Murat Akova graduated from Faculty of Medicine of Istanbul University. He completed his education on internal diseases at Faculty of Medicine of Hacettepe University. He became Associate Professor in 1991 and Professor in 1998. He gained the degree of M.S. in the branch of clinical microbiology from the Medical Microbiology Department of the School of Medicine of London Hospital in England between the years 1988 and 1999. He studied in the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance of the Molecular Biology and Microbiology Department of Tufts University Faculty of Medicine in Boston, USA between the dates of August 2002 and March 2003. He gained the TÜBITAK (the Turkish Institution for Technical and Scientific Research) Award for Encouragement in Science in 1997. He has been a member of the executive board of TÜBITAK Medical Sciences Research Group since 1999. He has been the Turkish representative in the European Council of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases since 2000. Between the years of 1999 and 2003, he was a Member of the research committee of the International Antimicrobial Treatment Group of the European Organization for Cancer Research and Treatment; as of March 2003, he was selected to be a Member of executive board of the same organization. He has been the Deputy Dean of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine since 2000. His scientific areas of interest comprise antibiotic resistance, blood-borne infections (especially hepatitis), and infections on cancer patients.
Biography Updated on 29 August 2012