BİOMATBIOMATERIALS AND TISSUE ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Türker Baran

 

 

Title: Post Doctoral
Education: PhD. Biotechnology, METU, 2001
M.Sc. Biochemistry, METU, 1996 
B.Sc. Biological Sciences, METU, 1993 
Contact: Telephone:  +90 312 210 5194
e-mail: erkanturkerbaran@gmail.com

 

 

Professional Progress

 

2012-present: Associate Professor. Inter-University Council of Turkey

 

2012-2014: Post Doctorate Researcher in 2232 BIDEP-TUBITAK Fellowship Programme in BIOMATEN, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey.

 

2011-2012: Research Project Expert (supported by Research Planning Organization) in BIOMATEN, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey.

 

2010-2011: Post-Doctoral fellow in European Commission FP7-NMP-SMALL-2 project Find and Bind: Mastering sweet cell-instructive biosystems by copycat nano-interaction of cells with natural surfaces for biotechnological applications. 3B's Research Group (Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Guimaraes- Portugal.

 

2006-2009: Post-Doctoral fellow for Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (project SFRH/BPD/17595/2004). 3B's Research Group (Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Guimaraes-Portugal.

 

2002-2005: Post-Doctoral fellow for the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (project SFRH/BPD/10874/2002). 3Bs Research Group, Polymer Engineering Department, University of Minho, Braga-Portugal.

 

2001-2002: Post-Doctoral fellow in European Commission FP5 project Craft Algisorb: Algea origin Bone forming materials enriched with growth factors, 3Bs Research Group, Polymer Engineering Department, University of Minho, Braga-Portugal.

 

1998-2001: Teaching assistant in Courses of ‘Animal Physiology’, ‘Bioanalytical Chemistry’ and ‘Clinical Biochemistry’ Laboratories, Middle East Technical University, Biological Sciences Department, Ankara-Turkey.

 

 

Publications (Baran ET + Baran T) in Peer Reviewed Journals (Recognized by Science Citation Index): Thomson Reuters/ISI Web of Knowledge Citation Count: 362 (H-Index:11). Google Scholar Citation Count: 490. IF: Impact Factor of Journal:

 

Baran E.T, Pirraco R.P, Cerqueira M.T, Marques A.P, Retolaza A, Merino S, Neves N.M, Reis R.L. Z-axis (depth) control of cell area and length on micropatterned surfaces. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, DOI:10.1177/0883911515580354  (2015). IF: 2.50.

 

Balmayor E.R, Baran E.T, Unger M, Marques A.P, Azevedo H.S, Reis R.L. Presence of starch enhances in vitro biodegradation and biocompatibility of a gentamicin delivery formulation. Journal of Biomedical Materials research B: Applied Biomaterials (2014) DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.33343. IF: 2.38.

 

Sayın E, Baran E.T, Hasirci V. Protein-based materials in load bearing tissue engineering applications. Regenerative Medicine-Future Medicine. 9 (2014) 687–701. IF: 3.50.

 

Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Reis R.L, Azevedo H.S. Self-assembly in nature: using the principles nature to create artificial versions of life forms. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology 5 (2013) 582-612. IF: 4.23.

 

Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Reis R.L, Azevedo H.S. Fabrication of phospholipid–xanthan microcapsules by combining microfluidics with self-assembly. Acta Biomaterialia 9 (2013) 6675-6685. IF: 5.68.


Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Reis R.L, Azevedo H.S. Microfluidics fabrication of Self-Assembled Xanthan-Peptide microcapsules as 3D environments for cell culture and therapy. Biomacromolecules 13 (2012) 4039-4048. IF: 5.78.

 

Baran E.T, Tuzlakoğlu K, Mano J.F, Reis R.L. Enzymatic degradation behavior and cytocompatibility of silk fibroin-starch-chitosan conjugate membranes. Materials Science and Engineering: C 32 (2012) 1314-1322. IF: 2.73.

 

Balmayor E.R, Baran E.T, Azevedo H.S, Reis R.L. Injectable biodegradable starch/chitosan delivery system for the sustained release of gentamicin to treat bone infections. Carbohydrate Polymers 87 (2012) 32-39. IF: 3.91.

