UNAM’s real-time droplet monitoring system iDM helps to synthesize monodisperse micro/nanoparticles

UNAM’s real-time droplet monitoring system iDM helps to synthesize monodisperse micro/nanoparticles

Droplet-based systems have proven themselves as a major sub-category of microfluidics thanks to their ability to encapsulate the fluid-of-interest into segmented droplets in a carrying fluid. Microdroplet systems can be used in a vast range of applications from drug delivery and discovery to cellular studies, material synthesis, and reaction kinetics. An important question left open [...]
Biomcomputation Circuits to Pattern Protein Nanomaterials

Biomcomputation Circuits to Pattern Protein Nanomaterials

Synthetic Biosystems Laboratory (SBL) at UNAM led by Dr. Urartu Özgür Şafak Şeker has been utilizing the synthetic biology tools to program cells for innovative applications. Specifically, their research involves for programming bacteria to carry out logic operations and computations to deliver therapeutically important proteins in disease conditions or controlling assembly of nanobiomaterials.   The [...]
UNAM’s Team “UNAMBG” Won Gold Medal

UNAM’s Team “UNAMBG” Won Gold Medal

As in previous years, our university was represented at the 2019 iGEM International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition by a team of students competing under the name Bilkent UNAMBG. The annual synthetic biology contest is held by the nonprofit iGEM Foundation in the city of Boston in the US; this year’s iteration attracted 360 teams from [...]
Hilmi Volkan Demir Named a Fellow of The Optical Society

Hilmi Volkan Demir Named a Fellow of The Optical Society

Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir, director of UNAM – The National Nanotechnology Research Centre of Turkey and Bilkent’s Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology and a member of the Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics, was elected a Fellow of The Optical Society (OSA) by the society’s board on September 16, during the OSA’s [...]
Genetic Programming of Bacteria is achieved to Control Protein Secretion by Bilkent University UNAM team

Genetic Programming of Bacteria is achieved to Control Protein Secretion by Bilkent University UNAM team

Bilkent University UNAM researchers programmed bacteria to carry out logic operations. They designed synthetic genetic circuits based finite-state-machine. Synthetic Biosystems laboratory (SBL) led by Dr. Şeker achieved to design cells to secrete variety of proteins in a sequential manner at any time using the logic operations and state machine design by sending external signals to [...]
A new book on smart materials by Dönüş Tuncel

A new book on smart materials by Dönüş Tuncel

Assoc. Prof. Dönüş Tuncel, who is an Associate director of UNAM – Institute of Materials Science & Nanotechnology and a member of Chemistry Department at Bilkent University, edited and authored some of the chapters of a book entitled “Cucurbituril-based functional materials”. The book was published by the Royal Society of Chemistry as a part of [...]