LifeSci'ın Girişimcilik Odaklı Projeleri: İnovita, İnovita-Kuluçka, İSEK-İstanbul Sağlık Kümelenmesi

Date: 
04 Ekim 2016

Bogazici BME/Lifesci/Inovita/ISEK Ortak Semineri

Boğaziçi LifeSci Merkezi ve Girişimcilik Odaklı Projelerimiz: İnovita, İnovita-Kuluçka, İSEK-İstanbul Sağlık Kümelenmesi

Konuşmacı: Prof. Dr. Cengizhan Öztürk, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Biyomedikal Mühendisliği Enstitüsü, Koordinatör, İNOVİTA ve İSEK

4 Ekim 2016 (Salı); 13.00 – 14.00

Yer: Biyomedikal Mühendisliği Enstitüsü, AZ-19,  Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Kandilli Kampüsü, İstanbul

Özet: Bu seminer daha çok öğrencilere ve yeni/genç girişimcilere yönelik düşünülmüştür. Seminerin ilk kısmında, yaşam bilimlerinde ve sağlık teknolojilerinde disiplinlerarası araştırmalar için Boğaziçi Üniversitesinde kurulmakta olan altyapılar hakkında kısa bilgi verilecektir.  Daha sonra bu tematik alana özel girişimcilere destek vermeye yönelik başlatılmış olan İnovita projesi ve Kandilli Kampüsünde Biyomedikal Mühendisliği Enstitüsü’nün yer aldığı binanın en üst katında kurulmuş bulunan İnovita-Kuluçka ortamı ve imkanları anlatılacaktır. En son olarak, İSEK (İstanbul Sağlık Endüstrisi Kümelenmesi) projesi kapsamında planlanan faaliyetler tanıtılacaktır.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Ozturk received his M.D. from Marmara School of Medicine, Istanbul, in 1990. He proceeded with a Specialization in Physiology from Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, in 1994 and finally with a Ph.D. at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, in 1997. During 1997-2000, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Medical Imaging Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, supervised by Dr. Elliot McVeigh. At JHU, his research focus switched to MRI. Since September 2000, he is working as a faculty member at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME), Bogazici University, Istanbul. He established Bogazici University Medical Imaging Laboratory (BUMIL), where on average 15-20 graduate-level BME students at any given time perform their research on a wide-gamut of medical imaging topics. Dr. Ozturk managed to hold a parallel visiting research scientist position at Cardiac Interventions Program, NHLBI, NIH, for five years (2002-2008). His research at NHLBI focused on real-time MRI, XMR fusion and MR-guided medical interventions.

Between 2008-2013, Dr. Ozturk coordinated a university-wide effort to establish a multidisciplinary research center focused on life sciences and health technologies, funded by the Turkish Ministry of Development. The Center for Life Sciences and Technologies of Bogaziçi University is now supported by over 60 faculty members distributed among 11 academic departments/institutes. It is currently in its rollout phase of several important national research infrastructures: 1) Microsystem Based in vivo Device Development Laboratory with a dual-purpose clean room that combines MEMS capability with medical plastic/metal processing for development of novel interventional devices and sensors, 2) Small Animal Research Center (Vivarium) with transgenic capabilities, 3) Smart Drugs Laboratory with a focus on nanoparticles and implantable medical device surface preparations.

Since 2011, Dr. Ozturk is also coordinating the Istanbul Cooperation Platform for Life Sciences and Technologies (Inovita), funded by Istanbul Development Agency. Main focus of Inovita is to create an environment to foster translational research and entrepreneurial activities in health technologies. Currently, Inovita is establishing a small model incubator/accelerator with a strong mentorship focus for early health tech startups at Bogazici University. It is also contributing to many other incubator efforts on life sciences and to other biotechnological infrastructure development projects regionally. Dr. Ozturk coordinates the establishment of reference labs and common production facilities atTeknopark Istanbul for a larger health technology industrial cluster. ISEK (Istanbul Health Industry Cluster, İstanbul Sağlık Endüstrisi Kümelenmesi) formally established at the beginning of 2014 with over 100 members.