Yagiz Alagoz (Yağız Alagöz)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location:

B2/L3 – 3231-WS07

Research Interests

  • Biosynthesis and function of linear and cyclic apocarotenoids on plant metabolism, and phenotype
  • Biosynthesis of zaxinone and zaxinone-derived metabolites and their application in crop plants
  • In-planta transport and recognition mechanisms of carotenoid-derived hormones and signaling metabolites

Selected Publications

Education

  • Ph.D. Plant Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Environmental Epigenetics Lab, Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia (17th September, 2020)

Professional Profile

  • January, 2021-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Biological and Environment Science and Engineering Division (BESE), Center for Desert Agriculture (CDA), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • November, 2020-January, 2021: Academic Consultant (Remote), Biological and Environment Science and Engineering Division (BESE), Center for Desert Agriculture (CDA), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
  • April, 2019-March, 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

Awards

  • 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) 
  • 2016-20019, 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)