Nesrin Kartal Özer, PhD


Nesrin Kartal Ozer, is Professor at Marmara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, Istanbul,Turkey. She graduated with a BSc in Pharmacy from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey and she has received her PhD in Biochemistry in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine. She moved then to Marmara University, Istanbul. She was a Visiting Scientist at St.George’s Hospital, Medical School, Department of Biochemistry, London, UK (1985-1986); Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland (1993-2004) and University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany (2008).

In her research she published ~100 articles and she was invited speaker at ~70 international meetings. She was the organizer ~10 scientific meetings and conferences. As member of International Organizations it is worth mentioning her membership in the International Advisory Committee, Oxygen Club of California (1999- today); FEBS Advanced Course Committee Member (2003-2006); Secretary General Society for Free Radical Research-Europe (SFRR-E) and Member of the Council (2003-2009) and President Elect of SFRR-E (2011-2012). In 2006 she was awarded The Oxygen Club of California Award and “Life Time Honorary Member” (2006): “In recognition of outstanding research contributions on the role of vitamin E in atherosclerosis and to fostering the field of free radical biology. Her research focus on hypercholesterolemia related changes in signal transduction pathway proteins, in particular differently expressed proteins in age related diseases such as atherosclerosis and Alzheimer disease. In parallel she has carried out research on the molecular function of tocopherols in age related diseases.