Success Awards to the Academic Staff of our Medicine Faculty


Assoc. Prof. Serap Uslu, of the Department of Histology and Embryology at our Faculty of Medicine, received the 1st Oral Presentation Prize in Sports Traumatology in the 29th National Turkish Orthopedics and Traumatology Congress held in Belek-Antalya on October 22-27, 2019 with her study ‘Allogeneic segmental meniscal transplantation: Comparison of histologic treatment results with polyurethane scaffold’, jointly conducted with Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, Istanbul University Çapa Medicine Faculty, and Okan University.  

Another achievement came from Assoc. Prof. Berna Demircan Tan, of the Department of Medical Biology at our Faculty of Medicine, who was entitled to participate in the Turkish Genome Project to be jointly conducted by the Directorate of Health Institutes in Turkey (TUSEB) and the Ministry of Health, with her project ‘Defining New Molecular Biomarkers for the Diagnosis and Prognosis of Prostate Cancer By Identifying Epigenetic Profiles in Patients with Prostate Cancer’. The team members for the project also include our faculty; i.e., Prof. Dr. Asıf Yıldırım of our Urology Department, Prof. Dr. Gözde Kır of our Medical Pathology Department, and Dr. Burcu Yücel of our Medical Biology Department.

The Turkish Genome Project, which was officially launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca on October 29, 2019 during the 6th Turkish Medical World Congress, aims at creating multiple omic (genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and metagenomic) datasets from samples to be obtained from a total of 12,500 patients in the first stage for various types of cancer, as well as chronic and rare diseases. The aim is to have 100,000 genomes sequenced within the later stages of the project. These datasets will allow developing feasible, original, and value-added products (diagnostic kits, therapeutic molecules, etc.) as well as diagnostic and therapeutic methods for early diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of cancers, chronic and rare diseases in Turkey,

The accepted project by our faculty member has placed Istanbul Medeniyet University among one of the 26 centers authorized nationwide for the Turkish Genome Project.   

We congratulate the members of our Faculty of Medicine and wish their continued success.