BSc, MSc, PhD
- Postdoctoral Affiliate
- Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology
Dr Begüm Akman is a molecular cell biologist with a long-term mission to understand the causes of cell proliferation defects giving rise to cancer, and to seek better treatments.
Begüm obtained her PhD in Molecular Biology from METU, Turkey in 2013. During her PhD studies in Dr. Elif Erson-Bensan’s group, she focused on post-transcriptional regulation of genes by alternative polyadenylation and microRNAs. She was then awarded a 2 year postdoctoral position to continue her research on gene regulation in triple negative breast cancer.
Begüm says “My long-term goal to understand regulation of cell proliferation has been transformed from post-transcriptional to post-translational control mechanisms since I joined Dr. Catherine Lindon’s group at the Department of Pharmacology in 2015.”
Currently, she is investigating the role of ubiquitination-mediated events on cell fate decisions.