A Molecular Automaton for Cancer Therapy

A Molecular Automaton for Cancer Therapy

A team of Bilkent and Hacettepe University  researchers, led by Prof. Engin Umut Akkaya of the Department of Chemistry and the National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), has published an article in the journal Nature Communications on a molecular demultiplexer that functions as a “terminator” automaton. But this tiny terminator is on our side: it kills [...]
International Women’s day Celebration with Aysel Sabuncu at Bilkent UNAM

International Women’s day Celebration with Aysel Sabuncu at Bilkent UNAM

On the occasion of International Women’s Day last week, the National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM) held a celebratory event, during which the integral place of women in the Bilkent community and their contributions to the university and to society were highlighted. The program, which took place on March 8, began with a mini concert by [...]
Bilkent-Led Studies Identify Genes Behind Drug Resistance in Breast Cancer

Bilkent-Led Studies Identify Genes Behind Drug Resistance in Breast Cancer

Asst. Prof. Özgür Şahin, a faculty member in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG) and UNAM, and his team have recently published their work in two leading journals in the field of cancer: the Nature Publishing Group journal Oncogene, and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) journal Clinical Cancer Research. In two [...]
UNAM Associate Faculty Dr. Selim Hanay Receives Prestigious ERC Grant

UNAM Associate Faculty Dr. Selim Hanay Receives Prestigious ERC Grant

Most recently Dr. Selim Hanay, who is a faculty member at the Mechanical Engineering Department and UNAM of Bilkent University, has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant for his research project “Resonant Electromagnetic Microscopy: Imaging Cells Electronically”. ERC grants are highly prestigious research grants that receive applications from all over the world. ERC provides [...]
Bilkent UNAMBG 2017 Team Wins Bronze Medal in iGEM Competition

Bilkent UNAMBG 2017 Team Wins Bronze Medal in iGEM Competition

UNAMBG Team Members (from left to right: Ayşenaz Ozantürk, Ezgi Dikici, Ahmet Berk Ürgen, Simay Ayhan, Artun Bülbül, Büşra Merve Kırpat, Eray Ulaş Bozkurt, Büşra Nur Ata, Azra Atabay and Mert Canatan (not in the picture)) On November 13, Bilkent UNAMBG 2017 team awarded a bronze medal for their project “DiagNOSE Cancer” in iGEM 2017 [...]