Computational Systems Biology Group

Department of Bioengineering, Gebze Technical University, TURKEY


Ph.D Student

Gebze Technical University Merve KUTAY
Department of Bioengineering
Computational Systems Biology Group
Mail: mkutay [at]
merve.kutay [at]
Room: Bioengineering Building, 210
Phone: +90 262 605 32 58


I have received my B.Sc degree from Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Gebze Technical University, Turkey. I continued my M.Sc education in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology program at Gebze Technical University. My M.Sc thesis was about the integrative analysis transcriptome data and genome-scale metabolic networks for cancer and metastasis. I am a member of CSB group since February 2016.

I am currently a Ph.D student at Department of Bioengineering at Gebze Technical University.

M.Sc. Project

My M.Sc. project focus was integrative analysis of bladder cancer transcriptome data and genome-scale metabolic networks to understand mechanisms that drive metastasis. In this study, we aimed to understand the metabolism of early metastasis by integrating relatd transcriptome data on genome scale metabolic networks. We used two different genome-scale metabolic networks and two different integration methods to create condition-specific genome-scale metabolic models.These simulations were compared, and changes in the activity of various metabolic pathways were predicted. The results will contribute to the elucidation of mechanisms that are behind cancer metastasis.