Conference: "Rare Genetic Diseases" by Prof. Dr. Uğur ÖZBEK on Monday, May 14th, 16:30, at M-01
IEU Graduate School of Health Sciences has the pleasure of hosting,
Prof. Dr. Uğur ÖZBEK to give his conference on "Rare Genetic Diseases", to be held on Monday, May 14th, 16:30, at M-01,
Izmir University of Economics, Balçova. Entrance to the Conference is free.
Prof.Dr. Uğur Özbek
Uğur Özbek was graduated from Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty in 1986. In 1995, he has obtained his PhD degree from Istanbul University, Oncology Institute, Cancer Genetics Program (title N-myc gene amplification and genetics of Neuroblastoma). In 1994, he has received Italian Government Fellowship and worked at Gaslini Institute Genoa for 6 months. During the years of 1998-2000, he has worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Genetics Department in Memphis, USA as post doctoral research fellow. He has received Associate Professor in Basic Oncology degree in 1997 and in Professor degrees in Genetics in 2003. In 2006, he has been awarded Querido chair professor at Erasmus University Medical Faculty, given on behalf of its founder A. Querido. Entitled by this award, he has given lectures on “Migration, health and genetics” at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for the periods of 2006-2007. In 2008 he received medical genetics specialization title in Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Istanbul. In 205-2015 he has completed Clinical Cancer Genetics certificate program run by City of Hope Hospital, Duarte, CA, US.
Between 1994-2016, he worked as faculty member at Istanbul University Aziz Sancar Institute of Experimental Medicine (ASDETAE), Genetics Department. He served as a director of the Institute between 2009-2016. He has been pursued duties that consist of being a member in Forensic Medicine Council as a consultant specialist; program director in Istanbul University Health Sciences Institute Graduate Programs on Genetics and Erasmus Mundus BioHealth Computing programmes. In September 2016, he has been started to work in Acıbadem University Medical Faculty, Medical Genetics Department.
Currently, he is leading one ongoing Tubitak-1001 project (2015-2018); participant in 5 Tubitak projects; project leader for Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA) project “Investment in future: Biobank” (2015-2018), www.biyobanka.org; country partner of EU Commission DG-SANTE supported “Rare Disease Action- 677024/RD-ACTION” joint project (2015-2018). He is also country coordinator of Orphanet Portal for Rare Disease and Orphan Drugs, www.orpha.net.
His research interests include delineation of the genetics and molecular biological mechanisms underlying the disorders of childhood/adolescence hematological malignancies, familial epilepsy syndromes, undiagnosed rare disorders. He is also directing clinical genetic counselling and management service for hereditary cancers in Acibadem Medical Faculty.