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Bogaziçi Üniversitesi

Dr. Necla Birgul



1974 - 1987 primary,secondary & high school (Hamburg, Germany)

1989 - 1993 B.Sc in Biology at the University of Trakya (Edirne, Turkey)

04 / 94 - 08 / 97 M.Sc in Biology with the combination of subjects Genetics, Microbiology and General Botany (Hamburg, Germany).

10 / 95 - 05 / 96 Laboratory research activities at the University of Leeds (UK) with a scholarship from the University of Hamburg, Department of Genetics, in Prof. David Cove's group.

11 / 97 - 02 / 01 Ph.D., in Biology at the University of Hamburg, Institut für Zellbiochemie und klinische Neurobiologie, supervised by Prof. Dr. D. Richter. Thesis title: Identification and characterisation of a novel allatostatin receptor and its neuropeptide (Hamburg, Germany)

05/01 - 09/01 Postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Gaede at the University of Cape Town (South Africa)

09/01 - Present Lecturer. Bosphorus University, Department of Molecular Biologyand Genetics (Istanbul, Turkey)


10 / 95 - 05 / 96 Scholarship from the University of Hamburg
11 / 97 - 02 / 01 Scholarship from German Government (DFG)
05 / 01 - 09 / 01 Scholarship from the University of Cape Town (NRF)


Undergraduate Level
Sept.2001 - present: Bosphorus University General BiologyI /101.02 Seminar / 407


Kreienkamp H-J., Larusson H-J., Witte I., Roeders T., Birgul N., Honck H-H., Harder S., Ellinghausen G., Buck F. and D. Richter (2002): Functional Annotation of two orphan G-protein-coupled Receptors, Drostar1 and -2, from Drosophila melanogaster and Their Ligands by Reverse Pharmacology. J. Biol. Chem. accepted on August 5, 2002.

Birgül N., Christenn M., Xu Li., Methner Axel., Reinscheid R., Bachner D., Kreienkamp H-J., Richter D. (1999): Identification of novel orphan G-protein coupled receptors and their ligands in flies and man. 19th Blankenese Conference Advances in Molecular Neurobiology. Hamburg, Germany

Birgül N., Weise C., Kreienkamp H-J., Richter D. (1999): Reverse physiology in Drosophila: identification of a novel allatostatin-like neuropeptide and its cognate receptor structurally related to the mammalian somatostatin/galanin/opioid receptor family. EMBO J. 18, 5892-5900.

Auerswald, L. N. Birgül, G. Gäde, H.-J. Kreienkamp and D. Richter (2001): Functional and evolutionary characterization of novel members of the allatostatin receptor family from insects. Biophys. Biochem. Res. Comm. 282, 904-909.

Birgül N., L. Auerswald, Kreienkamp, H.-J., Gäde, G. and D. Richter (2001): A novel allatostatin receptor from the American cockroach. 14th International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology Sorrento, Italy.

Birgül N., L. Auerswald, Kreienkamp, H.-J., Gäde, G. and D. Richter (2001): Isolation of an allatostatin receptor from the American cockroach. 9th International Congress on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, Grahamstown, South Africa.

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