News & Announcements

ESTEM and AvciBio Research Group participated in Eskişehir Industry Fair 2022, the 2nd R&D Industry and Technology Fair held at Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce- TÜYAP Fair Center on October 18-21, 2022, to present innovative health related products from our laboratories.

During COVID-19 pandemic as all of us faced changing and expanding scope of the defense industry in Turkiye and in the world, like this pandemic is not just as a health problem; at the same time, the similar pandemic or chemical and biological threats probably we will face in the future at some degree. These threats as global problems in the axis of society, security, economy, culture and politics, places the issue of biosecurity in the focus of the defense sector, while at the same time expanding the scope of the defense industry with new security parameters. In this sense, the importance of innovative products in the field of health is becoming more and more important.
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We were proud to host Dr. Shabir Hassan as distinguished scientist, Early-Stage investigator at Harvard University, on August 5, 2022, at 14:30 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Prof. Dr. Necla Özdemir Hall. The seminar was organized by Eskisehir Osmangazi University with partnership of Cellular Therapy and Stem and Stem Cell Production, Application and Research Center (ESTEM), Translational Medicine Research and Clinical Center (TATUM) and AvciBio Research Group. 

Dr. Hassan presented a great talk titled as “Whirlpool in a cup, organs in your pocket: Recent advances in Bioengineering Insights from medical device design in orthopedic surgery". Thanks to all participants from engineering to medicine, fundamental science to dentistry and even to department of education and economics with administrative sciences!


 
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We are excited to share that our research paper was published in Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry is among the top 10 most downloaded papers!!!

Congrats to the team and special thanks to Fatma Doğan Güzel and AvciBio Research Group.
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On 11-12 May 2022, AvciBio Research Group members participated in the R&D Projects Dissemination Event in Turkey held at Adıyaman University and Kütahya Dumlupınar University to present some current innovative projects in the lab. Governor of Adiyaman and Rector of Adiyaman University have visited our stand with a great interest.
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Department of Otolaryngologist at Eskisehir Osmangazi University visited our lab and then we discussed possible new projects to further enhance our collaboration on April 6, 2022.
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On April 22, 2022, Deans of the Faculty of Medicine; the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; and the Faculty of Science and Letters Prof.Dr. Özkan ALATAŞ, Prof.Dr. Muammer KAYA and Prof. Dr. Emin UĞURLU visited the Cell Therapy and Stem Cell Production, Application and Research Center (ESTEM) and AvciBio Research Group. The meeting covered information, publicity and promotional activity of our facilities and current projects.
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Congratulations Ceren Ozel on achieving her PhD degree, November 2th, 2022. It is undoubtedly a big stepping stone towards for her brighter future. Dr. Ozel’s dissertation has a great contribution with insights to the both microphysiologic liver on a chip system and biomimetic approaches for engineering biotextile for treatment of skin injuries. Great papers are on the way; stay tuned!
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June 10th, 2022, Tayfun Şengel successfully passed the doctoral qualification exam. 
In addition, our undergraduate student Ulku Sonmez has successfully completed her graduation project on microfluidic production and characterization from thermoplastic-based polymers.
Congratulations!
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Dr. Huseyin Avci has received Eskisehir Osmangazi University 2021 Scientific Research Project Incentive Award
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We were proud to having two workshops in a day on March 1, 2022. The workshop was hosted by Eskişehir Osmangazi University with partnership of Cellular Therapy and Stem Cell Production, Application and Research Center (ESTEM), Translational Medicine Research and Clinical Center (TATUM), and Avcibio Research Group. Distinguised Professors Ali Koşar, Levent Trabzon, Barbaros Cetin, Ender Yıldırım, Huseyin Cumhur Tekin, who have conducting pioneering research and work in the field as speakers. Participation for the workshop was limited due to the pandemic.




 
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Congratulations to the undergraduate students for their successful thesis defense on January 26th, 2022. Special thanks to Asst. Prof. Dr. Mine TOKER and Asst. Prof. Dr. Hamed GHORBANPOOR as committees, and AvciBio Research Group members. 
Congratulations to undergraduate students for successfully completing their BSc in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering!
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Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliance Training was held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Cellular Therapy and Stem Cell Production, Application and Research Center (ESTEM) with the participation of ESTEM and AvciBio research groups, by the Turkey Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency.







