Yağız Alagöz

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


B2/L3 – 3231-WS07

Research Interests

Yağız Alagöz is interested in biosynthesis and function of linear and cyclic apocarotenoids on plant metabolism, and phenotype, and biosynthesis of zaxinone and zaxinone-derived metabolites and their application in crop plants. He researches In-planta transport and recognition mechanisms of carotenoid-derived hormones and signaling metabolites.

Selected Publications


  • PhD, Plant Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Environmental Epigenetics Lab, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia, 2020

Professional Profile

  • 2021-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2020-2021: Academic Consultant (Remote), KAUST
  • 2019-2020: New Generation Network (NGN) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Horticulture Plant Chemistry, National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre (NVPCC), Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE), Western Sydney University, Australia


  • 2018 Research Science Award in COMBIO2018, Australian Society for Plant Scientists (ASPS), ICC Sydney
  • 2018 Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference on Carotenoids, Maine, USA
  • 2018 Travel Grant for COMBIO2018, Australian Society for Plant Scientists (ASPS)
  • 2017 Registration Support for Gene Editing of Crops Workshop, CSIRO Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) 
  • 2016-2019 Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment-Postgraduate Research Award (HIE-PRA) with Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship and OSHC, Western Sydney University
  • 2013-15 Research Project Scholarship provided by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), International Olive Genome Consortium
  • 2012 Erasmus Summer Internship Grant, National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU) at the University of Worcester, Worcestershire (United Kingdom)
  • 2012 Travel Grant for Virus-Induced Gene Silencing-Training School (VIGS-TS), UK, Rothamsted Research, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (EU-COST)
  • 2011 Poster Award (2nd Place), Biotech2011 National Biotechnology Student Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2008-2013 Undergraduate Full Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship (2008-2013), Council of Higher Education (CoHE) of Republic of Turkey (YÖK)