K. Arzum Erdem Gürsan
Arzum Erdem received Bachelor in Pharmacy from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 1993. She received the master degree in 1996 and PhD degree in 2000 in the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the same university in Izmir. She worked as an Assistant Professor from 2000 to 2003 and as an Associated Professor from 2003 to 2009 at the Analytical Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Ege University. She has been working at the same department as a Full Professor since 2009. Arzum Erdem was awarded by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) as the one of highly skilled young twenty Turkish scientists elected in 2001 under the TÜBA-GEBİP fellowship programme. She received “Juniour Science Award” in 2006, and “Science Award” in 2015 given by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). She was elected as the Associate member of TÜBA in 2007, and elected as the Principal member of TÜBA in 2016. Arzum Erdem was elected as the Special Committee member of Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)- Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) for the period of 2017-2019 and 2019-2021. She was elected as a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in December, 2017.
Prof. Arzum Erdem has authored or co-authored more than 150 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, she has given more than 20 invited talks in international meetings and conferences, is the co-author of 12 book chapters and review papers. She has received more than 5200 (without self-citations: 4300) citations according to the records on Web of Science (WoS) obtained in January 2019 with h-index: 39.
Prof. Arzum Erdem has initiated many national and international collaborative research on development and applications of electrochemical (bio)sensors based on drug, enzyme and nucleic acids. Her recent research is centred on the development of novel transducers and chemical and biological recognition systems by using different nanomaterials (e.g, graphenes, magnetic nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, gold and silver nanoparticles, dendrimers, nanowires, nanorods etc.) designed for electrochemical sensing of nucleic acid (DNA, miRNA) hybridization, and also the specific interactions between drug and DNA, or protein and DNA, aptamer-protein and also the development of integrated analytical systems for environmental monitoring, food safety, industry and biomedical monitoring.