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Student Handbook
HOŞGELDİNİZ!!!
Sevgili Öğrencilerimiz,
Tüm bölüm üyeleri adına, bölümümüze Hoşgeldiniz! ÖSS sınavında en yüksek
puanları alan öğrencilerin davet edildiği Boğaziçi Üniversitesi tanıtım günlerinde,
bölümümüzü seçmekte çekimser kalanlara önerdiğim, alanımızda çalışmanın, bence,
herşeyden önce bir tutku konusu olduğu, çekinceleri varsa hiç seçmemeleri oldu... Bu
bağlamda Fakültemizin de yıldızları sayıldığınızı hatırlatmak isterim, bölümümüz son
yıllarda Fakültenin en yüksek puanlı öğrencilerini almaktadır. Bir güzel haber de,
TÜBİTAK’ın yeni destek programı kapsamında bu yıl da hemen tüm öğrencilerimize
burs olanağı sunmasıdır. Biz de sizlere bölümümüzü seçmekteki ilgi ve tutkunuzun
karşılığında istediğiniz düzeyde bir eğitim almanızı ve üniversite günlerinizin
yaşamınızın en iyi dilimlerinden olmasını sağlamaya çalışırken, sizlerden de büyük
başarılar bekliyoruz. Yeni mekanlarımızda eksiklerimiz giderek tamamlanıyor ve
çalışma şartlarımız uluslararası üst düzeylere yaklaşıyor. Son yıl içinde hem yeni
öğretim üyeleri kazandık hem de üniversiteden gelen destekle öğrenci
labaratuarlarımızı yeniledik. Ülkemizin bu alandaki en iyi bölümlerinden biri olarak
kalmak değil, dünya çapında en iyi bölümlerinden biri olmak için elimizden geleni
birlikte yapacağımızı umuyorum.
Size başarılarınızın devamını ve gönlünüzce bir üniversite hayatı diliyoruz.
Prof. Dr. Kuyaş Buğra
Bölüm Başkanı
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Our Faculty and their Research Interests
Gene Expression Analysis
Ahmet Koman Ph. D. , Professor
Identification of Human Disease Genes
Population Genetics
Aslı Tolun, Ph. D. , Professor
Color vision and photoreceptor differentiation in Drosophila melanogaster
Arzu Çelik, Ph. D. , Assistant Professor
Molecular Analysis of Neuromuscular Disorders
Esra Battaloğlu, Ph. D. , Associate Professor
Human Molecular Genetics
Human Molecular Evolution
Hande Çağlayan, Ph. D. , Professor
Retinal Development
Kuyaş Buğra Ph. D. , Professor
Plant Genetics
Müge Türet Sayar Ph. D. , Associate Professor
Inherited Disorders of Hemoglobin and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Nazlı Başak Ph. D. , Professor
The Structural, Functional, and Evolutionary Characterisation of Novel Members of the
Allatostatin Receptor (which are G protein coupled receptors) Family, from Insects
Necla Birgül Ph. D. , Assistant Professor
Apoptosis and Cancer Immunology
Nesrin Özören Ph. D. , Associate Professor
Protein synthesis
Ribosomes
Antibiotic resistance
rRNA function
Protein-nucleic acid interactions
Control of gene expression.
Neş'e Bilgin Ph. D. , Professor
Molecular Neurobiology of Olfaction
Stefan Fuss, Ph. D. , Assistant Professor
Construction of an Heterologous Expression System for Nisin
Şahru Yüksel Ph. D. , Instructor
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Goals:

Establish a solid knowledge basis of life sciences and molecular
biology and genetics.

Help students evaluate most recent publications and developments
in science.

Help students gain confidence in asking the most important
questions and developing independent projects.
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Some of Our Graduates-Our Pride in Science
*Note: This is not a complete list.
