Molecular and Basic Microbiology Laboratory

Laboratory Name Molecular and Basic Microbiology Laboratory
Laboratory Responsible Assist. Prof. Yosun MATER
Department Molecular Biology and Genetics
Telephone + 90 (262) 6052518/2537
Address Gebze Institute of Technology
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics C-2/121
41400 Cayirova, Kocaeli, TURKEY
Laboratory Staff Selçuk TAŞDAN (MS) 
General Information Microorganisms can be obtained from various sources and play important beneficial and detrimental roles in many biological activities. Our laboratory research studies have focused on basic microbiology and molecular microbiology. Isolation of new bacterial species from different habitats and identification at species level are the main subject of our basic microbiology work.
Our Molecular Microbiology studies are especially focused on the glycobiology of Bacteria. The importance of sialic acid and sialyltransferase on the recognition and adhesion mechanisms between tissue and bacteria is well-known. Therefore our studies are focused on molecular microbiology researchs of these mechanisms.
With this aim, molecular biological techniques such as cloning and mutation of the sialiltransferase genes are carried out in our laboratory. The results of this research can be visualized by Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and / or Fluorescence Microscope by using fluorescent dyes and gold labeling methods. In addition, development of new and different labelling methods is another focus of the group.
Applications 1. Isolation of new bacterial species from different habitats and identification at species level.
2. Sialic acid and sialyltransferase have important roles on recognition and adhesion mechanisms between tissue and bacteria. Thus, our laboratory focused on this mechanisms of bacteria.
3. The usage of molecular biology methods like cloning and mutation of sialiltransferase genes.
4. Development of new and different labelling methods
Equipment 1. Laminair flow
2. Incubator
3. Refrigirator (+4˚C)
4. Deep Freeze (-20˚C)

 

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