TÜBA GEBİP Member Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran has been elected to the World Sciences Academy

TÜBA GEBİP Member Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran has been elected to the World Sciences Academy

2010 GEBİP Member and Abdullah Gül University (AGU) Life and Natural Sciences Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran has been elected as a ‘Young Affiliate’ to the World Science Academy.

According to the statement issued on July 29, Prof. Dr. Baran, who was chosen as one of 25 young scientists under 40 years of age by the international jury, is now a ‘Young Member’.

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran, who will now have the responsibilities of working together with the other young members, attending World Science Academy general assemblies and meetings as well as regional meetings, being eligible for or nominating others for World Science Academy awards, presenting the problems and solution suggestions of young scientists in developing countries to the World Science Academy and nominating other young scientists for membership; expressed how pleased and proud he was to be representing his country and the institution he worked for at such an internationally reputable platform as the World Science Academy and added “Being one of the 25 young scientists under 40 years of age chosen by the World Science Academy throughout the world is an extremely pleasing and proud accomplishment for me as an individual. To be able to meet highly successful leading scientists who are chosen from a variety of cultures and geographies and are interested in global issues, to be able to exchange ideas and work together will contribute greatly to my personal development. I am ready to carry out the Academy’s international vision, to contribute to studies, meetings and brainstorming sessions to support scientific development in different regions of the world and to make sure my country benefits from this support to the maximum”.

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran will receive his membership certificate in a ceremony to be held in Vienna, Austria on November 18-21, 2015.

Who is Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran?
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran was born in Batman on December 11, 1977. He completed his elementary, middle and high school education in the Beşiri district of Batman. After graduating from the Dicle University Biology Teaching Department in 1998 he continued to get his master’s and doctorate degrees in 2002 and 2006 from the Middle Eastern Technical University (ODTÜ). During his doctorate work he worked as a guest researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina in the U.S. (2005 July-2006 February) with a special grant he received from the Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization and as a teaching staff member between 2007 and 2015 at the İzmir High Technology Institute Molecular Biology and Genetics Department.

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran has over 25 scientific research projects supported by various institutions, over 80 published scientific articles, over 200 notifications presented in national and international conferences and over 100 national and international awards. Some of these awards are as follows: The Middle Eastern Technical University “Thesis of the Year” award in 2007; the “Outstandingly Successful Young Scientist of the Year Award” by TÜBA in 2010; the “Scientist of the Year Award” from the Science Heroes Association in 2013; the “Young Scientist of the year 2013” award from the World Economic Forum; and the “Most Successful Person of Turkey in the Field of Scientific Leadership Award” from the International Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs Organization in 2013.

Prof. Dr. Baran also continues to be a member on the Global Young Academy Board of Directors, a founding member of the Developing Countries Engineering and Technology Academy, a member of the World Young Scientists Organization, the TÜBA Cancer Task Group, the TÜBA Young Scientists Humanitarian Program, the World Economic Forum Young Scientist of the Year Program and the Ministry of Health Vocational Diseases and Cancer Consultation Board.

Prof. Dr. Yusuf Baran has also been the Dean of the Abdullah Gül University (AGU) Life and Natural Sciences Faculty and Chairman of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department since February of 2015.