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Faculty of Science and Letters
Molecular Biology And Genetics
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Molecular Biology And Genetics

Program Objectives Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee International Cooperations
Establishment Tuition Fee Occupational Profiles Of Graduates
Qualification Awarded Double Major–Minor Programs Access to Further Studies
Language of Instruction Internship Departmental Facilities
Mode of Education Grading Scheme Program Activities
Admission and Registration Requirements Graduation Requirements Contact Information


Program Objectives

It is aimed to graduate students as specialists in their field with full teoric and application knowledge about sub-branches of molecular biology and genetics by adopting principles of ethical issues to solve public problems by utilization of research and development skills in their whole life.





Establishment




 Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics under Science and Literature Faculty was decided to establish with the unanimous senatorial resolution of Istanbul Kultur University at the fourth meeting in 23th November, 2006. The establishment of department with core staff Prof. Dr. Atilla Ozalpan, head of department, Prof. Narcin Palavan-Unsal, Prof. Dr. Cimen Atak, Assist. Prof. Dr. Atok Olgun and Research Assist. Elif Damla Arisan was approved by Higher Education Council (YÖK) in 11th May, 2007.

The first students were accepted in 2007 Fall semester. Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics continues its academical facilities in MOBIGEN building since 1st October 2007 in Atakoy Campus.







Qualification Awarded

The students must obtain at least 136 national credit (240 ECTS) to finish their quadrennial education period to get Molecular Biology and Genetics BSc degree. 






Language of Instruction


Turkish





Mode of Education


Full time.





Admission and Registration Requirements

Every year, 60 (sixty) students for Molecular Biology and Genetics undergraduate program were selected and placed by a centrally administered examination system. The basis of this system is The Student Selection Examination (LYS), and the organization responsible for its administration is The Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) which is affiliated to The Higher Education Council (YÖK). Registration and admission of students is proceed by Students Affairs Office within determined time period by OSYM.

 
Programme Fee/Scholarship Quata 2016 TBS (0.12) 2016 Base Score

Molecular Biology and Genetics

(Full Scholarship) 
Full 6 65.800 374,86957

Molecular Biology and Genetics

(%75 Scholarship)
%75  14 132.000 303,93806

Molecular Biology and Genetics

(%50 Scholarship)
%50 40 - 180






Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

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Double Major–Minor Programs

According to the undergraduate education and examination rules, successful students can attend one of the minor programs such as Mathematics and Computer, Computer Engineering, Phycology and Physics. The successful students are achieved an additional minor program certificate when they are receiving their Molecular Biology and Genetics BSc degree. 

 Succesful students at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science can also be educated in any program in the University:

Students, who succesfully complete the Double Major program and receive the right to the undergraduate degree of both departments, are given two separate Undergraduate diplomas. 
Students of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department have opportunity to attend minor programs of all departments in the Istanbul Kultur University. The students who successfully accomplished the minor programs could receive Minor Program Certificate of these programs.

  
Faculty Department
Faculty of Science and Letters  English Language And Literature
Turkish Language and Literature
Physics
Molecular Biology And Genetics
Psychology
Faculty of Engineering  Computer Engineering
Civil Engineering (Turkish)
Civil Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences  Business Administration (Turkish)
Business Administration
Economics
International Relations
International Trade
Faculty of Law Faculty of Arts and Design  Law
Interior Architecture & Environmental Design
Communication Designs - Multimedia
Art Management
Communication Arts
Faculty of Architecture Architecture (Turkish)

Architecture

 
 

 





Internship

There is no mandatory rule for internship.





Grading Scheme

Students are granted one of following letter grades and/or symbols by instructor of the course for each academic year they are enrolled.

