He was born in 1950, in Vakfıkebir-TRABZON.
He completed his secondary education in Istanbul High School where the education language is German.
In 1969 he entered Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy and was graduated in 1973.
Subsequently he joined the assistant staff of the Pharmacognosy Department of Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy. He got his Ph. Degree in 1978 and in 1984 he won the title of associated proffessor, six years later than that, in 1990, he was given the professor title.
He made several scientific researchs
Between 1978-1979 (10 months) as a scholar of DAAD, in Pharmacognosy Department of Free University with Prof. Dr. Rudolf Haensel, Berlin, Germany;
Between 1987-1988 (1 year) as a scholar of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Organic Chemistry Department of Berlin Technical University With Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Bohlmann, Berlin, Germany;
In 1991 (3 months) as a scholar of Spanish Government, in Natural Organic Compounds Research Institute with Dr. Gabriel de la Fuente, Tenerife, Spain;
Between 1994-1995 (8 months) and 2004-2005 (3 months) as a scholar of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Pharmacognosy and Analytic Phytochemistry Department of Saarland University with Prof. Dr. Hans Becker, Saarbrücken, Germany,
In 1997 (2 months) with a Nato Collaborative ResearchGrant, in 1999 (3 months) and 1999-2000 ( 8 months) as post doc in Institute for Natural Products Research of The University of Georgia With Prof. Dr. S. William Pelletier, Athens, U.S.A.
In 2006 (2 months) with a Istanbul University Research Fund Ability and 2010 (3 months) as a scholar of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Pharmacognosy and Analytic Phytochemistry Department of Saarland University with Prof. Dr. Alexandra K. Kiemer, Saarbrücken, Germany,
He worked in June 2008 (2 weeks) as guest professor in Faculty of Pharmacy of Lille 2 University, Lille, France by Erasmus Exchance Programme.
Between 1996-2013 he repeatedly gave lectures in phytotherapy courses in many cities of Turkey.
Between 2006-2009 he worked as Faculty of Pharmacy Member in Istanbul University Senate.
Between 2003-2012 he worked as Head of Pharmacognosy in Faculty of Pharmacy, Istanbul University.
Between 2009-2012 he worked as Head of Professional Pharmaceutical Sciences Department in Faculty of Pharmacy, Istanbul University.
In 2012 he retired from Istanbul University, Faculty of Pharmacy at his own request.
Between February 2012- August 2013 he worked at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Yeni Yüzyıl University in Istanbul and also worked as Faculty of Pharmacy Member in University Senate.
As of the year 2013 he has 134 scientific articles, 3 books, 3 chapters and 38 reviews.
He is married to Prof. Dr. Filiz Meriçli and has a daughter.