Yelda Ozden Çiftçi
Professor in Plant Biotechnology at Gebze Technical University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. She received her BSc in İstanbul University in 1993, and MSc and PhD from Gebze Institute of Technology in 2000 and 2005, respectively. She carried out her Post-Doc study on plant cryopreservation at CNR, IVALSA, Florence, Italy. She has published more than 75 scientific papers, conference proceedings and book chapters in the field of plant biotechnology including molecular markers, micropropagation, medium and long-term conservation, transgenic research, and somaclonal variation assessment. She is the author of the book entitled ‘Transgenic Plants: Advances and Limitations’. She is a member of several national and international societies and serves in the editorial board of many SCI-indexed journals on plant biotechnology.