 

Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Azevedo H.S, Pereira R.C, Reis R.L. Encapsulation and Survival of a Chondrocyte Cell Line within Xanthan gum derivative. Macromolecular Bioscience, 12 (2012). 350-359. IF: 3.65.

 

Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Nunes C, Coimbra M.A, Azevedo H.S, Reis R.L. Palmitoylation of xanthan polysaccharide for self assembly microcapsule formation and encapsulation of cells in physiological conditions. Soft Matter 7 (2011) 9647-9658. IF: 4.15.

 

Brunner C.T, Baran E.T, Pinho E.D, Reis R.L, Neves N. Performance of biodegradable microcapsules of poly(butylene succinate), poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) and poly(butylenes terephthalate-co-adipate) as drug encapsulation systems. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 84 (2011) 498-507. IF: 4.28.

 

Baran E.T, Tuzlakoğlu K, Salgado A, Reis R.L. Microchannel-patterned and heparin micro-contact-printed biodegradable composite membranes for tissue-engineering applications. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 5 (2011) 108-114. IF: 4.42.

 

Leonor I.B, Baran E.T, Kawashita M, Reis R.L, T. Kokubo, T.N. Growth of a bonelike apatite on chitosan microparticles after a calcium silicate treatment. Acta Biomaterialia, 4 (2008) 1349-1359. IF: 5.68.

 

Baran E.T, Jayakumar R, Mano J.F, Reis R.L. Enzymatic degradation behaviour of starch conjugated phoshorylated chitosan. Advanced Material Forum, 514 (2006) 995-999. IF: 0.40.

 

Baran E.T, Mano J.F, Reis R.L, Starch-chitosan hydrogels prepared by reductive alkylation crosslinking. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 15 (2004) 759-765. IF: 2.38.

 

Baran E.T, Tuzlakoğlu K, Salgado A, Reis R.L. Multichannel mould processing of 3D structures from porous coralline hydroxyapatite granules and chitosan support material for tissue regeneration/engineering. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 15 (2004)161-165. IF: 2.38.

 

Baran E.T, Özer N, and Hasirci V. Solid-phase enzyme modification via affinity chromatography. Journal of Chromatography B, 794, (2003) 311-322. IF: 2.70.

 

Baran E.T, Özer N, Hasirci V. In vivo half-life of nanoencapsulated L-asparaginase. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 13 (2002) 12, 1113-1121. IF: 2.38.

 

Baran E.T, Özer N, Hasirci V. Poly(hydroxy-butyrate-hydroxy-valerate) nanocapsules as enzyme carriers for cancer therapy: an in vitro study. Journal of Microencapsulation, 19 (2002) 3, 363-376. IF: 1.88.

 

Malafaya P. B, Silva G.A, Baran E.T, Reis R.L. Drug delivery therapies II; Strategies for delivering bone regenerating factors. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, (2002) 6/4, 297-312. IF: 7.16.

Malafaya P.B, Silva G.A, Baran E.T, Reis R.L. Drug delivery therapies I; General trends and its importance on bone tissue engineering applications. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, (2002) 6/4,283-295. IF: 7.16.

 

Arica M.Y, Baran T, Denizli A. Beta-galactosidase immmobilization into poly(hydroxyethylmethacrylate membranes and perormance in a continuous system. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 72 (1999) 10, 1367-1373. IF: 1.64.

 

Arica M.Y, Denizli A, Baran T, Hasirci V. Dye derived and metal incorporated affinity poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) membranes for use in enzyme immobilization. Polymer International, 46 (1998) 345-352. IF: 2.25.

 

Baran T, Arica Y, Denizli A, Hasirci V. Comparison of b-galactosidase immobilization and adsorption in/on poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate) membranes. Polymer International 44 (1997) 530-536. IF: 2.25.

 

Articles that are submitted or in submission stage:


Sayın E, Baran E.T, Hasirci V. Adipose stem cell guidance on micropatterned collagen-fibroin composites. Submitted to Macromolecular Bioscience (2015).

Baran E.T, Pirraco R.P, Cerqueira M.T, Marques A.P, Neves N.M., Reis R.L. Osteoblast responses to nano and micropatterned PCL surfaces with various size and motifs, (2015).  


Aydoğdu H, Keskin D, Baran E.T, Tezcaner A. Porous Pullulan Microcarriers for Bone Tissue Regeneration. Carbohydrate Polymers (2015).

