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I combine ideas and techniques from the fields of evolutionary biology and quantitative genetics to obtain a better understanding of the evolutionary processes responsible for the generation and maintenance of the ubiquitous levels of diversity we see around us, both among individuals and populations. I try to disentangle the relative role of genes and the environment in shaping this variation, as well as to quantify the strength and shape of selection acting upon it.
■ since 2017 Professor for Neuroscience, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter ■ 2007-2017 Group leader at MPI for Developmental Biology, Germany ■ 2004-2007 Postdoctoral fellow at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany ■ 2003-2004 Junior fellow at Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, Hungary ■ 2000-2002 Postdoctoral fellow at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany ■ PhD 1999 Genetics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
I'm a biogeochemist. Through my research, I try to increase understanding of how plants and soil respond to and influence environmental change. I have studied carbon and nutrient cycles in a wide range of ecosystems, including grasslands, cropland, temperate forests and rice paddies. I often use meta-analytic techniques to synthesize findings in my field of research. I also study the role of soil microbes in carbon and nitrogen cycles, using techniques such as incubation experiments, isotopic tracers and analyses of biomarkers.
I am a research fellow at the Industrial Engineering department of Balikesir University, Turkey. I obtained my PhD degree in 2015 at the University of Exeter upon completing my thesis on modelling and optimisation of complex assembly lines, funded by a 4-year scholarship from Turkish Council of Higher Education. My research has been published in several esteemed journals including Computers & Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research and Computers & Industrial Engineering. My areas of research interests focus on modelling and optimisation of modern manufacturing systems (assembly line balancing in particular), production planning of additive manufacturing machines and application of modern algorithms on sophisticated engineering problems.
I have served as a member of Editorial Board of An International Journal of Optimization and Control: Theories & Applications (IJOCTA) since 2011, IAES International Journal of Artificial Intelligence (IJ-AI) since 2012, and Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications since 2013. I have also carried out peer-reviewing works for many reputed academic journals including Computers & Operations Research (Elsevier), Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), International Journal of Production Economics (Elsevier), International Journal of Production Research (Taylor & Francis), Assembly Automation (Emerald), Neural Computing and Applications (Springer) and Journal of Facilities Management (Emerald). I involved in organisation of well-recognised conferences, such as OR55 - The OR Society Annual Conference (UK), YOR18 - The OR Society Biennial Conference (UK), and 19th National Ergonomics Congress (Turkey). I have been accredited to the level of the Candidate Associate of the Operational Research Society UK (CandORS).