1.5 million euro support to TÜBA-GEBİP Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Ebru Erbay from European Research Council
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ebru Erbay, TÜBA-GEBİP Member and Bilkent University Molecular Biology and Genetic Department Academic Member, gained right to 1,5 million euro support of European Research Council (ERC).
Erbay, also awarded the first ERC Starting Independence Researchers Grant given to Turkey in the field of life sciences, will carry out her studies on cardiovascular surgery, by the help of 1,5 million euro supplied for 5 years, together with her team of 12 researchers.
Ebru Erbay stated that stress triggered by cholesterol causes cell losses and occurence of inflammatory response; hovever, via research carried out they aim to prevent stress and its effects and genetic mechanisms, starting with mice will be scrutinized in order human body not to sense chlesterol as a threat. Erbay, also aiming to cure arteriosclerosis and to prevent heart disease before progressing, aims to ensure body not to sense this illness without using drugs and dieting even if fat in body increases to harmful levels and obesity occurs.