FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: BIOLOGY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS


Guideline for MsC and PhD Students


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Guidelines for the Students of the Graduate Program of the Department of Biological Sciences

 

This guide# has been prepared to help the graduate students who will be specializing  in one of the following fields during their course work. These fields are also major and minor PhD qualification exam fields that the PhD pre-candidates can select in the Department of Biology.

 

Biochemistry
Biochemical Pharm. And Toxicology

Biodiversity-Conservation Biology 

Biophysics
Biotechnology
Cell Biology 

Ecology
Evolution 
Fresh-Water Biology (Limnology)
Genetics
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics

Plant Biology
Population Biology

Physiology

 

 

Biochemistry

 

Involved Faculty Members

 

Prof. Dr. Emel Arınç

Prof. Dr. Meral Yücel

Prof. Dr. Mesude İşcan

Prof. Dr. Tülin Güray

Prof. Dr. Orhan Adalı

Prof. Dr.  Semra Kocabıyık

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Avni Öktem

 

Admission conditions for the field

 

BIO 307         Biochemistry-I

BIO 308         Biochemistry-II

BIO 353         Biochemistry

BIO 310         Biochemistry Laboratory

BIO 311         Instrumental Methods in Biology

BIO 321         Bioanalytical Chemistry

BIO 415         Physical Chemistry for Biological Sciences

BIO 419         Biochemical Calculations

BIO 444         Introduction to Enzyme Kinetics

 

M.Sc. and Ph.D.

Required (Recommended) Course List:

 

BIO 503         Intermediary Metabolism and Regulation

BIO 509         Enzyme Kinetics

BIO 510         Structure and Function of Biological Membranes

BIO 512         Quantitative Problems in Biochemistry

BIO 543         Experimental Enzymology

BCH 555        Biochemistry of Hormones

 

Selected Course List:

 

BIO 516         Control Mechanisms in Biochemisatry

BIO 562         Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules and Membranes

BIO 705         Protein Structure, Function and Stability

BIO 715         Genomics and Proteomics

BIO 729         Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

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Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Involved Faculty Members:


Prof. Dr.    Emel Arınç

Prof. Dr.    Mesude İşcan

Prof. Dr.    Tülin Güray

Prof. Dr.    Orhan Adalı

 
Admission conditions for the field: The students who apply to this program are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents
BIO 307         Biochemistry I

BIO 308         Biochemistry II

BIO 353         Biochemistry
BIO 310         Biochemistry Laboratory
BIO 321         Bioanalytical Chemistry
BIO 425         Molecular Pharmacology

BIO 419         Biochemical Calculations
 
M.Sc.
BIO 500         Master Thesis
BIO 501         Seminar in Biology
 
Required (Recommended) course list:
BIO 522         Metabolic Aspects of Conjugation Reactions
BIO 520         Biometry
BIO 713         Molecular Aspects of Oxygenases
BCH 501        Free Radicals in Biochemical Systems

BCH 508        Biochemical Toxicology and Pharmacology
 
Selected course list:
BIO 580         Controlled Release Systems and Drug Targeting
BIO 543         Experimental Enzymology
BIO 715         Genomics and Proteomics
BIO 512         Quantitative Problems in Biochemistry
BIO 503         Intermediary Metabolism and Regulation

Other courses!
6 technical elective (List of suggested graduate courses)
 
Ph.D.
BIO 600  Ph.D. Thesis
 
7 technical electives (List of  suggested graduate courses)

 

BIO 522         Metabolic Aspects of Conjugation Reactions
BIO 520         Biometry
BIO 713         Molecular Aspects of Oxygenases
BCH 501        Free Radicals in Biochemical Systems

BCH 508        Biochemical Toxicology and Pharmacology 
BIO 580         Controlled Release Systems and Drug Targeting
BIO 543         Experimental Enzymology
BIO 715         Genomics and Proteomics
BIO 512         Quantitative Problems in Biochemistry
BIO 503         Intermediary Metabolism and Regulation

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Biophysics

 

Involved Faculty Members:

 

Faculty from METU

Prof. Dr. Feride Severcan (Biological Sciences)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ewa Doğru (Biological Sciences)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Sreeparna Banerjee (Biological Sciences)

Prof. Dr. Bülent Akınoğlu (Physics Department)

Prof. Dr. Mete Severcan (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Nursen Çoruh (Chemistry Department)

           

 

Faculty from other universities in Ankara

 

Prof. Dr. Necla Öztürk (Hacettepe Univ., Medical School, Biophysics Department)

