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October 2019

2 New protein structures were published in the international Protein Data Bank (PDB) by a collaboration effort between me and Prof. B. Erman @Sabanci University and Prof. E. Mancini and Dr. A. Alt @University of Sussex

PATZ1 BTB structure (mouse/human): 6GUV

PATZ1 BTB sructure (zebrafish): 6GUW

Check the links!

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January 2019

My third thesis progress committee meeting

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June 2018

My second thesis progress committee meeting

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January 2018

My first thesis progress commitee meeting

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Training courses

Biacore T200 SPR biosensor (GE Healthcare Life Sciences): 8-10 August 2017, Sabanci University

AKTA pure chromatography system (GE Healthcare Life Sciences): July 2017, Sabanci University

 

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July 2017

Presented my thesis proposal in front of the thesis progress commitee.

Posted by sofiap on Jul 15th 2017 | Filed in News | Comments Off on July 2017

Academic Experience

Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant at Sabanci University for:

  • Cell Biology (BIO332) Fall 2018
  • Biological Function and Structure/Structural Biology (BIO304/BIO 532) Spring 2018
  • Science of Nature I (NS101) 2014 – 2017

Facilitator for Academic Practices and Development (GR501) graduate course at Sabanci University, Fall 2017

Articles, Conference Posters and Presentations

2014: Design of target specific transcription activator-like effectors by free energy perturbation calculations. S.Piepoli, B.Erman, C.Atılgan

– 2. International BAU Drug Design Congress -Bahçeşehir University Istanbul, TR, April

– Biophysical Society Modeling of Biomolecular Systems Interactions, Dynamics, and Allostery Meeting, Istanbul, TR, September

– 2. MC COST Action CM1306 Meeting, Visegrád, HU, September

2015: Analysis on Target specific Transcription Activator-like Effectors by Free Energy Perturbation Calculations and Perturbation-Response Scanning. S.Piepoli, B.Erman, C.Atılgan

– 22. Statistical Physics Days, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, June

Analysis of TALE and its Specific Target DNA Interactions by Free Energy Perturbation Calculations and Perturbation-Response Scanning. S.Piepoli, B.Erman, C.Atılgan

– 3. International BAU Drug Design Congress -Bahçeşehir University Istanbul, TR, October

2016:Thermodynamical Constraints Determine the Position Preferences of Critical Amino Acids in TALE DNA Binding Proteins. S.Piepoli, B.Erman, C.Atılgan (to be submitted)

–  23. Statistical Physics Days, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, June (invited speaker)

Characterization of PATZ1 protein structure and its interaction with the tumor suppressor protein p53. S.Piepoli

–  The FEBS Journal Special Issue for the 41st FEBS Congress, September (scheduled)

– COST CM1306 Workshop “Lights, Mixing, Action!” Porto, PT, October

2017: The protein structure of the PATZ1 BTB domain reveals new functions.S.Piepoli, A.Alt, E.Mancini, C.Atilgan, B.Erman

–  MolBiyoKon’17, 5th International Congress of the Molecular Biology Association of Turkey, Istanbul, Boğaziçi University, September (poster)

– 5. International BAU Drug Design Congress -Bahçeşehir University Istanbul, TR, October

2018: Function from structure: PATZ1 BTB domain. S. Piepoli, B. Erman, E. Mancini, A. Alt, C. Atilgan (3rd Best Poster Award)

– COST CM1306 4th International Scientific Meeting, Zagreb, HR, March

– 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) Competition: “Crystals are a girl’s best friend”. Sabanci University, Istanbul, TR, May

– MolBiyoKon’18, 5th International Congress of the Molecular Biology Association of Turkey, Izmir, Biomedicine and Genome Center, September (selected short talk)

2019: Function from Structure: The BTB domain in PATZ1. S. Piepoli

– FENS Research Day, Sabanci University, TR, February (selected speaker)

Additional information

  • Registered User for beamtime at Diamond Light Source since July 2016.
  • Invited speaker at the 23. Statistical Physics Days, Istanbul Technical University, Ayazağa Kampüsü, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2016
  • Participant in the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Project – CM1306 Action, since September 2014. cost.eu
  • Certificate of Completion of all required training and internship for the Teaching Scholars Residency Program at Sabanci University during 2014-2015 academic year.
  • TOEFL score: 109, July 2014

 

Posted by sofiap on May 16th 2017 | Filed in PhD Activities | Comments Off on Academic Experience

January 2017

Officially a PhD candidate for the faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences @Sabanci University, after successfully passing the PhD qualifying exams!

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About me

I come from a very little town of a beautiful region in the south-east of Italy. Alberobello is a remarkable place, UNESCO site since 1996. It is visited by thousands of tourists every year because of our typical houses known as Trulli, but also for the fantastic location between the quiet breezy hills and the sea coast as well as for the amazing food and wines. In case you plan a visit, please contact: https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/14495123

Puglia, the olive trees land

Alberobello, Ba. Panorama

I grew up in a big family and I have 4 little nephews. I lived also in Lecce and in Bologna where I still keep sweet memories with flatmates and friends of my university years.

I moved to Istanbul in 2013. I love the city, I live between the university campus and the house that I share with my lifemate Ozan.

Maltepe Sahil. Sunset

I visited Brighton (UK) 3 times during 2016 and I grew fond of this place because it looks to me like a concentrate of the entire world in a little slice of it.

Sussex. Countryside

Brighton. Royal Pavillon

East Sussex. The Seven Sisters cliff

I like good food, live music and popular science books. I am fascinated by space exploration and I occasionally stargaze. When I am at home I like to bake, looking after my plants, watching sci-fi tv series and to play drums.

Me in my office

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Projects

Posted by sofiap on Dec 13th 2016 | Filed in Research | Comments Off on Projects

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