Baran E.T, Tezcaner A. Doku Mühendisliğinde Mikrotaşıyıcı Sistemler ve Uygulamaları. Türkiye Klinikleri Tıbbi Onkoloji.  (2015).

Tezcaner A, Baran E.T. Trakea ve Kornea Doku Mühendisliği. Türkiye Klinikleri Tıbbi Onkoloji. (2015).

                                                                                                                   

 

Book Chapters:

Baran E.T, Keskin D.S, Tezcaner A. Nanomaterial cell interaction in tissue engineering. Cell Material Interface: Advances in Tissue Engineering, Biosensor, Implant, and Imaging Technologies. Eds. Engin Vrana. C.M. CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. (2015) ISBN 9781482256123 - CAT# K24047.

M. Ermis, Baran E.T, Dursun T, Antmen E, Hasirci V. Bio-inspired Presentation of Physical Cues: From Bio-inspired Materials for Biomedical Engineering. Eds. Brennan A.B and Kirschner. C.M.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. USA (2013) 59-77.

Baran E.T, Reis R.L. Particles for controlled drug delivery. Handbook of Natural-based Polymers for Biomedical Applications. Eds. Reis R.L, Neves N.M, Mano J.F, Gomes M.E, Marques A.P, Azevedo H.S. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK, (2008) 597-623.

Baran E.T, Reis R.L. Biomimetic Approach to Drug Delivery and Optimization of Nano Carrier Systems. Nano-Encapsulation Technologies: Frontiers of Nanotheraphy. Eds. Mozafari M.R, Springer Pub. Co. Ltd. Netherlands, (2005) 75-86.

Baran E.T, Reis R.L. Use of Chemically Modified Chitosan and other natural-origin polymers tissue engineering and drug delivery. Biodegradable Systems in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Eds. Reis R.L and Roman J.S, CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, (2005), 325-335.

Mozafari, M.R, Baran E.T, Yurdugul S, Omri A. Liposome-based carrier systems. In: Nanoliposomes: From Fundamentals to Recent Developments. Ed. by Mozafari M.R and Mortazavi S.M.: Trafford Pub. Ltd, Crewe, UK (2005) 79-87.

Patents:

 

Baran E.T, Mendes A.C, Azevedo H.S, Reis R.L. WO/2012/099482, PT 105489 “The method and system of microcapsule production for Tissue Engineering and Cell Based Technologies&Therapies” (2012).


Communications in International Conferences:


Baran E. T, Hasirci V. Gel-in-Gel extrusion of cells for soft and hard tissue construction. European Society for Biomaterials 26th Annual Conference, Liverpool, 31 Agust-3rd September 2014. Poster presentation, pp P180.
Sayin E, Baran E. T, Hasirci V. Osteogenic Activity of Adipose Derived Stem Cells on Micropatterned Collagen-Fibroin Blend Films. European Society for Biomaterials 26th Annual Conference, Liverpool, 31 Agust-3rd September 2014. Oral presentation, pp. 3-1.

Aydoğdu H, Keskin D, Tezcaner A, Baran E.T.  Mineralized Porous Pullulan Microcarriers for Bone Tissue Engineering. European Society for Biomaterials 26th Annual Conference, Liverpool, 31 Agust-3rd September 2014. Poster presentation, pp. P360.

Kömez A., Baran E. T, Hasirci N, Hasirci V. Vascular Network Generation in Hyaluronic Acid by Micromolding and Photoimmobilization of Fibronectin. European Society for Biomaterials 26th Annual Conference, Liverpool, 31 Agust-3rd September 2014. Oral presentation, pp. 17-1.

Aydogdu H, Baran E.T, Keskin D, Tezcaner A. BioTech 2014 and 6th Czech-Swiss symposium with exhibition. June11-14, 2014 Prague, Czech Republic. Poster Presentation, pp177.

Sayın E, Baran E.T, Hasırcı V. Micropatterned Collagen-Fibroin Films For Guidance Of Adipose Derived Stem Cells.19th International BIOMED Sympossium, Kuşadası, İzmir, Turkey, 12-15 November 2013.