Name Surname
B .Sc.Grad.Year
Alpay Burak Seven
2008
Gerta Hoxhaj
2008
Sündüs Erbaş
2007
Giray Enkavi
2007
Derya Akad
2007
Cihan Aydın
2007
İrem Akat
2007
İzzet Akiva
2007
Ekrem Kürşat Bayrakçeken 2007
Metehan Çiftdalöz
2007
Çiğdem Köroğlu
2007
Yeşerin Yıldırım
2007
Selçuk Aşkı Tanık
2006
Burçe Ergel
2006
Burcu Sümer
2006
Damla Erdoğan
2006
Pınar Öz
2006
Tolga Aslan
2006
Ayaz Najafov
2006
İlker Öztop
2005
Gizem Kalay
2005
Ceyda Bilgir
2005
Atılgan Yılmaz
2005
Cihan Erkut
2005
Duygu Acar
2004
Gülüm Kosova
Nilay Yapıcı
Demet Candaş
Erşen Kavak
Haluk Yüzügüllü
Şerif Şentürk
Onur Emre Onat
Efsun Arda
Ergin Beyret
Işın Çakır
Uğur Yalçın
Derya Sargın
Zeynep Şeflek
Koray Kaya
Haluk Laçin
Gamze Küser
Esra Çağavi
Bülent Çetin
Tufan Gökırmak
Nizar Türker
Ömer Gökçümen
Hasan Demirci
Bülent Çetin
2004
2004
2004
2004
2004
2004
2004
2003
2003
2003
2003
2003
2003
2003
2003
2003
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002
2002
M. Sc.-Ph.D. University/Department
Southwestern University
University of Dundee
Bilkent Üniversitesi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Göttingen
University of Massachusetts
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
University of Pennsylvania- Dept. of Biology
Columbia University
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Max Planck Institute, Göttingen-Germany
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Boğaziçi Üniversity- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Harvard University- Dept. of Virology
Univesity of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Univesity of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Brown University
B.Ü.- Mol. Biology and Genetics____________
University of Toronto
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
The University of Chicago
Vienna Biocenter
B.Ü.- Mol. Biology and Genetics
B.Ü.- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Bilkent University/Mol. Biology and Genetics
Bilkent University/Mol. Biology and Genetics
Bilkent University/Mol. Biology and Genetics
Univ. of Massachusetts (Umass), Med. School
Duke University/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Brown University, U.S.A
Int. Max Planck Research School, Germany
Max Planck Institute, Göttingen-Germany
Belgium
Bilkent Üniversity
Baylor College of Med., Dept.of Dev. Biology
B.Ü.- Mol. Biology and Genetics____________
UCLA (Univ. of California, Los ngeles)/Biology
Inst. Of Mol. Pathology (IMP), Vienna Biocenter
Oregon State University, Horticulture
Georgia Institute of Technology
UMICH (Univ. of Michigan)/Dept. of Antropol.
Brown University/Bio-Med.
Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
Vienna Biocenter, University of Vienna, Austria
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Dilem Hızlan
2002
European Mol. Bio. Lab. (EMBL), Germany
Structural Biology and Biochemstry
Özgür Tataroğlu
2002
University of Psycobiology, Virginia
Yasemin Sancak
2002
MIT/Biology Department
Mustafa Köksal
2001
Purdue University/ ABD
Hüseyin Uysal
2001
Lund University/ Sweden/ Dept. of Mol. Biophysics
Hasan Kızılocak
2001
University of Göttingen, Neuroscience
Zehra Dinçer
2001
Northwestern Univ.
Anıl Korkut
2001
Columbia Un./Biochem. and Mol. Biophysics
Pınar Erciyes
2001
UCSF (Univ. of California at San Fransisco)/ Biophysics
Sevil Duvarcı
2001
NYU (New York Univ.)/Neuroscience
Melis İnan
2001
Baylor Collage of Medicine/Division of Neuroscience
Tuğba Sural
2001
Baylor Collage of Medicine/Division of Neuroscience
Veysel Seymaner
2001
Univ. California at Berkeley
Turgay Kılıç
2001
European Mol. Biology Laboratory/Heidelberg
Berktan Akyıldız
2001
Max Planck Institute/Göttingen/Cellular Biochem.
Süphan Bakkal
2001
University Massachusets/Mol. Cell Biology
Ceyda Açılan
2001
Univ. of Pittsburg/Biochem. and Mol. Genetics
Burcu Babaoğlan
2001
Washington University at St. Louis
Anıl Özdemir
2001
Dept. of Mol. Biology/The Netherlands
A. Burcu Babaoğlan
2001
Washington Univ., in St. Louis, Genetics Dept.
