Personal Information
Ozhan Simsek

Department of Horticulture, Cukurova University, Adana, Saricam, Turkey

Ozhan Simsek
From 09/2002 to 06-2006, Bachelor, Biology Department , Turkey
From 09/2006 to 08/2009, Master, Horticulture Department , Turkey
From 09/2009 to 02/2016, Doctorate, Horticulture Department , Turkey
Work Experiences
From 09/2006 to 09/2010, Project Assistant , Çukurova University, Agriculture Faculty, Horticulture Department, Adana, Turkey
From 09/2010 to 02/2016, Research Assistant , Çukurova University, Agriculture Faculty, Horticulture Department, Adana, Turkey
From 02/2016 to -, Dr. (PhD) , Çukurova University, Agriculture Faculty, Horticulture Department, Adana, Turkey
From 2007 to 2009, Genetic Diversity and Breeding Tools for Melon (Cucumis melo L.) , TUBITAK Bosporus Project
From 2008 to 2011, Investigation of Sexual Incompatibility Mechanism In Clementine Mandarins by Molecular and Histological techniques. , Tübitak-108O702
From 2017 to 2020, Investigation of Protocol of Somatic Embryogenesis, Cryopreservation and Synthetic Seed Production in Some Colchicum Species Grown Naturally and Endemic to Turkey , TUBİTAK Project, 116O2015
From 2011 to 2014, Biotechnological Approaches in Dwarf Citrus Rootstock Breeding. , TAGEM/11 / AR-GE / 07.
Plant Molecular Biology
Plant Biotechnology
Gene Expression
Journal Articles
Durgaç, C., Özgen, M., Şimşek, Ö., Aka Kaçar, Y., Kıyga, Y., Gündüz, K. and Serçe. S. Molecular and pomological diversity among pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cultivars in Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey, African Journal of Biotechnology, 7 (9):1294–1301 (2008).
Serçe, S., Şimşek, Ö., Gündüz, K., Aka Kaçar, Y., Ercişli, S. “Relationships among myrtle accesions from Turkey as revealed by fruit characteristics and RAPD”. Rom. Biotechnol. Lett. (13): 4054-4065 (2008).
Comlekcioglu, N., Simsek, O., Boncuk, M., Aka-Kacar, Y. “Genetic characterization of heat tolerance tomato (Solanum lycopersicon) genotypes by SRAP and RAPD Markers” Genetic and Molecular Research. 9(4):2263-2274 (2010).
Simsek, O. and Aka-Kaçar, Y. “Discovery of Mutations with TILLING and ECOTILLING in plant genomes” Scientific Research and Essays 5(24):3799-3802 (2010).
Serce, S., Simsek, O., Toplu, C., Kamiloglu, O., Çalışkan, O., Günduz, K., Özgen, M., Aka-Kaçar, Y. 2008. Relationships among Crataegus accessions sampled from Hatay, Turkey, as assessed by fruit characteristics and RAPD. Genetic Resources and Crop Evaluation. 58 (6):933-942 (2011).
Aka-Kacar, Y., Simsek, O., Solmaz, I., Sari, N., Yalcın Mendi, Y. “Genetic diversity among melon accessions (Cucumis melo L.) from Turkey as revealed by SSR markers” Genetic and Molecular Research. 11 (4): 4622-4631 (2012).
Donmez, D., Simsek, O., Izgu, T., Aka-Kacar, Y., Yalcin-Mendi, Y., “Genetic Transformation in Citrus”. The Scientific World Journal, Special Issue “Plant Biotechnology”. (2013).
Aka-Kaçar, Y., Şimşek, Ö., Dönmez, D., Boncuk, M., Yeşiloğlu, T., Ollitrault, P. “Diversity of the ferritin 3 and pmt 4 genes in relation to iron chlorosis in Citrus” Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. 38: 340-347 (2014).
Kocak, M., Izgu, T., Sevindik, B., Tutuncu, M., Curuk, P., Simsek, O., Aka Kacar, Y., Da Silva, J. T., Yalcin Mendi, Y. Somatic embryogenesis of Turkish Cyclamen persicum Mill. Scientia Horticulturae, 172, 26-33 (2014).
İzgü, T., Sevindik, B., Çürük, P., Şimşek, Ö., Kaçar, Y. A., da Silva, J. A. T., & Mendi, Y. Y. (2016). Development of an efficient regeneration protocol for four Cyclamen species endemic to Turkey. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC), 127(1), 95-113.
Solmaz, I., Kacar, Y. A., Simsek, O., & Sari, N. (2016). Genetic Characterization of Turkish Snake Melon (Cucumis melo L. subsp. melo flexuosus Group) Accessions Revealed by SSR Markers. Biochemical genetics, 1-10.
