Izmir Institute of Technology

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Izmir, Turkey

İzmir Institute of Technology is a public research university in İzmir, Turkey. İYTE maintains a strong emphasis on the natural science and engineering. It is the only Turkish institute of technology. İzmir Institute of Technology is often cited as among Turkey's top universities. The medium of instruction in all the departments of İYTE is English. Wikipedia.

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CrowdReviews.com Partnered with Madridge Publishers to Announce The International Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins Conference The Probiotics-2017 conference includes the probiotics consumed in diverse ways including dairy product, food supplements and functional foods with specific health claims. Recently, many reports suggest that certain probiotic strains or multi strain mixture have potent immunomodulatory activity in diverse disorders including allergic asthma, atopic dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. The Probiotics-2017 conference includes Plenary lectures, Keynote lectures and short courses by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations. You can submit your work on these broad themes. Probiotics regulation and product development Industrial production and microbial fermentation Diet-host interaction and intestinal microbiome signaling Gut microbiome and microbiota Food and Dairy technology Probiotics in gastrointestinal interactions & disorders Probiotics and food borne diseases Immune support by probiotics Recombinant Probiotics Role of probiotics & prebiotics in human health Prospects of probiotics vision, opportunity and challenges Probiotics in veterinary medicine Probiotics in womens health Pediatric nutrition To submit your abstracts please see: Please mail us at: Probiotics-2017 Organizing Committee: · Cristina A. Fente, Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain · Alejandra Cardelle Cobas, University de Santiago de Compostela, Spain · Giuseppe Moniello, Professor, University of Sassari, Italy · Iryna Sorokulova, Professor, Auburn University, USA · Francoise Le Vacon, Biofortis Merieux NutriSciences, France · Harsharn Gill , Director, RMIT University, Australia · Abdel Moneim El Hadi Sulieman, Professor, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia · Koshy Philip, University of Malaya, Malaysia · Amiza Mat Amin, Dean, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia · H. SebnemTellioglu Harsa, Professor, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey · Mihriban Korukluoglu , Professor, Uludag University, Turkey · Zerrin Erginkaya, Professor, Cukurova University, Turkey · Canan Hecer, Professor, Near East University, Turkey · El-Refaie Kenawy, Professor, Tanta University, Egypt · D Nageswara Rao, Professor, AIIMS, India · Lorenzo Pastrana, Professor, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal · Nezha Mouane, Professor, Mohammed V University, Morocco Probiotics-2017 is organizing an outstanding Scientific Exhibition/Program and anticipates the world’s leading specialists involved in Probiotics Research. They welcome Sponsorship and Exhibitions from the Companies and Organizations who wish to showcase their products at this exciting event. Email us at: Register for the conference and book your slots at: Contact person: Parvin A probiotics@madridge.com probiotics@madridge.net Naples, FL, May 13, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The International Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins Conference is going to be held during November 6-8, 2017 at Barcelona, Spain.The Probiotics-2017 conference includes the probiotics consumed in diverse ways including dairy product, food supplements and functional foods with specific health claims. Recently, many reports suggest that certain probiotic strains or multi strain mixture have potent immunomodulatory activity in diverse disorders including allergic asthma, atopic dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis.The Probiotics-2017 conference includes Plenary lectures, Keynote lectures and short courses by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations.You can submit your work on these broad themes.Probiotics regulation and product developmentIndustrial production and microbial fermentationDiet-host interaction and intestinal microbiome signalingGut microbiome and microbiotaFood and Dairy technologyProbiotics in gastrointestinal interactions & disordersProbiotics and food borne diseasesImmune support by probioticsRecombinant ProbioticsRole of probiotics & prebiotics in human healthProspects of probiotics vision, opportunity and challengesProbiotics in veterinary medicineProbiotics in womens healthPediatric nutritionTo submit your abstracts please see: http://probiotics.madridge.com/abstract-submission.php Please mail us at: probiotics@madridge.com Probiotics-2017 Organizing Committee:· Cristina A. Fente, Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain· Alejandra Cardelle Cobas, University de Santiago de Compostela, Spain· Giuseppe Moniello, Professor, University of Sassari, Italy· Iryna Sorokulova, Professor, Auburn University, USA· Francoise Le Vacon, Biofortis Merieux NutriSciences, France· Harsharn Gill , Director, RMIT University, Australia· Abdel Moneim El Hadi Sulieman, Professor, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia· Koshy Philip, University of Malaya, Malaysia· Amiza Mat Amin, Dean, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia· H. SebnemTellioglu Harsa, Professor, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey· Mihriban Korukluoglu , Professor, Uludag University, Turkey· Zerrin Erginkaya, Professor, Cukurova University, Turkey· Canan Hecer, Professor, Near East University, Turkey· El-Refaie Kenawy, Professor, Tanta University, Egypt· D Nageswara Rao, Professor, AIIMS, India· Lorenzo Pastrana, Professor, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal· Nezha Mouane, Professor, Mohammed V University, MoroccoProbiotics-2017 is organizing an outstanding Scientific Exhibition/Program and anticipates the world’s leading specialists involved in Probiotics Research. They welcome Sponsorship and Exhibitions from the Companies and Organizations who wish to showcase their products at this exciting event. Email us at: probiotics@madridge.net Register for the conference and book your slots at: http://probiotics.madridge.com/register.php Contact person:Parvin A


