Sevgin Demirci, MSc

Sevgin Demirci, MSc
Curriculum Vitae
Middle East Technical University
Faculty of Sciences and Arts
Biological Sciences Department / Population Genetics Laboratory
: Sevgin
: Demirci
Place/Date of Birth
: Eskişehir- Turkey / 1985
Mailing address
: METU Biological Sciences Building Lab 147 Cankaya Ankara
: [email protected]
I graduated from Biology programme at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey in 2009.
I took my Master of Science degree from Bioinformatics program under Health Informatics
Department in the same university in May 2012.
My thesis project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Inci Togan, has focused on mtDNA based
genetic diversity of native sheep breeds and Anatolian mouflon (Ovis gmelinii anatolica) in Turkey. I
worked as both wet lab scientist (preparing 240 sample DNAs for sequencing) and bioinformatician
(analyzing those sequences in the aspect of genetic diversity) in my thesis.
Likewise I have worked as both wet lab scientist and bioinformatician at METU Population Genetics
lab for projects supported by The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey and a
project of General Directorate of Nature conservation and National Parks, Ministry of Forestry and
Aqua Works since 2009.
Although in my dissertation, I mainly used package programs to perform bioinformatics analyses
on DNA sequence data, I am also comfortable in writing codes in C programming language as well
as in R and MATLAB since I implemented most of bioinformatics algorithms in C as a part of my
graduate training (in the context of Algorithms, Mining and DBMS Concepts with Applications
course). Furthermore, I am familiar with SQL codes and database building. Beside the languages
that I learn from graduate courses, I attended to the short course named ‘Introduction to
programming with Python’ given by METU Continuing Education Center in September 2012.
I am interested in Landscape genetics, Evolutinary biology, Population genetics, Systems biology,
and high-throughput data analysis.
2013 –
: PhD Medical Informatics, Informatics Institute, METU, Ankara, Turkey
2010 – 2012
: MSc in Bioinformatics, Informatics Institute, METU, Ankara, Turkey
Thesis Tile: mtDNA Based Genetic Diversity of Native Sheep Breeds and
Anatolian Mouflon (Ovis gmelinii anatolica) in Turkey.
2005 – 2009
: BS in Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, METU, Ankara, Turkey
2003 – 2005
: Department of Basic English, School of Foreign Languages, METU, Ankara,
1996 – 2003
: Eskişehir Fatih Anatolian High School, Eskişehir, Turkey
Yüncü E., Demirci S., Koban Baştanlar E., Doğan A., Taşdemir U., Togan I. Comparative study of
three simple molecular approaches in search of inexpensive mtDNA haplogroup identification of
domestic sheep. Manuscript submitted to Small Ruminant Research with id number: Rumin-D-124800.
Togan I., Demirci S., Açan S.C., Koban Baştanlar E., Acar H., Yüncü E., Ayanoğlu C., Parmaksız A.
(2011). Genetic Diversity of Turkish Native sheep in Conservation Studies. Proceedings of RBI 8th
Global Conference on the Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources, Tekirdag, Turkey, 4 - 8
October 2011. (Oral Presentation)
Demirci S., Yüncü E., Koban E., Togan I. 2011 Comparison of Methods in Mitochondria Based
Haplogroups in Ovis aries. The 6th International Symposium on Health Informatics and
Bioinformatics, İzmir, Turkey, 2-5 May 2011. (Poster Presentation)
Demirci S., Koban E., Doğan Ş.A., Yüncü E., Togan I. 2010 A Study on Mitochondrial DNA
Haplogroups and Control Region Sequences of Turkish Native Sheep Breeds. The 5th International
Symposium on Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, Lara, Antalya, Turkey, 20-22 April 2010.
(Poster Presentation)