Aydoğdu H, Keskin D, Baran E.T, Tezcaner A. Porous pullulan microcarriers for  osteochondral tissue  regeneration 19th International BIOMED Sympossium, Kuşadası, İzmir, Turkey, 12-15 November 2013.

Sayın E, Baran E.T, Hasirci V. Physical Characterization of Micropatterned Collagen Films. Annual Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-TERMIS EU Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, 17-20 June 2013.

Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Reis R.L, Azevedo H.S. Microfluidic encapsulation of cells into self-assembling xanthan-phospolipid amphiphile for cell therapy. XXXVIII Congress of the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO 2011) and IV Biennial Congress of the International Federation on Artificial Organs (IFAO 2011) Porto, Portugal, 9-12th October 2011.

Mendes A. C, Baran E.T, Azevedo H. S., Reis R. L. Hydrophobization of xanthan polyssaccharide as a self-assembled matrix for cell-based therapies.  2nd TOPEA MEETING, Barcelona, Spain, pp.12, 30 June -1 July 2011.

Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Reis R. L, Azevedo H. S. Microfluidics fabrication of self-assembled polysaccharide-peptide microcapsules for cell therapy. Annual Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-TERMIS-EU Meeting, Granada, Spain, 7-10 June 2011.

Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Azevedo H.S, Reis R.L. Synthesis and optimization of Palmitoyl Xanthan for cell encapsulation. Annual Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-TERMIS EU Conference, Galway Ireland, 13-17 June 2010.

Mendes AC, Baran E.T, Azevedo H.S, Pereira R, Reis R.L. Encapsulation and Survival of a Chondrocytic Cell Line within a Polysaccharide. Society for Biomaterials 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition: New Applications and Technologies, Seattle (Washington), USA, 21-24 April 2010.

Mendes AC, Baran E.T, Azevedo H.S and Reis R.L. Xanthan-based amphiphile for cell encapsulation. Gordon Research Conference - Chemistry of Supramolecules & Assemblies, Products and Processes via Self-assembly, Waterville, USA, June 2009.

Baran E.T, Tuzlakoğlu K, Mano J.F, Reis R.L. Conjugation of fibroin and starch to chitosan for increasing cell proliferation capacity. Annual Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-TERMIS-EU Meeting, Porto, Portugal, June 2008.

Brunner C.T, Baran E.T, Reis R.L, Neves N.M. All-trans retinoic acid (atRA) release from biodegradable polyester microcapsules. Annual Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-TERMIS-EU Meeting, Porto, Portugal, June 2008.

Balmayor R.E, Baran E.T, Azevedo H.S, Reis R.L. Highly biodegradable starch-conjugated chitosan microspheres as carriers for controlled release of aminoglycosides antibiotic drugs. 8th World Biomaterials Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 087, May 2008.

Baran E.T, Pirraco R, Marques A.P, Retolaza A, Merino S, Neves N.M, Reis R.L. Z-axis (depth) control of cell spreading on micropatterned surfaces. NanoSpain08, Braga Portugal, April 2008.

Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Azevedo H.S, Reis R.L. Xantan-based amphiphiles for regenerative medicine applications. 5th Marie Curie Cutting Edge conference: Synthesis and applications of self-assembling materials at nano-scale, Funchal, Portugal, April 2008.

Baran E.T, Tuzlakoglu K, Reis R.L. Preparation of biomimetic starch-chitosan particles for gene delivery. 5th Marie Curie Cutting Edge conference: Synthesis and applications of self-assembling materials at nano-scale, Funchal, Portugal, April 2008.

Balmayor R.E, Baran E.T, Marques A.P,  Azevedo H.S, Reis R.L. Cytotoxicity evaluation of starch-chitosan hydrogel microspheres in contact with SaOS-2 cultures. 4th Marie Curie Cutting Edge Conference. Biocompatibility evaluation and biological behavior of polymeric biomaterials, Alvor, Algarve, Portugal October 2007.

Baran E.T, Pirraco R.P, Lee H.H, Marques A.P, Neves N, Reis R.L. Selective cell responses to nanopatterned PCL surfaces with various size and motifs. 4th European symposium on biopolymers on “Molecular basis, production and applications of biopolymers in biotechnology, biomedicine and nanobiomaterials”, Kuşadasi, Turkey, October 2007.

