Mehmet Yakup Arica

Gazi University, Turkey

MEHMET YAKUP ARICA Gazi University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, 06500 Teknikokullar, Ankara. E-mail: yakuparica@tnn.net;yakuparica@gazi.edu.tr ACADEMIC BACKROUND Department of Biology, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, 2008, Prof. Department of Biology, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey, 2001, Prof Department of Biology, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey, 1996, Assoc. Prof Department of Biology, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey, 1994, Assist. Prof Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1992 PhD. SUBJECT OF SPECIALIZATION I- Biochemistry: a) Removal of toxic biomolecules (bilirubin, pathogenic antibodies, cholesterol, metal ions) from biological fluids. Purification of enzymes and proteins by chromatographic methods (Affinity chromatography, ion-exchange chromatography, hydrophobic chromatography, dye and membrane affinity chromatography, immobilized metal affinity chromatography) b) Immobilization of enzymes and cells on/in polymeric supports for various biotechnological applications. c) Nano-particle based biosensors; SPR and E-QCM based detection systems. II-Biomaterials a) Hydrogels systems for the controlled release of bioactive agents b) Smart and responsive materials for enzyme therapy and sustained release c In-vivo tests for biocompatibility of biomaterials. d Studies of Mesenchymal cells differentiation on the chemicaly and biologically modified polymeric surfaces.

Biography Updated on 17 November 2011

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