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: WASTE-6a-2015 | Award Amount: 9.98M | Year: 2016

URBANREC project aims to develop and implement an eco-innovative and integral bulky waste management system (enhancing prevention, improving logistics and allowing new waste treatments to obtain high added value recycled products) and demonstrate its effectiveness in different regions. In URBANREC project, Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern and South-eastern areas in Europe are represented by Belgium, Spain, Poland and Turkey, which have very different urban waste recycling rates, from around a 60% in Belgium, 25-30% in Spain, or 20% in Poland, to less than 5% in Turkey. URBANREC project aims to improve the separation and disassembling of bulky waste - implementing advanced fragmentation techniques to obtain high quality raw materials, promoting innovative valorisation routes for those considered more problematic (PUR foam, mixed hard plastics and mixed textiles), not recycled due to lack of eco-innovative cost-effective solutions. The waste treatments considered in the project include i) rebonding and chemical glycolisis for the PUR materials, to prepare renewable adhesives, ii) needle felt to obtain isolation panels from textiles, iii) fibre reinforced composites from textiles, iv) wood Plastic composites (WPC) and v) catalytic hydro-gasification with plasma for mixed hard plastics to obtain chemicals or fuel. These treatments will be optimized and implemented at industrial level thanks to the collaboration of the URBANREC partners: top Research Institutes at EU level, and companies interested in obtaining novel eco-friendly products from waste, under a circular economy approach. All relevant actors in the waste management chain in every country have been also involved as project partners (local authorities and city amenity sites in Belgium, Spain, Poland and Turkey) guaranteeing the implementation of the proposed solutions at local level, adapting them to suit the particular characteristics of each area, ensuring the replication at EU level


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: EINFRA-2-2014 | Award Amount: 13.13M | Year: 2015

