Tolun, Gökhan Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Senior Lecturer - University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia 2017 -
  • IRTA / CRTA - National Institutes of Health, MD, USA 2012 - 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA 2008 - 2012

Overview


After receiving my Ph.D. and completing my postdoctoral training in the USA, I have joined UOW in December 2017 as an electron microscopy specialist, including cryo-EM.

Research Overview


  • Main main area of interest is studying bio-nano-machines carrying out processes involving nucleic acids, such as DNA recombination, replication, repair, and RNA transcription.

    My multi-disciplinary research group utilizes
    • Molecular imaging (Electron microscopy)
    • Structural biology (cryo-EM)
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology

    In addition to the state-of-the-art cryo-EM, we also use the classical EM techniques such as shadow-casting (i.e., metal shadowing) and negative staining.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Attended Event


Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Revealing the molecular mechanistic details of single-strand DNA homologous recombination in double-strand DNA viruses via structural biology (cryo-EM), biochemistry and molecular imaging (electron microscopy)

    Studying the molecular mechanisms of bacterial DNA replication via structural biology (cryo-EM) and molecular imaging (electron microscopy)

    Understanding the structural details of bacterial transcription

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • D-1971-2012

Research Overview


  • Main main area of interest is studying bio-nano-machines carrying out processes involving nucleic acids, such as DNA recombination, replication, repair, and RNA transcription.

    My multi-disciplinary research group utilizes
    • Molecular imaging (Electron microscopy)
    • Structural biology (cryo-EM)
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology

    In addition to the state-of-the-art cryo-EM, we also use the classical EM techniques such as shadow-casting (i.e., metal shadowing) and negative staining.

Attended Event


Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Revealing the molecular mechanistic details of single-strand DNA homologous recombination in double-strand DNA viruses via structural biology (cryo-EM), biochemistry and molecular imaging (electron microscopy)

    Studying the molecular mechanisms of bacterial DNA replication via structural biology (cryo-EM) and molecular imaging (electron microscopy)

    Understanding the structural details of bacterial transcription

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • D-1971-2012
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