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Babür ERDEM

  • MSc Candidate
  • Founder & CEO
  • Vitaliter Natural Sciences and Engineering R&D Ltd.
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Research interests

Evo-devo Stress Epigenetics

About

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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  • Oğuzhan Begik

    Oğuzhan Begik

  • Ulduz Sobhi Afshar

    Ulduz Sobhi Afshar

  • Gizem Bezirci

    Gizem Bezirci METU - Middle East Technical University

  • Gizem Kars

    Gizem Kars

  • Cansu Akyüz

    Cansu Akyüz Middle East Technical University

  • Özgün Kırdar

    Özgün Kırdar METU - Middle East Technical University

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Publications

Daphnia: a rising model organism

  • Erdem B
Laboratory Animal Science 3th National Congress (2013)
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Contradictions between scientific theories for obesity and government policies

  • Erdem B
  • Akyüz C
"Obesity and Ethics" 3rd National Medical Ethics Project Contest (2012)
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Obezitenin biyolojik kökeni ve engellenmesi için gereken gıda temelli düzenlemeler

  • Erdem B
Türkiye 11. Gıda Kongresi Bildiri Özetleri Kitabı (2012)
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Professional experience

Founder & CEO

Vitaliter Natural Sciences and Engineering R&D Ltd.

March 2016 - Present

Intern

Bogazici University

July 2013 - September 2013 (2 months)

Education history

Middle East Technical University

MSc

September 2015 - Present

METU - Middle East Technical University

Undergraduate

September 2008 - August 2015 (7 years)