Advanced matrices for cancer research


Investigator: Dr. Özlem Ertekin (Visiting researcher)

Özlem Ertekin

 

Collaborators: Dr. Aldo Leal-Egaña, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini

 

During 2018 Dr. Özlem Ertekin obtained a TÜBİTAK fellowship to perform her post-doctoral research in the field of Biomaterials for Cancer Research, at the Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. This project is performed in collaboration with Dr. Aldo Leal-Egana. The work of Dr. Ertekin is aimed at developing new technical alternatives to characterize the metastatic potential of cancer cells entrapped within 3D tumor-like environments. Thus, the research performed by Dr. Ertekin will involve studies of cell proliferation, migration and aggregation, focusing her research on the creation of a new polymer-based platform, able to provide insights regarding pathogenicity and progression of this disease in vitro.