Prof. Dr. Nuhan Puralı (Hacettepe Univ., Medical School, Biophysics Department)

Prof. Dr. Belma Turan (Ankara Univ., Medical School, Biophysics Department)

 

Admission conditions for the field:
The students who apply to this program are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents
PHYS 111            Physics I
PHYS 112            Physics II

BIO 461               Biophysics I

BIO 462               Biophysics II

 

1. M.Sc.Programme

 

BIO 500             Master Thesis

BIO 501             Seminar in Biology

 

Required Course List

 

BIO 562                                Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules and Membranes

Selected course list

BIO 506                                Radiation Biology

BIO 507                                NeuroBiology

BIO 510                                Structure and Function of Biological Membranes

BIO 517                                Numerical Taxonomy

BIO 513                                Biology of Cancer

BIO 512                                Quantitative Problems in Biochemistry

BIO 709                                Physicochemical Properties of Membranes

BIO 415                                Physical Chemistry for Biological Sciences

BIO 409                                Intr. to Neurobiology

BIO 417                                Neurochemistry

BIO 430                                Sensory Physiology

BIO 406                                Animal Behavior

CHEM 466                            Chemical and Spectroscopic Techniques for Biological Macromolecules

 

2. Ph.D. Programme

 

BIO 600                Ph.D. Thesis

7 technical electives (List of  suggested graduate courses)

 

Required Course List

BIO 520                                Biometry

BIO 705                                Protein Structure,Function and Stability

BIO 506                                Radiation Biology

BIO 562                                Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules and Membranes

BIO 709                                Physicochemical Properties of Membranes

 

In addition one of the following courses;

 

BYF 612               Neurosystem and Electrophysiology of Muscle (Hacettepe Univ.)

BYF 101 005         Biopotentials (Ankara Univ.)

 

 

 

Selected course list

BIO 547          Biophysics of Excitable Membranes

BIO 704          Advanced Neuroscience

BIO 716          Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

BIO 543          Experimental Enzymology

BIO 503          Intermediary Metabolism and Its Regulation

BIO 512          Quantitative Problems in Biochemistry

BIO 729          Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

BIO 574          Major Concepts in Ecology

BIO 571          Advanced Ecology

BIO 588          Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation

BIO 739          Systematic Conservation Planning

BIO 586          Human Genetics

BIO 529          Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

BIO 716          Cellular And Molecular Neurobiology

 

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Biotechnology

 

Involved Faculty Members:

 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Sreeparna Banerjee

Assist. Prof. Dr. Elif Erson

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aysegül Gözen

Prof. Dr. Ufuk  Gündüz

Prof. Dr. Tülin Güray

Prof. Dr. Vasıf Hasırcı

Prof. Dr. Mesude İşcan

Prof. Dr. Fatih İzgü

Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaya

Prof. Dr. Semra Kocabıyık

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Avni Öktem

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sertaç Önde

Prof. Dr. Gülay Özcengiz

Prof. Dr. Feride Severcan

Prof. Dr. İnci Togan

Prof. Dr. Meral Yücel

 

 

Due to the diversity of the field several tracks and therefore several groups of courses are proposed.

 

The Tracks of Biotechnology:

 

Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology

Biomedical Materials and Tissue Engineering

Microbial Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

 

Admission Conditions to the Field:

The students who apply to this program are expected and/or recommended to take the following courses or equivalents:

·                     Freshman Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics

·                     Organic Chemistry

·                     Analytical Chemistry (BIO 321)

·                     Physical Chemistry (BIO 415)

·                     Biochemistry (BIO 307, BIO 310)

·                     Microbiology (BIO 303 and BIO 355))

·                     Genetics (BIO 315)

 

For M.S.

7 courses and a Seminar (Seminar in Biology, BIO 501)

Must Course: None

7 technical electives: These can be selected from the list below

 

For Ph.D.

6 Technical Electives and a Must Course (Biometry, BIO 520)

The 6 technical electives: These can be selected from the list below.

 

List of Recommended Courses for M.S. and Ph. D.

