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

ESCMID Collaborative Center

KUISCID was selected as ESCMID Collaborative Center by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). With this platform, European scientists and researchers from clinical microbiology and infectious diseases will have the opportunity to discover more of KUISCID research projects which will evidently strengthen our collaborations for future joint projects.


COVID-19: Our Experiences, Take-home messages, Contributions

Experiences and scientific research findings during the pandemic will be shared in the COVID-19 symposium by focusing on what we have learned and how we contributed. Symposium will be held on June 2, Thursday at 13.00 at Koç University Hospital AIMES 4ht Floor.

(Note that Symposium will be in Turkish)

For online participation.


KUSOM Research Days

KUISCID supports 2nd and 3rd-year medical students in terms of gaining research experience as well as training them with data analysis and scientific writing. On the 9th Research Day, our researcher students presented 4 different studies. The study “SARS-CoV-2 positivity in hospital ambient air” has been awarded as the best in 2nd place.

We congratulate all our researchers.


The Role of Flow Cytometry in Infectious Diseases

Flow cytometry is a technique to detect and characterise cells with multi-parameter and high throughput analysis. Within a 2 hour period, cell subgroups and functions of a given cell population (i.e blood, bone marrow, broncho-alveolar lavage) can be determined in detail. Short measurement times and the possibility of distinguishing different cell characteristics within such specified cell populations make flow cytometry one of the most indispensable methods for immune system research including host response to the microorganism which causes the infection, drug response used in the treatment, and even vaccine responses. Here, as Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine Flow Cytometry Core Facility, we are very happy to contribute to both scientific and clinical high-impact projects related to infectious diseases in collaboration with KUISCID.

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