Baran E.T, Pirraco R.P, Lee H.H, Marques A.P, Neves N, Reis R.L. Osteoblast Cell Alignment on Nanopatterned PCL Surfaces. 3rd Marie Curie Cutting Edge Invents Conference on “Biominerilization of polymeric materials, bioactive biomaterials and biomimetic methodologies”, Madeira, Portugal, June 2007.

Pashkuleva I, Lopez-Perez PM, Baran E.T, Marques AP, Santos MI and Reis RL. Surface modification of natural based biomaterials for cell attachment improving. 2nd Marie Curie Cutting Edge Conference Recent advances on polymeric based systems for controlled delivery of bioactive agents: Applications in Tissue Engineering, Alvor, Portugal, October 2006.

Balmayor ER, Baran ET, Azevedo HS and Reis RL. Starch-Chitosan microparticles as potential drug delivery carriers. 2nd Marie Curie Cutting Edge InVENTS Conference (Recent Advances on polymeric based systems for controlled delivery of bioactive agents: Applications in Tissue Engineering), Algarve, Portugal, October 2006.

Leonor IB, Baran ET, Kawashita M, Reis RL, Kokubo T and Nakamura T. Bioactive Chitosan Microparticles for Designing Injectable Bone Substitute System. 1st Marie Curie Cutting Edge InVENTS Conference on New Developments on Polymers for Tissue Engineering, Replacement and Regeneration, Funchal, Portugal, June 2006.

Brunner C.T, Baran E.T, Reis R.L, Neves N.M. Preparation of Poly(Butylene Succinate-co-Adipate) Microcapsules  by Double Emulsion Technique for Protein Drug Encapsulation and Delivery. 2nd Marie Curie Cutting Edge InVENTS Conference on recent advances on polymeric based systems for controlled delivery of bioactive agents: Applications in Tissue Engineering”, Alvor, Algarve, Portugal, October 2006.

Baran E.T, Mano J.F, Reis R.L. Degradation behaviour of fibroin, starch and chitosan ternary congugate hydrogels by physiological enzymes. 2nd Marie Curie Cutting Edge InVENTS Conference on new developments on polymers for tissue engineering: replacement and regeneration, Alvor, Algarve, Portugal, October 2006.

Brunner C.T, Baran E.T, Reis R.L, Neves N.M. Influence of the preparation conditions of double emulsion on the morphology of poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) microcapsules. 1st Marie Curie Cutting Edge Conference on new developments on polymers for tissue engineering: replacement and regeneration, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, June 2006.

Brunner C.T, Baran E.T, Reis R.L, Neves N.M. Carboxymethyl chitosan nanoparticles and microparticles for protein drug delivery. 1st Marie Curie Cutting Edge Conference on new developments on polymers for tissue engineering: replacement and regeneration, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, June 2006.

Baran E.T, Jayakumar R, Mano J.F, Reis R.L. Enzymatic degradation properties of starch conjugated phosphorylated and thiolated chitosan. 19th European Conference on Biomaterials, Sorrento, Italy, 2005.

Baran E.T, Jayakumar R, Mano J.F and Reis R.L. Enzymatic degradation behaviour of starch conjugated phoshorylated chitosan. Materiais 2005 XII Portuguese Materials Society Meeting III International, Materials Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal, March 2005.

Baran E.T, Pashkuleva I, Costa S.A,  Oliveira J, Reis R.L. Peptide synthesis on chitin and chitosan for bioactive biomaterial preparation. Society for Biomaterials 30th Annual Meeting and Exposition: New Applications and Technologies, Memphis (Tennessee), USA, May 2005.

Pedro A, Baran E.T, Salgado A.J, Reis R.L. Adhesion and proliferation of osteoblas-like cells on collagen coated starch-based scaffolds for bone tissue applications. Joint meeting of the Tissue Engineering Society International (TESI) and European Tissue Engineering Society (ETES), Lausanne Switzerland, October 2004.

Leonor I.B, Malafaya P.B, Baran E.T, Kawashita M, Reis R.L, Kokubo T and Nakamura T. Growth of a Bonelike Apatite Layer on Chitosan Microparticles After a Calcium Silicate Treatment. 7th World Biomaterials Congress, Sydney, Australia, May 2004.

