Bade Kavurt

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RESEARCH

In biotechnology processes, specific therapeutics agents have to be isolated and separated from complex mixtures also containing other proteins, lipids, sugars etc. Current purification methods are often not suitable for labile and heat sensitive agents.

The aim of the project is to develop a purification method based on the field-flow fractionation (FFF) technique (which uses a membrane to retain the proteins but passes the carrier solution - usually an aqueous buffer solution) under mild conditions and continuous operation. The project is of the STW program entitled “SmartSep” (2011-2015).

EDUCATION

2011-Present

University of Twente, Enschede/The Netherlands

Doctor of Philosophy

Biomaterials Science and Technology

Project: Purification and separation of macro- and supramolecular

compounds by continuous field-flow fractionation (FFF)

2009-2011

Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara/Turkey

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

M.Sc. Thesis: Enzyme Enhanced Ultrafiltration for the Resolution of

Racemic Mandelic Acid

2005-2009

Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara/Turkey

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Graduation Project: Effect of Sorbitol on Human Growth Hormone

Production by Pichia Pastoris