Our research group has been continuing collaborations with three international research groups.

  • The collaboration with Prof. Dr. Oleg D. Lavrentovich’s research group has been started in 2020 via a joint project supported by TUBITAK-1001 program. His group mainly concentrates on thermotropic liquid crystals, lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals, active liquid crystals, etc. For more information about his group, please visit:

  • The collaboration with Prof. Dr. Mustafa GUZEL’s research group has been started towards the end of 2020. Dr. Guzel graduated from Hacettepe University School of Engineering with a B. Sc degree in Chemistry in 1987 and completed his MSc. and PhD. Degrees on Medicinal Chemistry at Clemson University, Clemson, SC in 1996 and 2001 respectively. He worked as organic lab coordinator at Northeastern University and later joined to ArQule Sr. Synthetic Organic Chemist upon his graduation. He then joined to TransTech Pharma Inc, in High Point, NC and assumed various positions in Medicinal Chemistry Department between 2001 and 2014. In 2014 he started working as an assistant professor at International School of Medicine in Department of Medical Pharmacology at Istanbul Medipol University. In 2017 he was promoted to associate professor in medical pharmacology acting as a chair. In 2019 he was appointed as the department chair of Molecular Medicine and Biotechnology.  In January 2020, he then became the director of Drug Discovery and Development Research Center in newly established Health Sciences and Technologies Research Institute, currently leading Molecular Discovery and Development laboratories of the university.
  • The collaboration with Prof. Neto’s research group (Brasil) has been continuing since 2011. Some joint projects with his group are performing (TUBITAK and AIBU-BAP). His group mainly concentrates on complex fluids and also liquid crystalline systems.

  • A novel collaboration with Prof. Sebastio’s research group (Portugal) will be started in 2016. In his group, NMR technique is applied to the liquid crystals.