KUISCID December 2022 Newsletter
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This is a monthly newsletter from KUISCID. We present our research output and news about our activities.

Control over Acinetobacter baumannii Infections

KUISCID researchers have published their research on Acinetobacter baumannii infection control in the high-impact journal “Scientific Reports”. We congratulate our researchers for their contributions in infection control and antimicrobial stewardship.

Click here for the details of the publication explained by our Ph.D. student Jale Boral.


Renewal of BSL-3 Certificate

KUISCID BSL-3 (Biosafety Level 3) Lab has succeeded in the annual evaluation and examination held by Bureau Veritas Certification Company. The certificates of our researchers were renewed following the detailed examination. It’s our honor to have one of the foremost BSL-3 facilities in Turkey.


Update on Emerging Infections

KUISCID, in collaboration with ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases), will host the international symposium of “Current situation in infectious diseases” organized by EITaF (Emerging Infections Task Force) that is a study group of ESCMID. Symposium will take place on January 19 and 20th at Haliç Congress Center.

Click here for details of the symposium programme.


In Memory of Prof. Kenan Midilli

After the sudden and unfortunate death of Prof. Kenan Midilli, a member of KUISCID Advisory Board, his colleagues compiled a memorial in the name of Prof. Midilli’s wise scientific journey. You can reach the memorial (Turkish and English) from the following links.

Click here for IDCM memorial (in English)
Click here for KLIMIK memorial (in Turkish)


Koç University Outstanding Faculty Awards

Koç University 2021-2022 Outstanding Faculty Awards was declared. KUISCID collaborators Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Gönen, Prof. Tuğba Bağcı Önder and Assoc. Prof. Erkan Kalafat were awarded for their noteworthy scientific contributions. We congratulate our researchers.


TUBITAK 1002 Project

TUBITAK 1002 project “Investigation of the relationship between vaginal dysbiosis with the activation of intestinal and genital inflammation during the pregnancy in an in vivo mouse model” of KUISCID Ph.D. student Gülin Özcan was approved to be funded, with a grade of A+. We congratulate our researchers.


BİDEB Scholarship

KUISCID Ph.D. student Fatihan Pınarlık has achieved the BİDEB Scholarship which is funded by TUBITAK to support young scientists. We congratulate our researcher for his achievement.


Quality and Environmental Management: KUISCID as a Green Lab

KUISCID continues to contribute to the zero waste project in collaboration with Koç University Hospital Quality and Environmental Management. Through organizing training and periodic meetings with the Environmental Management System, we will continue to follow appropriate waste disposal and recycling processes in the name of a sustainable lifestyle.


Center Collaborations

KUISCID affiliated researchers Hasan Demirci and Prof. Halil Kavaklı have published their research “The crystal structure of Vibrio cholerae (6-4) photolyase reveals interactions with cofactors and a DNA binding region” in Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC). We congratulate our researchers.

Click here for the article.


A Happy Year Full of Joy and Science!

The KUISCID family wishes a happy new year full of joy and science to each of our collaborators and followers!