Ceyda Açılan
2001
University of Pittsburgh/ Dept. of Biol. Sciences
Mustafa Köksal
2001
Purdue University, Bolin Lab.
Hüseyin Uysal
2001
Lund Univ. /Dept. of Mol. Biophysics, Sweeden
Oral Yarız
2001
University of Miami
Özlem Yalçın
2001
B.Ü.- Mol. Biology and Genetics____________
Togay Öztaşkın
2000
SUNY
Tüzer Kalkan
2000
SUNY
Ramazan Karaduman
2000
Max Planck Institute, Göttingen-Germany
Şamil Sadıkov
2000
Duke University
Serdar Tülü
2000
University of Boston
Muhammed Kasım Diril
2000
Max Planck Institute, Göttingen-Germany
Sibel Uğur-İşeri
2000
B.Ü.- Mol. Biology and Genetics
İbrahim Barış
2000
B.Ü.- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Zeynep Çelen
2000
Boğaziçi Üniv., Çevre Mühendisliği Enstitüsü
Melih Acar
1999
Baylor Collage of Medicine
Umut Şahin
1999
Post-doc at Yale University
Erdem Bangi
1999
Brown University
Özlem Yüce
1999
Inst. Of Mol. Pathology (IMP), Vienna Biocenter
Barış Genç
1999
Univ. of Lousiana, New Orleans
Eser Sayan
1999
Max Planck Institute, Göttingen-Germany
Murat Köseoğlu
1999
Univ. of North Carolina
Birdal Bilir
1999
B.Ü.- Mol. Biology and Genetics
Yeşim Özmen
1999
B.Ü.- Mol. Biology and Genetics___________
Sezgin Özgür
1998
Univ. of North Carolina
Handan Kaygun
1998
Univ. of North Carolina
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Müge Öğrünç
1997
ETH-Hönggerbeng Institute of Biochemistry/
Sema Sgaier
1997
Stony Brook Univ., New York
Bikem Akten
1997
Tufts University/ School of Medicine
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Ece Karatan
1993
New England Medical Center
Department of Geographic Medicine and
Infections Diseases
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Nalan Gökgöz, Ph.D.
Research Associate
B.Sc. - BU, Biology (1984)
Dr. Irene Andrulis Lab,
M.Sc. - BU, Biology
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute,
Ph.D. - BU, Biology (1992 or 93)
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Serap Şahinler Arbak, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Marmara Tıp Fakültesi
Histoloji ve Embriyoloji ABD
[email protected]
B.Sc. - BU, Biology (1984)
Hilmi Özçelik, Ph.D.
Assisstant Professor
University of Toronto
Dept. of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Staff Scientist: Samuel Lunenfeld Res. Institute,
Mount Sinai Hospita, Toronto, ON, Canada
Şükrü Tüzmen, Ph.D.
Head of Cancer Drug Development Lab.
Translational Genomics Res. Institute (TGen)
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Nihan (Balay) Kavaslar, Ph.D.
Research Assistant
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis Laboratories
40 Ruskin Ave. Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y 4W7
[email protected]
Ghazi Omar Tadmouri, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Centre for Arab Genomic Studies
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nisrine Bissar-Tadmouri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mol. Biology
College of Medicine
University of Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
Nesrin Özören, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Boğaziçi University
Dept. of Mol. Biology and Genetics
Kuzey Park Binası 312
Bebek-İstanbul
Tel: 212 359 7558
[email protected]
Arzu Çelik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Boğaziçi University
Dept. of Mol. Biology and Genetics
Bebek-İstanbul
B.Sc.
M.Sc.
Ph.D.
(First
- BU, Biology (1986)
- BU, Biology (1988)
- BU, Biology (1991)
Ph.D. graduate of the department).
