Prof. Halil Kavaklı from Koç University is going to be at SABITALKS on February 15 at 14:00. The event will take place in person. You can attend the event in person in TTO (Technology Transfer Office) seminar room.
Location: Istanbul Medipol University Kavacık North Campus: https://goo.gl/maps/JDDjygVtFLWiPiMJA
*Participants from outside SABITA must fill in the participation form.
The circadian rhythms are physiological, biochemical, and behavioral oscillations that cycle every 24 hours to anticipate daily changes in the external environment. Disruption of the circadian clock in mammals results in increased susceptibility to various diseases such as metabolic, mood, and sleep disorders, as well as cancer. To address this, different approaches have been undertaken to identify small molecules with the potential to correct the disrupted circadian clock. In this talk, I will discuss our recent advancements in identifying such molecules, which modulate the activities of core clock proteins, alongside their potential therapeutic applications.
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Dr. Halil Kavaklı received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Middle East Technical University in 1992. He completed his master’s and doctoral studies in the Department of Genetics and Cell Biology at Washington State University in 1996 and 2000, respectively. After completing his postdoctoral studies with Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, he began working as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Koç University in 2004. Dr. Kavaklı worked as a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for one year during the 2011-2012 academic year. Dr. Kavaklı continues his research as a Professor in the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Molecular Biology and Genetics. Since 2012, Dr. Kavaklı has also served as the head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Dr. Kavaklı continues his research on the biological clock with the support of grants from institutions such as TÜBİTAK, TÜBA, İSTKA, TÜSEB, and the European Union. He has received the TÜSEB Aziz Sancar Science Award, TÜBA Outstanding Young Scientist, and Fevzi Akkaya (FABED) Outstanding Young Scientist awards. Dr. Kavaklı has published over 90 works in international journals and books and has served as an editor for many scientific journals.