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

Second Year of The Pandemic: Current Situation

KUISCID Director Prof. Önder Ergönül and Assoc. Prof. Şiran Keske evaluated the current situation of the pandemic with the joint broadcast of Koç University Hospital and American Hospital.

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Who will Defend the Public Health?

Prof. Sibel Sakarya, Head of Public Health Department of School of Medicine gave a speech about the importance of public health, its principles and policies in Medyascope broadcast.

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Bacteria and Their Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance of bacteria has become a concerning public health threat with limited therapy options and high mortality rates. K.pneumoniae with its strong resistance profile is able to gain resistance to even one of the last resort antibiotics, carbapenems. In one of our researches with K.pneumoniae collected from various centers from Turkey, we have analyzed the resistance profile and virulence factors of the isolates in a detailed way and observed high mortality rates associated with antibiotic resistance. Along with these results, we have started new multi-centered projects funded by Oxford and Pfizer Global in order to observe the resistance profile of Turkey and constitute a global resistance map as well as to prepare valid antibiotic stewardship protocols.


International Conference Presentations

Our researchers will be presenting 9 different projects as posters in the 32nd congress of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), which will take place in Portugal this year.  We congratulate our Post-Doc Nazlı Ataç, our PhD students Cansel Vatansever, Gülin Özcan, Fatihan Pınarlık, Lal Sude Gücer, Zeynep Gülce Talay and our Master students Zeynep Ece Kuloğlu, Güz Ekinci and Sevgi Öztürk. We are proud to be the only center with 9 different projects accepted in such a prestigious international congress.


National Conference Presentations

Our researcher’s 8 different projects were accepted as oral presentations in KLİMİK (Turkish Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases). We congragulate our Post-Doc Nazlı Ataç, our PhD students  Cansel Vatansever, Gülin Özcan, Jale Boral, Zeynep Gülce Talay and Master students Zeynep Ece Kuloğlu, Sevgi Öztürk ve Kübra Çam.

Our PhD student Cansel Vatansever will be also presenting “COVID-19 and Microbiata interactions” in the Microbiata Session.

Our students from the School of Medicine Selin Kolsuz and Şevval Nur Bektaş will be giving oral presentations. We congratulate our students.


Be a Part of our Team!

There will be open positions in the field of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology. To learn more about the career opportunities, you can visit our Careers webpage.

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