B.Sc. - BU, Biology (1990)
M.Sc. - BU, Biology
Ph.D. - BU, Biology
B.Sc. - BU, Biology (1992)
M.Sc. - BU, Biology (1994)
Ph.D. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics(1999)
M.Sc. - BU, Biology (1994)
Ph.D. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (1999)
M.Sc. - BU, Mol. Biol. and Genetics (1997)
Ph.D. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (2003)
B.Sc. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (1995)
Ph.D. - Univ. of Pennsylvania (UPENN) (2002)
Post-doc- Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2002-05)
B.Sc. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (1994)
M.S. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (1995)
Ph.D. - University of Cologne (2002)
Post-doc- New York University (2002-07)
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Our Graduates-Our Pride in The Private Sector
Onur Bilenoğlu, Ph.D.
R&D Manager, Production Manager
Iontek Ltd.
www.iontek.com.tr
e-mail: [email protected]
Elif İkizler-Akyüz, Ph.D.
Kalite Yönetim Sorumlusu
Müdür Yardımcısı
Iontek Ltd.
B.Sc. - BU, Biology (1994)
M.Sc. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (1996)
Ph.D. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (2002)
B.Sc. - BU, Biology (1996)
Ph.D. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (2002)
Necati Fındıklı, M.Sc.
İstanbul Memorial Hastanesi
B.Sc. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (1996)
Üreme Teknikleri ve
M.Sc. – Bilkent University
Üreme Genetiği Merkezi
Araştırma ve Geliştirme Lab. Direktörü
tel: 212-2106666/ext.3405
[email protected]
___________________________________________________________________________
Alper İşeri
B.Sc. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (2000)
Uygulamalı Bilimler Koordinatörü
ROCHE
___________________________________________________________________________
Gamze Kuzucu
Ruhsatlandırma Uzmanı
PFIZER
B.Sc. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (2003)
Serdar Ovalıoğlu
Clinical Research Associate
PFIZER
B.Sc. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (2005)
Jerfi Özdemir
Clinical Research Associate
PFIZER
B.Sc. - BU, Mol. Biology and Genetics (2005)
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Famous Qoutes
“Life is short and science is long
Opportunity is elusive
Experiment is dangerous
Judgement is difficult”
Hippocrates 90
“The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas”
Dr. Linus Pauling ( American theoretical chemist and biologist 1901-1994)
“Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life”
Linus Pauling ( American theoretical chemist and biologist 1901-1994)
Dr.
“In the field of observation, chance favors only the
prepared mind”
Dr. Louis Pasteur, lecture 1854
(French biologist & bacteriologist 1822 - 1895)
“Bilimle gidilen yolun sonu kesinliktir” Hacı Bektaşi Veli
“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it”
Leonardo da Vinci (Italian draftsman, painter, sculptor, architect and
engineer whose genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal1452-1519)
”Civilization is the competition between educataion and catastrophy.”
H.G. Wells 1920
“It's not that I'm so smart , it's just that I stay with problems longer“
Dr.Albert Einstein
“Know where to find the information and how to use it - That's the
secret of success”
Dr.Albert Einstein
(German born American physicist who developed the
special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)
“Hayatta en hakiki mürşid (yol gösterici) ilimdir” M. Kemal ATATÜRK
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Recent Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology-Medicine
2006
ANDREW Z. FIRE and CRAIG C. MELLO
for their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA
2005
BARRY J. MARSHALL and J. ROBİN WARREN
for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease
2004
RICHARD AXEL, and LINDA B. BUCK
for their discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system
2003
PAUL C. LAUTERBUR, and SIR PETER MANSFIELD
for their discoveries concerning magnetic resonance imaging.
2002
SYDNEY BRENNER, H. ROBERT HORVITZ and JOHN E. SULSTON
for their discoveries concerning genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death.
2001
LELAND H. HARTWELL, R. TIMOTHY HUNT and PAUL M. NURSE
for their discoveries of "key regulators of the cell cycle."
2000
ARVID CARLSSON, PAUL GREENGARD and ERIC KANDEL
for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system.
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1999
GÜNTER BLOBEL,
for the discovery that proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell.
1998
ROBERT F. FURCHGOTT, LOUIS J. IGNARRO and FERID MURAD
for their discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system.
1997
STANLEY B. PRUSINER
for his discovery of Prions - a new biological principle of infection
1996
PETER C. DOHERTY and ROLF M. ZINKERNAGEL
for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence.
