Bilge Eker received her B.S. degree from Chemical Engineering Department of Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2003. She received her Ph. D. degree in December 2007 from Chemical and Biological Engineering Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) on “Enzyme Structure, Function, and Utility in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids” where her focus was on biocatalysis in nonaqueous media, enzyme structure and function, enzyme processibility, enzyme preparations, enzyme solubilization, and enzyme catalyzed polymerization reactions in room temperature ionic liquids. Then she worked in Solidus Biosciences Inc. (Troy, NY) till September 2008 as a post-doctoral research scientist on developing high-throughput biochips capable of screening compounds for their toxicological and metabolic properties in a single test run, and screening the potential toxicity of chemicals and drug candidates and their metabolites without the use of live animals via microarrayer platform. Since October 2008, she is working as a post-doctoral research scientist in MCS group in University of Twente on developing a microfluidic chip platform investigating the protein folding kinetics in confined space and developing high-throughput microfluidic biochip capable of screening compounds for their toxicological properties in a single test run.
Bilge is now working in Switzerland