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ilknur Sur Erdem

Dr.rer.nat, Ph.D.


  • PI group: Prof Cecilia Lindgren

I hold a Bachelor's degree from Gazi University and a Master's degree from Yeditepe University (Master supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Culha). I studied at University of Hamburg as an erasmus student.

I completed my doctoral studies at University of Cologne. My doctoral studies were focused on the role of Nesprin-1 in DNA damage response pathway, which are determinants of genetic instability in cancer and age-associated diseases (Ph.D. supervisor, Prof.Dr. Angelika Anna Noegel).

My post-doctoral research at Koç University School of Medicine aimed to explore the mechanisms of radiotherapy resistance and provide the effective therapeutic strategies to overcome resistance of brain cancers (supervisors: Prof.Dr. Tugba Bagci-Onder and Prof.Dr. Ihsan Solaroglu).

I am the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Science Academy’s Young Scientist Award, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Return Repatriation (2232) and Career Development (3501) fellowships. Young Women Cancer Researcher Award is given by Molecular Cancer Research (MOKAD) Society, 8th Multidisciplinary Cancer Research Congress (15-17 January 2021). I have also teaching experience (2020-2021-Fall, Instructor-Lecturer, CAMM551-Special Topics in Key Experimental Techniques in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Koç University).

I start (July, 2021) my recent postdoctoral project working with Prof. Dr. Cecilia Lindgren at the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health.

 

GRANTS

1. 2021-2024, The Scientific and Technological Research Projects Funding Program (1001), The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, TUBITAK, Turkey

Project title: Establishing a novel library for CRISPR/Cas9 screen targeting DNA damage response (DDR) pathway and identifying factors for treatment response in glioblastoma. 3 year research supported by this funding (Budget: 1.012.300.00 TL).

İlknur Sur Erdem is the Project Coordinator.

One master student, two PhD students are granted by this project.

2. 2017-2020, TUBITAK National Young Researchers Career Development Program Research Grant (3501),

Project title: Investigation of chemo-radiotherapy resistance in glioblastoma cells by CRISPR-Cas9 mediated knock out and genome wide screen techniques

İlknur Sur Erdem is the Project Coordinator.

3 year research supported by this funding (Budget: 385875.00 TL).

One master student, one Post Doc are granted by this project. 

  2. 2017-2019, Science Academy’s Young Scientist Award (BAGEP), The Science Academy, Turkey.

Project title: Investigation of the Effect of DNA Repair Mechanism on Treatment Resistance in Glioblastoma Cells by CRISPR-Cas9 Mediated Gene Knock Method

Ilknur Sur Erdem is the Project Coordinator.

2 year research supported by this funding (Budget: 30000 TL).

 

3. 2015-2017 Return Repatriation Fellowship Program (2232), The Scientific and Technological       Research Council of Turkey, TÜBİTAK,

Project title: Investigation of the relationship between sensitivity of TRAIL (Tumor Necrosis Factor Related Apoptosis Inducing Ligand) sensitivity to DNA damage repair in Glioblastoma Multiform (GBM) tumors and the use of TRAIL conjugated Nanoparticles.

İlknur Sur Erdem is the Project Coordinator.

2 year research supported by this funding (Budget: 30000 TL).

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