Ultra rapid determination of erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Ultra rapid determination of erythrocyte sedimentation rate

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is an important clinical test that screens several inflammatory conditions, infections, trauma, as well as non-inflammatory conditions such as stroke. The current standard test for ESR measurement is Westergren assay, which is a 1 h long test requiring a few ml of whole blood and trained technical personnel. Despite their [...]
Two Bilkenters from UNAM Named “Outstanding Young Persons” of Turkey

Two Bilkenters from UNAM Named “Outstanding Young Persons” of Turkey

Engin Durgun Bilkent alumni Dr. Engin Durgun and Dr. Burak Güzeltürk have been named as two of this year’s “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Turkey.” Asst. Prof. Durgun, who completed his PhD in the Department of Physics and is now at the Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM), was chosen for the honor in [...]
UNAM Team Receives NIH Grant for Large-Scale Project

UNAM Team Receives NIH Grant for Large-Scale Project

Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir (director of UNAM and member of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics departments) has, in collaboration with researchers at Colorado State University in the US, received a US National Institutes of Health research grant (NIH-R01) for a large-scale project on wireless in vivo sensing for early detection and prediction of [...]
UNAM’s “Smelling Cancer” Wins Silver Medal at MIT

UNAM’s “Smelling Cancer” Wins Silver Medal at MIT

Bilkent-UNAMBG iGEM Team Members: Büşra Merve Kırpat, Özge Beğli, Simay Ayhan, Musa Efe Işılak, Hazal Beril Çatalak, and Ayşenaz Ozantürk (from left to right) at UNAM lab. A short video on UNAMBG project can be found at he following link : Bilkent-UNAMBG Team won silver medal in iGEM -- International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition organized [...]
“Grain boundary” engineering in electrospun ZnO nanostructures

“Grain boundary” engineering in electrospun ZnO nanostructures

Electrospun ZnO nanofibers have received increased attention as photocatalysts owing to their potential for incredible performance. However, uncertainty still exists in determining the correlation between grain boundaries and photocatalytic activity. Dr Anitha Senthamizhanm, Dr Brabu Balusamy and Dr Zeynep Aytac presented a research work to investigate the temperature induced structural evolution of Zinc oxide nanostructures [...]
A Breakthrough in Atherosclerosis Research

A Breakthrough in Atherosclerosis Research

Fats are known for their bad health effects, but not all fats. Certain lipids that your body makes can be good for you. A new study that is published in Science Translational Medicine from the laboratory of Asst. Prof. Ebru Erbay of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and UNAM - The National Nanotechnology Research [...]