Koç University maintained its leading position with the largest number of BAGEP Awards  (Science Academy Young Scientist Awards Program) received in the last 10 years since the inception of this program, with Assoc. Prof. Aykut Coşkun, Media and Visual Arts, Assoc. Prof. Erkan Kalafat, Gynecology, and Obstetrics, SOM, Assoc. Prof. Tuba Mutluer, Psychiatry receiving this year’s awards.

Assoc. Prof. Aykut Coşkun

Assoc. Prof. Aykut Coşkun, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Media and Visual Arts, aims to develop digital solutions that encourage sustainable consumption practices in the fields of food and urban mobility.

Assoc. Prof. Tuba Mutluer

Assoc. Prof. Tuba Mutluer, School of Medicine, Psychiatry, aims to understand the mental health problems of children with chronic illnesses on a neurobiological level, develop innovative interventions to improve these issues, measure the effectiveness of these interventions through physiological biomarkers, and make machine learning-based classifications using multidimensional data.

Assoc. Prof. Erkan Kalafat

Assoc. Prof. Erkan Kalafat, School of Medicine, Gynecology, and Obstetrics, researches the role of the placenta and cardiovascular system in the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and aims to develop individual risk prediction models for various issues such as implantation failure and fetal growth restriction.