 
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On January 20, 2022,  Eskisehir Osmangazi University Rector Prof. Dr.Dr.jur.h.c. Kemal Şenocak, LL.M, Vice Rectors of Prof. Dr. Ali Arslantaş and Prof. Dr. Rifat Edizkan visited Cellular Therapy and Stem Cell Production, Application and Research Center (ESTEM), and AvciBio Research Group's Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) and Tissue Engineering Research Laboratories. Director of ESOGÜ-MEMS and Tissue Engineering Research Labs Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huseyin Avci, and colleagues Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayla Eker Sariboyaci, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eray Atalay and Assist. Prof. Dr. Onur Uysal provided information about the current studies carried out in the center.
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Yücel successfully defended his master's thesis on December 15th, 2021 with a title of "Investigation of Biosensor Development by Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy".
Congratulations Yücel, for successfully completing your MSc in Chemical Engineering!
A Lean lab training was conducted by Assistant Proffessor Nurcan DENİZ, from Eskişehir Osmangazi  University (ESOGU) Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences for our team for improving efficiencies and effectiveness on Wednesday, December 01, 2021 at Cellular Therapy and Stem Cell Production, Application and Research Center (ESTEM) with the participation of ESTEM and AvciBio research groups.






 
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Congrats to Ceren and her co-authors and first paper for the publication on: Organ-on-a-Chip:  https://faseb.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1096/fj.202100333R
Avcibio team is a Finalist in Teknofest Technology for Humanity competition in the Health and First Aid category. The final stage of the competition will be held 21 - 26 September 2021 at İstanbul Atatürk Airport.
A research project titled “On chip co-culture of liver cells under interstitial flow” proposed by Dr. Ahmet Emin TOPAL under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Hüseyin Avci and Assoc. Prof. Ayla Eker Sariboyaci has been found worthy to be supported by TÜBİTAK 2218-National Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme 2021/1. Dr. Topal will carry out his research work as a Visiting Scholar at the ESTEM-MEMS and Tissue Engineering Lab (AvciBio Research Group) at Eskisehir Osmangazi University for the next two years.
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Congratulations to the team! 
Leading by Ankara University Stem Cell Institute, our project has been awarded grant funding under TUBITAK 1004-Regenerative and Restorative Medicine Research and Applications with the aim of developing a 3-dimensional liver chip kit for clinical diagnosis (2021). 
Congrats to Yucel of his first paper and co-authors for the publication on electrochemical biosensor: 
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/elan.202060433
Congratulations to our team! Our recent paper about SEBS nanofibers for bioengineering and water filtration applications has been published as a cover on Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2020)!

 
Our collaborative work with Harvard Medical School, University of Connecticut, University of Nebraska and University of Victoria about engineering skeletal muscle tissue by using a textile technique is highlighted on ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering (2020) journal's cover!
Asst. Prof. Seyed Ali Mousavi Shaegh's presentation titled "How to do multidisciplinary clinical research? Insights from medical device design in orthopedic surgery" will be held on 23th of January, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in ESOGU Teaching Hospital Meeting Room.









 
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Our project about evaluation of controlled drug release in mesenchymal stem cell-loaded composite living-fibers of biotextile (2020) is granted by TUBITAK-1002 - Short Term R&D Funding Program! Congrats Ceren Ozel!
Our collaborative work with Dr. Fatma Dogan Guzel's research group at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University and Dr. Hossein Hashempour's group at Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University titled as "Development of a cost effective and highly sensitive on-chip platform: Cyclotides on a Chip" is granted by bilateral TUBITAK and Iran Centre for International Scientific Cooperation of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (2020). 
Congratulations to the team!
Congrats Ceren Ozel and Bahar Demir Cevizlidere for passing prelim!  November 27th, 2019






 
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Congratulations to Ceren Ozel for receiving the  TUBITAK Scholarship 2019!
Our project about new generation fibers (2018) was granted by TUBITAK-1003 Primary Subjects R&D Funding Program!

Invited Talks,

 Seminars and Conferences

Human Organ on a Chip: New Paradigm for Medicine and Health Research
 


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Seminar 
May 20, 2022
AIJU Technological Institute, Alicante, Spain