1995
EDWARD B. LEWIS, CHRISTIANE NÜSSLEIN-VOLHARD and ERIC F. WIESCHAUS
for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development.
1994
ALFRED G. GILMAN and MARTIN RODBELL
for their discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells.
1993
RICHARD J. ROBERTS and PHILLIP A. SHARP
for their independent discoveries of split genes.
1992
EDMOND H. FISCHER and EDWIN G. KREBS
for their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism.
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DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
I. Semester
Bio 101
Gen.Bio.I
3+0
3
Bio 103
Gen.Bio Lab
1
Math 101
II. Semester
Bio 104
Gen.Bio.II
3+0
3
Bio 122
Pre.to
Mol.Bio.
Math 102
Chem 103
4
Chem 109
3
Chem 104
4
Phys 101
1
Phys 130
3
4
HSS
4
3
1
III. Semester
Bio 241
Cell
3+2
4
Math 201
IV. Semester
Bio 252
Genetics
3+2
4
Math 344
Chem 221
4
Chem 203
4
Phys 201
1
4
Bio351
Microbiol.
Computer
Elective
3
V. Semester
Bio 301
Biochem. I
4
Bio 305
Pr Ap Bio
Gen 1+3 2
.
VI. Semester
Bio 302
Biochem. II
3
Bio 306
A. Bio. Tec.
1+3
2
VIII. Semester
Bio 402
Dept.
Mol. Biol. II
Elective
4
1
3
2
HSS
3
3+2
VII. Semester
Bio 401
Bio 407
Mol. Bio. I
Seminar
4
TK221
TK 222
3
2
4
Bio 353
Mol.Genet.
4
HSS
Bio 332
Techniques
3
Bio 342
Physiology.
I
3+2
4
Comp/Dept.
Elective
3
HSS
Bio 409
Mol. Biol.
LabI
1+5
3
Bio 443
Physiology
II
3
Comp/Dept.
Elective
3
Unrestricted
Elective
3
Dept.
Elective
Unrestricted
Elective
3
HSS
3
HTR 311
3
2
HTR 312
3
2
3
Toplam: 140 kredi
Please note:
There has been a change in our undergraduate curriculum. HSS courses were reduced from 6 to 5,
und unrestricted elective courses were reduced from 3 to 2. The total required credit for
graduation is reduced from 151 to 140. Since Double major programs need to be revised as well in
order to accomodate these changes, please contact your advisors if you have any questions.
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If I Were a Student Again
(Contributed by Nesrin Özören. Ph.D.)
1.
I would study regularly to avoid the accumulation of material for the exam
weeks.
2.
I would not hesitate to ask questions about the part that is not clear during a
seminar or a lecture.
3.
I would take part in discussions during classes.
4.
I would follow at least the News and Views sections of Science, Nature and
Cell.
5.
I would take part in the activities of different clubs (such as, parachuting,
climbing, diving, etc..).
6.
I would regularly practice my favourite sport/art (such as, Aikido, tennis,
swimming, etc..).
7.
I would take advantage of living in the most magnificent city in the world and
visit different museums, go to the theater and enjoy different concerts and
exhibits.
8.
I would not doubt myself, my university and my country.
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Effective Study Skills
(Contributed by Şahru Yüksel, Ph.D.)
Be organized when you study and create an effective system for studying.
First - Before you begin studying, take a few moments to close your eyes and
take a deep breath. After exhaling, identify, categorize or sort the information you
are going to study. Title the material and name the author if necessary. This will
help you create a mental file, prepare you for the information, make stronger
impressions of the information and track it down easier when you need to recall it.
By consciously identifying, categorizing or sorting your information you are
organizing and adding meaning to the material before learning it instead of just
cramming it in semi-unconsciously. Doing this will help you be more focused, learn
the material better and recall it easier. Then open your eyes and begin to study.
Having high recall ability is vital for achieving high scores in tests. Studying is
similar to typing information into a computer and saving it. Once the information is
part of the computer's memory it is always there. Such is the case with studying
information. Once you have impressed the information into your brain's memory it
is always there. The problem with retrieving information from your computer or
brain lies in how and where it was saved. If you cannot remember the name of the
document and where the document was saved, then finding the document will be
difficult and time consuming. Likewise, if you cannot retrieve the information
learned from your own memory because it was not filed away properly or
impressed strongly, then recalling the information will be difficult.
