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By-Fellow, Tutor and Gender Equality Champion

Derya is a Computational Biologist at Ochre Bio, working towards developing RNA therapies for liver disease, including liver cancer.

Derya conducted postdoctoral research at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, on transcription factors and gene regulation. Previously, she completed a PhD at the Computational Systems Biology Lab at Koc University, Istanbul, where she worked on prostate cancer. She also holds an MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Turkey’s Bilkent University, where she focused on liver cancer.

At Hughes Hall, Derya organised the International Women’s Day 2023 and 2024 events. She likes to bring people together to talk about science, health, mental health, and equality.