Faculty Member, PhD

Gülsen Betül Aktaş

+90 212 311 7443

Santralistanbul / EN1-110

Education

  • 2018, Postdoctoral Researcher, Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Rovira i Virgili University
  • 2017, PhD, Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Rovira i Virgili University
  • 2013, MSc, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Rovira i Virgili University
  • 2012, BSc, Chemical Engineering, Ege University

Courses

  • CHEM 101, Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers
  • BIOE 211, Bioengineering Lab. II
  • BIOE 435, Concepts and Issues in Biotechnology

Areas of Interest

  • Protein Engineering
  • Biosensors
  • DNA binding proteins

Rewards and Achievements

  • European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) fellowship

      “Short term fellowship for the stay in Food and Biobased Research group, Wageningen University”

  • Rovira i Virgili University, Cum Laude and Best PhD Dissertation Award, 2017

Other Information

Experiences

  • 2021-Present, Dr. Öğretim Üyesi, Genetik ve Biyomühendislik, Bilgi Üniversitesi, Türkiye 
  • 2021-2020, Dizayn Mimarı, Vestel Beyaz Eşya, Türkiye 
  • 2018-2020, Arge Mühendisi, Kansai Altan, Türkiye 
  • 2017-2018, Doktora sonrası araştırmacı, Postdoctoral Researcher, Nanobilim, Malzeme ve Kimya Mühendisliği, İspanya
  • 2007-2013, Araştırma ve Öğretim Asistanı, Nanobilim, Malzeme ve Kimya Mühendisliği, İspanya


Projects

  •  DeCoDeB (EU) FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG: Marie Curie Career Integration Project (CIG), Researcher
  •  European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) “Development of simple, fast and low-cost lateral flow assays based on signal amplification mediated by an HRP-DNA binding protein conjugate”, Wageningen University, Researcher
  • "Selection of aptamers against anabolic steroids",  King Abdulaziz Üniversitesi Araştırma Fonu Projesi, Post doctoral Researcher


Research Group

Biosensors


Publications

  • Aktas G B, Skouridou V, Masip L. Novel signal amplification approach for HRP-based colorimetric genosensors using DNA binding protein tags. Biosens Bioelectron. (2015) 74:1005-10. 
  • Aktas G B, Skouridou V, Masip L. Nucleic acid sensing with enzyme-DNA binding protein conjugates cascade and simple DNA nanostructures. Anal Bioanal Chem. (2017) 409: 3623. 
  • Aktas G B, Wichers J H, Skouridou V, Amerongen van A, Masip L. Lateral flow-based detection of Escherichia coli using carbon nanoparticles-DNA binding protein conjugates. Microchimica acta. (2019) 186: 426.  
  • Aktas G B, Skouridou V, Masip L. Sandwich-type aptasensor employing modified aptamers and enzyme-DNA binding protein conjugates. Anal Bioanal Chem. (2019) 411: 3581.  
  • Jauset M, Botero M, Skouridou V, Aktas G B, Svobodova M, Bashammakh A, Mohammad E S, Abdulrahman A Y, O' Sullivan C. K. One-Pot SELEX: Identification of Specific Aptamers against Diverse Steroid Targets in One Selection. ACS Omega. (2019) 4: 20188. 
  • Aktas G B, Ribera A, Skouridou V, Masip L. DNA immobilization and detection using DNA binding proteins, Anal Bioanal Chem. (2021).


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