BIO 503         Intermediary Metabolism and its Regulation

BIO 505         Advanced Molecular Genetics

BIO 506         Radiation Biology

BIO 507         Neurobiology

BIO 509         Enzyme Kinetics

BIO 510         Structure and Function of Biological Membranes

BIO 511         Experimental Techniques in Biochemistry

BIO 512         Quantitative Problems in Biochemistry

BIO 513         Biology of Cancer

BIO 514         Biomaterials

BIO 515         Bioenergetics

BIO 516         Control Mechanisms in Biochemistry

BIO 522         Metabolic Aspects of Conjugation Reactions

BIO 527         Transgenic Plant Technology

BIO 528         Quantitative Genetics

BIO 530         Cytogenetics

BIO 532         Experiments in Molecular Genetics

BIO 533         Enzyme Technology

BIO 537         Genetic Engineering

BIO 538         Advanced Molecular Biology

BIO 541         Advanced Microbiology

BIO 542         Antibacterial Agents

BIO 543         Experimental Enzymology

BIO 544         Control Mechanisms in  Molecular Biology

BIO 546         Plant Genetics and Breeding

BIO 547         Biophysics of Excitable Membranes

BIO 552         Secondary Metabolites of Industrial Microorganisms

BIO 554         Macromolecules in Biomedicine and Biotechnology

BIO 562         Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules and Membranes

BIO 580         Controlled Release Systems and Drug Targeting

BIO 584         Advances in Biomaterials

BIO 705         Protein Structure-Function and Stability

BIO 710         Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

BIO 713         Molecular Aspects of Oxygenases

BIO 715         Genomics and Proteomics

 

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Cell Biology


Involved Faculty Members:

 

Prof. Dr. Orhan Adalı

Assist. Prof. Dr. Tülin Yanık

Assist. Prof. Dr. Sreeparna Banerjee

Assist. Prof. Dr. Elif Erson

Prof. Dr. Ufuk Gündüz

Prof. Dr. Tülin Güray

Prof. Dr. Vasıf Hasırcı

Prof. Dr. Mesude İşcan

Prof. Dr. Fatih İzgü

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Gözen

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin A. Öktem

Prof. Dr. Gülay Özcengiz

Prof. Dr. Feride Severcan

Prof. Dr. İnci Togan

Prof. Dr. Meral Yücel

 

 

Admission conditions for the field: The students who apply to this program are expected to have taken the following courses or equivalents.

 

BIO 203         Cell Biology

BIO 351         Introduction to Genetics
BIO 307 and BIO 308    Biochemistry courses

 

 

M.Sc.
BIO 500  Master Thesis
BIO 501-Seminar in Biology

Courses from the list

 

Ph.D.
BIO 600  Ph.D. Thesis
BIO 601  Seminar in Biology

 

Courses from the list


 
Recommended course list

 

BIO 505         Advanced Molecular Genetics

BIO 510         Structure and Function of Biological Membranes

BIO 513         Biology of Cancer

BIO 514         Biomaterials

BIO 523         Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology

BIO 530         Cytogenetics

BIO 539         DNA Repair

BIO 532         Experiments in Molecular Genetics

BIO 537         Genetic Engineering

BIO 538         Advanced Molecular Biology

BIO 544         Control Mechanisms in Molecular Biology

BIO 554         Macromolecules in Biomedicine and Biotechnology

BIO 562         Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules

BIO 586         Human Genetics

BIO 715         Genomics and Proteomics

BIO 729         Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

BIO 733         Neuroendocrinology

BIO 724         Molecular Biology of Inflammatory Pathways

 

BIO 4xx courses or relevant courses from other departments by the consent of the advisor.

 

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Ecology

 

Involved faculty members
Prof. Dr. Meryem Beklioğlu

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Can Bilgin

Prof. Dr. Musa Doğan

Assoc. Prof. Dr Aysegül Gözen

Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaya

Prof. Dr. Aykut Kence

Prof. Dr. İnci Togan

Sargun Tont

and others
 
Admission conditions for the field

 

The students who apply to this program should have taken and passed all courses (or equivalents) from the first group, and at least two courses (or equivalents) from the second group:

 

BIO 206         Ecology

BIO 400         Introduction to Biometry

BIO 404         Evolution

BIO 309         Ecology of Major Ecosystems

BIO 403         Conservation Biology

BIO 418         Population Biology of Plants

BIO 428         Population Biology

BIO 432         Plant Biodiversity

BIO 435         Animal Diversity

BIO 438         Freshwater Ecology

BIO 448         Field Ecology

BIO 454         Ornithology

BIO 470         Applied Ecology

BIO 477         Microbial Ecology

 

Admitted students may take a maximum of two relevant undergraduate courses to be counted towards their course work requirements.

 

M.Sc. program (a minimum of 7 courses with credit)
Required courses

BIO 500         M.Sc. Thesis
BIO 501         Seminar in Biology I

BIO 502         Seminar in Biology II

BIO 571         Advanced Ecology

 

Recommended courses BIO 517        Numerical Taxonomy (contents need to be reviewed)

BIO 519         Fluctuations in Plant and Animal Populations.

