Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif Aylin Ozudogru

Dr. Ozudogru has received her MSc. (2000) and PhD. (2005) at the Molecular Biology Department of the Gebze Institute of Technology, (GIT, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey) (the institute is currently called ‘Gebze Technical University’). Her research field then was focused on plant tissue culture and application of PCR-based molecular markers to plant germplasm. In 2005, she performed a 1-year Post-doc stage at the Ivalsa, Trees and Timber Institute of Florence, belonging to National Research Council of Italy, and gained expertise on in vitro conservation and cryopreservation of plant germplasm. During the period of 2005-2010, she participated actively to the development of ‘Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology’ and ‘Plant Conservation and Cryopreservation’ laboratories of the GIT. She received the position of Assistant Prof. in 2007 and gave lectures on ‘Plant Physiology’ and ‘Conservation of Plant Biodiversity’ to the MSc. and PhD. students during 2007-2010. Since 2010, she is a researcher at the IVALSA Institute. She received her Assoc. Prof. title in 2013, while still in Italy. Her research area is focused on in vitro plant propagation (micropropagation, somatic embryogenesis, organogenesis, TIS bioreactors, synthetic seed technology), in vitro conservation, cryopreservation, plant molecular biology and gas choromatographic analysis. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the ISI International Journals, ‘Biologia Plantarum’ and ‘Propagation of Ornamental Plants’, and reviewer of ISI International Journals (among which are; ACTA Physiologiae Plantarum, Biotechnology Advances, CryoLetters, Horticultural Science, In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant, Journal of Botany, Journal of Horticultural Science, Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, Turkish Journal of Botany).

E-mail: ozudogru(at)ivalsa.cnr.it, elifaylinozudogru(at)yahoo.it