Editor Name: Gül Özcan
University: University of Istanbul
Biography: Dr. Gül ÖZCAN is currently a distinguished professor in the Department of Biology at the Istanbul University. Prof. ÖZCAN received her MSc- and Ph-D- degrees in Radiobiology and Health Physics, from the Institute of Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering at Istanbul University in 1995 and 2001, respectively. She worked at Istanbul University for about 25 years on molecular cancer biology and radiobiology. Presently, she was head of the molecular cancer biology and bioinformatics research laboratory. Over the past 10 years, her research has been focused on cell death mechanisms for cancer therapy, alternative death pathways, apoptosis resistance and cancer data mining. She has co-ordinated and contributed to several multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research projects funded by the Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Istanbul University. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR), the Molecular Cancer Research Association (MOKAD) and the New York Academy of Sciences.