Who We Are
Genomize is a young, dynamic and fast-growing biotech-startup specialized on genome-level data production and analysis. The company delivers years of bioinformatics know-how for project specific needs in Pharma or Academia.
At Genomize we seek to innovate for health and make these innovations accessible to everybody.
Meet the Team
Erşen Kavak, PhD
Founder and Manager
Ersen is the founder of Genomize who holds a molecular biology and genetics degree from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. He did his PhD at the same department, and then a postdoc at Karolinska Institute of Stockholm/Sweden.
Gokce has a background on business management with 12+ years experience within services, product management and sales. Having had various international leadership roles in telecommunications sector, Gokce primarily focuses on value creation and business development.
Güzin Tunca, PhD
Guzin got her BSc degree from Sabanci University, and holds a PhD in computational biology and proteomics from Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is interested in bioinformatical analysis of next generation sequencing data.
Irmak Türkoğlu, MBA
Business Development Specialist
Irmak got her BSc degree in Genetics and Bioengineering from Yeditepe University and she worked in medical genetics laboratories. After that, she got her MBA degree from ESERP Business School in Barcelona/Spain. She is interested in marketing and business development in healthcare industry.
After she received her BSc degree in Biology, Derya has master's degree on Biotechnology. She worked on genetics and bioinformatics in several laboratories both in Turkey and foreign countires. She continues her career in this sector.
Yağız got his BSc degree in Genetics and Bioengineering from Yeditepe University then he got his second Bsc degree in Law from Yalova University. He is interested in health and patent legislation.
Working with Python since 2011. Free Software Movement supporter. Does Linux and IoT stuff in his spare times.
Developing software since 1995. He's a free software supporter. With Amstrad, he loved computers and programming.
Hamid received his BSc from Izmir Institute of Technology. He is currently working on analysis pipelines for Next Generation Sequencing data with a special focus on population-specific alternative allele frequencies in collaboration with the Neurodegeneration Research Laboratory, Boğaziçi University.
Tuncay received his BSc from Izmir Institute of Technology. He is currently working on analysis pipelines for Next Generation Sequencing data with a special focus on population-specific alternative allele frequencies in collaboration with the Neurodegeneration Research Laboratory, Boğaziçi University.
Software Developer / Bioinformatician
Holds a Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering and Continuing his graduate studies in Molecular Biology. Interested in bioinformatics, interactive data visualization and popular science.
Software Developer / Bioinformatician
Bedirhan holds Molecular Biology and Genetics & Computer Science double degree from Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. His curiosity and expertise is on bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Egecan is interested in rich web application development with a special emphasis on front-end development and graphical design.
Professor, Bogaziçi University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Prof. Koman, who has founded and directed a genetic research lab in Bogazici University, has many scientific publications. He is mentoring Genomize with development of new techniques and adaptation of techniqeus to the market.
Erdogan Cesmeli, PhD, MBA
Executive Director – Strategic Investments, General Electric Turkey
Mr. Cesmeli is one of the key leaders in GE Turkey, managing innovation partnerships for product localization, mega projects & partnerships. Being an outstanding business executive, Mr. Cesmeli contributes to Genomize with his global & regional experience, and rich background in technological & commercial innovations.
Professor, Hacettepe University, Department of Child Health
Prof. Boduroğlu is an experienced clinician and the head of genetical diagnosis center at Hacettepe University. He is specialized on dysmorphic syndromes and chromosomal abnormalities.
Assoc. Professor, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Prof. Sandberg is heading a successful research laboratory which is specialized on genomics research. The lab has expertise both in wet-lab and dry-lab for genomics.
Professor, Hacettepe University, Population Analysis Center
Prof. Tarım and his team is the leading non-governmental research institute which is actively engaging in demographic analysis.
Sibel Uğur İşeri
Assoc. Professor, Istanbul University
Prof. Iseri is one of the leading population genetics researchers in Turkey. She is specialized on mutation discovery and integration of genome and epi-genome data.
Join the team
We are always looking for talented people to work with. Do not hesitate to contact us at info [at]] genomize dot com to meet and discuss about the vision of Genomize and the ways we can work together.