Team: The ATOMS iGEM team consists of a group of medical students, who are excited about Genetics and Bioengineering and determined to create influencing projects in the iGEM competition and field of Genetics. On this page, we want to introduce you to everyone, who has contributed to the project.


We would like to sincerely thank you to all our advisors and to all people, who has helped us to realise our project, especially to our rector Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir Sengun (Prof. Dr.Abdulkadir Sengun), Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gunduz (Prof.Dr. Mehmet Gündüz) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esra Gunduz (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esra Gunduz), the board of trustees and great support of our university, so without their assistance and help throughout this difficult time, our project would not have been possible. Last but not least, we want to thank to our advisors Ayse Celik and Mustafa Elitok for their all kind support and helps. They showed a lot of patience and understanding during our busy times, motivated us no matter what happened and always reminded us of our set goals. Without these important people accompanying us, a joyful iGEM duration would not have be thinkable. 



Team members


Fethi Onal

Mikail Dogan

Aslihan Busra Ogretici

Aysenur Toygar

Abdullah Ucar

Fatih Aktas

Furkan Bestepe

Bahadir Benli

Mustafa Yilmaz

Nurgeldi Bazarov

Sahika Betul Yayli

Büsra Gulnihal Soylu

Ahmet Payamoglu

Alperen Sefa Toker

Hilal Sahin

Kubra Yildirim

Selcan Ictas

Seyma Nur Erol

Kevser Siddika Yigit

Furkan Günes

Omer Enes Onur

Furkan Sacit Ceylan

Berke Kahraman







Special thanks to


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Gunduz

          TOU Department of Otolaryngology - Department of Medical Genetics


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esra Gunduz

          TOU Department of Medical Genetics


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Husamettin Erdamar

           TOU Department of Medical Genetics


Prof. Dr. Murat Yagmurca

          TOU Department of Histology and Embriology


Assist. Prof. Dr. Omer Faruk Hatipoglu

          TOU Department of Medical Genetics


Assist. Prof. Dr. Sadik Cigdem

          TOU Department of Medical Genetics


Burak Yilmaz

          TOU Department of Medical Genetics - CEO of Sentegen


We are also thankful to foreign researches for their advices in designing and sequences of our genes:


Akihiko Ishijima

Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan

We’d like thank you to Dr.Akihiko for providing us amino acid sequence of PotB59 protein


Andrea Schuller

University of Queensland, Australia

For their big support and advices about DAMP4 and Pexiganan’s mechanism



Vinoo Selvarajah

And also to our iGEM consultant


Chunxia Zhao


Australian Institue for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

We’d also thank you to Dr.Chunxia for answering our questions about Pexiganan


Bernard Binetruy

Faculté de Médecine La Timone,  France

Special thanks to Dr.Bernard for providing of CAGop promoter’s sequence




Turgut Ozal University







This year, we have carried out several collabrations with other iGEM teams.


As a Health and Medicine team we have contacted the UCL iGEM team and had a quite interesting conversation about the difficulty and our experiences of presenting a Health and Medicine project, especially at safety and ethics section of the project. After asking questions about their aspects of safety&ethics, we mentioned our way to outgo these problems: With the creating of a platform, called as Virtual Hospital, where we can be more imaginary and feel like our projects can be applied to today's medical approaches. (Visit 'Human Practise' to learn more about the Virtual Hospital). The UCL iGEM team acceptet this suggestion and mentioned, that they want to join our virtual hospital.


Also we mentored the AUC Turkey iGEM High School team this year and guided them during their experiments to increase their possibility of achieving their set goals.


Additionally, we have carried out an iGEM Rhizi Collaboration with iGEM Paris Bettencourt, were our team is getting connected to other iGEM teams with same communalities and were we got a badge for participating in their iGEM Rhizi.