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IFCC Executive Board: 2022-2023 Biographies

Prof. Tomris OZBEN, EFLM Regional Federation Representative on the IFCC Executive Board 


Akdeniz University Medical Faculty
Department of Clinical Biochemistry
07070 Antalya
Turkey
Email: ozben@akdeniz.edu.tr

Prof Tomris Ozben, EuSpLM, Ph.D., D.Sc., and Specialist in Clinical Biochemistry is the current President of the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM). She has been the Chair or Member in many Federations, Scientific Organizations, Societies, Committees and Councils. She is the Past-IFCC Treasurer, Past-Chair of the IFCC Congress and Conference Committee, Past-President of the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation (BCLF), and one of the Board of Directors of the IFCC Foundation for Emerging Nations (FEN).

Over her tenure at Akdeniz University, Prof. Ozben had been the Vice Rector, Director of Research Funds, Chair of the Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry and Founding Director of Central Laboratory at Akdeniz University Hospital which includes Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Virology, Toxicology, Haematology, Immunology, Coagulation, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Emergency, Preanalytical and Point of Care Services. She had worked for more than 10 years in the Ethical Committee of Akdeniz University Hospital and Medical Faculty on themes concerning drug research in clinical trials.

She had served as the Commission Member of the Turkish Ministry of Health for restructuring Medical Education and Teaching and Member-Elect of the Turkish High Educational Council for four years. She has been appointed as the National Representative at International Scientific Organizations by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Her research interests include identification of early markers for diagnosis and prognosis of cancer, cardiovascular and chronic kidney diseases, diabetes, liquid biopsy, proteomics, oxidative stress and antioxidants in health and disease, impact of apoptosis in cancer therapy, multidrug resistance, nanoparticles, therapeutic drug monitoring, development and validation of new tests, analytical techniques, quality control and management, teaching, mentoring, research, and laboratory management.

She serves as the mentor to numerous graduate students and take part at Post-Graduate Education Programs (Specialty and PhD) at Akdeniz University, PhD program “Clinical Experimental Medicine” at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and External Examiner for Post-graduate education at University of Zimbabwe.

She has received several awards such as Akdeniz University “Outstanding Service” and “Science” awards, AACC Van Slyke Society and AACC TDM/Toxicology Division and AACC’s National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) awards.

She is the Editorial Board member of several Scientific Journals, reviewer for several journals, and scientific projects evaluator for the Italian Ministry for University Education and Research (MIUR; CINECA), Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of Republic of Serbia, Israel Science Foundation and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).

She took part in the organization of several WorldLabs, EuroMedLabs, IFCC General Conference, and FEBS-IUBMB Advanced Courses, Workshops and Young Scientists FORUMs. She has published over 250 manuscripts; several book chapters; edited books published by international publishers and attended as an invited speaker to more than 300 international conferences.

 
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