Metin BUDAK, MSc, PhD is a Asist. Prof. at Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Biophysics Dep. He has been head of Molecular Research Lab at Prof. Mirko Tos Ear and Hearing Research Center since 2018. His specializations are biophysics, epigenetics, genetics, methylation mechanisms. He published around 21 peer-reviewed papers, 2 book chapters, 28 abstracts. He is a member of Clinical Research Ethics Committee and Quantification and Consideration Committee of Medicine Faculty. His research area is the role of methylation during gene transcription, chromatin packages DNA within the cell and DNA repair, replication, recombination and gene transcription. His research focuses on how the cell overcomes chromatin structure and methylation to allow access to the underlying DNA and enable normal cellular function.