BIO 555         Ecology of Shallow Lakes

BIO 588         Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation

BIO 708         Population Viability Analysis

BIO 707         Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems

BIO 721         Advanced Techniques in Field Ecology

PHIL 571       Eco-Philosophy

GGIT 535       Information Systems for Natural Resources Management

 

Ph.D. program (a minimum of 7 courses with credit)
Required courses

BIO 600         Ph.D. Thesis
BIO 601         Seminar in Biology

BIO 520         Biometry

BIO 571         Advanced Ecology*

BIO 574         Major Concepts in Ecology

*Only required if the student did not take it during his/her M.Sc. course work

 

Recommended courses  BIO 517         Numerical Taxonomy (contents need to be reviewed)

BIO 519         Fluctuations in Plant and Animal Populations.

BIO 555         Ecology of Shallow Lakes

BIO 588         Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation

BIO 708         Population Viability Analysis

BIO 707         Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems

BIO 721         Advanced Techniques in Field Ecology

PHIL 654       Philosophy of Nature

GGIT 535       Information Systems for Natural Resources Management

 

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Evolution

Involved Faculty Members
Prof. Dr. Aykut Kence

Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaya
Prof. Dr. Semra
Kocabıyık

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meral Kence

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Can Bilgin
Prof. Dr. İnci Togan


Admission conditions for the field: The students who apply to this program are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents.

BIO351          Introduction to Genetics or   GENE365    General and Molecular Genetics
BIO 306         Molecular Genetics        or    GENE366    Molecular Biology of the Gene
BIO 400         Introduction to Biometry

BIO 404          Evolution
 

 

Ph.D.
BIO 600  Ph.D. Thesis
BIO 601  Seminar in Biology

BIO520   Biometry

6 Courses from the list

 
Recommended course list
BIO525  Population Genetics

BIO528  Quantitative Genetics

BIO578   Evolutionary Genetics and Environmental Stress

BIO546   Plant Genetics and Breeding

 
Selected course list
BIO517  Numerical Taxonomy
BIO530  Cytogenetics

BIO586  Human genetics

BIO537  Genetic Engineering

BIO715  Genomics and proteomics

BIO505  Advanced molecular genetics

BIO532  Experiments in molecular genetics

BIO576  Advanced Plant Systematics

BIO587 Plant Biodiversity Conservation

BIO7xx Special Topics in Biology  (Related to Evolutionary Biology)
PHIL529 Philosophy of Biology

 

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Freshwater Biology (Limnology)

 

Involved Faculty Members

1. Faculty from METU

 

Prof. Dr. Meryem Beklioğlu (Coordinator)

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ayşe Gül Gözen

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Can Bilgin

Prof.Dr. Aykut Kence

Prof.Dr. Musa Doğan

Sargun Tont

İsmail Ömer Yılmaz (METU, Geological Engineering Dept.)

Ayşen Yılmaz (METU, DBI, Ankara Campus)

Zuhal Akyürek (METU, GGIT)

İsmail Yücel (METU, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Unit)

 

2. Faculty who provide direct support to the programme, from other universities in Ankara

 

Füsun Erk’akan (Hacettepe University)

Ahmet Altındağ (Ankara University)

 

Admission conditions for the field:
The students who apply to this program are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents

 

BIO 206          Ecology

BIO 438          Freshwater Ecology

BIO 470          Applied Ecology

BIO 428          Population Biology

BIO 400          Introduction to Biometry

 

 

1. M.Sc. Programme

 

BIO 500  Master Thesis

BIO 501-Seminar in Biology

Selected course list

BIO 714         Advanced Freshwater Ecology

BIO 571         Advanced Ecology

BIO 528         Eutrophication and Restoration of Lake Ecosystems

BIO 571         Advanced Ecology

BIO 517         Numerical Taxonomy (will be re-designed  as Analyses)

BIO 555         Ecology of Shallow Lakes

BIO 777         Freshwater Bacteriology

BIO 574         Major Concepts in Ecology

BIO 576         Advance Plant Systematics

BIO 707         Societal dependence of natural ecosystems

Ma.Sc- 513    Conventional and New Techniques in Chemical Ocenography

Ma.Sc- 511    Marine Pollution

Ma.Sc-          Processes of Euphotic zone

CE7002-        Hydroclimatology

GEO 719       Paleoclimatology

GGIT 535       Information Systems for Natural Resources Management

804547-         Zooplanktonic organisms of lakes (Ankara Univ.)

907-              Fish of Turkey (Hacettepe Univ.)

