Nurcan Tunçbağ, Associate Professor at Koç University, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been selected as one of 11 successful scientists as part of the first Mediterranean Science Team in the scope of MEDNIGHT.

The Mediterranean Science Team is an activity organized by MEDNIGHT which aims to make science done in Mediterranean countries visible and to highlight scientists and institutions in Mediterranean countries that are making a great contribution to society.

MEDNIGHT is being celebrated within the framework of the European Researchers’ Night, a scientific outreach project promoted and financed by the European Commission as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions of the Horizon 2020 program.

Assoc. Professor Nurcan Tunçbağ’s research interests are computational systems biology, bioinformatics, network-based medicine, network modeling, multi-omics data integration, single-cell, and large-scale omics data analysis, and the discovery of latent cancer driver mutations.

Her aim is to understand how protein-gene interaction networks are altered in diseases by integrating multi-omics data and computational techniques.