Department of Medical Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine
TOBB University of Economics and Technology
Sogutozu Cad. No:43, Sogutozu, Ankara, 06560 Turkiye
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8421-3625
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=tr&user=cijAu7IAAAAJ
Web of Science: Ozkan AT (~30), Taylan Ozkan A (~25), Taylan A (Only one publication)
Aysegul TAYLAN OZKAN completed her primary education in Cankiri and Mugla, Turkey. She continued her secondary and high school education at Izmir Karatas High School. She was entitled to be a TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) scholarship student with the exam she passed during her high school education. She received a Sabanci Foundation scholarship during her education while studying at Ege University Faculty of Medicine, as she placed in the top 400 in the nationwide university entrance exam. After graduating from Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir in 1989, she completed her compulsory service in Sivas Sarkisla Central Health Center for two years. TAYLAN OZKAN worked in Ballikuyu Health Center and Urla State Hospital in Izmir as general practitioner. She continued her Ph.D. in Parasitology and at the same time her second university education on Public Administration Department in Dokuz Eylul University. In 1996, TAYLAN OZKAN was invited to carry out the responsibilities of various units in General Directorate of Health Transition Projects Coordination, Ministry of Health, Turkey. In 2001, she took part in the Refik Saydam National Health Center (RSNHC) and worked as a director of Parasitology Reference Laboratory. In addition, she had been an either director or a member of several advisory boards such as Quality, Laboratory Safety, Hospital Infections, and several notifiable parasitic diseases such as malaria, leishmaniasis, toxoplasmosis, cystic echinococcosis. Contributed to the coordination and delivery of hundreds of in-service trainings inside and outside the institution; she took part in European Union Projects as an educator, coordinator and traniee. During this period, TAYLAN OZKAN continued as the Editor of the Turkish Journal of Hygiene and Experimental Biology from 2006 to 2012. She is currently the deputy editor of the aforementioned journal, co-editor of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and a member of the Flora Journal Editorial Board. In addition to that, she is also on the advisory board of many national scientific journals.
With the scholarships TAYLAN OZKAN won, she studied in England, America, Japan, and Israel during and after her doctorate degree. She was selected as a Lead Researcher by the World Health Organization Tropical Diseases Research Fund scholarship and did her internship in Geneva. She gained experience in providing undergraduate/postgraduate education at different universities in the country and abroad and took part in various research. She became Associate Professor in December 2008. In 2013, TAYLAN OZKAN was appointed as the Head of the Microbiology Department of the Hitit University Faculty of Medicine and gained the title of professor in 2014. Until March 2021, she served as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, the Director of the Institute of Health Sciences, the Editor of the Hitit Medical Journal, the Advisor to the Rector and the University Quality Coordinator. Retiring in March 2021, Dr. TAYLAN OZKAN is currently working at TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, Ankara. Currently, besides being a faculty member, she also carries out the duties of coordination of the accreditation processes of the Faculty of Medicine and a member of the University Quality Commission.
Dr. TAYLAN OZKAN’s studies mainly focused on parasitology, vector-borne diseases and zoonoses in the field of microbiology. She also deals with laboratory safety, quality-accreditation as well as biotherapy (hirudotherapy, apitherapy and maggot therapy). She has worked as a chapter writer and translator in more than 40 scientific books, as a researcher and coordinator in nearly 40 national and international projects. She has nearly 150 articles in national and international refereed journals and more than 200 papers presented in scientific meetings. TAYLAN OZKAN is the general secretary of the International Biotherapy Society and has been also working for YOKAK (The Higher Education Quality Council of Turkey – THEQC) in various positions as evaluator, head of evaluating team and mentor since 2018.