Patents

Three dimensional microfluidic device that determines metastatic capacity and homing choices. European Patent Office application number EP13154001.5, February 2013 (priority Turkish Patent Institute application number 2012/14253, December 2012).

Microfluidic device for investigation of distance dependent interactions in cell biology, PCT application number PCT/EP2014/070839, September 2014 (priority Turkish Patent Institute application number 2013/11723, October 2013). 

More on the way … 

Recent publications

U. Horzum, B. Ozdil and D. Pesen Okvur. Differentiation of normal and cancer cell adhesion on custom designed protein nanopatterns. Nano Letters 2015, (15): 5393−5403. Impact factor ~ 14.

U. Horzum, B. Ozdil and D. Pesen Okvur. Step-by-step quantitative analysis of focal adhesions. MethodsX 2014 (1):56-59.

B. Ozdil, S. Önal, T. Oruç and D. Pesen Okvur. Fabrication of 3D Controlled in vitro Microenvironments. MethodsX 2014 (1):60-66.

U. Horzum, B. Ozdil and D. Pesen Okvur. Micrometer Scale Spacings between Fibronectin Nanodots Regulate Cell Morphology and Focal Adhesions. Materials Research Express 2014, 1: 025402.

G. Bati and D. Pesen Okvur. Invadopodia:Proteolytic feet of cancer cells. Turkish Journal of Biology 2014, (38): 740-747. Review article.

 

Other dissemination acitivities

Media coverage of research on cancer cell biology using cell-on-a-chips – TRT1 main Turkish TV channel evening news 05 May 2016.

Attended and exhibited two patents at ISIF’16 (Istanbul International Inventions Fair), Istanbul, Turkey 03-06 March 2016. Attendence by special invitation by the Turkish Patent Institute.

Attended and exhibited two patents at the Patent Fair organized by USIMP (Universite Sanayi Isbirligi Merkezleri Platformu), Istanbul, Turkey 11-12 November 2015.

IYTE Bulletin Research News Article “Cancer cells can be distinguished”, 2015 issue 23, page 26 (Based on our ACS Nano Letters publication).

Technosphere (IYTE Atmosfer Technology Transfer Office Bulletin) Technology Projects and Trends Article “Using microfluidics to diagnose cancer and understand cellular interactions ”, 2015 issue 2, pages 22-23.

IYTE Bulletin Cover story “Gold Medal to IYTE”, 2015 issue 22, pages 20-21.

Media coverage (TV interviews) for the awards from the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, Switzerland 2015:

TRT1 main Turkish TV channel evening news 27 April 2015,

Haberler.com internet TV 16 May 2015,

A Haber TV channel evening news 25 May 2015), and various internet news websites.

Attended and exhibited a patent at the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, Switzerland, 15-19 April 2015.

IYTE Bulletin Interview “Assoc. Prof. Devrim Pesen Okvur to represent Turkey ”, 2015 issue 21, pages 24-25.

Finalist at the 3rd Ege R&D and Technology Days University Patents Competition, Izmir, Turkey, 11-12 December 2014.

IYTE Bulletin Research Projects Article “Interactions of Breast Cancer Cells with Macrophages in Controlled 3D in vitro Microenvironments”, 2011 issue 8, page 63.

Guest to TV program Canli Yayin Odasi at TRT Belgesel (Documentary) Channel “Nanotechnology for a cure to cancer” Izmir, Turkey, 31 March 2011.