Along with the advanced diagnostic and advanced treatment technologies, personalized drug designs, genomic treatments, artificial tissues, and organs, emerging from the combination of engineering, biological and medical sciences, people will have a longer, healthier, more comfortable and productive life.
In parallel with these developments in the world, Istanbul Okan University Genetics and Bioengineering program includes education and research programs that embrace biology and medicine from an engineering perspective and apply engineering principles to medical problems and biological systems. The collaborative and integrated environment offered by Istanbul Okan University provides future bioengineers and faculty members with an interdisciplinary curriculum and research and advanced technology opportunities.
Our Genetics and Bioengineering program, apart from the fields of application that directly target human health, such as genetics, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, cancer biology, developmental biology, cell biology, stem cell biology, immunology, epigenetics, and bioinformatics; also carries out product-oriented research and development activities in advanced industrial application areas such as synthetic biology, biosensors, microbial biotechnology, and molecular diagnostics.
As Genetics and Bioengineering faculty members, our aim is to train bioengineers who have a desire for lifelong learning, who can produce new perspectives, concepts and technologies, and who will take a leadership role in the medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industry and academia.