Invited Talk Title: Pseudogenes and Apoptosis in Cancer
Cancer cells express pseudogenes and the genes controls several mechanisms to help cancer cell survival. Apoptosis mechanism at mitochondrial and cytosolic level communicates through pseudogenes of Heat Shock Proteins. The talk cover detais of the mechanism and currently designed inhibitors for this pathway.
Dr. Yusuf TUTAR recently started working at University of Health Sciences, Istanbul and he was the Head of Biochemistry Division and the Head of Basic Sciences Department at Faculty of Pharmacy, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas Turkey. Dr. Tutar was also the Head of Biomedical Engineering Program at the same university. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at Oregon State University and Texas Tech University respectively. He pursued his postdoctoral study at National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK), USA. His research focuses on Biochemistry, Biophysics, Genetics, and Molecular Biology with specialization in the fields of protein structure-function, protein folding, prion, microrna, pseudogenes, molecular cancer, proteomics, genomics, protein expression and characterization by spectroscopic and calorimetric methods.