Dr Begüm Akman

BSc, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Affiliate

Photograph of Dr Begüm Akman, Postdoctoral Affiliate

College Jobs

  • Postdoctoral Affiliate

University Jobs

  • Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology


Email: hba21@cam.ac.uk

Photograph of Dr Begüm Akman, Postdoctoral Affiliate


I obtained my PhD in Molecular Biology from METU, Turkey in 2013. During my PhD studies in Dr. Elif Erson-Bensan’s group, I focused on post-transcriptional regulation of genes by alternative polyadenylation and microRNAs. Afterwards, I was awarded a 2 year postdoctoral position to continue my research on gene regulation in triple negative breast cancer. 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.

Research Interests

I am a molecular cell biologist with the long-term mission to understand the causes of cell proliferation defects giving rise to cancer, and to seek better treatments. Currently, I am investigating the role of ubiquitination-mediated events on cell fate decisions.