Sibel Cetinel, PhD

“I believe we will solve our energy problem; we will find a way make the world sustainable.”

Sibel has been published in a variety of scientific journals including Biotechnology Journal, Bioinspired, Biomimetric and Nanobiomaterials, and Acta Biomaterialica. When Sibel steps outside of the lab and away from writing, she immerses herself in culture; theatre, arts, history and traveling. As much as she loves her role on the Ingenuity team, she also has a profound curiosity for studying the past, specifically how and why other regions have evolved over the years.

Sibel is a dedicated professional in the field of Nanotechnology buts says she doesn’t think the world will look like a science fiction movie anytime soon. “The world I envision is one that is environmentally-friendly and sustainable.”


  • 2012 – 2013 – Post-doctoral Fellow; Environmental Engineering Department, Istanbul, TURKEY
  • 2006 – 2012 – Teaching and Research Assistant; Istanbul Technical University, Molecular Biology and Genetic Department, Istanbul, TURKEY
  • 2009 – 2010 – Part-Time Researcher; Vaccine and Drug Development with Gene Technology Project, BIOT Cell, Stem Cell, Genetics and Biotechnology Mat. Industrial Trade Public Company, Istanbul, TURKEY


  • PhD., Istanbul Technical University, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology Program (2006-2012)
    Thesis Title: “Nanobiotechnological Applications of Inorganic Binging Proteins”
    Thesis Supervisor: Professor Candan Tamerler
    Co-Advisor: Prof. Mehmet Sarikaya
  • MSc., Istanbul Technical University, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biotechnology Program (2003-2006)
    Thesis Title: “Structure and Multimerization Effects of Inorganic Binding Peprides: Phage Display Selected Pt Binders as a case Study”
    Thesis Supervisor: Professor Candan Tamerler
    Co-Advisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Nevin Gul Karaguler
  • BSc., Istanbul University, Medical Biology Sciences (1998-2003)


  • Utilization of Inorganic binding peptides in nano-biotechnological applications; Phage display, phage manipulations, construction and expression of recombinant protein-peptide constructs.
  • Peptide vaccine production
  • Algal bio-diesel production


  1. Cetinel S., Montemagno C. “Nanotechnology Applications for Glaucoma” APJO 5 (2016) 70-78
  2. Yucesoy D.T., Karaca Tkatak B., Cetinel S., Adali E., Gul-Karaguler N., Tamerler C. “Direct bioelectrocatalysis at the interfaces by genetically engineered dehydrogenase” Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials 4 (2015) 79-89
  3. Cetinel S., Montemagno C. “Nanotechnology for the Prevention and Treatment of Cataract” APJO 4 (2015) 381- 387
  4. Sharaf M.G., Cetinel S., Heckler L., Damji K., Unsworth L., Montemagno C., “Nanotechnology-Based Approaches for Ophthalmology Applications: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Strategies” APJO 3 (2014) 172-180
  5. Cetinel S., Caliskan H.B., Yucesoy T.D., Donatan A.S., Yuca E., Urgen M., Karaguler N.G., Tamerler C., “Addressable Self Immobilization of Lactate Dehydrogenase Across Multiple Length Scales”Biotechnology Journal8 (2013) 262-272
  6. , Dincer S., Cebeci A., Oren E. E., Whitaker J. D., Schwartz D. T., Karaguler N. G., Sarikaya M., Tamerler C., “Peptides to bridge biological-platinum materials interface”Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials1 (2012) 143 –153

Khatayevich D., Gungormus M., Yazici H., So C., Cetinel S., Ma H., Jen A., Tamerler C., Sarikaya M., “Biofunctionalization of materials for implants using engineered peptides” Acta Biomaterialica 6 (2010) 4634–4641