Identifying, categorizing or sorting information will help file learned information
effectively for easier retrieval.
Second - As you study, train yourself to section your material in big chunks first.
Do an overview of the material or chapter in order to create a sort of outline or
mental map of the material. Use headings as guidelines; write them down on a
sheet of paper and then flesh out each heading with what you learned in your own
words. Then write in the specific details such as dates, locations and names. On
the side of each segment and/or category write the main idea. At the end of your
notes write your own summary of the lesson and review your summary frequently.
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Third - Write a question(s) pertaining to the subject matter on a separate sheet of
paper so as to formulate your quiz. Make a list of questions as you study and give
yourself short quizzes. Form effective study groups and use your quizzes in your
study groups. Ask to be quizzed, quiz others in your group and/or quiz yourself
frequently when alone. Encourage those in your study group to create their own
quizzes and bring them to the study sessions. This will help you learn from a
different perspective, merge the quizzes to create a more thorough quiz and have
a deeper understanding of the material. As you study, go back to previous topics
and quiz yourself.
Fourth - Remember to use colorful mind maps of the information learned, and
review your notes after class. Review those topics that seem most confusing.
Confusing topics often become clearer shortly after class. This helps make
stronger impressions of the information. Funny drawings or doodles also help
reinforce information since they engage the emotions.
Fifth - Also, imagine yourself explaining what you learned to a young child. This
will help simplify the concepts in your own mind.
Go over the information, your notes and key points daily and frequently and get
the reading done. There is no skipping the reading.
*Modified from Laura Silva Quesada
If you are interested in getting more helpful tips on Taking Examinations, Taking
Lecture notes, Power Studying Tips for College Students, Writing Themes
and Reports etc. visit the following site (http://www.adprima.com/studyout.htm). I
believe it will be very useful for you and that is why it will be worth spending a little
time on it. The earlier you start improving your study skills and learning ability, the
earlier you will start getting the rewards, like getting good grades. The good news
is that you will probably end up spending less time on studying and more time on
having FUN. Get help whenever you need help and don't be afraid to ask a lot of
questions. Good luck and best wishes in your studies.
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Recommended Books
(Contributed by Rezan Fahrioğlu, M.Sc.)
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
Author: Brenda Maddox
Rosalind Franklin is known to few, yet she conducted crucial research that led to one of the
most significant discoveries of the 20th century-the double helical structure of DNA. Because of
her unpublished data and photographs, Francis Crick and James Watson were able to make the
requisite connections. Until recently, Franklin was remembered only as the "dark lady"-a
stereotypically frustrated and frustrating female scientist, as profiled in Watson's 1968
autobiography, The Double Helix. Maddox (whose D.H. Lawrence won the Whitbread Biography
Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) does an excellent job of revisiting Franklin's
scientific contributions (to the point of overloading nonscientists) while revealing Franklin's
complicated personality. She shows a woman of fiery intellect and fierce independence whom
some saw as haughty, though to family and close friends she was warm and devoted. Maddox
displays a unique voice in recounting Franklin's story, using letters written to family and friends
for much of the text. Her voice subtly draws us in while holding us at arm's length, much like
Franklin herself. By the end, the reader is bristling that Franklin should be mostly forgotten, but
this biography provides some recompense. Recommended for public libraries with science
collections and all academic libraries
The Selfish Gene
Author: Richard Dawkins
Inheriting the mantle of revolutionary biologist from Darwin, Watson, and Crick, Richard
Dawkins forced an enormous change in the way we see ourselves and the world with the
publication of The Selfish Gene. Suppose, instead of thinking about organisms using genes to
reproduce themselves, as we had since Mendel's work was rediscovered, we turn it around and
imagine that "our" genes build and maintain us in order to make more genes. That simple
reversal seems to answer many puzzlers which had stumped scientists for years, and we
haven't thought of evolution in the same way since.
