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Prof. Dr. Ali Ergül Öğretim Üyesi

Professor Dr. Ali ERGÜL graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture in 1991. In the same year, he was appointed as Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Horticulture. He completed his MSc and Ph.D. degrees on the topic ‘Breeding and genetic identification of the Grapevine’ from Department of Horticulture. He worked as an agricultural engineer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Republic of Turkey between 2000-2002. Since 2002, he has been working in Biotechnology Institute of Ankara University. He has conducted research on plant molecular genetics at the University of Crete Crete-Greece and the University of Nevada, Reno-USA with TUBITAK-funded scholarships.

Professor Dr. Ali ERGÜL’s team main research topics; genetic characterization and selection of plant germplasms, genome sequencing and genome structure in wild plants, detection and cloning of plant stress related genes and research on molecular farming.

Team Members:

Postdoc: Dr. Canan Yüksel Özmen, Dr. Saber D. Khabbazi,  Dr. Nahid Hazrati

PhD Students: Umut Kibar, M. Çağrı Oğuz, Serdar Altıntaş,  Merve Dilek Karataş, Muhammad Mujtaba, Sümeyye Altunok, Günseli Babaoğlu, Abdullah Emre Atış, Onur İpek, Onur Ergönül, Esra Gül, Gamze Çakırer

MSc Students: İpek Oğuzkan

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Agriculture and Food, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, St. Lucia, Queensland, 4067, Australia

Academic Background

Title  Institution  Year
Research and Teaching Assist. Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture 1991-2000
Doctoral Research Assoc. University of Crete. Crete-Greece 1998-1999
Postdoctoral Research Assoc. University of Nevada, Reno-USA 2002-2004
Dr. Ankara University Biotechnology Institute 2002-2005
Assoc. Prof. Ankara University Biotechnology Institute 2005-2011
Prof. Ankara University Biotechnology Institute 2011–



Degree  Institution Year
BSc Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture 1987-1991
MSc Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture 1991-1994
PhD Ankara University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture 1994-2000


 Administrative Duties

Institution  Year
Vice Director Ankara University Biotechnology Institute 2010–2012


 Year  Title Supporting Body Role
2015-2019 de novo genom sequencing of wild beet Beta corolliflora, Beta procumbens species, Characterization of genes in response to biotic and abiotic stress; cloning of some drought tolerant genes TÜBİTAK- No:115O391 Principal Investigator
2013-2014 Cytogenetic Identification and Floral MADS-box Genes Expression Analysis of Crocus speciosus Bieb. (Crocus) species TÜBİTAK- No: 113 Z 396 Principal Investigator
2013-2016 Development of Rhizomania-resistant Parental Lines in Sugar Beet and Identification of Resistant Genotypes in Wild Beet Populations TÜBİTAK- No:113O095 Principal Investigator
2012-2014 Microarray Analysis of Endoplasmic Reticulum (Er) Transcriptons in Grapevine Rootstocks Root Ankara Univ., No: 12B4143002 Principal Investigator
2010-2013 Microarray analysis of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and salt stress transcriptomes in grapevine rootstocks, 2010-2013, TUBİTAK TÜBİTAK- No:105 O 110 Principal Investigator
2010-2012 Within the Context of Pear Rootstocks Breeding, Determination of Performance of Wild Pear Genotypes (Pyrus elaeagrifolia Pallas) under Salinity, Drought and Iron Deficiency Stresses in in vitro, and Levels of Some Enzymes and Minerals and Dehydrin Gene Expression in Micro Shoots under Stress Ankara Univ., No: 10B4347003 Researcher
2006-2009 Identification of Higly Economic Important Fruit Species and Grape Germplasm by High-throughput Molecular Methods TÜBİTAK- No:105G078 Principal Investigator
2006-2009 SSR locus isolation by Microsatellite-AFLP from some crop and endemic plant species in TURKEY and its use in the characterisation of the genetic resources TÜBİTAK- No:104 O 599 Principal Investigator
1998-2001 Investigation on the identification of Drought and Salt Stress Resistance in GAP Region Viticulture By Molecular Biological Methods TÜBİTAK- No:2059 Researcher
2002-2005 Grapevine Genome Mapping: AFLP and SSR based Linkage Mapping of Fungal disease Tolerance DPT-No: 2002-K-120130-11 Researcher


