Mustafa Yildiz is researcher at Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University. He holds a B.Sc.degree from Sakarya University (2009), M.Sc. degree from Trakya University (2016), Ph.D. degree from Trakya University (2019). He became quickly interested in epigenetic control of gene expression which governs virtually all cellular processes like proliferation, development, differentiation and interaction with the environment. During his master's thesis, he studied gene expression changes in the exposure of nanoparticles. For his PhD thesis he investigated how different signaling pathways regulate genes in human cells after photodynamic therapy. The exciting discovery of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as an important regulators of chromatin structure sparked my interest in epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation. He has published over 6 articles in refereed journals, 1 chapter and 25 abstracts in scientific meetings.