Sedat ODABAŞ, 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).
For more details please kindly take a look at his Resume.
Berkay ERENAY, PhD Candidate
Berkay got his BSc. degree from both Istanbul Technical University and Montana State University's Bioengineering Program and had a MSc. from Boğaziçi University, Institute of Biomedical Engineering. His doctoral studies focus on biomimetic perspectives to alter cell behavior by using decellurized cell derived ECM. Prof. Odabaş is the co-advisor for Berkay.
Fulya ÖZDEMİR, PhD Candidate
Fulya has a BSc and MSc degree in Chemistry. She studied Laccase enzyme kinetics and immobilization on clays. Currently, she is conducting her Ph.D. at Ankara University on photo-reactive polymers and algal chemistry.
Melek İpek ERTUĞRUL, PhD Student
Ipek got her MSc degree in Chemistry, worked on hybrid scaffolds, combining melt-electrowriting and decellularization. Currently, she is conducting her PhD on developing decellularization-based bionk formulations and their possible use in the medical field.
Zeliha Esra ÇAKMAK, PhD Student
Esra has joined bteLAB in 2023. She has a BSc. in Bioengineering and conducted her Master with Prof. Kadriye Tuzlakoğlu, studied polymeric electrospun nanofiber membranes containing plant extract for wound healing . She is currently working on plant based bioinks and plant exosomes.
Süveyda KOCACIK, PhD Student
Süveyda has joined bteLAB in 2022. With her chemistry background, she is working on self-gellable decellularized extracellular matrix (D-ECM) hydrogels for wound healing.
Kaan KONAKLI, Graduated Student
Kaan joined bteLAB in summer 2023. He has a chemistry background, and the main subject of his study is plant-based biomaterials based on tissue decellularization.
Ali Can YILMAZ