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Fabricated Results or a Groundbreaking Achievement?

  In January 2014, Nature published Haruko Obokata’s  STAP (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency) research which states that treating cells with certain acidity levels can increase the pluripotency of cells.  But at the beginning of April RIKEN, government funded Japanese research institute, announced that Obokata’s results were purposely fabricated and the director of the institute Ryoji […]

Welcome to the Stem Cell Laboratory at Koç University!

Our lab studies the molecular mechanisms of cellular reprogramming. We want to understand how somatic cells such  as skin fibroblasts can be converted into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Our focus is on identifying the role  of chromatin modifying proteins in this process. We are also interested in generating iPSCs from Turkish patients with rare genetic diseases for in vitro disease modeling and […]