Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Erman Salih Istifli

Çukurova University


Cell Injury Environmental Pathology Intracellular Cation Content Oxidative Phosphorylation Chromosome Banding Chromosomal Mutation Histochemistry Cell Compartmentation Polyploidy Chromosomal Rearrangement Cell Microenvironment Intercellular Communication

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The word cytology (=study of cells) comes from the combination of Greek words ‘cyto’ (=cell) and ‘logy’ (=science). Cytology is a branch of science that studies how cells function and divide. In medicine, cytologic examinations are most of the time performed on body fluids such as blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid or on material that is aspirated from the body. Cytology can also involve examinations or preparations that are scraped or washed. However, the science of cytology serves humanity not only for pathological research in the medical field, but also in the field of pure science. There are six main branches of cytology: I. Cytotaxonomy; II. Cytogenetics; III. Cell physiology; IV. Cytochemistry; V. Cytopathology; VI. Cytoecology. Apart from these scientific disciplines, there are more specialized branches where cytology is intertwined. Some of them are: i. molecular cytogenetics, ii. genetics, iii. cell biology, and iiii. biotechnology. Thus, it is clear that it is not feasible to distinctly differentiate these disciplines apart from each other, and there is an active flow of scientific knowledge between each discipline.

Therefore, when we approach the cytology field from a ‘bird's eye view’ perspective, we see that cell metabolism, cell chemistry, and genetics are intertwined. Consequently, the 'Cytology' project will focus on cell pathology, cell physiology, genetics, molecular cytogenetics, pathology, and cell ecology.

This book is expected to be a comprehensive scientific resource for a wide range of researchers working in the field of Cytology, R & D institutions in the private sector and biology and medical students of all levels.

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Date completed: October 9th 2019

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Review results due: July 20th 2020

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Expected publication date: September 18th 2020

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Erman Salih Istifli

Çukurova University

Dr. Erman Salih İstifli received his Ph.D. from Biology Department of Cukurova University, Insitute of Science and Letter. In his doctoral study, Dr. İstifli focused on the elucidation of the genotoxic and cytotoxic effects of a commonly used anticancer agent (antifolate) on human lymphocytes. During his period of doctoral research, he joined the molecular cytogenetics group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, Germany, and he focused there on investigating the molecular cytogenetic causes of some human rare diseases. During these studies, he contributed experimentally to the identification of four candidate genes (GRIA2, GLRB, NPY1R, and NPY5R) responsible for intelligence and obesity. He was assigned as an expert and rapporteur on eight candidate projects in the Marie-Sklodowska Curie-Actions Innovative Training Networks in 2016. In 2017, he completed the online theoretical and practical course "Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life", run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on the edX platform. In April 2019, within the framework of Erasmus+ staff mobility program, he gave seminars on "DNA microarrays and their use in genotoxicity" at Tirana University in Tirana, Albania. He is a published author of several articles in journals covered by the SCI and SCI-E, and has manuscripts in other refereed scientific journals. He currently serves as a referee in several journals covered by the SCI and SCI-E. His studies mainly fall into the field of genetic toxicology.

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