Teaching Experience

TEACHING EXPERIENCE / LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES IN THE RESEARCH DOMAIN

Participation in Training Activities

Supervised PhD projects at the University of Calgary, Dept. of Bio Sci. “The construction of the open, closed and open-inactivated states of 3D homology models of hERG ion channels” and “Molecular Mechanisms of high-affinity blockers at the different states of hERG ion channels”.

Co-Supervised PhD projects at the BAU School of Medicine:

1. "
Multiscale Modeling and Investigation of Activation Mechanisms of G Protein ­Coupled Receptors”
2.  “hERG K Channel Blocker Toxins as Anti-Cancer Agents”
3.  "Rehabilitation Studies of hERG K Channel Blocker Drugs”

Supervised 6 students on short-term research projects (1. Mr. Trevor Randal, Research Project: “The Pharmacophore Models of hERG Potassium Ion Channels” May 2010 - September 2010; and May 2011- September 2011, University of Calgary, Dept. of Bio Sci.; 2. Mr. Orhan Yasar, Research Project: “Parameterization of Structural and Dynamics Properties of Li+ and Ca2+ ions” July 2010 – September 2010; University of Calgary, Dept. of Bio Sci.; 3. Mr. Konstantinos Thanapoulos, B.Sc., Research Project: “In Silico Rational Drug Design Techniques in GPCRs” September 2008 – April 2009, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens; 4. Mr. Yiannis Xenos, B.Sc., Research Project: “In Silico Rational Drug Design Studies in anti-HIV Drugs” September 2008 – April 2009, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens; 5. Matthew Patterson, Research Project: “Ligand-based potassium channel activators design” May 2011-present, University of Calgary, Dept. of Bio Sci. 6. Ms. Elisha Chapman, Research Project: Homology modeling and drug-target interactions for human neuronal glutamate transporters January 2011 - May 2011, University of Calgary, Dept. of Bio. Sci.).


Training Education/Formation

I attended and completed successfully “Instructional Skills Workshop” at the Teaching and Learning Centre of the University of Calgary (24 hours, March 2010).


Teaching Activities:

@BAU School of Medicine: I gave several lectures ("Biophysics", "Bioinformatics", "Mol. Pharmacology") in School of Medicine; "Special Topics in Bioinformatics" for Molecular Biology and Genetics students and "Chemistry of Life" and "Clinical Engineering" for Biomedical Engineering students.

@University of Calgary: I gave lectures in “Molecular Biophysics” -a graduate students level course- as guest lecturer. In these lectures, thermodynamics of the folding process in proteins, toy protein model, partition function, structural basis of action potential are covered.

@NHRF: I gave several departmental lectures and seminars on computer-aided drug design techniques. In addition, I assisted several undergraduate and graduate students in their projects both in theory and applications.

@Bilkent University: I taught “Laboratory of General Chemistry-I and II” courses as TA at the Bilkent University, Ankara (September 2002-September 2004). Students were 1st year undergraduates from three departments (Chemistry, Physics and Molecular Biology and Genetics).

Participation as External Reviewer

I am reviewing about 40 papers per year for the articles submitted to the journals at the field of Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Modeling, Quantum Chemistry, Structural Biology, Computational Chemistry and Biophysics. (i.e., J. Chem. Inf. Model.; Biophys. J.; Eur. Biophys. J.; Curr. Med. Chem.; J. Enzy. Inh. Med. Chem, Bioorg. Med. Chem, Bioorg Med Chem Lett.; Inorg. Chem.; J. Mol. Model.; J. Comput. Aid. Mol. Des., etc.)


Membership

Biophysical Society
American Chemical Society
Canadian Society for Chemistry
EU Marie Curie Assoc.

Editorial Board
 Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry (2011- current)
 E Journal of Chemistry (2012- current)
 Biochem Pharmacol. (2012- current)
 Turkish Journal of Chemistry (2013- current)
  Frontiers in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry  (2014 -current)
  BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology (2014- current)
  Current Enzyme Inhibition (2015 -current)
  Turkish Journal of Biology (2017 -current)