The Study that conducted by the Near East University Researchers on HIV/AIDS in Cyprus received the First Prize at the International Microbiology Congress
Date Added: 12 November 2018, 12:19
Last Updated Date:19 November 2020, 16:53

"Analysis of HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Cyprus by Using a Mathematical Model"; the study conducted by the research team consisting of microbiologists, mathematicians and infectious diseases specialists under the supervision of Professor Tamer Sanlıdag, Near East University Vice Rector and the Head of the Experimental Health Sciences Research Center (DESAM), deemed worthy for the best research award.

The XXXVIII International Turkish Microbiology Congress was held on November 04-08, 2018, at Starlight Hotel, Antalya. Various sub-fields of microbiology as well as medical/clinical microbiology, fields such as food hygiene and microbiology, environmental microbiology were covered in the Congress program as panels or conferences with most recent subjects. Within the scope of the 5 day lasting Microbiology Congress with international participation, the Ankara Society of Microbiology held the 10th International Molecular and Diagnostic Microbiology Congress in one of the parallel halls, as a one-day program and the International Symposium on Migration, Travel & Infection organized by the Parasitology and Migration & Travel Infection Study Groups of Turkish Society of Microbiology in collaboration with the Turkish Society for Parasitology was held in another parallel hall, as a one-day program.

The Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of Near East University released that Professor Tamer Şanlıdağ and his research team participated in the International Symposium on Migration, Travel & Infection with an oral presentation on "Analysis of HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Cyprus by Using a Mathematical Model". The presentation attracted great interest and deemed worthy for the best award in oral presentation category. Near East University feels the right pride of receiving the first prize at an international platform once again.

Based on the investigation results, the study presents data that there is currently no HIV/AIDS epidemic on the island of Cyprus. The study also predicts increase in AIDS virus in both Northern and Southern parts of the island approximately 10 years later if the measures are not taken. The study estimates that this increase will continue until 2055.

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Underlining that rational understanding and production was one of the basic principles of Near East University, Professor Şanlıdağ stated that many researchers other than the research team represented Near East University in the best way and expressed the satisfaction of sharing a total of 15 research results at the Congress.