Dr. Saziye Yorulmaz Avsar

General Information


Biointerfacing membrane proteins with synthetic membranes
(Argovia Project)


2018 -2020
Post-Doctoral Researcher – University of Basel, Department of Chemistry, Division of Physical Chemistry, Switzerland
Research project: Development ofG coupled protein receptors (GPCRs) based drug screening platforms in collaboration with InterAx Biotech
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering– Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Centre for Biomimetic Sensor Science (CBSS), Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Research project: Biotechnology applications of innate immune system, including the development and quantification of in vitro binding and utilization of analytical tools for validating pharmacological inhibitors or drugs against the complement activation
Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering,Anadolu University, Turkey
Erasmus Exchange in Materials Science and Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany



Immobilization of arrestin-3 on different biosensor platforms for evaluating GPCR binding [link]
S. Yorulmaz Avsar, L.E. Kapinos, C.-A. Schoenenberger, G. F. X Schertler, J. Mühle, B. Meger, R. Y. H. Lim, M. K. Ostermaier, E. Lesca, C. G. Palivan
Phys Chem Chem Phys
, 2020.DOI: 10.1039/d0cp01464h.

Polymer–Lipid Hybrid Membranes as a Model Platform to Drive Membrane–Cytochrome c Interaction and Peroxidase-like Activity [link]
S. Di Leone, S. Yorulmaz Avsar, A. Belluati, R. P. Wehr, C. G. Palivan, W. Meier
J. Phys. Chem. B, 2020, 124, 4454-4465, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c02727.

How do the properties of amphiphilic polymer membranes influence the functional insertion of peptide pores? [link]
A. Belluati, V. Mikhalevich, S. Yorulmaz Avsar, D. Daubian, I. Craciun, M. Chami, W. Meier, C.G. Palivan
2020, 21(2), 701-715 DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b01416

Recent advances in hybrid biomimetic polymer-based films: from assembly to applications [link]
A. Krywko-Cendrowska, S. di Leone, M. Bina, S. Yorulmaz-Avsar, C. G. Palivan, W. Meier
Polymers, 2020, DOI:10.3390/polym12051003

Biomolecules turn self-assembling amphiphilic block co-polymer platforms into biomimetic interfaces [link]
S. Yorulmaz Avsar, M. Kyropoulou, S. Di Leone, C.-A. Schönenberger, W. P. Meier, C. G. Palivan
Frontiers in Chemistry, 2019, 6, art. 645. / DOI:10.3389/fchem.2018.00645

Polymer membranes as templates for bio-applications ranging from artificial cells to active surfaces [link]
M. Garni, R. Wehr, S. Yorulmaz Avsar, C. John, C. G. Palivan, W. Meier
Eur. Pol. J, 2019, 112, 346-364. / DOI:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2018.12.047

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