Gülay Özcengiz


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 Biology Dept., M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA, 1995-1996

 Biology Dept., Manchester University, U.K., 1989-1990

 Biology Dept., M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA – Biol. Sci. Dept., METU, 1984-1989

 Biol. Sci. Dept., METU, 1981-1983

 Biology Dept., Hacettepe University, 1975-1980


Molecular Microbiology and Genetics: -Omic technologies and functional studies for Bacillus subtilis to analyse the role of dipeptide antibiotic bacilysin as a small global regulator in cellular physiology; Transcriptional regulation of cephamycin C biosynthetic gene cluster and pathway engineering to improve clavulinic acid and cephamycin C biosynthesis in Streptomyces clavuligerus; Proteomics and immunoproteomics of Bordetella pertussis and development of novel subunit vaccines; Development of OMV-based, re-designed and engineered vaccine platforms for pathogenic microbes.


Ertekin, O., Kutnu, M., Taşkın, A.A., Demir, M., Yazgan Karataş, A. and Özcengiz, G. 2020. Analysis of a bac operon-silenced strain suggests pleiotropic effects of bacilysin in Bacillus subtilis. Journal of Microbiology. 58 (4): 297-313.

Yılmaz, Ç. and Özcengiz G. 2017. Antibiotics: Pharmacokinetics, toxicity, resistance and multidrug efflux pumps. Biochemical Pharmacology. 133: 43-62.

Ünsaldı, E., Kurt-Kızıldoğan, A., Voigt, B., Becher, D. and Özcengiz, G. 2017. Proteome-wide alterations in an industrial clavulanic acid producing strain of Streptomyces clavuligerus. Synthetic and Systems Biotechnology. 2: 39-48.

Yılmaz, Ç., Apak, A., Özcengiz, E. and Özcengiz G. 2016. Immunogenicity and protective efficacy of recombinant iron superoxide dismutase protein from Bordetella pertussis in mice models. Microbiology and Immunology. 60: 717-724.

Özcengiz, G. and Öğülür, İ. 2015. Biochemistry, genetics and regulation of bacilysin biosynthesis and its significance more than an antibiotic. New Biotechnology. 32: 612-619.

Özcengiz G., and Demain A.L. 2013. Recent advances in the biosynthesis of penicillins, cephalosporins and clavams and its regulation. Biotechnology Advances. 31: 287-311.

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