Melis Sumengen Ozdenefe

Near East University

Associate Prof. Dr. Melis Sumengen Ozdenefe received her BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. in Biology from Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey in 2009, 2011, and 2014, respectively. During her MSc, she was an international exchange student and a researcher at Anhalt University, Germany for six months. She has been working in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Near East University, Northern Cyprus since 2014. Her teaching interests include industrial microbiology, bacteriology, biotechnology, enzymology, and environmental microbiology. Her research areas involve enzymes and biosurfactants, which are produced from various bacteria and fungus, for industrial applications, the production and characterization of bacterial enzymes and bacteriocins, the antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of various plant structures, multiple antibiotic resistance, and heavy metal resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. Dr. Ozdenefe’s works have been published in national and international journals, conferences, congresses, and symposiums and cited 140 times.

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