Recent News

MSc student Atefeh Lafzi has been accepted to the Center for Genome Regulation PhD program in Barcelona, Spain!

Recent Work

Chandrasekaran S, Cokol-Cakmak M, Sahin N, Yilancioglu K, Kazan H, Collins JJ, Cokol M. Chemogenomics and orthology‐based design of antibiotic combination therapies Molecular Systems Biology 12(5):872. FULL TEXT. This paper is selected for the cover page of MSB!

Lafzi A, Kazan H. (2016) Inferring RBP-Mediated Regulation in Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma PLoS One. 11(5), e0155354 FULL TEXT.

Berkowitz N, Silverman I, Childress D, Kazan H, Wang LS, Gregory B. (2016) A comprehensive database of high-throughput sequencing-based RNA secondary structure probing data (Structure Surfer). BMC Bioinformatics, 17:215 FULL TEXT.

de Bruin RG et al., Transcriptome-wide regulation of pre-mRNA splicing and expression by the RNA-binding protein Quaking during monocyte to macrophage differentiation. Nature Communications. 7: 10846.FULL TEXT.

HafezQorani S, Lafzi A, de Bruin RG, van Zonneveld AJ, van der Veer EP. Son YA, Kazan, H. (2016) Modeling the combined effect of RNA-binding proteins and microRNAs in post-transcriptional regulation. Nucleic Acids Research, 44(9):e83. FULL TEXT.

Work Experience

[2012-current] Assistant Professor, Antalya International University, Turkey
[Fall 2011] Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK


[2007-2012] PhD, Computer Science, University of Toronto
[2003-2007] BSc, Computer Science and Engineering, Sabanci University, Turkey

Research Interests

Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Regulatory Genomics