Dr. Deniz Ekinci obtained a BSc in Chemistry in 2004, an MSC in Biochemistry in 2006 and a PhD in Biochemistry in 2009 from Atatürk University, Turkey. He studied at Stetson University, USA, in 2007-2008 and at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany, in 2009-2010. Dr. Ekinci currently works as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Agriculture, and is the Head of the Enzyme and Microbial Biotechnology Division, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey. He is a member of Turkish Biochemical Society, American Chemical Society and German Genetics society. Dr. Ekinci published over fifty scientific papers, reviews and book chapters and presented several conferences to scientists. He has received numerous publication awards from several scientific councils. Dr. Ekinci serves as the Editor in Chief of three international books and is involved in the Editorial Board of several international journals.