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Prof. Dr. Bektas TEPE

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, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, 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 has 95 articles published in journals indexed by international citation indexes. According to Scopus database, these articles were cited 4447 times  (excluding self citations) as of 24.03.2019 (h-index: 33). According to Google Scholar, the number of citations is 6996 (h-index: 38, i10-index: 74) as of 24.03.2019. 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” and "Journal of Chemical Research and Application” (Click here to see the document).

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 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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