Group Leader

Dr. Sedat Odabas (BSc. Biol. Ph.D. Bioeng.)  is an Associate Professor and has been a faculty member of Ankara University, Chemistry Department since 2014. He holds BSc in Biology, MSc and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Hacettepe University.

As an integrated Ph.D. researcher, he studied at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute (Vienna, AT) on using gene therapy applications (BMPs) for Auricular Cartilage Engineering on Gelatin/Ox-Dextran Scaffolds both in in-vitro and in-vivo Rabbit Model under the mini project of European Commission, 6th Framework Programme for Research, FP6-2002-NMP-1 Network of Excellence: EXPERTISSUES, Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Tissue Engineering of Bone and Cartilage Using Second Generation Biomimetic Scaffolds.

One of the main goals of his studies is to develop biomaterials from blended biopolymers (natural or decellularized) incorporated with other (macro)molecules (such as magnetic nanoparticles, bioactive ceramics) and investigate their mechano-transductive role in altering cell behaviors and their use for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine especially for bone and cartilage regeneration.

His recent research is mainly based on novel 3D printable functional ECM-bioinks to be used for repair and regenerate tissues. Within this perspective, he visited Technical University Munich, Garching (DE) as a guest researcher in 2022.

For more details, please kindly take a look at his Resume