Research Assistants

Res. Assist. Kevser SABANCI

Education

Ph.D. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

M.Sc. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, 2016

B.Sc. : Ege University, Izmir, 2013

Research interest

  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Evaluation of Vegetable Wastes
  • Herbal Polymers and Prebiotics
  • In-vivo Animal Models
  • Colon Microbiota Diversity

Res. Assist. Pelin BARIŞ KAVUR

Education

Ph.D. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

M.Sc. : Ege University, Izmir, 2012

B.Sc. : Celal Bayar University, Manisa, 2009

Research interest

  • Food chemistry
  • Active packaging
  • Meat science and technology

Res. Assist. Elif ÇAVDAROĞLU

Education

Ph.D. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

M.Sc. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2016

B.Sc. : Hacettepe University, Ankara, 2013

Research interest

  • Extraction and characterization of functional hydrocolloids from plant wastes
  • Active and intelligent food packaging
  • Encapsulation of bioactive agents
  • Nanoemulsions

Res. Assist. Cansu ÖZEL TAŞCI

Education

Ph.D. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

M.Sc. : Ege University, Izmir, 2015

B.Sc. : Ege University, Izmir, 2012

Research interest

  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Cell Physiology
  • Phytochemical Substances
  • In vitro Bioaccessibility and Bioavailability Models
  • Functional Foods

Res. Assist. Elif EREZ

Education

M.Sc. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

B.Sc. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2016

Research interest

  • Functional foods
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Biopolymers
  • Electrospinning
  • Octave/Matlab

Res. Assist. Büşra EROL

Education

M.Sc. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

B.Sc. : Ankara University, Ankara, 2017

Research interest

  • Food quality ontrol
  • Food processing metrods
  • Dielectric heating methods
  • Computational studies in food processing

Res. Assist. Çağrı ÇAVDAROĞLU

Education

Ph.D. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

M.Sc. :Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2017

B.Sc. : Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2014

Research interest

  • Food authentication
  • Detection of food frauds
  • Characterization of food with spectroscopic methods
  • Identification of components in food with spectroscopic methods
  • Multivariate statistical Analysis (chemometry)

Res. Assist. Miray Buyuk

Education

M.Sc.: Izmir Institute of Technology (IzTech), Izmir (Present)

B.Sc.: Izmir Institute of Technology (IzTech), Izmir, 2018

Research interest

  • Food biochemistry
  • Functional hyrocolloid production from plant wastes and their characterisation
  • Nanoemulsion production
  • Functional nanoemulsion characterisation

Res. Assist. Merve Hadimioglu Ozdemir

Education

Ph.D. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

M.Sc. : Akdeniz University, Antalya, 2019.

B.Sc. : Ege University, Department of Food Engineering, İzmir, 2015.

B.Sc. (Double Major Program): Ege University, Department of Bioengineering, İzmir, 2016.

Research interest

  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Recombinant enzyme production
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Valorization of food industry wastes

Res. Assist. Yadigar Seyfi

Education

M.Sc. : İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

B.Sc. : Hacettepe University- Department of Food Engineering, 2016

B.Sc. (Minor Program): Hacettepe University- Department of Chemical Engineering, 2016

Research interest

  • Unit Operations
  • Non-thermal Food Preservation Methods
  • Image Processing
  • Basic Programming
  • MATLAB/Octave

Res. Assist. Duygu Buyuktas

Education

Ph.D. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, (Present)

M.Sc. : Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Izmir, 2013

B.Sc. : Ege University, Izmir, 2008

Research interest

  • Development of electrochemical sensors to detect migration from packaging material to food stuff
  • Food quality control
  • Food microbiology

Res. Assist. Filiz Baser

Education

M.Sc. : Food Engineering at Izmir Institute of Technology (Present)

B.Sc. : Molecular Biology and Genetics at Izmir Institute of Technology (2018)

Research interest

  • Molecular nutrition and human physiology
  • Glucose and lipid metabolism in enterocyte cells of small intestine
  • Nutrient sensing and absorption
  • Cell biology
  • Bioaccessibility/Bioavailability/Biofunctionality
  • Cell culture / C.elegans model organism

Res. Assist. Mensure Elvan

Education

Ph.D.: Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), İzmir, (Present)

M.Sc.: Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), İzmir, 2016-2019

B.Sc.: Ankara University, Ankara, 2011-2016

Research interest

  • Food Biotechnology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Functional Foods
  • Microencapsulation of Bacteria

Res. Assist. Berkay Berk

Education

Ph.D.: Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), İzmir, (Present)

M.Sc.: Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2020

B.Sc.: Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2019

Research interest

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Relaxometry
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Mathematical modelling of food systems
  • Detection of food adulteration

Res. Assist. Elif Alakaş

Education

M.Sc.: Istanbul Technical University, İstanbul, (Present)

B.Sc.: Yildiz Technical University, İstanbul, 2019

Research interest

  • Food Chemistry
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Electrospinning
  • Encapsulation

Res. Assist. İlayda HIZIR KADI

Education

Ph.D.: Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, (Present)

M.Sc.: Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, 2019

B.Sc.: Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, 2017

Research interest

  • Bioactive Compounds
  • Food Microbiology
  • Electrospinning
  • Functional Foods
  • Microencapsulation