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

D-

FD

FF

4.0

3.7

3.3

3

2.7

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.3

1.0

0.7

0.0

0.0

G: Not sat for semester-end exam

P: Course continues

R: Repeated

E: Incomplete semester studies

T: Transfer

V: Withdrawal

Student who got one of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C grades as success grade, shall be considered as being succeeded that course. Student who got one of C-, D+, D, D- grades for a course, shall be considered as being succeeded that course conditionally. In the event that student must repeat the semester in which he got these grades, student shall be considered as being failed these courses. Student who got FD and FF grades for any course shall be considered as failed that course. Student who attended but not succeeded the course is granted FD grade; student who didn’t fulfill the attendance condition is granted FF grade. Procedures and principles applicable to enrollment, education and examinations carried out at the level of bachelor’s degree and associate degree have been determined by Regulations of Istanbul KulturUniversity Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree Education.







Graduation Requirements

To obtain Molecular Biology and Genetics Program BSc degree, students must have 136 national credits (240 ECTS) with 2.0 GPA over 4.0.





International Cooperations

The bilateral aggrements between Istanbul Kultur University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Greenwich University (United Kingdom), La Sapienza University (Italy) and Trier University (Germany) for student and staff exchange (ERASMUS) is established since 2008. 





Occupational Profiles Of Graduates

The qualified human power is required for Molecular Biology and Genetics applications field in various fields such as medicine, food science, enviroment, agriculture, veterinary, pharmaceutics. For this reason, graduate students may have critical roles by using their how-know in biotechnology related industry applications. In addition, research facilities for genomic and proteomic approaches for life sciences and medicine might be alternative vocation objectives.





Access to Further Studies

There is no possibility to transfer credits to Molecular Biology and Genetics program from vocational faculties. Following BSc degree, graduates can attend graduate programs in Molecular Biology and Genetics Department (MSc). Admission to graduate programs is determined by the several rules which is determined by senatorial resolution. Graduate students with BSc degree may also attend other MSc or PhD programs in other national or international universities. 





Departmental Facilities

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is consisted of full time two Professor, three Assoc. Prof, two Assist. Prof. and five research assistant. Addition to the core staff, to increase the course catalog content several lecturers are invited from other universities to give these courses.

Our students (undergraduate and graduate) can join projects which are supported by national or international research funds. In addition our students can submit their own projects to national research fund providers under supervision of deparment staff.

MOBIGEN building includes full equiped 1 seminar-meeting room, 7 offices and 2 student laboratories and 9 research laboratories.

MBG Lab. I (student lab. I): 68 m²

 

· Dissection microscope

16 items

· Bacteriological incubator

1 item

· Research microscope

30 items

MBG Lab. II (student lab. II): 68 m²

 

· Magnetic stirrer

2 items

· pH meter

1 item

· Shaking water bath

1 item

· Refrigerator

1 item

· Transluminator

1 item

· Gradient PCR

1 item

· Cooling Benchtop centrifuges

1 item

· Micropipet Sets

20 items

· Vertical laminar air flow cabinet

1 item

· Scale

1 item

· Analytic Scale

1 item

· Heat block

1 item

· Shaking incubator

1 item

· Incubator

2 items

· Benchtop mini centrifuges

5 items

MBG Lab. III: (Research lab.): 176.4 m²

 

· HPLC

1 item

· Fluorometer

1 item

· Transluminator

1 item

· Micropipet Sets

15 item

· Ice machine

1 item

· Spectrophotometer

1 item

· Benchtop centrifruges

1 item

· Benchtop cooling centrifruges

1 item

· Mini centrifuges

1 item

· pH meter

1 item

· Gradient PCR

2 item

· Real-Time PCR

2 item

· -20 C Refrigerator

2 item

· -80 C Freezer

1 item

· Magnetic stirrer

2 item

· Refrigerator

1 item

· Fume hood

1 item

· Water bath

1 item

· Shaking incubator

2 items

· Vortex

2 items

· Heat Block

2 items

· Shaking heat block

1 item

· Sonicator

1 item

· Gel Dryer

1 item

· Micropulse electroporator

1 item

· Shaking incubator

1 item

· Orbital shaker

1 item

· Tissue homogenizer

1 item

· Ultra pure water purification system

1 item

. UV Crosslinker

1 item

Sterilization Room: 20 m²

 

