Curriculum Vitae

Personal information

  • Born in Edirne, Turkey on May 17, 1988
  • Turkish citizen

Professional experience

  • Postdoctoral scholar
    • Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, the Netherlands (01.11.2020- )
    • Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark. (2019- 2020)
    • Department of Molecular Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany. (2018-2019)
  • PhD student, Department of Molecular Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany (2014-2018)



  • Spatial separation of ribosomes and DNA in Asgard archaeal cells
    • Selected oral presentation, Scientific Spring Meeting of the Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM) and the Royal Dutch Society of Microbiology (KNVM) in Papendal, the Netherlands, 05.04.2022
    • Selected oral presentation, Symposium on New Lineages of Life (NeLLi), Joint Genome Institute (JGI), 16.09.2021
    • Selected poster presentation, Seeing is Believing: Imaging the Molecular Processes of Life, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), 05.10.2021
    • Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of Moore-Simons Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell, 25.10.2021
  • Seeing is believing: visualization of Asgard archaea in Aarhus Bay sediments
    • Invited talk, International Workshop on New Techniques in Microbial Ecology (INTIME) in Mols Bjerge, Denmark, 26.09.2019
  • Polysaccharide-driven niche differentiation between distinct Polaribacter populations during North Sea spring algal blooms.
    • Invited talk, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, 01.10.2018
    • Selected oral presentation, International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME) Symposium in Leipzig, Germany, 16.08.2018
  • Ecophysiology of recurrent bacteria associated with North Sea spring phytoplankton blooms
    • Invited talk, University of Oldenburg, Germany, 30.10.2016
    • Invited talk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 28.07.2016
  • Ecophysiology of ‘Reinekea forsetii’- the representative of a highly clonal and opportunistic gammaproteobacterium population during North Sea spring phytoplankton blooms.
    • Selected oral presentation, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Symposium in Ankara, Turkey, 06.08.2015
    • Selected oral presentation, Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) in Marburg, Germany, 03.03.2015
    • Selected oral presentation, Early Career Scientists Conference for Marine and Climate Research in Bremen, Germany, 23.09.2014

Prizes and awards

  • Teaching Prize, International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (MarMic)
    • Best Tutorial, Molecular Ecology Tutorial, 2018
    • Best Practical Course, Molecular Ecology Practical Course, 2016
  • MSc. Scholarship, Max Planck Society, 2012-2014
  • Summer Student Fellowship, Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), University of Bremen,  2011


  • Tutorials for Microbial Physiology course, Wageningen University and Research in 2021
  • Tutorials for Molecular Ecology lectures, International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology, winter semesters in 2015 and 2016
  • Tutorials for Metagenomics lectures, International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology, winter semesters in 2015 and 2016
  • Supervision of Molecular Ecology practical courses, International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology, winter semester 2015


  • MSc. student Kassiani Panagiotou, “Visualization of Asgard archaea in the environment”, 2021
  • BSc. student Dan Liebrand, “Designing primers for the detection of Asgard Archaea”, 2020
  • BSc. student Kasper Ravn, “Designing oligonucleotide probes to visualize rare Asgard archaea phyla in Aarhus Bay sediments”, 2020
  • MSc. student Dolma Michellod, “Ecophysiological niches of distinct bacterioplankton clades that thrive during North Sea spring phytoplankton blooms”, 2015
  • MSc. student Vanessa Kracke, “Characterization of North Sea Polaribacter strains”, 2015

Professional Memberships

Other interests

  • Culture, history and architecture in Istanbul: I enjoy strolling through Istanbul streets to discover melancholic memories embedded in the urban history. I also serve as an “unofficial” tourist guide for my friends 🙂
  • Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar: I love reading Tanpınar’s novels and thinking about the dialectical relationship between space and time. This helps me to understand the mental transition from the late Ottoman Empire to Republic era as well as other discontinuities in Turkish history. I organized a Tanpınar workshop in globale literature festival in Bremen together with Akın Emanuel Şipal 

    Last updated on April 15, 2022

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