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Prof. Dr. Bektas TEPE

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Prof. Dr. Bektas TEPE was born in 1978 in Sivas-TURKEY. After completing his primary, secondary and high school education in Sivas, he continued to the Department of Biology in Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Science and Literature in 1996. In 2000, after graduating, he started to work as Research Assistant at the same department.

He received the master’s and doctorate degrees in 2002 and 2006 with the theses entitled as "Investigation of the antimicrobial activities of some plant species belonging to Lamiaceae family” and "Production and optimization of rosmarinic acid in Satureja hortensis callus cultures”, respectively. After working as lecturer at Cumhuriyet University, Faculty of Science, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics between 2009-2013, he moved to Kilis 7 Aralik University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in September 2013.

He was the Vice Rector, the Dean of Muallim Rifat Education Faculty, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, the Director of the Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences, the Director of Advanced Technology Application and Research Center and the Head of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department at Kilis 7 Aralik University. Prof. Dr. TEPE is currently working as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the same university.

Prof. Dr. TEPE has 92 articles published in journals indexed by international citation indexes. According to Scopus database, these articles were cited 3695 times  (excluding self citations) as of 30.10.2017 (h-index: 30). According to Google Metrics, the number of citations received is 5764 (h-index: 34, i10-index: 63) as of 30.10.2017. Because of these articles, Prof. Dr. TEPE has been awarded with the International Scientific Publications Incentive Awards many times by the Scientific Research Projects Commission of Cumhuriyet University (CUBAP) and TUBITAK. Additionally, one of his articles, of which name is "Medicinal uses, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology of Origanum onites (L.): A Review [2016; 13(5), 504-520]", published in Chemistry and Biodiversity was included in the list of Most Accessed Articles in 2017 by the journal (Click here to see the document).

Prof. Dr. TEPE served as assistant researcher or project manager in a number of projects supported by various national and international organizations since 2000. He has also refereed more than 350 articles submitted for publication in the journals indexed by SCI. Prof. Dr. TEPE worked as article editor in “Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry" and "Turkish Journal of Biology”. He also worked as a botanical section editor for "The Scientific World Journal" (SCI-Exp) between 2014-2017. Prof. Dr. TEPE is also a member of the Editorial Board of "Turkish Journal of Biology”.

Prof. Dr. TEPE visited Cordoba University (SPAIN) in June 2017 under the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignments (STA) and gave lectures on "important plants used for the treatment of cancer""plant derived anticancer agents and research experiences" and "significance and future perspective of herbs in cancer therapy and mutual research opportunities" topics (Click here to see the document).

According to the results of a statistical study carried out by Elsevier, Prof. Dr. TEPE ranked first in the world ranking between 2006-2010 in scientific competitiveness and cooperation in the field of Plant Biotechnology.

The researcher was also awarded by American Chemical Society for the contributions he made as referee between 2000-2011. European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety also awarded Prof. Dr. TEPE with the "Excellence in Refereeing" award in 2017 (Click here to see the document).

According to the report published by Thomson Reuters, Prof. Dr. TEPE has successfully represented our country by participating among 3125 researchers having the highest number of citations in the world and has been ranked in the The World's Most Influential Minds-2015", which contains only 9 people from Turkey. "The World’s Most Influential Minds" also known as "Science Oscars” among the researchers.

Prof. Dr. Bektas TEPE is married to Arzuhan SIHOGLU TEPE and has two children.

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