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Prof. Dr. Özhan Eyigör

Prof. Dr. Özhan Eyigör graduated from Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 1990. He worked as an emergency service physician at Bursa State Hospital before attending the doctoral program at the University of Kentucky Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, where he received his PhD degree in 1999. He has appointed as a faculty member at the Department of Histology and Embryology, Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine in 2000, and he is a full professor in the same department since 2012. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Society of Histology and Embryology and the editor of the Journal of Uludağ University Medical Faculty. As a neuroscientist, his main research interests include the molecular biology of the neuroendocrine neurons, which regulate the endocrine system in the organism. He has presented his research data at conferences and has published several research papers in national and international scientific journals. He is the father of one daughter, who is a TED-Bursa graduate.


Kayra Coşkun

Kayra Coşkun is 16 years old and she is a student at Terakki Foundation Schools. She has been studying there since she was 6 years old. She loves learning about different cultures and languages. She can speak English, French and Italian fluently. She loves travelling, so she has been to many different countries so far. She likes singing and dancing. She was in the school choir for five years. All her life she been interested in searching and learning. She loves science and psychology. These interests of hers have helped her to develop a more curious personality.


Selin Sönmez

Selin Sönmez is a 10th grade student at Terakki Foundation Schools. She loves doing gymnastics and dancing. She is also interested in playing the guitar. She is fond of biology, especially genetics. That's why she is trying to improve herself especially in these branches. Recently, she has attended to a competition about genetics. In her free time she loves reading books because she thinks that it is very important in order to broaden her imagination. In the future, she would like to work in a job which is related to biology because her aim is to save lives by using the latest technologies.


Duru Rana Uzunoğlu

Rana Uzunoğlu is 15 years old and is a student at TED Bursa College. She enjoys coding, playing guitar and reading. She knows English, Bulgarian and German. She is interested in computers, arcade games and software development. Her dream is to be a software engineer and work on artificial intelligence. She hopes more girls get into coding and computer industry in the future.


Ganime Elif Yavuz

Ganime Elif Yavuz is 17 years old and a student at TED Bursa College. She has been playing violin for 10 years and baglama for 4 years and has performed in concerts. Additionally, she has been doing karate for 10 years where she has earned a lot of medals and championships. She is interested in other sports such as ice-skating and orienteering. She also loves writing poems and short stories and reading books and poems. She can speak English and French. She loves learning new languages and cultures. She is interested in medicine and hopes to have a job related with medicine in the future.


Berkay Çelikkol

Berkay Celikkol is a 17 years old student at TED Bursa College. He loves to play football and do magic with playing cards. He also loves travelling and observing the beauty of nature. He has been in several countries so far and can speak 3 different languages: English, Turkish and German. He likes watching TV series and reading books; his favourite book is Sherlock Holmes. He has been practicing and maintaing illusion in his life since he started high school.


Ezgi Ceren Pınarbaşı

Ezgi Ceren Pınarbaşı is a 17-year-old student at TED Bursa College. She loves to read, write, and spend time with her dog. She loves traveling and has been to 12 countries. She has been learning English since she was 5. She is currently learning Italian and Dutch. She loves English and Biology lessons. She wants to be a psychologist to help people and improve their lives.


Utku Fedakar

Utku Fedakar is an 11th grader in TED Bursa College. He likes paper crafts and designing. He is also interested in mind games & Rubik’s cubes and is on his school’s mind games team. As a (professional) sailor, he loves the sea and water. Speaking English and German fluently, he likes to learn different languages from all over the world such as Russian and Macedonian.


Utku Fedakar

Utku Fedakar is an 11th grader in TED Bursa College. He likes paper crafts and designing. He is also interested in mind games & Rubik’s cubes and is on his school’s mind games team. As a (professional) sailor, he loves the sea and water. Speaking English and German fluently, he likes to learn different languages from all over the world such as Russian and Macedonian.


Necdet Turhan

Turkey's first visually impaired athlete and national Mountaineer Necdet Turhan was born in Balıkesir in 1957. After working in the daytime at the end of secondary school and studying at night, Turhan lost all his ability to see because of cornea problems starting at the age 23. Completing his high school education openly, Turhan started his university life in METU. At METU, athleticism began for him with the participation in Mountaineering and Winter Sports Club. Following his education, Turhan was the first Turkish visually impaired to join the Eurasian Marathon and to summit Ağrı in 2002. Turhan went to America with the president of Turkey Visually Impaired Sports Federation Asaf Avcı and the Turkish Representative of World Marathon Association Osman Atakan Tekin to participate in the New York marathon which was a turning point for him. By participating in this marathon Necdet Turhan became the first national visually impaired athlete representing the country abroad. His Global Project aimed "5 Marathons in the 5 Continents, and 5 Summit". Necdet Turhan completed his Global Project by climbing Mountain Kosciuszko in Australia at 1917. Now he is writing an e-book about his global story.

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