1996-1999 Ultrstucture of Pollen and The Effects of Ionizing Radiation of Pollen Sterility in Çavuş(Vitis vinifera L.) Ankara Univ., No: 96-11-01-03, TÜBİTAK- No: 1501 Researcher
1996-1999 Molecular Characterization of Grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) by RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) Technique Ankara Univ., No: 96-11-01-02 Researcher
1993-1996 Rootstocks Trials for Alphonse Lavallee, Amasya, Gülüzümü, Çavuş ve Hafızali Grape Cultivars Grown in Ankara(Kalecik) Ankara Univ., No: 93-11-01-03 Researcher
1992-1994 Researches on Isoenzym Polymorphism of Turkish Grapevine Cultivars by Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis Ankara Univ., No: 92-11-01-04 Researcher

Effect of Training Systems, Rootstocks and Planting Density on Growth, Yield and Quality of Kalecik Karası


Ankara Univ., No: 92-11-01-01 Researcher





                                  MSc Dissertations

Canan Yüksel

SSR’s (Simple Sequence Repeats) Based Genetic Characterization of Manisa, İzmir, Aydın ve Kütahya Grapevine Germplasm
Emre Akpınar
Genetic Characterization of Some Apple (Malus x domestica borkh.) Genotypes Based on SSR markers
Nur Yıldırım Characterization of Kara (Siyah) Üzüm Groups Based on SSR (Simple Sequence Repeat) Markers and Genetic Relations of These cultivars with National Grapevine Germplasms 2010

Şirin Aslantaş


Molecular Characterization of the Western Mediterranean Grapevine Germplasm and Genetic Relationship With Country Grapevine Resources 2010
Umut Kibar Description of Grapevine Microsatellite Loci From EST (Expressed Sequence Tags) Data Set Belongs to Ankara University Biotechnology Institute 2012
Hatice Altınbay Genetic Characterization of East Anatolian Pear Germplasms Based on SSRs 2012

Sema Acunalp


Genetic Characterization of Domestic Sweet Cherry (Prunus Avium L.) Germplasms Based on SSRs


Mohammed Ebrahime Research on Grape Cultivar and Rootstock Expression Profiles of the Predicted Abiotic Stress Genes 2013

Sinem Demirel


Determınatıon Of Powdery Mildew (Erysıphe necator) Tolerant Grape Cultıvars Based On Pathogenesıs Related Proteın Gene Expressıon Analysıs 2014

Filiz Mutaf


Identification of Rhizomania Resistant Genotypes in Wild Beet Species


                                  PhD Dissertations
Melike Bakır

Microarray Analysis of Grapevine Cultivars and Rootstocks Intended For Water Defiency And Salt Stress Tolerances and Determination of Stress Related Transcriptomes.




Ayça Karauz

The Parental Analysis Of Grape Cultivar Released By Cross-Breeding and The Selectıon Of Seedless Individuals Based On Marker Assisted Selection (Co-advisor)




Javad Javadisaber

Analysis of gene expression in some pear rootstocks grown in vitro condition induced by salinity (Co-advisor)




Canan Yüksel

Microarray Analysis to Determine Grapevine Root Stress Transcriptomes




Parizad Allahverdikhan Vaziri


In vitro micropropagation, molecular and cytogenetic analysis of Crocus speciosus Bieb. species, and Expression of MADS-Box genes(Co-advisor)


Nahid Hazrati

Investigation of Cold Adapting genes in some Barley Cultivars and Wild Barley(Hordeum spontaneum Kosh.) (Co-advisor)




List of Publications


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