Ph.D. Student: Metabolic Engineering, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Automation, Diagnostics
Koray is focusing on microbial cell factory design using novel genome engineering tools and automation platforms to produce high-value diterpenoids. Within this scope, rational pathway optimisation, protein engineering, and development of genome engineering methods are his main research topics.
Besides, developing cost-effective molecular diagnostic methods and employing novel bio-automation and next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms for high-throughput studies are some of his research areas.
Postgraduate Researcher – University of Edinburgh – Institute for Bioengineering (November 2018 – Present)
Tutor and Lab Demonstrator – University of Edinburgh School of Engineering (January 2019 – Present)
Research Assistant – Middle East Technical University (METU), School of Biological Science (September 2017-October 2018)
Project Coordinator – Geen Biotechnology, (November 2016-October 2017)
Ph.D. Bioengineering – the University of Edinburgh, Institute for Bioengineering (November 2018-present)
M.Sc. Molecular Biology, Genetics & Biotechnology – Istanbul Technical University, Institute for Life Sciences (2015-2017)
B.Sc. Molecular Biology & Genetics – Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Science and Literature (2010-2014)
Developing Multiple Genome Engineering Methods for Yeast Genome Editing
Cell Factory Design for Production of High-Value Taxol Precursors
Rational Design of CRISPR Mediated Molecular Diagnosis
Metagenomics Analysis of Bacteria/Yeast Cultures by using Nanopore NGS Platform
Automation of Biological Applications by using Low-Cost and Open-Source Platform, Opentrons OT-2