Assoc. Prof. Kerem TERALI, PhD

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Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Near East University

I was born in Nicosia in 1982 and completed high school at Turk Maarif Koleji. I then started my undergraduate studies in the field of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Istanbul Technical University, from where I graduated first in the class of 2005. I continued my graduate studies as a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Scholar at the University of St Andrews, earning an MRes there in Structural Proteomics in 2006. In 2010, I earned a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) for research into Biochemistry (Mechanistic and Structural Biology). I was on a full College Scholarship while at QMUL. After returning back to Cyprus and completing my military obligation, I started working as a Scientific Officer in DNA Laboratory of the Committee of Missing Persons, which operates under the authority of the TRNC Presidency. Following two years of work experience in the public sector, I worked as a Faculty Member first at Near East University Faculty of Medicine and then at Eastern Mediterranean University Dr. Fazil Kucuk Faculty of Medicine. Currently, I work as an Assistant Professor of Medical Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine at Near East University and continue teaching the students in the relevant departments of the Medical, Health Sciences and Science & Literature Faculties as well as conducting high-quality research. Additionally, I am a member of the Drug Registration Commission and the National Cancer Advisory Board, which perform their activities under the authority of the Ministry of Health of TRNC. My research interests include biochemical genetics, protein chemistry, enzymology, and computational biology.