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)

-Salinity (NaCl), dehydration applications, Fusarium culmorum (a fungal pathogen) infections in plants.

Agrobacterium-mediated transformation

Research Group

Dr. Elif Çepni Yüzbaşıoğlu

Dr. Cüneyt Uçarlı

Dr. Feyza Tufan

Burcu Karahalil (Ph.D. student)

Muzaffer Arıkan (Ph.D. student)

Nadia Sarraf (Ph.D.  student)

Serkan Denizer (Ph.D. student)


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


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)

Prof. Duran Üstek (Medipol University)


Telephone : 90-212-455 57 00 ext 10517


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