My CV


Selim  Çetiner

cetiner-sabanciuniv.edu

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Education

    December 1989 – Ph. D. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U. S. A. Dissertation: Studies on the Agrobacterium mediated transformation of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) with antibacterial and high essential amino acids encoding genes. June 1982 – M.Sc. University of Ankara, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara, Turkey Thesis: Studies on the substrates used in ornamental plant growing in greenhouses. June 1976 – Lycee Diploma. Robert College of Istanbul.

Work Experience

    1977-1979 Soybean consultant, CARE, Ankara 1979-1981 Education officer, International Youth Federation for Environmental Studies and Conservation, Klostermolle, Denmark. 1982-1984 Research assistant, Çukurova University, Department of Horticulture, Adana. 1985-1989 Research assistant, Louisiana State University, Department of Horticulture, Baton Rouge, LA, U. S. A. 1990-1993 Assistant Professor, Çukurova University, Laboratory for Plant Biotechnology, Adana, Turkey May-Nov.1991 Visiting Scientist, Louisiana State University, Department of Biochemistry 1993-1998 Associate Professor and Head of the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey 1992-1995 Technical Consultant, Bereket Seed Company, Tissue Culture Lab., Adana 1995-1997 Technical Consultant, KarLab Tissue Culture Laboratory, Dikili-İzmir 1996 Consultant to Intermediary Biotechnology Service, ISNAR/CGIAR, The Hague, The Netherlands 1999-2001 Professor, Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Çukurova University, Adana. 1999-2008 Representing Turkey (TUBITAK) at the Working Group on Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology at the OECD, Paris, France. 2000-2003 Member of the Biotechnology Committee at TUBITAK. 2001-present Professor, Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences 2001-2007 Consultant to Seed Industry (Sapeksa; Toros Tarım),2007-present Consultant to Food Safety Associations in Turkey on the biosafety of GMO’s.

Areas of Interest

  • Plant Biotechnology and Biosafety, DNA fingerprinting, Alternative Energy, Algae Research, Plant Tissue Culture, Whole Genome Sequencing

Awards

  • Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council Research grant – Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council  1999
  • State Planning Organisation research grant – State Planning Organisation  1996
  • Donald Newsom outstanding horticulture student award –  1991
  • State Planning Organisation research grant – State Planning Organisation  1991
  • Fulbright Cultural Enrichment Grant –  1986
  • International teaching and research fellowship for agriculture –  1985
  • Fulbright Scholarship for Ph. D –  1984