Simge Aykan

SIMGE AYKAN, Dr.Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
Phone:+90 312 595 8270
e-mail: saykan@ankara.edu.tr

 

EĞİTİM
devam ediyor Fizyoloji Doktorası, Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ankara, Türkiye
Tez: Otistik Özellik Gösteren Sağlıklı Bireylerde Mizah Algısının ve EEG
Konnektivitesinin İncelenmesi
Danışman: Prof. Dr. Erhan Nalçacı
2016 Sinirbilim Doktorası, Ankara Üniversitesi, Ankara, Türkiye
Tez: Otistik Özellikler Gösteren Sağlıklı Bireylerde Görsel ve İşitsel Uyaranların
Elektroensefalografi Yöntemi ile İncelenmesi ve Aday Tek Nükleotit Polimorfizmleri ile
İlişkisinin Belirlenmesi
Danışman: Prof. Dr. Canan Kalaycıoğlu
2007 Sinirbilim Yüksek Lisansı, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, İzmir, Türkiye
Tez: Alzheimer Hastalığında Yeni Biyomarker Geliştirilmesi: IL-18
Danışman: Prof. Dr. Görsev G. Yener
2005 Biyoloji, Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Ankara, Türkiye
AKADEMİK GÖREVLERİ & ARAŞTIRMA DENEYİMİ
2016-devam Araştırma Görevlisi, Department of Physiology, Ankara University Medical School,
Ankara, Turkey
2012-2016 Araştırma Görevlisi, Department of Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, Ankara
University, Ankara, Turkey
2012 Proje Destek Uzmanı, Developmental Dyslexia: Defining the Relations Between
Linguistics and EEG Data. PI: Prof. Dr. Canan Kalaycıoğlu. Ankara University, Ankara,
Turkey (10 months)
2008-2009 Araştırmacı, Towards clinical and technological application of gene expression
engineering by exon skipping: Restoring MAPT Splicing in FTDP-17. PI: Prof. Dr. Peter
Heutink. Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands (8 months)
2007-2008 Araştırmacı, Unraveling Schizophrenia: From a rat model to the human disorder.
PI: Prof. Dr. Gerard Martens. Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands (7 months)
2005-2007 Araştırma Görevlisi, Department of Neuroscience, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir,
Turkey
2006 Araştırmacı, The Functional Role of α7 nicotinic receptors in cells of the
macrophage lineage. PI: Jurgen Zielasek. Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf,
Germany (3 months)
2004 Lisans stajı, Gunel’s Lab., Department of Brain Surgery, Yale University, New Haven,
CT, USA (2 months)
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ÖDÜLLER

2011 Tohum Autism Foundation Attendance Grant for Scientific Events
Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop, New York, USA
2007 Poster Presentation Award, 3rd poster
43rd National Congress of Psychiatry, Turkey
Relationship between BDNF Serum Levels and Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia
2007 Poster Presentation Award, 3rd poster
II. National Psychopharmacology Congress, Turkey
Effect of Clozapine on Proliferation of SHSY-5Y Neuroblastoma Cell Line
2006 Project Support Award
Brain Research Society (Turkey) (BArD), Turkey
Effect of EPO on Nrf-2 Translocation in SHSY-5Y Cell Line
2006 EMBO Short Term Travel Fellowship
European Molecular Biology Organization, EU
Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Neurobiochemistry Laboratory, Heinrich-
Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany

PROJE DESTEKLERİ
2013 BAP Proje Desteği, Investigation of Visual and Auditory Potentials of Healthy
People with Autistic Traits by Electroencephalography and Determination of
Relationship with Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (Thesis Project). Ankara
University Coordination of Scientific Research Projects, Turkey. Budget: 27668.00 TL
2006 BAD Proje Desteği, Effect of EPO on Nrf-2 Translocation in SHSY-5Y Cell Line.
Brain Research Society (Turkey) (BArD), Turkey. Budget: 6500.00 TL
EĞİTİM DENEYİMİ
2018 Spring BME242 Human Anatomy and Physiology (2 lectures)
(Week 9: Neurons and Neuronal Signalling
Week 10: Synaptic Integration and Electroencephalography)
Ankara University, Department of Biomedical Engineering
2017 Fall PSI123 Fizyoloji
Ankara University Department of Psychology
2016-present Fizyoloji Laboratuvarı
Ankara University School of Medicine

