Biyoinformatik ve Sistem Biyolojisi Seminerleri - Ezgi Karaca


GTU – Bioinformatics and Systems Biology MSc Program Seminar Series


Integrative Modeling of Biomolecular Interactions


Ezgi Karaca, PhD


Date: 08.12.2016

Time: 13:00

Location: Molecular Biology and Genetics Building – Conference Room


Ezgi Karaca is a computational structural biologist with a specialization on integrative modeling and biomolecular dynamics. She completed her bachelor (2006) and master’s degrees (2008) in the Chemical Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University. During this time, she focused on p73’s tumor suppression network and mechanistic interpretation of sumoylation cascade under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Türkan Haliloğlu and Prof. Dr. Ruth Nussinov (NIH). For her PhD, she joined the group of Prof. Dr. Alexandre Bonvin (Chemistry Department, Utrecht University). Her thesis work was dedicated to incorporation of various types of experimental data into the modeling of biomolecular complexes. This research granted her the title of PhD student of the year (2012). After obtaining her PhD degree in 2013 she started to work with Prof. Dr. Teresa Carlomagno in European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg. In 2014, she received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship. During 2015-2016, she was a joint postdoc in Carlomagno and Barabas groups at the EMBL focusing on ribosomal-RNA methylation and transposition mechanisms.