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Molecular Biology And Genetics (PHD)
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Molecular Biology And Genetics (PHD)

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

 The molecular Biology and Genetics PhD Program is an important field which offers multidisciplinary perspective to students in the field of life sciences in terms of research. The aim of this program is to educate qualified scientist whose mission is constantly renewed, the current scientific developments followed, capable of international standards of research and investigations, which can produce original solutions to problems on the field.







Establishment

 The Science Institute was involved in the establishment shema of the Istanbul Kultur University that was established at 15 July 1997 date and principle number 4281. The Education and Teaching of our Graduate Program to be effective after published in Formal Newspaper at 5 February 1998 and started up following the publishment in Formal Newspaper (number 25841) at 10 June 2005. Molecular Biology and Genetics Program was unrolled according to the formal document (number 027319) at 29.09.2011 as a 13 branches in the graduate program and 5 branches in the doctoral program. Molecular Biology and Genetic PhD program have proceeded since 08.10.2014. 







Qualification Awarded

The PhD degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics will be given to students who are successful in all lectures within four year programme with at least 240 AKTS.   





Language of Instruction

 The language of instruction is Turkish/ English.





Mode of Education

 Full-time.







Admission and Registration Requirements

 In order to attend the PhD Program, candidates should possess from undergraduate and graduate program successfully from 10-year Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine, bachelor's or master's degree in Pharmacy and Science; or candidates who have the ability to gain expertise in a laboratory according to principles which is coordinated by the Ministry of Health and get at least 55 from numerical section of ALES (central exam from ÖSYM), for the undergraduate student at least 80 from numerical section of ALES.  Bachelore degree minimum 3.00/4.00 or equivalent score and mustn’t be dismissed from any of master’s or doctoral program before.

 Official scores for ÜDS (or YDS) at least 55 and equivalent score from one of the following tests which is accepted by University Council and OSYM.

 ALES score is not required for foreign candidates and Turkish citizens residing abroad for admission to graduate program. Senatus consultum of T.C. Istanbul Kultur University will be applied.


ALES score and undergraduate and/or graduate GPA is required for the students who apply with graduated degree.



As well as two academic reference letters is required. The method will be used in ranking the candidates who are accepted from the first application according to the 6. thema of the Istanbul Kultur University Teaching- Education and Exam rules are below:


1. 50 % of ALES Score 
2. 20 % of İnterview 
3. 15 % Language Exam 
4. 15 % Score of Undergraduate Degree lessons







Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

for detail.





Double Major–Minor Programs

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Internship

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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

 Students who have master degree are required to fulfill 180 ECTS with the 21 credits from at least 7 lectures, proficiency exam, thesis and 21 credits should be completed maximum in 2 years. Bachelor degree students required to get 240 ECTS with 42 credits from at least 14 lectures, proficiency exam and thesis and 42 credits should be completed maximum in 3 years. Proficiency exam is arranged by Chair Molecular Biology and Genetic Department and Institute Board for students who are completed the liable credits. After accomplishment of proficiency exam, bachelor degree students must complete their thesis maximum in 9 years as well as master degree students must complete their thesis maximum in 6 years and language of thesis is in Turkish. 





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

 Students graduated from PhD Degree at Molecular Biology and Genetics will work as a expertise at Universties or academic Institutes, staff at research and development, product manager.







Access to Further Studies

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Departmental Facilities

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is consisted of full time one Professor, four Associated Profersor, one Assistant Profesor and six academic staff attented at PhD and master degree programs. 
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: 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 Lab. : 30 m2

 

· Phytotron

1 items

· Incubator

3 items

· Stereomicroscopy

1 items

· Micromanupulator system

1 items

Cold Room: 8 m²

 

· Liquid nitrogen and pumping system

1 item

· Orbital shaker

1 item

· Rotator

3 item

Dark Room: 15 m²

 

· Inverted fluorescent microscope

1 item

. Chemidoc-Gel imaging system

1 item

· Research microscope (fluorescent appratus attached)

1 item

Plant Tissue Culture Lab.: 23.5 m²

 

· Laminar Flow

1 item

· Phytotron

1 item

· Mini Refrigerator

1 item

· Incubator

1 item

· Dissection microscope

1 item

· Micropipet Set

1 item

Climate Room: 11.6 m²

 







Program Activities

 The original research and review articles (SCI or peer-reviewed journals) according to our department academic facilities have been published were given link below 

  
  

 (Academic staff research article)
 



 

 

Research
 

Research topics are divided into two part which are presented one research group. Molecular cancer biology group 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 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 

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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 the link below

www.iku.edu.tr/9/395/kongre-ve-sempozyumlar.html
 
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: 
 

www.iku.edu.tr/9/396/seminerler.html


Exhibitions
 

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

www.iku.edu.tr/9/397/sergiler.html

 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

Istanbul Kultur  Universitesi, Atakoy Campus, 34156, Bakırköy, İSTANBUL, Turkey
 e-mail: https://www.iku.edu.tr/5/30983/iletisim.html

Phone :
+90 212 498 47 92       +90 212 498 44 48
 
Faxs : +90 212 465 83 10
E-mail : fenbilimleri@iku.edu.tr
Web :
www.iku.edu.tr/fenbilimleri