III. GTU Bioengineering Graduation Days

June 4, 2024-GTU Office of Press and Public Relations

The "III. GTU Bioengineering Graduation Days" event was organized at Gebze Technical University (GTU) Congress and Cultural Center in collaboration with the GTU Bioengineering Society (GTU BIOS) and GTU's Department of Bioengineering. The event was held under Prof. Barış Binay's advisorship.


During the event, bachelor's degree students from the Bioengineering Departments of GTU, Marmara University, and Üsküdar University had the opportunity to present their graduation theses and the results of their TÜBİTAK 2209 projects. Participants presented their theses in English as oral and poster presentations.


Opening Speeches and Advice from Experienced Professionals

The opening speeches were delivered by GTU Vice-Rector Prof. Mahmut Durmuş; GTU Dean Faculty of Engineering Prof. Yusuf Sinan Akgül; GTU BIOS Academic Advisor Prof. Barış Binay, and GTU BIOS President Ayyüce Öcal.


In the morning session of the event, Turgay Kacar, R&D Director of ARVEN Pharmaceuticals, shared his experiences and offered advice to the new graduates. In the afternoon session, Dr. Ercan Varlıbaş, Chairman of the Board of the Biotechnology Industry Association (BİYOSAD), provided insights and guidance to the participants.


In the final session, Zeynep Yılmaz Serçinoğlu, Co-Chair of the Bioengineering Profession Main Committee of the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects' Chemical Engineers Chamber (TMMOB KMO BİYOMEDAK), provided information about BİYOMEDAK to the new graduates.


Presentation of Gifts and Certificates of Achievement

All participants were given commemorative Abstract Books, participation certificates, and gift bags. Additionally, certificates of achievement were awarded to the top three oral and poster presentations.


The event, which received significant interest from the participants, will be held again next year.