Dr. İlknur Sur holds a bachelor’s degree from Gazi University and a master’s degree from Yeditepe University. She completed her doctoral studies at Cologne University. Her doctoral studies were focused on the role of Nesprin-1 in DNA damage response pathway, which are determinants of genetic instability in cancer and age-associated diseases. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Science Academy’s Young Scientist Award, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Return Repatriation (2232) and Career Development (3501) fellowships. Dr. Sur’s post doctoral research aims to explore the mechanisms of apoptotic resistance and provide the effective therapeutic strategies to overcome resistance of brain cancers.
İbrahim Cagri Kurt, Ilknur Sur, Ezgi Kaya, Ahmet Cingoz, Selena Kazancioglu, Zeynep Kahya, et al. KDM2B, an H3K36-specific demethylase, regulates apoptotic response of GBM cells to TRAIL. Cell Death and Disease. May 2017.
Ahmad I, Baig SM, Abdulkareem A, Hussain MS, Sur I, et al. Genetic heterogeneity in Pakistani microcephaly families revisited. Clinical Genetics. (CGE-00848-2016) DOI:10.1111/cge.12955.
Szczepanski S, Hussain MS, Sur I, Altmüller J, Thiele H, Abdullah U, Waseem SS, Moawia A, Nürnberg G, Noegel AA, Baig SM, Nürnberg P. A novel homozygous splicing mutation of CASC5 causes primary microcephaly in a large Pakistani family. Hum Genet. 135, 157-70 (2016).
Sur I, Neumann S, Noegel A A. Nesprin-1 role in DNA damage response. Nucleus, 2014, 5 (2).
Sur I, Altunbek M, Kahraman M, Culha M. The influence of the surface chemistry of silver nanoparticles on cell death. Nanotechnology. 2012, 23(37):375102.