A.Tahir Bayrac

tahir bayrac


A.Tahir Bayrac

B.S. Middle East Technical University, 2002
M.S. Middle East Technical University, 2004
Ph.D. Middle East Technical University,


Research Interests

Development of SELEX procedure for selection of aptamers for enzymes using magnetic beads.
Development of reproducible protocol for the selection of anti-cell aptamers.
Development of aptamer based biosensors.
Development of aptamer based carbon nanotube biosensors.
Synthetic biology.
Plant biotechnology.

Membership, Awards, Refereeing

Graduate Advisor of IGEM 2007 Turkey Team (2007)
Secretariat of “National Association of Biotechnology” (2004-2007)
Publication Coordinator of “National Association of Biotechnology” (2002-2004)
Scholarship of National Associate Training Program “ÖYP” (2003-2010)
Conference organizer – Secreteriat 15th National Congress of Biotechnology (2007, Antalya)
Conference organizer – Secreteriat 14th National Congress of Biotechnology (2005, Eskisehir)


Educational Activities

Assistant Coordinator in “Molecular Genetics Laboratory”
Assistant in “Animal Physiology Laboratory”

Professional Skills

Combinatorial biochemistry.
Confocal microscopy.
Surface Plasmon Resonance.
Recombinant DNA techniques including cloning, vector construction, analysis of gene expression etc.
Plant transformation systems (direct DNA uptake, vacuum and Agrobacterium mediated transformation, microprojectile bombardment) and plant tissue culture.
Preparation and Analysis of DNA and RNA (PCR, Southern etc.)
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteins by colorimetric methods, 1D and 2D gel electrophoresis, activity staining for determination of SOD isoenzymes.
Physiological and biochemical analysis of plants under stress conditions; determination of chlorophyll contents and PS-II activities, quantification of osmoprotectants under stress conditions (proline).


Bayrac AT, Baloglu MC, Kalemtas G, Kavas M,(2007) Genetically Modified Organisms, MetuPress(2007)

Oktem HA, Akcay UC, Bayrac AT, Kamci H, Yucel M (2007) Lentil. In: Kole C, Hall TC (eds) A Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants. Volume 3. Wiley-Blackwell: In Press

Aktas O, Toral T, Bayrac AT, Oktem HA “Fabrication and Appllication of Nanotube Nanosensors for Detection of Biological Molecules” (2007) NANOMAT 2007, Antalya

Bayrac AT, Oktem HA “Aptamers, New Agent of Biosensors” (2007) NANOMAT 2007, Antalya

Bayrac AT, Oktem HA “DNA Aptamers for Biosensor Aplications” (2007) 15th Congress of Biotechnology, Antalya

Bayrac AT, Oktem HA “Development of Aptamer Based Biosensors” (2007) 7th National Congress of Chromatography, Kirikkale

Kavas M, Kalemtas G, Akcay UC, Bayrac AT, Ozgur E, Baloglu MC , Ercan O, Yucel M, Oktem HA, Effect of Drought Stress on the Antioxidant Systems of Two Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Cultivars, Stress in Systems Biology, Antwerb, Belgium, 2006.

Bayrac AT, Eyidogan FI, Oktem HA,Optimization of a Regeneration and Transformation System for Lentil (Lens culinaris M., cv. Sultan-1) Cotyledonary Petioles and Epicotyls, 11th International Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology, Beijing-China, 2006

Bayrac AT, Kamci H, Eyidogan F, Yucel M, Oktem HA, “Optimization of Regeneration and Gene Transfer Methods in Lentil” 14th Congress of Biotechnology, Turkey, 2005

Oktem HA, Cicerali IN, Demirbas D, Bayrac AT, Öz T, Decani B, Özgür E, Eyidogan FI, Yucel M, “Afects of Cold, Heat, Drought Stress on Antioxidan Systems of Lentil(Lens culinaris M.)” ,13th Congress of Biotechnology, Turkey, 2003