OpenAIRE2020 represents a pivotal phase in the long-term effort to implement and strengthen the impact of the Open Access (OA) policies of the European Commission (EC), building on the achievements of the OpenAIRE projects. OpenAIRE2020 will expand and leverage its focus from (1) the agents and resources of scholarly communication to workflows and processes, (2) from publications to data, software, and other research outputs, and the links between them, and (3) strengthen the relationship of European OA infrastructures with other regions of the world, in particular Latin America and the U.S. Through these efforts OpenAIRE2020 will truly support and accelerate Open Science and Scholarship, of which Open Access is of fundamental importance. OpenAIRE2020 continues and extends OpenAIREs scholarly communication infrastructure to manage and monitor the outcomes of EC-funded research. It combines its substantial networking capacities and technical capabilities to deliver a robust infrastructure offering support for the Open Access policies in Horizon 2020, via a range of pan-European outreach activities and a suite of services for key stakeholders. It provides researcher support and services for the Open Data Pilot and investigates its legal ramifications. The project offers to national funders the ability to implement OpenAIRE services to monitor research output, whilst new impact measures for research are investigated. OpenAIRE2020 engages with innovative publishing and data initiatives via studies and pilots. By liaising with global infrastructures, it ensures international interoperability of repositories and their valuable OA contents. To ensure sustainability and long-term health for the overall OpenAIRE infrastructure, the proposed OpenAIRE2020 project will establish itself as a legal entity, which will manage the production-level responsibilities securing 24/7 reliability and continuity to all relevant user groups, data providers and other stakeholders.


The critical points and the corresponding singularities in the density of states of crystals were first classified by Van Hove with respect to their dimensionality and energy-momentum dispersions. Here, different from saddle-point Van Hove singularities, the occurrence of a continuum of critical points, which give rise to strong singularities in two-dimensional elemental hexagonal lattices, is shown using a minimal tight-binding formalism. The model predicts quartic energy-momentum dispersions despite quadratic or linear ones, which is also the origin of the strong singularity. Starting with this model and using first-principles density functional theory calculations, a family of novel two-dimensional materials that actually display such singularities are identified and their extraordinary features are investigated. The strong singularity gives rise to ferromagnetic instability with an inverse-square-root temperature dependence and the quartic dispersion is responsible for a steplike transmission spectrum, which is a characteristic feature of one-dimensional systems. Because of the abrupt change in transmission at the band edge, these materials have temperature-independent thermopower and enhanced thermoelectric efficiencies. Nitrogene has exceptionally high thermoelectric efficiencies at temperatures down to 50 K, which could make low-temperature thermoelectric applications possible. © 2017 American Chemical Society.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-RISE | Phase: MSCA-RISE-2015 | Award Amount: 1.62M | Year: 2016

According to UNEP, the building sector is estimated to be worth 10% of the global GDP and employs 111 million people. In addition, buildings use about 40% of global energy, 40% of global resources and emit approximately 33% of global GHG emissions. Finally, the fact that people today spend, on average, more than 80% of their time indoors, enhances its social importance. All above indicate the necessity to optimize building design. Architects usually name optimal design the choice among a very limited set of design alternatives, dictated by their experience and intuition. However, modern design of structures requires one to account for a great number of criteria deriving from multiple disciplines, often of conflicting nature. The vast number of alternative choices enhances the possibility of arriving at an optimum with the incorporation of smart, automatic tools in the design process, further guiding designers intuition. The principal aim of the proposed Network is to create and test methodologies for the application of optimization techniques in different design phases of civil structures by developing strong synergies among a multi-disciplinary team of academic experts from Greece, France, Cyprus, Canada, Turkey, Egypt & Jordan and SMEs from France & Greece. A first goal of the project is to exploit the use of shape and topology optimization techniques in computer aided architectural design. Moreover, the Network wants to exchange ideas, propose formulations that correspond to real-life applications and develop solutions for optimal multi-disciplinary architectural design. Of particular interest is the combination of criteria deriving from structural mechanics, eco-design, bioclimatic design and acoustic performance. For each topic, joint workshops, seminars and long-term visits will be organized at the coordinating and partner institutions. The results will be published in scientific journals, professional magazines and presented in international conferences.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IRSES | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES | Award Amount: 744.60K | Year: 2012

PGSYS is an integrated platform for the biosynthesis, tailoring, and final application of the unique pectinase complex from A. sojae, particularly in but not limited to- the European Food, Beverages, and Environmental industry. PGSYS was born 4 years ago from the pioneering work of Dr. Canan Tari, at Izmir Institute of Technology (Turkey), and further funded by German-Turkish Bodies, and by the EU within the EuroTransBio-3-Scheme. This has resulted in a network of scientist working on the project, including public and private partners, particularly SMEs. In the present project, the partners are proposing joint research and training activities, workshops, and other networking activities with the aim of exploiting complementary expertise with Latin-American and Mediterranean Countries. As a result of such complementarities and synergies, additional benefits in terms of transfer of knowledge and skill are anticipated.


