Nurhan Özlü

AREAS OF SPECIALTY: Cell Biology and Proteomics 


2001 - 2005:  PhD. in Cell Biology
Dresden University of Technology
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden.
Thesis: Formation of the mitotic spindle in C. elegans embryos. 
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Anthony A. Hyman 
1997-2001: B.S., Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bilkent University, Ankara.


2010 September-:  Assistant Professor
College of Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Koç University, Istanbul.
2006-2010:  Postdoctoral Research
Harvard Medical School, Boston.
Advisor: Prof. Timothy J. Mitchison


Polat AN, Karayel O, Giese SH, Harmanda B, Sanal E, Hu CK, Renard BY, Özlü N (2015) Phosphoproteomic Analysis of Aurora Kinase Inhibition in Monopolar Cytokinesis. J Proteome Res 14: 4087-98
Özlü N, Qureshi MH, Toyoda Y, Renard BY, Mollaoglu G, Ozkan NE, Bulbul S, Poser I, Timm W, Hyman AA, Mitchison TJ, Steen JA (2015) Quantitative comparison of a human cancer cell surface proteome between interphase and mitosis. The EMBO journal 34: 251-265 
Polat, A.N., and Özlü, N. (2014). Towards single-cell LC-MS phosphoproteomics. The Analyst 139, 4733-4749.
Singh S*, Winter D*, Kirchner M*, Chauhan R, Ahmed S, Özlü N, Tzur A,Kirschner M, Steen J, Steen H. A Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of the Mammalian Cell Cycle Identifies Global Kinasin regulation by the Anaphase-Promoting Complex The EMBO Journal. 2014. 33, 385-399.
Özlü N, Akten B, Timm W, Haseley N, Steen H, Steen JA. Phosphoproteomics. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. 2010 May-Jun;2(3):255-76. 
Özlü N, Monigatti F, Renard BY, Field CM, Steen H, Mitchison TJ, Steen JJ.Binding partner switching on microtubules and aurora-B in the mitosis to cytokinesis transition. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2010 Feb;9(2):336-50. 
Özlü N, Srayko M, Kinoshita K, Habermann B, O'toole ET, Müller-Reichert T, Schmalz N, Desai A, Hyman AA. An essential function of the C. elegans ortholog of TPX2 is to localize activated aurora A kinase to mitotic spindles. Dev Cell. 2005 Aug;9(2):237-48. 


2014-2017:   TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey) Research Grant 114Z267 (355,500 TL)
2013- : Turkish Academia of Science (TÜBA) Award for Young Scientist (GEBIP)
2012- : L'ORÉAL Research Award for Young Women in Life Sciences
2012- 2016: Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (EU FP7)  (100,000 Euro)   
2012-2017:  EMBO Installation Grant (250,000 Euro)


over 30 seminars and invited/selected talks at leading international conferences (e.g. American Society for Mass Spectrometry, EMBO, Kyoto-KU International Symposium, The Proteomic Forum, EMBO Young Investigator Programme Meeting, Greek Orbitrap Users Meeting)