· Autoclave

1 item

· Benchtop autoclave

1 item

· Dry sterilizer

2 item

· Ultra pure water purification system

1 item

· Shaking incubator

1 item

· Deionized water purification system

1 item

· Microwave owen

1 item

Chemical Storage Room: 11.6 m²

 

· Analytical Scale

1 item

· Scale

1 item

Animal Cell Culture Lab.: 23.5 m²

 

· CO2 incubator

3 item

· Laminar flow

2 item

· İnverted trinocular microscope

1 item

· Benchtop centrifruges

1 item

· Incubator

1 item

· Mini Refrigerator

1 item

· Micropipet Sets

3 items

· Serological pipette pump

2 items

· Vacuum pump

1 item

· Multichannel micropipettes

1 item

. Cell Counter

1 item

Electrophoresis Lab.: 14 m²

 

· Vertical and horizantal electrophoresis systems

10 items

· Electrophoresis power supply

4 items

· Western blotting system

2 items

· Multichannel pipettes

2 items

· Two dimensional electrophoresis system

1 item

· D-code system

1 item

Model Organism and Proteomics Lab.: 14 m²

 

Digital Scale

1 item

Scales

1 item

Dissection microscopy

3 items

Orbital shaker

1 item

Roller

1 item

Laminal Flow

1 item

Multichannel pipet

2 item

-20 C Freezer

1 item

Micropipet set

1 item

Stereomicroscopy

1 item

Cold Incubator

1 item

Incubator

1 item

Cold Room: 8 m²

 

· Liquid nitrogen and pumping system

1 item

· Orbital shaker

1 item

· Rotator

1 item

Dark Room: 15 m²

 

· Inverted fluorescent microscope

1 item

· Research microscope (fluorescent appratus attached)

. Chemidoc-Gel imaging system

1 item

1 item

Plant Tissue Culture Lab.: 23.5 m²

 

· Laminar Flow

1 item

· Phytotron

2 item

· Mini Refrigerator

1 item

· Incubator

1 item

· Dissection microscope

1 item

· Micropipet Set

1 item

Climate Room: 11.6 m²

 







Program Activities

Publications

The original research and review articles (SCI or peer-reviewed journals) have been published between 2007-2011 (Click for details)

Research

Research topics are divided into two part which are presented one research group. Molecular cancer biology group is under supervision of Prof. Narcin Palavan-Unsal is focused on cyclin dependent kinases (CDK) and their intracellular effects on signalling networks in various cancer cells. In addition research on CDK inhibitors and their apoptotic effects by monitoring several signalling networks including polyamines are going in prostate, colon and breast cancer cells. Group is also investigating several single nucleotid mutations in possible relationship with human diseases.

Plant biotechnology group is under supervision of Prof. Dr. Cimen Atak is focused on salt and drought stress in several agriculture plants and also ornamentals by application of radiation. Group is also working on plant cell culture techniques and charecterization of target genes by using proteomic approaches.  Investigation of epigenetic regulation of seed generations is another research objective

Scientific investigations

Students in Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics attend several scientific investigations including technical visits or free learning programs

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Symposium

DNA school is a serial organization which hold every year under different subjects. Related information can be obtained from

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Seminar

Every year many invited or visited scientists give seminars about their experienced field. These seminars are open to all university and also public. You can find appropriate information about previous seminars till today in below link:

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Exhibitions

The one of the most important Darwin Exhibition which organized by British Council was presented in University galleries in 2008.

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Congress

 “International Congress on Polyamines” titled congress is going to be organized in 2012. The detailed information can be obtained from official congress web site is:

www.polyamineistanbul2012.org





Contact Information

Address: Istanbul Kultur University, Atakoy Campus, E5 Karayolu Londra Asfaltı Uzeri, 34156, Bakırkoy, ISTANBUL, Turkey,

E-mail: n.palavanunsal@iku.edu.tr

Phone: +90 212 498 43 47