BİOMATBIOMATERIALS AND TISSUE ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY


Aylin Kömez

                                                      

                                                                                                                                           

Title: 

PhD. Student in Biotechnology, METU
Education: 

M.Sc. Biotechnology, METU, 2015

BSc. Biology, METU, 2012

Contact: 

Telephone: +90 312 210 5193

e-mail: e160756@metu.edu.tr

 

Current Research Activities:

The construction of Bruch’s membrane by using tissue engineering approach to repair retinal degenerations

The aim of this study is to develop a Bruch’s membrane substitute, a membrane that has important roles in the regeneration of retina and regulation of functions of retinal pigment epithelium cells. The multilayer construct will consist of electrospun layers of biopolymers treated with natural Bruch’s membrane components. Vascular layer will be included to mimic the choroid of the eye to provide nutrients and oxygen to the retinal pigment epithelium cells that will be seeded on the construct. 



Selected Publications: 


Komez A., Baran E. T., Erdem U., Hasirci N., Hasirci V. (2016). Construction of a Patterned Hydrogel - Fibrous Mat Bilayer Structure to Mimic Choroid and Bruch’s Membrane Layers of Retina. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 104(9):2166-77.



Presentations:


Komez A., Baran E.T., Hasirci N., Hasirci V. Construction of Retina Substitute by Using Tissue Engineering Approach. EWAB 2015, 21 October 2015, Antalya, Turkey (Oral presentation).


Komez A., Baran E.T., Hasirci N., Hasirci V. Construction of Retina Substitute by Using Tissue Engineering Approach.  BIOMED 2015, October 2015, Antalya, Turkey (Poster presentation).


Komez A., Buyuksungur S., Hasirci V., Hasirci N. Synthesis of Polyurethane for Coating of Neurostimulator. BIOMED 2015, October 2015, Antalya, Turkey (Poster presentation).


Komez A.,Baran E.T., Hasirci N., Hasirci V. Vascular network generation in hyaluronic acid by micromolding and photoimmobilization of fibronectin, ESB 2014, 1 September 2014, Liverpool, UK (Oral presentation).