Lab pictures

2022 Lab Activities

We had a lab outing to celebrate Umut Batman’s visit from Geneva and acceptance of his first-author paper in PLOS Biology. Our celebration involved indulging into almost 2 kgs of gelato.

We celebrated acceptance of our ISTKA project on establishment of an imaging center.

2021 Lab Picture

Just a day off (marking the one year since the COVID19 outbreak) – April 2021

The last year has been challenging at all levels and all of us has been stressed about moving our projects forward with the COVID19-related restrictions. We had a lab motivation day for managing the stress and bonding with the new lab members. Our day off included visits to restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops etc…

Celebration of new funding and recent publications – February 2021

We got together with KUYBIM group to celebrate the recent funding and publications from our lab! (Due to COVID19 restrictions, we can only get part of the labs and the food  in the pictures.)

Firat-Karalar Lab Holiday Cookies

Since we cannot organize our annual new year’s departmental party due to COVID19, Elif prepared a cookie basket, which had 15 different types of cookies. Based on reviewer comment (twitter community), the following picture will be revised by adding a scale bar and changing the font.

November 2020

Melis visited Guichard and Hamel lab at the University of Geneva in January to learn expansion microscopy. She finally optimized the protocols in our lab and generated really cool data on her project. All of us were really excited about the prospects of this new method for different projects.

September 2020

Elif’s sons have been helping us with filling the tip boxes in the lab. Good job Mert, Mehmet and Kerem!

August 2020

We celebrated Deniz’s graduation and Academic Excellence Award. First lab gathering since the COVID19 pandemic.

November 2019

We celebrated the EMBO YIP award with a small culinary tour of Istanbul and a nice walk along Bosphorus. Here is one picture form the culinary tour, that includes one of the best breakfast menus in Istanbul.

June 2019 lab photo shoot

May 2019

It was very productive 2 days in Organalle Biogenesis and Function in Cell Physiology and in Disease Conference with Tim Stearns, Ketan J. Patel, Fanni Gergely, David Mick and many other invited speakers.

December 2018 – New Year’s Party

Lab is growing with an enormous pace and we might not all fit to our house next time. Once again, we had great food at the new years party, where everybody showed their skills in baking and cooking.  We also had a lot of funat the white elephant game, mostly due to the impatient boys of mine at the age of 9, 7 and 2. They just cannot wait to open the presents. We are all already looking forward to the next one.

November 2018

From the lunch to host Yin Loon Lee, former grad student of Stearns Lab and current postdoc in Brian Burkes lab.

December 2016

Celebrating the EMBO grant in Set Balik

December 2017-New Year’s Party

March 2017 lab photo shoot

December 2015 lab photo shoot