 

 

2. Ph.D. Program

Bio600 Ph.D. Thesis

7 technical electives (List of suggested graduate courses)

 

Required Course List

BIO 520          Biometry

BIO 714          Advanced Freshwater Ecology

BIO 571          Advanced Ecology

 

Selected course list

BIO 528          Eutrophication and Restoration of Lake Ecosystems

BIO 555          Ecology of Shallow Lakes

BIO 777          Freshwater Bacteriology

BIO 574          Major Concepts in Ecology

BIO 517          Numerical Taxonomy (will be re-designed as Analyses)

BIO576           Advance Plant Systematics

BIO707           Societal dependence of natural ecosystems

Ma.Sc- 513     Conventional and New Techniques in Chemical Ocenography

Ma.Sc- 511     Marine Pollution

Ma.Sc-           Processes of Euphotic zone

CE7002-         Hydroclimatology

GEO 719        Paleoclimatology

GGIT 535        Information Systems for Natural Resources Management

804547           Zooplanktonic organisms of lakes (Ankara Univ.)

907-               Fish of Turkey (Hacettepe Univ.)

 

 

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Conservation Biology and Biodiversity

 

Involved Faculty Members:

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ayşe Gül Gözen

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Can Bilgin

Prof.Dr. Aykut Kence

Prof.Dr. Musa Doğan
Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaya
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meral Kence

Prof. Dr. İnci Togan
Sargun Tont

 

 

 

Admission conditions for the field

Students applying to this program are expected to have taken the following courses or their equivalents.

 

BIO 205         Ecology

BIO 303         Microbiology

BIO 356         Plant Biology

BIO 306         Genetics

 

M.Sc. Program Required Courses

BIO 500         Master Thesis

BIO 501         Seminar in Biology

 

Selected Courses

 Maximum of 2 courses could be selected from the list below by the students registered in the M.Sc. Program

 

BIO 403         Conservation Biology

BIO 404         Evolution

BIO 418         Population Biology of Plants

BIO 428         Population Biology

BIO 432         Plant Biodiversity

BIO 435         Animal Biodiversity

BIO 470         Applied Ecology

BIO 448         Field Ecology

 

Ph.D. Program Required Courses

BIO 600         Ph.D. Thesis

BIO 520         Biometry

BIO 601         Seminar in Biology

 

 

Elective Courses

Minimum of 7 courses listed below should be selected by the students registered in the M.Sc. program

 

BIO 511         Experimental Techniques in Biochemistry

BIO 512         Quantitative Problems in Biochemistry

BIO 517         Numerical Taxonomy (3-0) 3

BIO 525         Population Genetics

BIO 527         Transgenic Plant Technology

BIO 528         Quantitative Genetics

BIO 530         Cytogenetics (3-0) 3

BIO 546         Plant Genetics and Breeding

BIO 571         Advanced Ecology

BIO 574         Major Concepts in Ecology

BIO 576         Advanced Plant Systematics

BIO 578         Evolutionary Genetics and Environmental Stress

BIO 587         Plant Biodiversity Conservation

BIO 588         Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation

BIO 703         Spec. Topics in Evolutionary BIO.(3-0) 3

 

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Genetics  

 

Involved Faculty Members:

Assist. Prof. Dr. Elif Erson

Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaya

Prof. Dr. Semra Kocabıyık

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sertaç Önde

Prof. Dr. Gülay Özcengiz

Prof.Dr. Aykut Kence

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meral Kence

 


Admission conditions for the field: The students who apply to this program are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents.

BIO351          Introduction to Genetics or   GENE365    General and Molecular Genetics
BIO 306         Molecular Genetics        or    GENE366    Molecular Biology of the Gene
BIO 400         Introduction to Biometry

BIO 404         Evolution
 

 

Ph.D.
BIO 600  Ph.D. Thesis
BIO 601  Seminar in Biology

BIO520   Biometry

6 Courses from the list

 
Recommended course list
BIO525  Population Genetics

BIO528  Quantitative Genetics

BIO578   Evolutionary Genetics and Environmental Stress

BIO546   Plant Genetics and Breeding

 

 
Selected course list
BIO517  Numerical Taxonomy
BIO530  Cytogenetics

BIO586  Human genetics

BIO537  Genetic Enngineering

BIO715  Genomics and proteomics

BIO539  DNA Repair

BIO505  Advanced molecular genetics

BIO532  Experiments in molecular genetics

 

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Microbiology

 

Involved Faculty Members:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aysegül Gözen

Prof. Dr. Fatih İzgü

Prof. Dr. Semra Kocabıyık

Prof. Dr. Gülay Özcengiz

 

 
Admission conditions for the field: The students who apply to this program
are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents

 

BIO 303         Microbiology
BIO 355         Microbiology Laboratory

 
M.Sc.

