Aetiology and Mechanisms of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders of Later Life and Gates Cambridge Studentship
Current work and interests
Mine is a PhD student on Gates Cambridge scholarship and supervised by Dr Claudia Langenberg. Her PhD project focuses on the analysis of multi-omics data, particularly for diabetes and related metabolic disorders, with an aim of mapping pathways from variants to disease which can be targeted for intervention.
Background and experience
Prior to joining the unit, Mine did her BSc in Human Genetics at UCL where she developed an interest for common disease genomics. Subsequently, she completed her MPhil in Genomic Medicine at University of Cambridge during which she did her research project at Wellcome Sanger Institute analyzing large scale genomics data such as whole-genome sequencing data from population isolates and UK Biobank data. She also worked on whole-exome sequencing data obtained from consanguineous families to identify the genetic basis of rare human diseases during her time as a research scientist at Bogazici University.
In addition to her studies, she is actively engaged in social impact projects and is a member of Global Shapers community. She is also currently the Vice president of Gates Cambridge Scholars Council.