Address: Dept. of Medical Biology, DNA/Cell Bank for Rare Disorders, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University
, Ankara, 06100, Turkey
Phone: +90 312 3052541
Role in RD-Connect:
Prof. Dr. Meral Özgüç is a member of the Biobank Assessment Panel.
Prof. Dr. Meral Özgüç is a faculty member at School of Medicine Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. She is the founding director of the Rare Diseases Biobank that was established in 1995 and became a EuroBioBank member in 2014. She focuses on identification of new disease genes and development of genetic tests. She is active in awareness raising and ethical and legal aspects of biobanking. She is a member of European, Middle Eastern and African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB) and is on the national board of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive & Personalised Medicine (EPMA) and is the editor of the Rare Diseases section of the EPMA journal.