Why are there miles and miles of "unused" DNA within each of our bodies? Why should a bee
give up its own chance to reproduce to help raise her sisters and brothers? With a prophet's
clarity, Dawkins told us the answers from the perspective of molecules competing for limited
space and resources to produce more of their own kind. Drawing fascinating examples from
every field of biology, he paved the way for a serious re-evaluation of evolution. He also
introduced the concept of self-reproducing ideas, or memes, which (seemingly) use humans
exclusively for their propagation. If we are puppets, he says, at least we can try to understand
our strings
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The Blind Watchmaker
Author: Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins is not a shy man. Edward Larson's research shows that most scientists today
are not formally religious, but Dawkins is an in-your-face atheist in the witty British style: I want
to persuade the reader, not just that the Darwinian world-view happens to be true, but that it is
the only known theory that could, in principle, solve the mystery of our existence.
The title of this 1986 work, Dawkins's second book, refers to the Rev. William Paley's 1802
work, Natural Theology, which argued that just as finding a watch would lead you to conclude
that a watchmaker must exist, the complexity of living organisms proves that a Creator exists.
Not so, says Dawkins: "All appearances to the contrary, the only watchmaker in nature is the
blind forces of physics, albeit deployed in a very special way... it is the blind watchmaker."
The Double Helix
Author: James Watson
One of the most famous accounts ever written of a scientific discovery. Watson shocked the
scientific world with the honesty of this account, which included the personalities and politics of
the discovery in an extremely open and honest fashion.
Genome
Author: Matt Ridley
Ridley's too looking for dirt dug up by the Human Genome Project. Each chapter pries one gene
out of its chromosome and focuses on its role in our development and adult life, but also
attitudes toward this information. Genome shies away from the "tedious biochemical middle
managers" that only a nerd could love and instead goes for the A-material: genes associated
with cancer, intelligence, sex (of course), and more.
Readers unfamiliar with the jargon of genetic research needn't fear; Ridley provides a quick,
clear guide to the few words and concepts he must use to translate hard science into English.
His writing is informal, relaxed, and playful, guiding the reader so effortlessly through our 23
chromosomes that by the end we wish we had more. He believes that the Human Genome
Project will be as world-changing as the splitting of the atom; if so, he is helping us prepare for
exciting times--the hope of a cure for cancer contrasts starkly with the horrors of newly
empowered eugenicists. Anyone interested in the future of the body should get a head start with
the clever, engrossing Genome.
Cantor’s Dilemma
Author: Carl Djerassi
A distinguished cell biologist and his best student win the Nobel Prize for their cancer research
but are suspected of falsifying experimental data. "Although Djerassi does not convince the
reader that a prestigious prize can be awarded on such shaky ground, his scientific morality play
works well," PW said of a novel that is "an absorbing view of big science at its seediest."
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(Contibuted by Prof. Nazlı Başak)
Mapping Fate
Author: Alice Wexler
Alice Wexler tells the story of a family at risk for a hereditary, incurable, fatal disorderHuntington’s disease. What makes Wexler’s story both astonishingly intimate and scientifically
complelling is the way in which she tells how her mother died of the disease, how her own
chance of inheriting it was fifty-fifty, and how her sister and her father directed much of the
extraordinary biomedical research in finding the gene and a cure..
Decoding Darkness
Authors: Rudolph E. Tanzi and Ann B. Person
Scientist Tanzi and science writer Ann Person take us deep into the minds of far-flung labs of
many a prominent researcher. In the process they offer an intimate view of the high stakes of
molecular genetics, the revolution that propels it, the obstacles that threaten to derail it, and the
families whose lives are so dependent on it.
What Makes Biology Unique?
Author: Ernst Meyr
This book explores biology as an autonomous science, offers insight into the history of
evolutionary thought, critiques the contributions of philisiphy to the science of biology , and
comments on several of the major ongoing issues in evolutionary theory.
Tuesdays With Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
A deeply moving account of the courage and wisdom, shared by an inveterate mentor looking
into the multitextured face of his own death. There is much to be learned by sitting in on this
final class.
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Resources Available for Students
(Contributed by Tunç Öztunç ve Memed Doğan)
Computer rooms: There is a computer room in our department next to the student labs
which has ~10 computers you can use anytime you want during the day time. There is also
a printer available in the lab.