Required courses

BIO 500         Master Thesis
BIO 501         Seminar in Biology I

BIO 502         Seminar in Biology II
  
Elective course list
BIO 407         Immunology
BIO 412         Applied Microbiology
BIO 416         Infectious Diseases
BIO 426         Special Topics in Industrial Microbiology

BIO 423         Recombinant DNA Techniques

BIO 427         Biotechnology

BIO 445         Microbial Physiology

BIO 447         Microbial Ecology

 

In M.Sc. program students are allowed to take 2 senior level courses to be included in their credit loads

 

BIO 523         Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology

BIO 529         Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

BIO 537         Genetic Engineering

BIO 541         Advanced Microbiology

BIO 542         Antibacterial Agents

BIO 552         Secondary Metabolites of Industrial Microorganisms

BIO 554         Macromolecules in Biomedicine and Biotechnology

BIO 702         Advances in Applied Microbiology

BIO 715         Genomics and Proteomics

BIO 726         Special Topics in Industrial Microbiology

BIO 727         Biotechnology

 

Total of 7 technical electives (min 21 credit hours)

Ph.D.

Required courses

BIO 600         Ph.D. Thesis
BIO 601         Seminar in Biology

BIO 520         Biometry

 

Elective course list
BIO 523         Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology

BIO 529         Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

BIO 537         Genetic Engineering

BIO 541         Advanced Microbiology

BIO 542         Antibacterial Agents

BIO 552         Secondary Metabolites of Industrial Microorganisms

BIO 554         Macromolecules in Biomedicine and Biotechnology

BIO 701         Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology

BIO 702         Advances in Applied Microbiology

BIO 715         Genomics and Proteomics

BIO 726         Special Topics in Industrial Microbiology

BIO 727         Biotechnology

  Total of 6 technical electives + Biometry (min 21 credit hours)

 

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Molecular Biology


Involved Faculty Members:

 

Prof. Dr. Orhan Adalı
Assist. Prof. Dr. Tülin Yanık

Assist. Prof. Dr. Sreeparna Banerjee

Assist. Prof. Dr. Elif Erson

Prof. Dr. Ufuk Gündüz

Prof. Dr. Tülin Güray

Prof. Dr. Vasıf Hasırcı

Prof. Dr. Mesude İşcan

Prof. Dr. Fatih İzgü

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Gözen

Prof. Dr. Semra Kocabıyık

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Avni Öktem

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sertaç Önde
Prof. Dr. Gülay Özcengiz

Prof. Dr. Feride Severcan

Prof. Dr. İnci Togan

Prof. Dr. Meral Yücel

 

 

Admission conditions for the field: The students who apply to this program are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents.

 

BIO 351         Introduction to Genetics
BIO 307 and BIO 308  Biochemistry courses

 

 

M.Sc.
BIO 500  Master Thesis*
BIO 501-Seminar in Biology*

Courses from the list

 

Ph.D.
BIO 600  Ph.D. Thesis*
BIO 601  Seminar in Biology*

Courses from the list


 
Recommended course list

 

BIO 505         Advanced molecular genetics

BIO 506         Radiation biology

BIO 507         Neurobiology

BIO 509         Enzyme kinetics

BIO 510         Structure and function of biological membranes

BIO 512         Quantitative problems in biochemistry

BIO 513         Biology of cancer

BIO 514         Biomaterials

BIO 520         Biometry

BIO 522         Metabolic aspects of conjugation reactions

BIO 527         Transgenic plant technology

BIO 530         Cytogenetics

BIO 532         Experiments in molecular genetics

BIO 537         Genetic engineering

BIO 538         Advanced molecular biology

BIO 539         DNA Repair

BIO 541         Advanced microbiology

BIO 544         Control mechanisms in molecular biology

BIO 547         Biophysics of excitable membranes

BIO 552         Secondary metabolites of industrial microorganisms

BIO 554         Macromolecules in biomedicine and biotechnology

BIO 562         Spectroscopy of biological molecules

BIO 580         Controlled release systems and drug targeting

BIO 584         Advances in biomaterials

BIO 586         Human genetics

BIO 715         Genomics and proteomics

BIO 724         Molecular Biology of Inflammatory Pathways

BIO729          Endocrine & Metabolic disorders
BIO733          Neuroendocrinology

 

 

BIO 4xx courses or relevant courses from other departments by the consent of the advisor.

