HISTORY

Ankara University Biotechnology Institute first began its postgraduate training activities as a department within the Institute of Health Sciences and by the 2/9/2002 date and 2002/4749 numbered decree of the Council of Ministers (continued academic career with an institute status. Graduate education in Biotechnology Institute started as an interdisciplinary institute has been given under the Department of Basic Biotechnology within the programs of Basic Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Socio-economics and Biotechnology.

Ankara University Biotechnology Institute received the support of DPT in 2002 September that would last for seven years by the attempts of Prof. Dr. Ömer Gebizlioğlu who was the vice-rector when the institute was founded. On one hand, under the scope of the project,  infrastructures of discrete research laboratories were supported in departments and faculties working in the field of biotechnology at our university, and on the other, the foundation of a central laboratory that would serve Ankara University and all over the country was completed in 2004, September. With its identity of both a service and a research laboratory, this lab gave a significant infrastructure support to a lot of research and/or researchers both within and outside the university and still maintains the same level of support.

Directors and Executive Councils who served since the foundation of Ankara University Biotechnology Institute: 

The Founding Council of The Institute at 2007 Graduation Ceremony

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The Founding Council of The Institute with The Rector and Vice Rector, from 2007 graduation ceremony (from left to right): Prof. Alp Can, Prof. Serpil Takaç, Prof. Nejat Akar, Prof. Ömer Gebizlioğlu, Prof. Nusret Aras, Prof. Cengiz Sancak, Prof. Aykut Özkul 

2002-2007 Prof. Nejat Akar

Executive Council 2002-2006:

Prof.  Alp Can (Vice Director)

Prof.  Serpil Takaç (Vice Director)

Prof.  Cengiz Sancak

Prof.  Şebnem Ellialtıoğlu

Prof.  Serdar Diker

Executive Council (2006-2007):

Prof. Alp Can (Vice Director)

Prof. Serpil Takaç (Vice Director)

Prof. Cengiz Sancak

Prof. Serdar Diker

Prof. Aykut Özkul

2007-2008 Prof. Alp Can

Executive Council (2007-2008):

Prof. Cengiz Sancak (Vice Director)

Prof. Aykut Özkul (Vice Director)

Prof. Serdar Diker

Prof. Sibel Ayşıl Özkan

Assist. Prof. Ozan Ergül

2008-2009 Prof. Asuman Karakaya

Executive Council (2008-2009):

Prof. Oktay Gürkan (Vice Director)

Prof. Haluk Ataoğlu (Vice Director)

Prof. Yalçın Karatepe

Prof. Esra Erdemli

Prof. Fügen Aktan

2009-2010 Prof. Orhan Atakol (Substitute)

Executive Council (2009-2010):

Prof. Oktay Gürkan (Vice Director)

Prof. Haluk Ataoğlu (Vice Director)

Prof. Yalçın Karatepe

Prof. Esra Erdemli

Prof. Fügen Aktan

2010-2012 Prof. Mustafa Akçelik

Executive Council (2010-2012):

Prof. Sümer Aras (Vice Director)

Prof. Ali Ergül (Vice Director)

Prof. Yalçın Karatepe

Prof. Esra Erdemli

Prof. Fügen Aktan

2012- Prof. Aykut Özkul

Executive Council (2012-      ):

Prof. Hakan Gürdal (Vice Director)

Assoc. Prof. Hilal Özdağ (Vice Director)

Prof. Esra Erdemli

Prof. Fügen Aktan

Prof. Ali Ergül

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