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”
“hERG K Channel Blocker Toxins as Anti-Cancer Agents”
3. "Rehabilitation Studies of hERG K Channel Blocker
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.).
I attended and completed
successfully “Instructional Skills Workshop” at the Teaching and
Learning Centre of the University of Calgary (24 hours, March 2010).
@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.
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.
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.)
American Chemical Society
Canadian Society for Chemistry
EU Marie Curie Assoc.
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
Current Enzyme Inhibition (2015 -current)
Turkish Journal of Biology (2017 -current)