 

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Molecular Genetics

 

Involved Faculty Members:

 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Tülin Yanık

Assist. Prof. Dr. Sreeparna Banerjee

Assist. Prof. Dr. Elif Erson

Prof. Dr. Ufuk Gündüz

Prof. Dr. Fatih İzgü

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meral Kence

Prof. Dr. Semra Kocabıyık (Coordinator)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sertaç Önde
Prof. Dr. Gülay Özcengiz

 

and others

 

Admission conditions to take qualifying exam in the field of Molecular Genetics:

 

The students who apply for qualifying exam in the field of Molecular Genetics are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents:

 

Bio 351  Introduction to Genetics (or  Gene 365  General and Molecular Genetics),
Bio 306  Molecular Genetics  (or Gene 366 Molecular Biology of the Gene),
Bio 423  Recombinant DNA Techniques

 

In addition to compulsary course, Bio 520 Biometry, 6 elective courses which are necessary for the Biology Ph.D. program should be chosen from field specific elective course lists: 

 

Recommended Elective Course List

Bio 505  Advanced Molecular Genetics

Bio 523  Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology

Bio 537  Genetic Engineering

Bio 538  Advanced Molecular Biology

Bio 544  Control Mechanisms in Molecular Biology

Bio 586  Human Genetics

 

Selected Elective Course List

Bio 431  Genetic Disorders and Gene Therapy

Bio 479  Cell Cycle and its Regulation

Bio 527  Transgenic Plant Technology

Bio 532  Experiments in Molecular Genetics

Bio 539  DNA Repair

BIO578  Evolutionary Genetics and Environmental Stress

Bio 715  Genomics and Proteomics

Bio 728  Structures and Functions of Biomolecules

 

Or other relevant 5xx or 7xx courses from Biological Sciences or other Departments by the consent of the advisor.

 

 

 

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Physiology


Involved Faculty Members

Faculties from METU

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Ewa  Doğru

Prof. Dr. Feride Severcan,

Prof. Dr. Huseyın A Öktem,

Assist. Prof. Dr. Tülin Yanık,

Assist. Prof. Dr. Didem Gökçay. Institute of Informatics, Cognitive Science Graduate Program

 

 

Faculties from other universities in Ankara 

Prof. Dr.  Tayfun Uzbay, GATA Tıbbi Farmakoloji AD, Psikofarmakoloji Araştırma Ünitesi Prof. Dr. Sirel Karakaş, Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Psikoloji Bölümü, Nörofizyoloji Araştırma Ünitesi

Assist Prof. Dr. Sinan Canan, Baskent Tıp Akademisi,  Fizyoloji AD

 

 

Admission conditions for the field:
 

The students who apply to this program are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents


BIO 252         Human and Animal Physiology

BIO 254         Experiments in Physiology

BIO 400         Introduction to Biometry

M.Sc.
BIO 500         Master Thesis
BIO 501         Seminar in Biology

 
Required course list
BIO 409           Introduction to Neurobiology

BIO 507           Neurobiology

BIO 520           Biometry

 

Selected course list

BIO 417         Neurochemistry

BIO 430         Sensory Physiology

BIO 406         Animal Behavior

BIO 461         Biophysics I

BIO 462         Biophysics II

BIO 547         Biophysics of Excitable Membranes

BIO 562         Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules and Membranes

BIO 543         Experimental Enzymology

BIO 544         Control Mechanisms in Molecular Biology

BIO 704         Advanced Neuroscience

BIO 716         Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

BIO 733         Neuroendocrinology
BIO 729         Endocrine and metabolic disorders

COGS 533     Functional Neuroanatomy

 

In addition one of the following undergraduate and graduate courses from HÜ PSİ

 

PSİ 458    Psychopharmacolgy

HÜ PSİ 5XX    Advanced Physiological Psychology
HÜ PSİ 5XX    Advanced Experimental Psychology

HÜ PSİ 5XX    Advanced Research Techniques in Psychophysiology.

 
Ph.D.
BIO 600  Ph.D. Thesis
 
7 technical electives (List of  suggested graduate courses)
 
BIO 507         Neurobiology

BIO 520         Biometry

BIO 547         Biophysics of Excitable Membranes

BIO 562         Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules and Membranes

BIO 544         Control Mechanisms in Molecular Biology

BIO 543         Experimental Enzymology

BIO 544         Control Mechanisms in Molecular Biology

BIO 704         Advanced Neuroscience

BIO 716         Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

BIO 733         Neuroendocrinology
BIO 729         Endocrine and metabolic disorders

COGS-533     Functional Neuroanatomy

 

 

In addition one of the following undergraduate and graduate courses from HÜ PSİ

 

HÜ PSİ 5XX      Advanced Physiological Psychology
HÜ PSİ 5XX      Advanced Experimental Psychology

HÜ PSİ 5XX      Advanced Research Techniques in Psychophysiology.

