Sahra Kırmusaoğlu

Haliç University

Dr. Kırmusaoğlu is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, T.C. Haliç University where she had previously held an administrative position as Vice Head of the same department. She specialized microbiology at Abant Izzet Baysal University (Biology Department), Turkey. Her previous experience includes the position of the Laboratory Manager at microbiology laboratories in several research and private hospitals. Throughout her career she collaborated with academicians/researchers from AIBU, METU and IU Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, and participated in various research projects. She also worked as a lecturer in the Medical Laboratory Techniques Program held at the Department of Medical Services and Techniques, T.C. Istanbul Kavram Vocational Training School before transitioning to T.C. Haliç University as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Kırmusaoğlu’s research interests include pathogenic bacterial biofilms, antibiofilm and antimicrobial agents, effects and synergistic effects of new alternative agents such as chemical compounds and natural plant extracts against pathogenic bacteria, such as antibiotic resistant and biofilm producing microorganisms. She is also interested in research on antibiofilm medical devices and food package design for preventing biofilm infections associated with indwelling devices which could lead to systemic infections, foodborne infections, and prolongation of food’s shelf life. She has published several international research articles, book chapters, and congress proceedings. More specifically, Dr. Kırmusaoğlu participated as an author in books titled “Microbial Biofilms - Importance and Applications” and “Staphylococcus aureus” with her chapters “Staphylococcal Biofilms: Pathogenicity, Mechanism and Regulation of Biofilm Formation by Quorum Sensing System and Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms of Biofilm Embedded Microorganisms” and “The Mechanism of Methicillin Resistance and the Influence of Meticillin Resistance on Biofilm Phenotype of Staphylococcus aureus”. She is the editor of the books “Bacterial Pathogenesis and Antibacterial Control” and “Disinfection,” both published by IntechOpen. She is also the author and the editor of the book “Genel Biyoloji Laboratuvar Kılavuzu” (General Biology Laboratory Manual) published by Hipokrat Publisher. She has also edited the book project “Antimicrobials” and she has translated a chapter for the Turkish translation of the book “Sherris Medical Microbiology\ by Ryan et al.

3books edited

5chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Sahra Kırmusaoğlu

Bacterial pathogens have been becoming the main problem in hospital and community-acquired infections. It is hard to treat the strains that are resistant to antibiotics, due to the causing recurrent and untreatable infections. In recent years, the combination treatments and the novel technologies have been preferred to overcome the emergence of antibacterial resistance of pathogens. In this book, examples of pathogenesis by clinical cases, control by antibiotics and bioactive antimicrobials, control by novel technologies with the collection of up-to-date researches and reviews are presented. This book can be useful for researchers interested in antibacterials, bioactive compounds, and novel technologies.

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