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Prof.Dr. Yusuf Baran

Prof. Dr., GYA, Abdullah Gul University, Izmir Institute of Technology


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Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran has been working as a full professor and vice rector at Abdullah Gul University, Kayseri, Turkey since 2015. He is also a member of Scientific Committee at Yunus Emre Institute.

After receiving his bachelor degree in Dicle University, Department of Biology between 1994-1998, he earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 2002 and 2006, respectively, in the Middle East Technical University. During his Ph.D. studies, he worked in the Medical University of South Carolina, for 6 months in 2005 and 2006. He worked as a Faculty at Izmir Institute of Technology, from 2007 to 2015.

Dr. Yusuf Baran has been involved in more than 30 research projects, has authored or co-authored in more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and abstracts and has been recognized and awarded for more than 100 awards.

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran has been honored as "2013 Young Scientist" by World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2013 and earned “Outstanding Young Person of Turkey in Scientific Leadership Award", by International Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs in 2014,

Dr. Baran also earned “Outstanding Young Scientist Award” by Experimental Hematology Association in 2016, by Science Heroes Association in 2014, and by Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2010; and “2017 Science Encouragement Award” by Turkish Academy of Pharmacy.

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran is a member of The Global Young Academy; an Executive Committee member of The World Academy of Sciences Young Affiliate Network; a founder member of the Academy of Engineering and Technology for the Developing World; a member of World Association of Young Scientists; a member of the World Economic Forum, Young Scientist Program.

In his research, Dr. Baran focused on molecular biology of cancer, multidrug resistance mechanisms and reversal of resistance, science and technology policies.