Hi, I am Eray! I work on establishing an in-vitro platform to get the best out of enzymes (especially, our beloved fluorinase)!
I studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at Bilkent University, Turkey. During my B.Sc., I attended iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition) twice (in 2017 and 2018), which introduced me the basics of synthetic biology. During iGEM, I worked on developing specific biosensors for cancer markers. I held an internship at the Mascher laboratory at Dresden Technical University, where I worked on engineering an origin of replication to increase transformation efficiency in certain Bacillus strains. As a senior student, I worked as a undergraduate researcher at Synthetic Biosystems Lab at National Nanotechnology Research Center(UNAM) to pursue my interest in biosensors. Later, I joined this group as an MSc student and worked on different topics, including biofilms and protein engineering. Working with enzymes in my MSc thesis, I got fascinated by the work of Pablo`s team on fluorinases which combined my interests: enzymes and biosensors!