Baran E.T, Pashkuleva I, Costa S.A,  Oliveira J, Reis R.L. Peptide synthesis on carboxymethyl chitin. Joint meeting of the Tissue Engineering Society International (TESI) and European Tissue Engineering Society (ETES), Lausanne Switzerland, October 2004.

Baran E.T, Tuzlakoğlu K., Salgado A., Reis R.L.  Production of micro-capillary patterned lamellar scaffolds for tissue engineering by using pressure micro moulding imprinting technology.  7th World Biomaterials Congress, Sydney, Australia, May 2004.

Baran E.T, Reis R.L.  Development and in vitro evaluation of chitosan and soluble starch-chitosan nano-microparticles to be used as drug delivery vectors.  29th Annual meeting of Society for Biomaterials, Reno, USA, April 2003.

Malafaya PB, Baran E.T, Tuzlakoglu K, da Silva RMP and Reis RL. Polymeric and composite constructs from marine origin for bone regeneration. NATO/ASI on Learning from Nature How to Design New Implantable Biomaterials: From Biomineralization Fundamentals to Biomimetic Materials and Processing Routes, Alvor, Portugal, October 2003.

Mano J.F, Silva R.M, Tuzlakoglu K, Baran E.T, Silva S.S, Reis R.L. Mechanical behaviour in simulated physiological conditions of chitosan and soluble starch-chitosan-based membranes and fibres for biomedical applications. III Congreso Internacional de Biomateriales Biomat'03 Havana, Cuba from March 25-28, 2003.

Baran E.T, Tuzlakoğlu K, Salgado A. J, Reis R.L.  Processing of 3D architectures based on HA porous particles/chitosan fibers/chitosan membranes for guided tissue regeneration using a multichannel mold.  5th International Meeting of the Tissue Engineering Society international (TESi), Kobe, Japan, October 2002.

Baran E.T, N. Özer, Hasirci V. In Vivo half-life of nanoencapsulated asparaginase. 17th European Conference on Biomaterials, Barcelona, Spain, September 2002.

Baran E.T, N. Özer, Hasırcı V. Poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) Nanocapsules as carriers of L-asparaginase. The Eight International Sympossium on Biomedical Science and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, September 2001.

Baran E.T, N. Özer, Hasırcı V. Entrapment of L-asparaginase in PHBV nanocapsules. The Seventh International Sympossium on Biomedical Science and Technology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, May 2000.

Baran, E.T, Arıca, M.Y, Denizli. A, Hasırcı, V. Immobilization of b-Galactosidase by Entrapment and Adsorption on PHEMA Membranes, The Fourth International Symposium on Biomedical Science and Technology, İstanbul, Turkey, September 1997.

Communications in National Conferences:

Baran E.T., Pashkuleva I, Oliveira J.T, Reis R. L. Photo-crosslinked peptide-carboxymethyl chitosan conjugates for higher cell proliferation and viability. 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Institute For Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Braga, Portugal, p.130, October 23-24, 2010.

Mendes A.C, Baran E.T, Azevedo H.S, Reis R.L. Synthesis of palmitoyl xanthan for microencapsulation of chondrogenic cells by self-assembly process in physiological conditions. 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Institute For Biotechnology and Bioengineering, p.128, Braga, Portugal, October 23-24, 2010.

Baran E.T, Pirraco R, Cerqueira M.T, Marques A.P, Retolaza A, Merino S, Neves N, Reis R.L. Response of bone forming cells to mic ro and nano topographical cues. 1st Scientific Meeting of the Institute For Biotechnology and Bioengineering. P. HB 6, Faro, Portugal, May 15-16, 2009.

Baran T, Arıca M.Y, Denizli A, Hasırcı V. Comparison of b-galactosidase immobilization by entrapment and adsorption on poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) membranes. Kızılırmak Fen Bilimleri Kongresi, p.49-55, Kırıkkale, Turkey, Mayıs, 1997.

Baran E.T, Adalı O, Arıca M.Y. Comparison of different methods of ß-galactosidase immobilization. Third National Symposium on Biomedical Science and Technology, BİYOMED 3, p.105-106, Bursa, Turkey, 11-14 Aralik, 1996.

