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 and MSc and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Hacettepe University.
As he was 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-vitro and in-vivo rabbit model under the mini-project of the 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.
His research focuses on developing biomaterials from blended biopolymers (natural or decellularized) incorporated with other (macro)molecules (such as magnetic nanoparticles, bioactive ceramics, and exosomes) and investigating 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 bioinks to be used for tissue repair and regeneration. Within this perspective, he visited CPA, Technical University Munich, Garching (DE) as a guest researcher in 2022.

He has been involved in several nationally (TUBITAK, PSCR) and internationally funded projects (EU, COST) as a Principal Investigator or Head Researcher. He is also the founding president of the Society for Biomaterials Research (BMAD).