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Hilal Cura
Ph. D. Student

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Address: Middle East Technical University, Institute of
                Marine Sciences
                Erdemli Campus, Mersin, TURKEY


Research Interest

Astrobiology, Extreme Environments, Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ecology of the Deep Sea, Diatom Species of Antarctica



2023- Now  | PhD., Department of Oceanography, METU- IMS, TURKEY

2018- 2020 | M.Sc., Department of Earth Sciences, Istanbul Technical University, TURKEY

2012- 2018 | B.Sc., Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, GebzeTechnical University, TURKEY


Professional Experience

2022 – Now  | Researcher, Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Sciences Mersin, TURKEY

2021 – 2022  | Clinical Trial Assistant, Monitor CRO Istanbul, TURKEY

2021 – 2021  | Clinical Research Coordinator, ALTIS CRO Istanbul, TURKEY

2020 – 2021  | Clinical Research Coordinator, Veritas CRO Istanbul, TURKEY



(Manuscript) Cura H., Olgun N., Yokeş B. Freshwater diatoms in the King George Island and Horseshoe Islands, Maritime Antarctica.

Oceanographic Cruises

2022 Dec | Black Sea and Marmara Sea Research Cruises with R/V Bilim-2

Scientific Events


Cura H., Olgun Kıyak N., 2020. Diatom Biodiversity of Antarctic Lakes, IX. Quaternary Symposium of Turkey (TURQUA), 20-23 October 2020, Istanbul, Turkey. Poster Presented at 9th TURQUA Symposium of Turkey, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. 

Olgun Kıyak, N., Cura H., 2019. Determination of lake phytoplankton biodiversity in King George Island in Antarctica using microscopic and molecular techniques. Poster Presented at 3rd Turkish National Polar Sciences Workshop Abstract Book, pgs 138-139, 5-6 September 2020, Ankara, Turkey.

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