Prof. Dr. Tulin Askun is head of the Molecular Biology Department (within the main Biology Department) in the Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Balikesir University, Turkey. She received both her master\'s degree and her Ph.D. in fungi from Balikesir University. In 2012, she received a Project Incentive Award in Basic Sciences from the same institution. She is responsible for implementing educational programs and scientific research, providing projects, and establishing and maintaining relationships with group members and project partners. She has published many articles, projects, papers, two edited volumes, and four book chapters.