Solmaz, I., Kaçar, Y., Sarı, N., & Şimşek, Ö. (2016). Genetic diversity within Turkish watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumura & Nakai] accessions revealed by SSR and SRAP markers. Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 40(3), 407-419.
Simsek, O., Curuk, P., Aslan, F., Bayramoglu, M., Izgu, T., da Silva, J. A. T., Aka Kaçar, Y. & Mendi, Y. Y. (2016). Molecular Characterization of Cyclamen Species Collected from Different Parts of Turkey by RAPD and SRAP Markers. Biochemical genetics, 1-16.
Dönmez, D., Şimşek Ö., Aka Kaçar, Y. (2016). Genetic Engineering Techniques in Fruit Science. International Journal of Environmental & Agriculture Research, (2):12, 115-128.
Tütüncü, M., Şimşek Ö., Aka Kaçar, Küden, A. B. (2017). Molecular Characterization of Turkish Cactus Pear (Opuntia spp.) by RAPD Markers. Journal of the Professional Association for Cactus Development (Accepted).
Conference Papers
Simsek, O., Aka-Kacar, Y., Yesiloglu, T., Ollitrault, P. Determination of the allelic diversity of candidate genes responsible for resistance to Iron Chlorosis by SSCP Markers in some Citrus rootstocks. Acta Hortic. 892, 85-91 (2011).
Aka-Kacar, Y., Yalcın Mendi, Y., Simsek, O., Yesiloglu, Boncuk, M., T. In vitro plant regeneration of Carrizo citrange and Cleopatra mandarin by organogenesis. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Citrus Biotechnology (Eds.:A. Gentile and S.La Malfa) Acta Hort. 892., 305-310, (2011).
Distefano, G., Caruso, M., Las Casas, G., La Malfa, S., Gentile, A., Tribulato, E., Simsek, O. and Rapisarda, P. (2011). Maturation In Fruits of Clementine: Biochemical and Molecular Analysis . Acta Hortic. 892, 329-334. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.892.40
Aka Kacar, Y., Boncuk M., Simsek O., Yalcin Mendi Y., Yildirim B., Yesiloglu T. Distefano G., La Malfa S. Investigation of Selfincompatibility Mechanism by Using cDNA AFLP in Clementine (Citrus clementina Hort. Ex Tan.) Proceedings of the XXVIIIth IHC-IS on Genomics and Genetic Horticultural Crops (Ed.: R.E.Litz), Acta Hort.929., 233-236 (2012).
Mendi, Y.Y., Izgu, T., Aka-Kacar, Y., Solmaz, I., Simsek, O., Sari, S. Genetic Transformation in Melon. Proceedings of the Xth Eucarpia metting on genetics and breeding of Cucurbitaceae, (eds.: Sari, Solmaz and Aras), 528-534 (2012).
Yilmaz, N., Aka-Kacar, Y., Sari, N. Simsek, O., Solmaz, I. Evaluation of Genetic Relationships on Single, Triple and Double Cross Melon (Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis) Hybrids by SSR Markers. Proceedings of the Xth Eucarpia metting on genetics and breeding of Cucurbitaceae, (eds.: Sari, Solmaz and Aras), 544-550 (2012).
Yildiz Aka Kacar, Fatma Aslan, Sinan Eti, Melda Boncuk, Ozhan Simsek, Bilge Yildirim, Yesim Yalcin Mendi, Turgut Yesiloglu, Geatano Distefano and Stefano La Malfa (2015). Determinatıon of Self-Incompatibility Status of Some Clementine (Citrus clementina) Genotypes by Histological Analysis. Acta Hortic. 1065, 523-528. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1065.64
Szamosi, C., Simsek, O., Aka Kacar, Y., Solmaz, I., Sari, N., 2016. Evaluation of Genetic Relationships Among Hungarian and Turkish Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus) Accessions by SSR Markers. Cucurbitaceae 2016 Proceedings, XIth Eucarpia Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae, July 24-28, 2016, Warsaw, Poland (eds. E. U.Kozik and H.S. Paris), 292-296.
Sari, N., Solmaz, I., Simsek, O. and Aka Kacar, Y. (2016). Morphological and genetic characterization of indeterminate green bean genotypes having different seed coat color collected from Turkey. Acta Hortic. 1127, 471-478. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1127.74
Izgu, T., El-Sharkawy, I., Kocaman, E., Simsek, O. and Mendi, Y.Y. (2016). Research of transformation efficients of Cm-AAT genes (1, 3 and 4) responsible for aroma synthesis in melon (Cucumis melo L., var. cantalupensis Naud). Acta Hortic. 1145, 121-128. DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1145.19
Invited Talks
Ozhan Simsek, Molecular Markers in Plants, Çukurova Biotechnology Days, 2015, Adana, Turkey
Ozhan Simsek, Bitkilerde Uygulamalı Moleküler Markers, Gene Expression and Next Generation Sequencing Technologies, 2016, Adana, Turkey
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