 

 

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Plant Biology
 

Involved Faculty Members:

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Avni Öktem

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sertaç Önde
Prof. Dr. Meral Yücel
Prof. Dr. Musa Doğan

Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaya

 
Admission conditions for the field: The students who apply to this program are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents

 

BIO 356         Plant Biology

 

And any one of these

BIO 353         Biochemistry or

BIO 307 and BIO 308 (Biochem-I and Biochem-II)

BIO 351         Introductions to Genetics

BIO 310         Biochemistry Laboratory

 

M.Sc. :
 

Required Courses:

 

BIO 500         Master Thesis
BIO 501         Seminar in Biology
 
 

Selected Course List:

 

A: Max. of two courses could be selected from the list below


BIO 403         Conservation Biology

BIO 404         Evolution

BIO 408         Plant Tissue Culture

BIO 418         Population Biology of Plants

BIO 432         Plant Biodiversity

BIO 437         Plant Hormones

BIO 442         Exp. Plant Physiology

BIO 452         Plant Biotechnology

BIO 470         Applied Ecology

 

B: Up to seven courses could be selected from this list

BIO 510         The Structure and Functions Of Biological Membranes

BIO 511         Experimental Techniques in Biochmeistry

BIO 512         Quantitative Problems in Biochemistry

BIO 517         Numerical Taxonomy

BIO 520         Biometry

BIO 525         Population Genetics

BIO 527         Transgenic Plant Technology

BIO 528         Quantitative Genetics

BIO 546         Plant Genetics and Breeding

BIO 571         Advanced Ecology

BIO 574         Major Concepts in Ecology

BIO 576         Advanced Plant Systematics

BIO 578         Evolutionary Genetics and Environmental Stress

BIO 588         Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation

BIO 715         Genomics and Proteomics

 

 

Ph.D.
 

Required Courses:

 

BIO 600         Ph.D. Thesis
BIO 520         Biometry

BIO 601         Seminar in Biology

 

Selected Course List:

 


Up to seven courses including BIO 520 could be selected from the list below:
 

BIO 511         Experimental Techniques in Biochmeistry

BIO 512         Quantitative Problems in Biochemistry
BIO 517         Numerical Taxonomy

BIO 527         Transgenic Plant Technology

BIO 528         Quantitative Genetics

BIO 546         Plant Genetics and Breeding

BIO 571         Advanced Ecology

BIO 574         Major Concepts in Ecology

BIO 576         Advanced Plant Systematics

BIO 588         Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation

BIO 703         Special Topics in Evolutionary Biology

BIO 715         Genomics and Proteomics

 

 

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Population Biology


Involved Faculty Members:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Can Bilgin

Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaya

Prof. Dr. Aykut Kence
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meral Kence

Prof. Dr. İnci Togan

 
Admission conditions for the field: The students who apply to this program are expected that they have taken the following courses or equivalents.

BIO 351         Introduction to Genetics
BIO 428         Population Biology
BIO 418         Plant Population Biology
BIO400          Introduction to Biometry
 
M.Sc.
BIO 500         Master Thesis*
BIO 501         Seminar in Biology*
 
Recommended course list
Bio525     Population Genetics

Bio520     Biometry*
Bio5xx     Advanced Topics in Population Biology*
Bio528     Quantitative Genetics

 

Selected course list 
BIO519   Fluctuations in Plant and Animal Populations.

Bio571    Advance Ecology
Bio578    Evolutionary Genetics and Environmental Stress
Bio588    Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation
Bio708    Population Viability Analysis
Other courses!
 
Ph.D.
BIO 600  Ph.D. Thesis*
BIO 601  Seminar in Biology*

Selected course list
(7 technical electives including the required courses).

Bio525    Population Genetics
Bio520    Biometry*
Bio5xx    Advance Topics in Population Biology*
Bio528    Quantitative Genetics
Bio571    Advance Ecology
Bio578    Evolutionary Genetics and Environmental Stress
Bio588    Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation
Bio708    Population Viability Analysis
BIO 703  Special Topics in Evolutionary Biology

 

*Required courses  

#This document is just a guide and is not legally binding