy
Prof.Dr. Elif Damla Arısan
 

Institute of Biotechnology

This course aims to deliver a smart learning for C. elegans biology which is crucial for the therapeutic inventions for new therapeutics.

May 10, 2024, 13.30 - 16.00

4000 ₺ + VAT

4- Mineral analysis of plant, soil and food samples
Prof. Ümit Barış Kutman
Prof. Bahar Kutman

Institute of Biotechnology

Full-day training covers mineral analysis importance, methods, and data interpretation in agri-food sectors. Includes theoretical lectures, lab demos. Relevant for plant nutrition, human health, soil fertility, and related fields. All interested welcome.

May 7, 2024, 9.30-17.30

4000 ₺ + VAT

5- Proteomics
Prof.Hüseyin Çimen
Prof. Dr. Ferruh Özcan

Institute of Biotechnology and
GTUMAR Proteomics Unit

An accelerated half-day proteomics training with hands-on experience for peptide sample preparation and proteome ID analysis with nanoHPLC-HRMS, Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Elite.

May 10, 2024, 13.30 - 17.30

4000 ₺ + VAT

6- Discovery of Microbial and Cell Culture Bioreactor Characteristics
Assoc. Prof. Müge İşleten Hoşoğlu

Institute of Biotechnology

This workshop will cover bioprocess development stages, bioreactor fundamentals, selecting bioreactor types for different cells, and practical considerations in bioreactor setup and operation.

May 10, 2024, 13.30 - 17.30

4000 ₺ + VAT

Gala Dinner

Kelebek Cafe, GTU Campus

20€ / 700₺

Sponsors

Main Sponsor

GÜBRETAŞ A.Ş.

Sponsor

IKA

Sponsor

Krosgen Biyoteknoloji

Sponsor

SARTORIUS

Sponsor

ANT TEKNİK

Sponsor

Exim Yaşam Bilimleri

Sponsor

Bilim Laboratuar Cihazları

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