Plant Genomics Research Lab. is located in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Istanbul University. Our Department was funded in 1982 as “Molecular Biology Section” inside of the Biology Department, and was one of the leading institutions in Turkey, established research in the discipline of molecular genetics.

Major activities in the Lab:

-Transcriptomics (qPCR, NGS)

Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of plants.


Nadia El Sarraf (PhD student) Thesis: “Investigation of host factors associated with Agrobacterium tumefaciens infection in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) plants”

Muzaffer Arıkan (PhD student) Thesis: “Shotgun Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Composition of Kombucha”

Burcu Karahalil (PhD student) Thesis: “Physiological and molecular analyses of plants silenced for Gα protein in barley”


Prof. Berna Tunalı (Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey)

Assist. Prof. Z. Neslihan Öztürk (Nigde University, Turkey)

Dr. Daniele Rosellini (Perugia University, Italy)

Dr. Liam McGuffin (Reading University, UK)

Facilities in our Lab. (and Department)

Plant Growth Chamber (Angelantoni ECOCHL 700)

Plant Growth Chamber (Angelantoni)

Plant seed storage cabin

Laminar flow (Heraeaus)

Shaker incubator

Electroporator (Eppendorf)

Hybridization incubator


Vaccuum dessicator


Roche LightCycler 480

Fluorescent Microscope (Olympus)

Inverse Microscope (Olympos)

Osmometer (Knauer)

Conductivimeter (Horiba)

Thermal Cyclers

Gel Image analyzer

-80 Deep Freezer

-20 Deep Freezer

Liquid nitrogen equipment


Telephone : 90-212-455 57 00 ext 10517


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