Metin joined the Seiradake Lab in 2017 as a postdoctoral research associate and as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow. He studied the molecular mechanisms of how cells integrate and transmit complex extracellular signals during cortical development. Despite delays due to Covid-19, some of his work is about to be submitted for publication!
During his doctoral and postdoctoral studies in the group of Dirk Görlich at the Max Plank Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (2011-2017), Metin studied nuclear transport receptors (NTRs) that transport proteins and RNAs across the nuclear envelope. He investigated NTRs’ cargo diversity and their cargo selection mechanisms. Previous to that he was part of a MSc/PhD program – International Max Planck Research School in Molecular Biology at the University of Göttingen (2010-2015) and completed a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Middle East Technical University (2005–2010).
Metin has now returned to Göttingen to lead a project on new vaccine development, with plans to set up a new company with his former supervisor Prof. Görlich.