News from Lab

Sezerman Lab has moved to Acibadem University!

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Prof. Ugur Sezerman has moved to Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, School of Medicine, Acibadem University. With this change, we hope fruitful collaborations with Acibadem family.

Sezerman Lab spin-off company: Epigenetiks!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Epigenetiks, a spin off company from Sezerman Lab, celebrated its first year on March 24, 2015!

Epigenetiks offers consultancy services in experiment design and application to shed light on life and health sciences questions, data analysis services to analyse and store experiment results on a secure platform, bioinformatics services and personalised medical services to end-users with its interdisciplinary team.

Alongside with its expertise in the analysis of the results acquired from high-throughput experiments, it also provide services in the fields of molecular dynamics, molecular mechanics, modelling and docking.

You can find detailed information on the company webpage:


Monday, May 13th, 2013

Prof. Ugur Sezerman will give a talk at Dr. Orhan Öcalgiray Molecular Biology-Biotechnology and Genetics Research Centre in Istanbul Technical University (ITU/MOBGAM). You can find the details of the talk below.

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Date(s) - 14/05/2013
10:30 am - 11:30 am



Identification of disease marker pathways via analysis of ‘omics’ data in a pathway related context
Prof. Dr. Uğur Sezerman – Sabancı University

Date: May 14th, 2013, Tuesday
Time: 10:30
Place: Istanbul Technical University, Ayazaga Campus, Istanbul, Turkey.

Talk at Bogazici University

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Prof. Ugur Sezerman will give a talk at Bogazici University as a guest of Department of Computer Engineering. You can find the details of the talk below.

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Date(s) - 06/03/2013
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ETA 16 - Ali Vahit Sahiner Seminar Room


A method to integrate “omics data” in a network related context to identify disease pathway markers
Prof. Dr. Uğur Sezerman – Sabancı University

Date: March 6th, 2013, Wednesday
Time: 13:00
Place: ETA 16 – Ali Vahit Şahiner Seminar Room, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Several “omics” studies that are going on currently work efficiently mostly for Mendelian diseases in identification of markers that can be used for diagnosis and treatment. In case of complex diseases, there are no strong associations for a single factor, since these diseases are multifactorial. To this end, we develoepd a new method to analyze the omics data in a network related context to identify pathways that are involved in disease development mechanism. We employed several computational methods ranging from machine learning algorithms for function identification to network search algorithms in identification of pathway markers. These markers can be used to understand individual disease development mechanism to determine the individual targets for treatments bridging the path between omics data and personalized medicine.

In this talk, I will give a brief overview of the research activites that are going on at Sezerman Lab and then focus on the topic I described above.

Papers published on this subject by Sezerman Lab
1. Gungor B. B., and Sezerman U. (2011) A New Methodology to Associate SNPs with Human Diseases According to Their Pathway Related Context. PLoS ONE 6(10): e26277. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026277.
2. Gungor B.B., Baykan B., Iseri U.S., Tuncer N.F., and Sezerman U. (2013) Identifying SNP Targeted Pathways in Partial Epilepsies with Genome-wide Association Study Data. Epilepsy Research, in print.
3. Gungor B.B, and Sezerman U. (2013) The Identification of Pathway Markers in Intracranial Aneurysm Using Genome-wide Association Data from Two Different Populations. PLoS ONE, in print.

Web page is online!

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Sezerman Lab web page is online. You can find our research in research section, our lab members’ profiles in people section and our publications in publications page. Also, you can follow events that are held by Sezerman Lab or our collaborators in the events section!