Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmut Çerkez ERGÖREN

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Dr. Ergören was graduated from department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Halic University in 2005. He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in medical genetics at the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester in 2013 under the supervision of the pioneer of DNA fingerprinting Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys. Since 2013, he has been working as a full-time lecturer at Near East University, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ergören was selected as a National Representative of Cyprus for the European Society of Embryology and Human Reproduction between 2014-2017. Since 2016, he is the responsible supervisor of Molecular Medicine Laboratory for the Experimental Health Sciences Research Centre (DESAM). Additionally, Dr. Ergören is a deputy coordinator for Faculty of Medicine Phase III and deputy coordinator for Continuous Medical Education. Also, he is the coordinator for molecular medicine postgraduate taught and research programs for Health Sciences Institute. In 2017, Dr. Ergören has been awarded Prof. Mariapia Viola-Magni best oral presentation award at the European Biotechnology Congress. He published important research articles at valuable peer-reviewed scientific journals.

His research interests involve understanding the fundamental processes that generate DNA diversity and thus contribute to disease and drive evolution. As a researcher, he examines the phenotypic consequences of human genetic diversity particularly, the relationship of this variation with susceptibility to genetic and rare diseases. Developing the techniques such as genome editing to able to use it especially in personalized medicine and patients’ treatment also added and brought this entire research pathway to his attention.