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  • MSc Candidate
  • Founder & CEO
  • Vitaliter Natural Sciences and Engineering R&D Ltd.
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Babür's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 22Followers

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I was born in 25 April 1988 in Aydın. Aydın is a small town, but have very old history. For example Miletus (now in Aydın Province) has great importance in science. Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes lived in this archeological site. This sophisticated history and environment have increased my interest to science. Now, I am a MS candidate in Asist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Somel’s Comparative & Evolutionary Biology Lab at Middle East Technical University (METU), Biology Department. Throughout my undergraduate education in METU Biology Dept., I worked in Prof. Dr. Meryem Beklioğlu’s Limnology Lab voluntarily for 2 years. I take part in many researches’ field also lab works. When I decided to not study on limnology and because of by interest on evolution, I have started to researches in Prof. Dr. Aykut Kence and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meral Kence’s lab. I complete my undergrad project as stress factors’ effects on animals and their relation with serotonin metabolism with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mesut Muyan’s advisory. Also, I did my internship in Asist. Prof. Dr. N. C. Tolga Emre’s Laboratory of Genome Regulation at Boğaziçi University. Additionally, during my education, I achieved many activities in university. I was assigned in administrative board of METU Biology and Genetics Student Club (Biyogen) for 4 years. We achieved many of conferences, field trips, informative events. Actually, we are trying to reach society with science. Moreover, because of this reason, we founded Evrim Ağacı (Tree of Evolution Movement) for explain the Evolutionary Theory to Turkish public. Then, we gave a proposal to European Society of Evolutionary Biology for receive their outreach fund. Our proposal was accepted in March 2012. Now, we are organizing seminars and workshops on evolution in Turkey, improving the dissemination of information about evolution throughout the country. In addition, we have developed a website to improve access to information in Turkish about evolutionary principles and to serve as a forum for dialogue with the community about evolutionary questions. Furthermore, I’m fairly knowledgeable in arts and culture, as well as my profession of science. I attended painting and ceramics classes for 3 years. Besides, I am registered to Cultural Heritage associate degree program at Istanbul University. Lastly, I’m founder and CEO of the our start-up company, Vitaliter Natural Sciences and Engineering R&D Ltd.


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Publications (3)

  • Daphnia: a rising model organism

    • Erdem B
  • Contradictions between scientific theories for obesity and government policies

    • Erdem B
    • Akyüz C
  • Obezitenin biyolojik kökeni ve engellenmesi için gereken gıda temelli düzenlemeler

    • Erdem B

Professional experience

Founder & CEO

Vitaliter Natural Sciences and Engineering R&D Ltd.

March 2016 - Present


Bogazici University

July 2013 - September 2013(2 months)




September 2015 - Present


METU - Middle East Technical University

September 2008 - August 2015(7 years)