M. Sc. Seyma Özcirak Ergün

PhD Student
M. Sc. Seyma Özcirak Ergün
Building A 71, Room 451
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

 I am a Ph.D. student in the field of geomicrobiology at GFZ with a scholarship from Potsdam University.

My Ph.D. thesis is about Identifying New Enzyme Candidates Using Targeted Cell-Sorting-Based Metagenomics (ZymeFinder).


I have over 7 years of work experience in the field of bio-based laboratory.

I worked as a research associate at a university in Turkey and I had co-founded a small firm about DNA isolation kits in Yildiz Technopark (YTÜ Technopark).


2014 – 2017 Doctorate (canceled, only course were taken), Bioengineering, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey, GPA: 3,5.

2010 – 2012 Masters, Biochemistry, The Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey, GPA: 4,00 

2006 - 2010 Undergraduate, Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Literature, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey, GPA: 2,77


The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF), Newton Fund, 2016-2017- England. 

Short-term fellowship, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), April-July 2017-Germany. 

"16th FEBS Young Scientists Grant, Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), August 2016

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