Scientific evaluation results of the projects proposed to the Research Support Programs Directorate (ARDEB) in the 1st term of 2021 within the scope of the 1001-Scientific and Technological Research Projects Support Program by UBITAK have been announced.
One project sent by Bursa Uludağ University (BUÜ) academicians for the first semester was awarded the right to be supported by passing the evaluation results. From BUU Faculty of Medicine.Prof. Dr. Berrin Tunca's project was accepted.
With the accepted project, it is aimed to develop a product that can prevent recurrence by applying it on the cells left after surgery in brain tumors. In line with this goal, studies are carried out to ensure regular release of layered hybrid nanofibers loaded with active substance, to explain the effect of layered hybrid nanofibers loaded with effective molecules on suppressing tumor aggressiveness at genetic, epigenetic and protein levels, and to demonstrate the in-vivo usability of this product.
ECONOMIC METHODS IN THE TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMOR
As a result of the successful completion of the planned project, it will be possible to contribute to the development of a nano-product that can support more effective treatment protocols with less side effects and more economical in the treatment of brain tumors. Thus, it is predicted that the product may be an economical treatment model that can be used to prevent recurrence in the treatment of brain tumors.
Under the direction of Prof. Berrin Tunca from BUU Faculty of Medicine, Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Biology, many researchers namely Prof. Dr. Melis Mutlu, PhD student of the Department of Medical Biology, and Çağla Tekin, graduate student, Inegol Vocational School lecturer Dr. Seçil Aksoy, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Basic Sciences lecturer Doc. Dr. Gülçin Tezcan, faculty members of the Department of Surgical Medicine, Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bekar, Prof. Dr. Hasan Kocaeli, Assoc. Dr. Mevlut Ozgur Taskapilioglu, Dr. Instructor Pınar Eser Ocak, academic member of the Department of Radiology, Surgical Medicine, Prof. Dr. Bahattin Hakyemez, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Physiology. Dr. Tulin Alkan and Dr. Binnur Aydın, Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Pathology. Dr. Şahsine Tolunay, Bursa Technical University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Department of Polymer Materials Engineering Professor. Dr. Kenan Yıldırım, Res. Assistant Fatma Nur Parın and her doctoral student Büşra Bulut, faculty member of Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Medical Biology, Assoc. Dr. Gürler Akpınar participated in the project titled "Design and Usability Analysis of Combined Drug-Loaded Layered Nanofiber Surfaces in Glioblastoma Treatment", which was deemed worthy of support.