ABOUT FİLİZ GÜREL

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Prof. Filiz Gürel

Turkish Academician, Molecular Biologist and Plant Geneticist.

My research is focused on the (1) application and improvement of plant genetic transformation  and (2) molecular basis of stress-tolerance in plants.

The effect of global warming in the long term is expected to be widespread and severe drought episodes will lead to decrease in global crop production. In our work, we have analysed the physiological responses and differential expression of stress-related genes in Turkish barley plants, under different stressful conditions, such as salinity, dehydration, and Fusarium culmorum infection. We have also sequenced a stress-induced gene, Dhn3, in wild barley populations to understand the range of mutations and contribution of allelic variation in stress adaptation.

 

Education & Experience:

1993-1997

Ph.D.

Istanbul University, Molecular Biology and Genetics Program, Turkey

Supv.: Prof. Nermin Gözükırmızı

 

1998-1999

Postdoctoctoral Research Associate

New York Stony Brook University, Dept. of of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, USA.

Supv.: Prof. Vitaly Citovsky

 

2003-2004

Postdoctoral fellow

Agricultural Research Organisation (ARO) Volcani Center, Israel

Supv.: Dr. Shulamit Manulis-Prof. Isaac Barash

 

2011

Postdoctoral fellow

Max Planck Institute, Cologne, Germany

Supv.: Dr. Maria von Korff

 

Selected Publications

Rhee  Y, Gürel F, Gafni Y, Dingwall C  and  Citovsky V (2000). A genetic system for detection of protein nuclear import and export, NATURE/BIOTECHNOLOGY 18: 433-437.

Gürel F and  Gozukirmizi N (2000). Optimization of gene transfer into barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) mature embryos by tissue electroporation, PLANT CELL REPORTS 19: 787-791.

Gürel F, Albayrak G, Diken O, Cepni E, Tunali B (2010) Use of Rep-PCR for genetic diversity analyses in Fusarium culmorum.  JOURNAL of PHYTOPATHOLOGY, 158(5): 387-389.

Faralli M., Lektemur  C., Rosellini D., Gürel F. (2015) Effects of heat shock on salinity tolerance in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.): plant growth and stress-related gene transcription. BIOLOGIA PLANTARUM, vol.59, no.3, pp.537-546.

Gürel F., Uçarlı C., Tufan F. Kalaskar D (2015). Enhancing T-DNA transfer efficiency in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cells using extracellular cellulose and lectin. APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY vol.176, pp.1203-1216, DOI: 10.1007/s12010-015-1640-0.

Gürel F., Uçarli C., Yörük E., Karagöz A. (2015) Hordeum vulgare subsp. spontaneum in Turkey: characterization in a laboratory environment, PGR Secure Crop Wild Relative Newsletter, pp.31-33.

Uçarlı, C., McGuffin, L. J., Çaputlu, C., Aravena, A., and Gürel, F. (2016). Genetic diversity at the Dhn3 locus in Turkish Hordeum spontaneum populations with comparative structural analyses. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. doi: 10.1038/srep20966.

Gürel F., Öztürk NZ, Yörük E, Uçarlı C, Poyraz N (2016) Comparison of expression patterns of selected drought-responsive genes in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) under shock-dehydration and slow drought treatments. PLANT GROWTH REGULATIONS, Doi 10.1007/s10725-016-0156-0.

Gürel F, Öztürk ZN, Uçarlı C and Rosellini D (2016). Barley genes as a tool to confer abiotic stress tolerance in crops. Front. Plant Sci. 7:1137. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01137. link

For the full list of publications

Patents:

Gürel F, Elif Çepni,  “Use of Quercus robur L. extract for bacterial quorum-sensing inhibition”, TURKEY, Patent, TR 2015/05137, Submitted in Dec. 2015.

Gürel F., Uçarlı C, Tufan F. “Enhancing DNA transfer via Agrobacterium to plant cells using cellulose”, TURKEY, Patent TR 2015/17597, Submitted in Dec. 2016.

 

CONTACT

Prof. Filiz Gürel
Istanbul University
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Telephone: 90-212-455 57 00 ext 15472

E-mail: filiz@istanbul.edu.tr

6 thoughts on “ABOUT FİLİZ GÜREL”

  1. Yeni yılda da bloğunuzun takipçileri arasında olup ; her ay gelecek olan yazılarınızı merakla bekliyor olacağız.
    Emeğinize saygılar.

  2. yazılarınız gerçekten çok informative ve güzel. başarılarınızın devamını dilerim!
    Saygılar..

  3. Merhaba Filiz Hanım,

    Yazılarınızı ben ve ekip arkadaşlarım begenerek takip ediyoruz. Biraz geçikmiş olsam da 🙂 yeni yılın size sağlık, huzur ve mutluluk getirmesi dileğiyle,

    Aslı YILDIZ

  4. Deniz ÖZKAN VARDAR said:

    Hocam,
    Yazılarınız çok beğendim. Ellerinize sağlık… Yeni yılınızın sağlıklı ve mutlu olmasını dilerim

    Deniz ÖZKAN VARDAR

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