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DAVETLİ KONUŞMALAR
2018 “Humor Perception” Turkish Psychology Students Academy ‘ 2018, 05 July 2018, Sivas
Turkey
2018 “Neural Mechanisms of Humor Perception” Çankaya University 2nd Cognitive
Psychology Day, 01 May 2018, Ankara, Turkey
2016 “Santiago Ramon y Cajal” 16th National Neuroscience Congress, May 2016, Ankara,
Turkey
YAYINLAR
Hakemli Dergiler
Aykan S, Vatansever G, Doğanay Erdoğan B, Kalaycıoğlu C. (submitted) The Development of Sensory
Sensitivity Scales (SeSS): Reliability and Validity. Physiology & Behavior
Aykan S, Nalçacı E. (2018) Assessing Theory of Mind by Humor: The Humor Comprehension and
Appreciation Test (ToM-HCAT). Front. Psychol. 9:1470. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01470
Aykan S, Kalaycıoğlu C. (2017) Continuity Among Autistic Traits In Healthy People and Autism.
Journal of Ankara University Faculty of Medicine 70 (1). DOI: 10.1501/Tıpfak_000000965 Turkish
Rasoulzadeh V, Erkus EC, Yogurt A., Ulusoy I, Aykan Zergeroğlu S. (2016) A comparative stationarity
analysis of EEG signals. Annals of Operations Research. doi:10.1007/s10479-016-2187-3
Aykan Zergeroğlu S, Nalçacı E. (2015) Santiago Ramon y Cajal and Neuron Doctrine. Turkish Journal
of Neurology 21:81-4. DOI:10.4274/tnd.83436
Kumral A, Yesilirmak DC, Aykan S, Genc S, Tugyan K, Cilaker S, Akhisaroglu M, Aksu I, Sutcuoglu S,
Yilmaz O, Duman N, Ozkan H. (2010) Protective Effects of Methylxanthines on Hypoxia-Induced
Apoptotic Neurodegeneration and Long-Term Cognitive Functions in the Developing Rat Brain.
Neonatology. Feb 12;98(2):128-136.
Kumral A, Baskin H, Yesilirmak DC, Ergur BU, Aykan S, Genc S, Genc K, Yilmaz O, Tugyan K, Giray O,
Duman N, Ozkan H. (2007) Erythropoietin attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced white matter injury
in the neonatal rat brain. Neonatology. Jul 11;92(4):269-278
Yesilirmak DC, Kumral A, Baskin H, Ergur BU, Aykan S, Genc S, Genc K, Yilmaz O, Tugyan K, Giray O,
Duman N, Ozkan H. (2007) Activated protein C reduces endotoxin-induced white matter injury in
the developing rat brain. Brain Res. Aug 20;1164:14-23
Kitap Bölümleri
Aykan S, Nalçacı E. (2017) A major contribution to modern neuroscience from late Spanish
enlightment: Santiago Ramon y Cajal and Neurone Doctrine. Tarihselci Yöntem ve Bilim Tarihi. Ed.
Erhan Nalçacı. 1st edition. p.111-126. Turkish

