Melek Türker Saçan

Office: 
HKC-305
e-mail: 
msacan@boun.edu.tr
Phone: 
+90 212 359 4598
Interest Areas: 

Toxicology

Environmental chemistry and Ecotoxicology

Water pollution monitoring

(Quantitative) Structure-Activity Relationships – (Q)SARs

Education: 

Ph.D., Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, TR, 1990

M.S., Institute of Environmental Sciences, Boğaziçi University, TR, 1987

B.S., Department of Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, TR, 1985

Academic Career: 

Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 2006- Present

Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 2002-2006

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science Department of Biology, Istanbu University, Istanbul, 2000-2002

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science Department of Biology, Istanbu University, Istanbul, 1994-2000

Instructor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 1990- 1994

Research Assistant, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 1989-1990

Research Assistant, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 1985-1989

Recent Projects: 
  1. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): “Quantitative Structure-Toxicity Relationships on toxicity of selected chemicals to fish species using linear and nonlinear techniques”, 2011.
  2. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): “Toxicity of chlorophenols to freshwater algae Chlorella vulgaris”, 2010.
  3. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): “Marine algal toxicity of chlorophenols”, 2009.
  4. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): “QSAR modeling of toxicity based on measured aquatic algae toxicity data”, 2008.
  5. Boğaziçi University, Scientific Research Projects Fund (BAP): “Multi-Species tool for modeling acute toxicity of substituted aromatic compounds in aquatic systems”, 2006.

 

Selected Publications: 
  1. Erturk M. D., Sacan M. T. 2012. First toxicity data of chlorophenols on marine alga Dunaliella tertiolecta: Correlation of marine algal toxicity with hydrophobicity and interspecies toxicity relationships, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31(5):1113–1120.
  2. Tugcu G, Sacan M. T., Vracko M., Novic M., Minovski N. 2012.  QSTR modeling of the acute  toxicity of pharmaceuticals to fish, SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, 23(3-4):297-310.
  3. Sacan M T, Altun O. 2011. Heavy metal levels of five fish species inhabiting brackish water, the küçükçekmece Lagoon, Istanbul (Turkey), Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 20(2A): 511-520.
  4. Sacan M. T., Cecen F., Erturk M. D., Semerci N. 2009. Modeling the relative toxicity of metals on respiration of nitrifiers using ion characteristics, SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research, 20(7-8):727-740.
  5. Sacan M. T., Balcioglu I. A. 2006. A case study on algal response to raw and treated effluents from an aluminum plating plant and a pharmaceutical plant, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 64(2):234-243.