Last week, at a ceremony held at Dokuz Eylül University in İzmir on Friday, October 13, Asst. Prof. Özgür Şahin of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and UNAM was presented with an Eczacıbaşı Scientific Research and Medical Incentive Award.
The Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Awards are given annually by the Eczacıbaşı Group (the parent company of Turkey’s leading pharmaceuticals manufacturer) in remembrance of the group’s founder. The Eczacıbaşı Scientific Research and Medical Award Fund was established by Dr. Eczacıbaşı to promote the development of Turkey’s health sciences; the jury for the first award, presented in 1959, included several legendary figures of Turkish medicine.
Dr. Şahin received the award for his contributions to cutting-edge research at the international level in the field of cancer biology.