Ersi Abaci Kalfoglou
Prof. Ersi Abacı Kalfoğlu got her Ph.D. in forensic sciences, following a graduate degree in medical biochemistry. She taught at the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Istanbul University, and was the primary investigator of the Forensic Haemogenetics Department for 20 years. Prof. Kalfoğlu has spent the last years of her career specializing in Forensic Sciences and specifically sexual abuse and its consequences. She is the author of numerous articles on the subject, published in English and Turkish Scientific Journals. Being aware of the difficulties that sexual assault victims and survivors are facing, she founded a center for sexual assault victims in Turkey, which now operates in Istanbul, under Yeni Yüzyil University within the Forensic Sciences Research Center which she directs.