 

Invited Lecturer in Workshops and Conferences:

 

Nano-Mikro Sistemlerin Doku ve Organ Taklit Sistemlerinde ve İlaç Taramda Kullanımı. BIOMATEN Çalıştayı : Mikro-Nanobiyomalzemeler ve Nanotıp Uygulamaları, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi 26 Aralık 2014.

 

Doku Mühendisliğinde Biyoreaktörlerin Önemi. Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Dönem Arası Seminleri. 10-12 Şubat, 2014.

 

Biomaterials in tissue Engineering applications. BIOMATEN workshop: The story of Biomaterials from design to production, Middle East technical University, Ankara 16 December, 2013.

 

Co-Supervised Thesis (completed):

Kömez A. M.Sc. Thesis, ‘‘Construction of retina substitute by using tissue engineering approach ’’ Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 2015.

Aydoğdu H. M.Sc. Thesis ‘‘Design of Affinity Based Three-Dimensional Scaffolds for Osteochondral Defects’’ Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 2015.

 

 

Co-Supervised Thesis (continuing):

Sayın E. Ph.D. Thesis, ‘‘The influence of microenvironment on tissue engineering applications’’ Middle East Technical University, 2012.

Yitkin S. M.Sc. Thesis ‘‘Development of Pullulan/Gelatine/Alginate Microcapsules for Cartilage Tissue Engineering’’ Middle East Technical University, 2014.

 

 

Professional Memberships:

Turkish Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Society (BTES).

 

 

International Research Projects Participated:

As Researcher:

Algisorb: Biodegradable bone forming material of algal origin, enriched with bone growth factors. European Union FP5-Life quality project, 2001-2002.

Hipocrates: A hybrid approach and cartilage tissue engineering using natural origin scaffolds, progenitor cells and growth factors. European Union FP6-Specific targeted research project, 2004-2008).

Proteus: Conversion of natural marine resources and residues into highly added value products for industrial application. European Union FP6-Interrep III A, 2006-2008.

Find and Bind: Mastering sweet cell-instructive biosystems by copycat nano-interaction of cells with natural surfaces for biotechnological applications" European Union FP7-NMP-SMALL-2, 2010-2011.

 

National Research Projects Participated:

Coordinated:

2012: TÜBİTAK 2232 Postdoctoral Reintegration Programme ‘The rapid prototype processing of self-assembly hydrogels for vascularised tissue engineering’. To be started at 02 January 2012.

As Researcher:

2014: Doku mühendisliği yöntemi ile hastaya özel ortopedik implant tasarımı ve üretimi. TÜBİTAK1003–Öncelikli Alanlar Ar-Ge Projeleri Destekleme Programı.

Osteography: 3D patterned co-culture system to develop vascularized engineered bone. FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia-Portugal) R&D project, PTDC/EME-MFE/2008, 2009-2011.

Smart Scaff: Polymeric 3D scaffolds with tailor made surfaces for bone tissue engineering. FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia-Portugal) R&D project, POCI/BTA-BCM/60677/2004, 2005-2008.

 

Awards:

 

2001-2002: Postdoc grant from European project Craft Algisorb-Algea origin Bone forming materials enriched with growth factors”, 3Bs Research Group, Polymer Engineering department, University of Minho, Guimarães-Portugal.

 

2002-2005: PostDoc scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BPD/10874/2002).

 

2005: Travelship awarded from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology to attend Society for Biomaterials 30th Annual Meeting and Exposition: New Applications and Technologies, Memphis, USA, 2005.

 

2006-2009 Post-Doctoral fellowship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BPD/17595/2004).

 

2019-2011: Post-Doctoral fellowship from European Union FP7-NMP-SMALL-2, Find and Bind Project.

 

2012-2013: TÜBİTAK 2232 Postdoctoral Reintegration Fellowship Program for the submitted research project ‘Bir araya gelebilir jeller kullanılarak vasküler dokuların hızlı prototipleme yöntemi ile oluşturulması.

 

 

Referee in Peer Reviewed Journals:

Acta Biomaterialia (Imp. Fact. 5.68)

Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews (Imp. Fact. 12,70)

Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (4.42)

Journal of Microencapsulation (Imp. Fact. 1.87)

Materials Science and Engineering C (Imp. Fact. 2.73)       

Tissue Engineering C (Imp. Fact. 4.25)