We have been directing some evolutionary-based questions on certain fungal pathosystems. The outputs are useful to improve management strategies and helpful for sustainable agriculture. Mainly, we are trying to explore changes in population genetics/genomics structures and mitochondrial genomics related with specific factors; genetics basis of fungicide resistance, molecular mechanism of pathogenicity, speciation, host-pathogen coevolution, host specifcity and mycobiome-related questions. We do both wet-lab and dry-lab analyses. I and my students are experienced with fungal sampling from field, fungal culturing, molecular diagnosis, PCR based applications, marker development, in vitro fungicide assays, pathogenicity assays, population and phylogenetics based analyses, analyzing of NGS for genomics and/or transcriptomics data, and bioinformatics-based studies, and experimental evolution applications. Recently, we have been interested in effects of climate change on the fungal pathosystems (especially brown rot pathogens). We would like to discuss on the project/s overlapping with our current interests.
Here is website for my group: https://ozkilinclab.wixsite.com/website
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Dept of Molecular Biology and Genetics
I have a lab team consisting of graduate students and also collaborate with other researchers. We have facilities to conduct our research for both wet-lab and dry-lab studies.