Middle East Technical University, Biology 1997
Middle East Technical
University, Biology 1999
Middle East Technical University, Biology (since 1999)
Physiological and biochemical changes of crop
plants at various stress conditions (osmotic stress, boron stress)
Determination of changes at chlorophyll contents
and PS-II activities under such stress conditions.
Characterization of SOD isoezymes and
determination of changes at SOD isoenzyme patterns at stress
Roles of osmoprotectants (proline, trehalose)
during stress conditions.
Crop improvement by transgenic technologies;
genetic modifications against stress factors
Characterization of stress related genes of
Recombinant DNA techniques including cloning,
vector construction, analysis of gene expression
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 and Northern Blot)
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, trehalose)
Speaker at Seminar in Biology Physiological and
Biochemical Characterization of Turkish Wheat Varieties Exposed to
Boron Stress, Department of Biology, METU, April,1999
Speaker at XI. KÜKEM Biotechnology Congress,
Isparta, Turkey, September, 1999
Second Balkan Botanical Congress, Istanbul,
Speaker at Seminar in Biology Genetic
Manipulation of Crop Plants Against
Osmotic Stress, Department of Biology, METU,
Selçuk, Feyza. "Physiological and Biochemical
Characterization of Turkish Wheat Varieties Exposed to Boron
Stress" Master of Science Thesis, September, 1999, Middle East
Technical University, Ankara, TURKEY
Selçuk, Feyza and Szabados, Laszlo (2002) "Genetical
and Molecular Characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana sto Gene
International Training Course, Szeged, Hungary, Proceeding Book.
Selected Presentations and Meeting Abstracts
Selcuk F.., Öktem H.A., Yücel M. " Physiological
and Biochemical Characterization of Turkish Wheat Varieties
Exposed to Boron Stress Second Balkan Botanical Congress, 14-18
May 2000, İstanbul, Turkey.
Selcuk F. and Szabados L. Genetical and
Molecular Characterization of Arabidopsis thaliana sto Gene ITC
Closing Seminar, Szeged, Hungary.
Intensive Course on Plant Biotechnology and
Applications, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece,
May 15th- June 2nd , 2000.
TUBITAK fellowship, Agricultural Biotechnology
Center, Godollo, Hungary, September 1st-October1st, 2001.
UNESCO-ITC course, Biological Research Center,
Szeged, Hungary, October 1st September 1st, 2001-2002.