Koç University Researchers Uncover SNUPN Gene Responsible for a New Muscular Disorder Highlighted News

Koç University Researchers Uncover SNUPN Gene Responsible for a New Muscular Disorder

A groundbreaking study, recently published in Nature Communications, sheds light on a newly identified subtype of muscular dystrophy, revealing an unsuspected role of SNUPN gene in muscle cell function. Led by Assistant Prof. Dr. Nathalie Escande Beillard, Prof. Dr. Hülya Kayserili, and Prof. Dr. Piraye Oflazer, a team of PhD students and postdoc from Koç University Faculty of Medicine embarked on a broad investigation to decipher the genetic underpinnings of a mysterious condition identified in a case evaluated at Koç University Hospital.

Prof. Sami Gülgöz and KURAM Lab Graduate Student - Applied Cognitive Psychology Highlighted News

Prof. Sami Gülgöz and KURAM Lab Graduate Student - Applied Cognitive Psychology

A new paper, "The Functions of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future during the COVID-19 Pandemic," by graduate students Zeynep Adıgüzel, Demet Ay, Ezgi Bilgin, Selin Buse Coşkuner and Prof. Sami Gülgöz from Koç University Psychology Department (KURAM Lab), has been published in Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Prof. Seda Kızılel - How Would You Like Your Cell Sheet? Highlighted News

Prof. Seda Kızılel - How Would You Like Your Cell Sheet?

Imagine a thin sheet, akin to a band-aid, crafted from your cells. When applied to a damaged tissue in your body, it can repair it using your cells. These cell plates, which sound like a science-fiction product, can also be used on damaged nerve tissue with the method developed by the team consisting of Prof. Seda Kızılel and Dr. Kiyumars Jalili, PhD Students Esra Yalçın Kaya and Işılay Göktan from Koç University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Prof. Kerem Pekkan – Journal of Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology Highlighted News

Prof. Kerem Pekkan – Journal of Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology

The article "Mechanical characterization and torsional buckling of pediatric cardiovascular materials" written by Prof. Kerem Pekkan and his team.

Asscoc. Prof. Seçil Vural -  International Journal of Dermatology Highlighted News

Asscoc. Prof. Seçil Vural - International Journal of Dermatology

The article "Assessing dietary considerations in hidradenitis suppurativa: a critical examination of existing knowledge" authored by Assoc. Prof. Seçil Vural, Department of Dermatology at the School of Medicine, and her team investigate how diet might affect the progression of a chronic skin condition called Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) published in the International Journal of Dermatology.

Prof. Yüksel Peker, has been elected as a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Highlighted News

Prof. Yüksel Peker, has been elected as a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Prof. Yüksel Peker from the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, School of Medicine has been elected as a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Materials Today Energy Highlighted News

Materials Today Energy

Prof. Seda Keskin Avcı and Ph.D. graduate Dr. Çiğdem Altıntaş's research on the development of new-generation porous materials for hydrogen energy storage and hydrogen purification has been published in Materials Today Energy.

Professor Metin Sitti has been elected as a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Highlighted News

Professor Metin Sitti has been elected as a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Our President Prof. Metin Sitti, has been elected as a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of his pioneering and outstanding research contributions to engineering, related to bioinspired adhesives and small-scale mobile robotics fields.

Professor Metin Sitti – Nature Materials Highlighted News

Professor Metin Sitti – Nature Materials

Our president, Prof. Metin Sitti's research article 'Artificial-goosebump-driven microactuation' was published in the prestigious Nature Materials magazine. This article proposes and demonstrates a new microactuation method that achieves precise manipulation in micro/nanoelectromechanical systems, particularly related to miniature robots, biomedical devices, and microfluidic devices.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science Highlighted News

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed annually by the United Nations on February 11th to promote the full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, Koç University honors the journey of women in this field.

Highlighted News 2024-04-19 12:24

Koç University Researchers Uncover SNUPN Gene Responsible for a New Muscular Disorder

A groundbreaking study, recently published in Nature Communications, sheds light on a newly identified subtype of muscular dystrophy, revealing an unsuspected role of SNUPN gene in muscle cell function. Led by Assistant Prof. Dr. Nathalie Escande Beillard, Prof. Dr. Hülya Kayserili, and Prof. Dr. Piraye Oflazer, a team of PhD students and postdoc from Koç University Faculty of Medicine embarked on a broad investigation to decipher the genetic underpinnings of a mysterious condition identified in a case evaluated at Koç University Hospital.

Highlighted News 2024-03-22 10:18

Prof. Sami Gülgöz and KURAM Lab Graduate Student - Applied Cognitive Psychology

A new paper, "The Functions of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future during the COVID-19 Pandemic," by graduate students Zeynep Adıgüzel, Demet Ay, Ezgi Bilgin, Selin Buse Coşkuner and Prof. Sami Gülgöz from Koç University Psychology Department (KURAM Lab), has been published in Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Highlighted News 2024-03-21 07:58

Prof. Seda Kızılel - How Would You Like Your Cell Sheet?

Imagine a thin sheet, akin to a band-aid, crafted from your cells. When applied to a damaged tissue in your body, it can repair it using your cells. These cell plates, which sound like a science-fiction product, can also be used on damaged nerve tissue with the method developed by the team consisting of Prof. Seda Kızılel and Dr. Kiyumars Jalili, PhD Students Esra Yalçın Kaya and Işılay Göktan from Koç University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Highlighted News 2024-03-19 13:03

Prof. Kerem Pekkan – Journal of Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology

The article "Mechanical characterization and torsional buckling of pediatric cardiovascular materials" written by Prof. Kerem Pekkan and his team.

Highlighted News 2024-03-18 10:54

Asscoc. Prof. Seçil Vural - International Journal of Dermatology

The article "Assessing dietary considerations in hidradenitis suppurativa: a critical examination of existing knowledge" authored by Assoc. Prof. Seçil Vural, Department of Dermatology at the School of Medicine, and her team investigate how diet might affect the progression of a chronic skin condition called Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) published in the International Journal of Dermatology.

Highlighted News 2024-03-06 10:33

Prof. Yüksel Peker, has been elected as a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Prof. Yüksel Peker from the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, School of Medicine has been elected as a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Highlighted News 2024-02-22 10:28

Materials Today Energy

Prof. Seda Keskin Avcı and Ph.D. graduate Dr. Çiğdem Altıntaş's research on the development of new-generation porous materials for hydrogen energy storage and hydrogen purification has been published in Materials Today Energy.

Highlighted News 2024-02-19 08:42

Professor Metin Sitti has been elected as a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Our President Prof. Metin Sitti, has been elected as a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in recognition of his pioneering and outstanding research contributions to engineering, related to bioinspired adhesives and small-scale mobile robotics fields.

Highlighted News 2024-02-09 11:13

Professor Metin Sitti – Nature Materials

Our president, Prof. Metin Sitti's research article 'Artificial-goosebump-driven microactuation' was published in the prestigious Nature Materials magazine. This article proposes and demonstrates a new microactuation method that achieves precise manipulation in micro/nanoelectromechanical systems, particularly related to miniature robots, biomedical devices, and microfluidic devices.

Highlighted News 2024-02-12 06:11

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, observed annually by the United Nations on February 11th to promote the full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, Koç University honors the journey of women in this field.