Fatma Gizem AVCI, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

fatmagizem.avciuskudar.edu.tr

(0216) 400 2222 2471

ORCID: 0000-0001-6618-0487

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Research Fields

Antibiotic Resistance, Industrial Biotechnology, Omic Technologies, Metabolic Engineering, Protein Engineering

UN Sustainable Development Goal Labels Matching with Research Fields

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Short CV

Fatma Gizem Avci received her B.Sc. (2010) and M.Sc. (2013) degrees from the Department of Bioengineering, Ege University. During her M.Sc. studies, she focused on the production of 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PDO) using a cell recycle bioreactor. She received a scholarship from Erasmus Exchange Programme and participated in a project on the production of 1,3-PDO using the metabolic engineering approach for 3 months at the Centre for Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis, Ghent University, Belgium. She completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Bioengineering, Marmara University in 2018. Her research during her Ph.D. was mainly focused on antibiotic resistance mechanisms, investigation of antimicrobial candidates specifically from plant-derived compounds, and understanding their mechanism of action. With support from of FEMS Research Fellowship, she also carried out studies on the characterization of bacterial membrane proteins at the National Scientific Research Center (CNRS-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Lyon, France.
Fatma Gizem Avci is currently an Assistant Professor at Uskudar University, Bioengineering Department, Turkey. Her research areas include antibiotic resistance, protein engineering, metabolic engineering, omic technologies, and industrial biotechnology.

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Education Status & Academic Titles

Supervised Graduate Theses

  1. Investigation of the Antivirulence Agents Targeting the Type IV Pili, 2023.

Academic Activities > Publications

(Scopus) Toplam: 16

Attenuation of Type IV pili activity by natural products

Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics (2024)

Targeting a hidden site on class A beta-lactamases

Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling (2018)

An evolutionarily conserved allosteric site modulates beta-lactamase activity

Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry (2016)

Academic Activities > Publications

(Other Scientific Publications) Toplam: 2

Curvularia lunata: A fungus for possible berberine transformation

International Journal of Secondary Metabolite (2022)

Evaluation of silibinin as an efflux pump inhibitor in Bacillus subtilis

International Journal of Secondary Metabolite (2021)

Academic Activities > Book - Book Chapter

  1. Modeling the Microbial Cells for Biotechnological Applications, 2023.
  2. Antibacterial and antifungal activities of isoquinoline alkaloids of the Papaveraceae and Fumariaceae families and their implications in structure–activity relationships, 2021.
  3. Fermente Ürünler Teknolojisi ve Mikrobiyolojisi- Antibiyotik Üretimi, 2020.

Projects > Projects

  1. ESKAPE patojenlerinde yaygın bulunan D-sınıfı beta-laktamazlara karşı ortak inhibitörlerin belirlenmesi, 2026.
  2. Tip 4 pili protein kompleksinin inhibisyonu ve inhibisyon dinamiğinin karakterizasyonu, 2023.

Academic Activities > Congress - Conference Participation

  1. 47th FEBS Congress, 2023.
  2. 8th International BAU Drug Design Congress, 2022.
  3. 4th Eurasia Biochemical Approaches & Technologies Congress (EBAT), 2022.
  4. FEMS Conference on Microbiology 2022, 2022.
  5. 9. Ulusal Moleküler Biyoloji ve Biyoteknoloji Kongresi, 2020.
  6. MuTaLig COST ACTION CA15135 4th WG meeting, 2020.

Administrative Activities

  1. Öğrenci Danışmanlığı / Student Adviser, 41-50 Öğrenci Danışmanlığı, (2023 - 2024)
  2. Ana Bilim Başkanı / Head of Department, Biyomühendislik, (2022 - 2024)
  3. Bölüm Başkanlığı / Head of Department, Biyomühendislik (İngilizce), (2022 - 2024)
  4. Laboratuvar, Laboratuvar Sorumlusu, (2022 - 2024)
  5. Kurul Üyeliği / Board Member, Fakülte Kurulu Üyeliği, (2022 - 2024)
  6. Çalışma Grubu Koordinatörlüğü / Coordinator of Research Group, Biyomühendislik Çalışma Grubu, (2022 - 2024)
  7. Koordinatör / Coordinator, ARGEYEP Koordinatörlüğü (Enstitü / Fakülte / MYO), (2022 - 2024)
  8. Koordinatör / Coordinator, Erasmus Koordinatörlüğü (Enstitü / Fakülte / MYO), (2022 - 2024)
  9. Kurul Üyeliği / Board Member, Enstitü Kurulu Üyeliği, (2022 - 2024)
  10. Komisyon Üyesi / Member of Commission, Bologna Komisyonu, (2022 - 2024)
  11. Öğrenci Danışmanlığı / Student Adviser, 31-40 Öğrenci Danışmanlığı, (2022 - 2023)
  12. Komisyon Üyesi / Member of Commission, Mezuniyet Komisyonu (Enstitü / Fakülte / MYO), (2022 - 2024)
  13. Bölüm Başkan Yardımcısı / Deputy Head of Department, Biyomühendislik (İngilizce) Bölüm Başkan Yardımcısı, (2021 - 2022)
  14. Çalışma Grubu Üyelikleri / Research Group Membership, Biyomühendislik Çalışma Grubu, (2020 - Devam ediyor.)
  15. Öğrenci Danışmanlığı / Student Adviser, 41-50 Öğrenci Danışmanlığı, (2019 - 2022)
  16. Komisyon Üyesi / Member of Commission, Eğitim Komisyonu (Enstitü / Fakülte / MYO), (2019 - 2021)
  17. Komisyon Üyesi / Member of Commission, Staj Komisyonu (Enstitü / Fakülte / MYO), (2019 - 2021)
  18. Komisyon Üyesi / Member of Commission, Kalite Komisyonu (Enstitü / Fakülte / MYO), (2019 - 2022)

Education and Training Activities

  1. Graduation Thesis, (Undergraduate Degree / 2022-2023 Bahar)
  2. Bioengineering Laboratory I, (Undergraduate Degree / 2022-2023 Bahar)
  3. Biochemistry, (Undergraduate Degree / 2022-2023 Bahar)
  4. Introduction to Bioengineering, (Undergraduate Degree / 2022-2023 Bahar)
  5. Physical Chemistry, (Undergraduate Degree / 2022-2023 Güz)
  6. Protein Yapı ve Fonksiyonu, (Master / 2022-2023 Güz)
  7. Graduation Project, (Undergraduate Degree / 2022-2023 Güz)
  8. Introduction to Biotechnology, (Undergraduate Degree / 2022-2023 Güz)