Kaya A.,Izmir Institute of Technology
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering | Year: 2014

In this paper a finite difference scheme is proposed for multidimensional convection-diffusion-reaction equations, particularly designed to treat the most interesting case of small diffusion. It is based closely on the work S¸endur and Neslitu¨rk (2011). Application of the method to multidimensional convection-diffusion-reaction equation is based on a simple splitting of the convection-diffusion-reaction equation and then joining their approximations obtained with S¸endur and Neslitu¨rk (2011). The method adapts very well to all regimes with continuous transitions from one regime to another. Numerical tests show good performance of the method and superiority with respect to well known stabilized finite element methods. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.


Erdem T.K.,Izmir Institute of Technology
Cement and Concrete Composites | Year: 2014

In this study, size effect on the residual properties of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) was investigated on the specimens exposed to high temperatures up to 800 C. Cylindrical specimens having different sizes were produced with a standard ECC mixture. Changes in pore structure, residual compressive strength and stress-strain curves due to high temperatures were determined after air cooling. Experimental results indicate that despite the increase of specimen size, no explosive spalling occurred in any of the specimens during the high temperature exposure. Increasing the specimen size and exposure temperature decreased the compressive strength and stiffness. Percent reduction in compressive strength and stiffness due to high temperature was similar for all specimen sizes. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Demir D.A.,Izmir Institute of Technology
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2014

It is shown that nonminimal coupling between the Standard Model (SM) Higgs field and spacetime curvature, present already at the renormalizable level, can be fine-tuned to stabilize the electroweak scale against power-law ultraviolet divergences. The nonminimal coupling acts as an extrinsic stabilizer with no effect on the loop structure of the SM, if gravity is classical. This novel fine-tuning scheme, which could also be interpreted within Sakharov's induced gravity approach, works neatly in extensions of the SM involving additional Higgs fields or singlet scalars. © 2014 The Author.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-CIG | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-CIG | Award Amount: 100.00K | Year: 2014

The recently discovered wax ester synthases (WS/DGATs) have demonstrated potential to catalyze production of biodiesel (microdiesel) by microbial systems. However, one inherent feature of WS/DGATs, their preference of long chain fatty alcohols as co-substrate, prevents efficient use of WS/DGATs for production of biodiesel. Future structure-guided protein engineering studies to increase the selectivity of WS/DGATs towards ethanol should facilitate de novo biodiesel production by more effective use of WS/DGATs in microbial systems such as bacteria, yeast or algae. However, structures and structure-function relationships of WS/DGATs or their close homologues are not known. Here, the researcher proposes for the first time, the X-ray crystallographic, structural, and biochemical studies of three WS/DGAT variants to be performed in order to obtain their high-resolution atomic structures and to determine their structure-function relationships. The crystal structures of WS/DGATs and subsequent biochemical studies will complete years of prior research by providing structural explanation for WS/DGATs relative disfavor of ethanol as co-substrate. Structures will pave the way for future studies to facilitate more efficient biodiesel production and also have potential applications in biosynthesis of tailor-made wax esters and other chemicals derived from petrochemicals. The proposed study, which is tied to the career integration of the researcher at the host institution as a faculty member, has great potential to produce significant scientific contribution and commercial benefits to European Research Area. Moreover, career integration of the researcher will be a catalyst for the introduction of education and research in macromolecular X-ray crystallography and structural biology to the target country. Therefore, the researcher seeks funding within the 7th Framework People Work Programme Marie Curie Actions Career Integration Grants to pay for some of the costs of the study.

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