Nurcan Tunçbağ

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Nurcan Tunçbağ
Tel No: 
+90 (312) 210-7882
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+90 (312) 210-
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2007 – 2010 Ph.D., Computational Science and Engineering, Koç University
2005 – 2007 M.Sc., Computational Science and Engineering, Koç University
2000 – 2005 B.Sc., Chemical Engineering - Istanbul Technical University


Work Experience

2010 – 2014 Postdoc, Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

January 2012 Visiting Researcher at Microsoft New England Research and Development, Cambridge, MA
January 2011 Visiting Researcher at Politechnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
July 2009 – August 2009 Visiting Researcher at National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Frederick, MD

Research Interests: 

Systems biology of different types of human cancers.

  • Revealing how the networks of interactions among proteins and genome are altered in cells during disease.
  • Omic data integration and network modeling.

Structural analysis and characterization of protein interactions using computational methods.

  • Multi-scale combinatorial modelling strategy to predict functional association of proteins.
  • Construction of structural pathways and PPI networks.

Released Softwares, Webservers and Databases Contributed

Omics Integrator (Software,

STEINERNET (Webserver,

PRISM (Software and Webserver,

HOTPOINT (Webserver,

PRINT (Database,

HOTSPRINT (Database,

Courses / Laboratories: 

BIN500 - Programming for Informatics

BIN503 - Biological Databases and Data Analysis Tools