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KONGRE SUNUMLARI
Aykan S, Nalçacı E, Kalaycıoğlu C (submitted) Short-range Delta and Gamma coherency is related to
theory of mind ability. [Kısa mesafeli bağlantılarda delta ve gama koherans düzeyi zihinselleştirme
yeteneği ile ilişkilidir.] 20th National Psychology Congress, November 2018, Ankara, Turkey
Aykan S, Nalçacı E. Humor Comprehension and Appreciation Test (HCAT): Development, reliability
and validity. Oral presentation. 30th International Society for Humor Studies Conference, June 2018,
Tallinn, Estonia
Aykan S, Vatansever G, Doğanay-Erdogan B, Kalaycıoğlu C. Validity and Reliability of Sensory
Sensitivity Scale. Poster presentation. 16th National Neuroscience Congress, May 2018, Turkey
Zergeroğlu S.A., Tuncalı T., Özgüven H.D., Kalaycıoğlu C.: Polymorphism of a potassium/chloride
transporter gene SLC12A5 is associated with autistic-like traits in healthy individuals. Poster
presentation. European Human Genetics Conference. 21-24 May 2016 Barcelona, Spain.
Aykan-Zergeroglu S., Gurses E., Tuncalı T., Tokgoz Yılmaz S., Devrimci Ozguven H., Kalaycioglu C.
Resting-State EEG Alpha Power in Healthy Individuals with Autistic Traits. Oral presentation. 2015
Acta Physiologica, 215(S704): 22. 41st National Physiology Congress, September 2015, Çanakkale,
Turkey
Aykan Zergeroglu S., Gurses E., Tuncalı T., Tokgoz Yılmaz S., Devrimci Ozguven H., Kalaycioglu C.: EEG
Alpha Power Changes During Sensory Processing in Individuals with Autistic Traits. Oral presentation.
Cortical Interneurons in Health and Disease. 22-25 June 2015 Mallorca, Spain.
Aykan S., Bekar I.P., Oguzhan M., Alpas B., Ay S., Gurkan C.K., Buyukturkoglu K., Ergenc I., Kalaycioglu
C.: Word and non-word reading processes in children with and without developmental dyslexia: an
ERP study. Poster presentation. 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, 2014, Milan, Italy.
Aykan S., Bekar P., Oğuzhan M., Gürkan K., Büyüktürkoğlu K., Kalaycıoğlu C. Interhemispheric
Transfer Time in Developmental Dyslexia: Preliminary Findings. Poster presentation. International
Brain Dynamics Workshop, July 2012, Turkey
Akdede BB, Alptekin K, Oguz M, Aykan S, Ulas H. Neurotrophic Factors And Schizophrenia: Relation
To Cognition. Poster presentation. Schizophrenia Bulletin Volume: 35 Pages: 301-301 Suppl.1. 12th
International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, USA
Alptekin K, Aykan S, Akdede BBK, Ulas H, Aktaner A, Can C, Cengizcetin N, Mertol S, Oguz M, Taslica
S. Expressions of mRNA for GDNF in Schizophrenia. Poster presentation. Schizophrenia Research,
Volume 102, Issues 1-3, Supplement 2, June 2008, Pages 181-182 1st Schizophrenia International
Research Society Conference, Italy.
Aykan S, Alptekin K, Akdede BBK, Ulas H, Aktener A, Can C, Cengizcetin N, Mertol M, Oguz M, Taslica
S. Relationship Between BDNF Serum Levels and Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia. Poster
presentation.43rd National Congress of Psyhciatry, October 2007,Turkey
Aykan S, Aykan Y, Bayboga M, Alptekin K. Effect of Clozapine on Proliferation of SHSY-5Y
Neuroblastoma Cell Line. Poster presentation. 2nd National Psychopharmacology Congress, June
2007, Turkey
Egrilmez M, Cavdar Z, Aykan S, Genc S, Genc K, Guner G. Activated Protein C Attenuates
Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Activation Of Cell Death And Tumour Necrosis Factor-Alpha Production

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In Murine Microgial Cells. Poster presentation.J Thromb Haemost 2007; 5 Supplement 2: P-S-091
XXIst Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis , Switzerland
Aykan S, Eğrilmez MY, Genc S, Genc K, Güner G. Erythropoietin upregulates NF-E2 related Factor 2
expression in astrocyte cells. Poster presentation. FEBS Journal 2006; 273(1):237 31st FEBS Congress,
June 2006, Turkey
Genc S, Kinik HE, Bozdag M, Kilic RK, Aykan S, Guner G, Genc K. Erythropoietin-conditionedastrocyte-conditioned
medium decreases ethanol neurotoxicity in vitro. Poster presentation. FEBS
Journal 2006; 273(1):236-237 31st FEBS Congress, June 2006, Turkey 31st FEBS Congress, June 2006,
Turkey
Aykan S, Egrilmez MY, Tarcan-Avci S, Genc S, Genc K. Erythropoietin upregulates NF-E2 related Factor
2 expression in human neuroblastoma cell line. Poster presentation. 5th National Neuroscience
Congress, April 2006, Turkey
Aykan S, Egrilmez MY, Yaka E, Cavdar Z, Genc S, Yener GG, Genc K. Interleukin-18 as a Potential
Diagnostic Marker for Alzheimer’s Disease. Poster presentation. 5th National Neuroscience Congress,
April 2006, Turkey
KATILINAN ÇALIŞTAY ve KURSLAR
Cortical Interneurons in Health and Disease Workshop
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), 22-25 June 2015,Mallorca, Spain
SPM Course
Ankara University Brain Research Center, 5-6 September 2013, Ankara, Turkey
International Summer School and Workshop on Brain Dynamics: Connectivity & Cognition
Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics, 1-6 June 2013
International Summer School and Workshop on Brain Dynamics
Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics, 23-28 June 2012, Marmaris, Turkey
Frontiers In Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Symposium
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 9-10 March 2012, Ankara, Turkey
Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 8-15 June 2011, New York, USA
Course on Laboratory Animal Science
Radboud University, 7-25 January 2008, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Advanced Methods in Behavioral Neurology
Zonguldak Karaelmas University, 10 April 2006, Zonguldak, Turkey
Course on Experimental Animal in Biological Research
Pamukkale University, 6-7 April 2004, Denizli,Turkey
IBRO Course in Neuroscience
International Brain Research Organization, 10-18 September 2003, Izmir, Turkey

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National Neurobiology Winter School
Ege University, 17-22 February 2003, Izmir, Turkey
DERNEK ÜYELİKLERİ
2015-Present Turkish Society of Physiological Sciences
2006-Present Brain Research Society (Turkey) (BArD)