Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Molecular Biology
University: Bilkent University
Dr. Ozgur Sahin graduated from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Middle East Technical University in 2003. He then earned his Ph.D. degree in cancer systems biology at German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the University of Heidelberg in 2008. He held positions as a group leader in the Division of Molecular Genome Analysis at DKFZ and as research faculty in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). He is a recipient of the MDACC Specialized Program of Research Excellence from the USA, and the Wilhelm Sander Foundation Grant in Cancer Research from Germany. Since September 2013, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Bilkent University. He has more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in internationally high ranking journals e.g. Cancer Cell, PNAS, Molecular Systems Biology, and Oncogene. His projects are supported by EMBO Installation Grant, FP7 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, TUBITAK and TUBITAK-CNRS (France). He is also a recipient of TUBA-GEBIP and BAGEP outstanding young scientist awards in 2014.
His research interest focuses on the systems level analysis of drug resistance mechanisms and metastasis in breast cancer which are responsible for more than 90% of cancer-related deaths. Cancer systems biology is an interdisciplinary field where we integrate cancer molecular and cell biology with genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and medical oncology.
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