BIM: “Bilgi İslem Merkezi” is open for any B.U. student. There is one in North Campus
(next to E.T.A. building) and one in South Campus (opposite of Engineering Building).
There you can use available computers by just giving your student number but you can
only use these facilities for half an hour.
Wireless Internet: There is wireless internet connection available in several zones in the
campus. If you have a portable computer you can trace a connection anywhere. Some
certain places are: Library and south campus cafeterias.
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There are number of privileges in surfing internet within the campus.
First it is remarkably fast and also you can search through several scientific journals which
you do not normally access from outside. For example check one of the most respected
journal “Cell” from this link:
http://www.library.boun.edu.tr/ElektronikServisler.html
 elektronik dergiler
 Cell (Cambridge)
Library: The B.U library is one of the biggest libraries in Turkey. You can search the
collection from the internet and then go purchase the book. You can borrow 3 books at a
time. Besides a huge collection of books it provides a multimedia center down floor,
which you can purchase CDs VCDs and VHS cassettes. You can also watch any film you
choose from a huge collection, in previously reserved rooms.
Mithat Alam Film Merkezi: The building has storage room for an archive which
currently consists of 4,500 films. Interested individuals can check out these films or watch
them in the video room in the Center. TV Room Facility offers an opportunity to watch
films without checking them out. The room should be reserved in advance and can seat a
maximum of 4 people. There is also a movie theater within the building which seats 61
people where, along with film screenings, discussions and panels are also held.
http://www.filmcenter.boun.edu.tr/index.htm
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Physical Education: There is a “Halı Saha” in Hisar Campus, which can be reserved for
free. There is also a stadium with a tartan track available for runners and a fitness center in
Uçaksavar Campus. Next to the stadium there is a sports hall. There is an olympic open
swimming pool (only available during the summer) and tennis courts in South Campus.
But we recommend physical education lessons in which you can learn the locations and
how to use these sports facilities. Besides you can attend Yoga and some other interesting
courses.
Healthcare: There is Revir in south campus for emergency conditions. But firstly, I
recommend that before some emergency happens go and fill the required paper work for
free care.
Manzara: Boğaziçi University means Manzara. Manzara is the name of the place in South
Campus where you can enjoy the magnificent Bosphorus view while sitting on benches
and having your lunch. Unfortunately the view is quite far from the location of our
department, but we strongly recommend that you create time to read and chill out in the
South Campus.
Recommended web sites:
Istanbul Devlet Opera ve Balesi
www.dobgm.gov.tr
Istanbul Devlet Tiyatrolari
www.istdt.gov.tr
Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Klasik Müzik Etkinlikleri
http://www.klasikmuzik.boun.edu.tr
11 konser için Öğrenci kombine bileti: 30 YTL
Şehir tiyatrolari
www.sehirtiyatrolari.com
Cityguide
www.istanbul.com
İstanbul Kültür ve Sanat Vakfı
www.iksv.org
Science news
nextwave.sciencemag.org
www.the-scientist.com/daily
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Places We Eat, Shop and Do Our Laundry
(Contributed by Rezan Fahrioğlu, M.Sc.)
Online Food Ordering Websites:
1- www.yemeksepetim.com
2- www.aloyemek.com
Nearby Restaurants/Cafes:
1- Ati (R.hisarustu 6. sok)
2- Trio cafe (R.hisarustu 6. sok)
3- Wonderland (Nispetiye cad, R.hisarustu)
4- Yenice (Nispetiye cad, R.hisarustu)
5- Doydos (Nispetiye cad, R.hisarustu)
6- Cinar Cafe(Nispetiye cad, R.hisarustu)
7- Mandarin (Nispetiye cad, R.hisarustu)
Shopping:
1-Mega Supermarket
2- BIM
3- Kilicoglu supermarket
Nearby Laundry:
1- BU laundry (Kuzey Kampus)
2- Hisar laundry (R.hisarustu Cami sok)
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Adınız, Soyadınız:..........................................................................................................
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Bilgisayar bilginiz:
Kötü
İyi
Çok iyi
Word
Excel
Powerpoint
Web Surfing
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diğer
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