Asst. Prof. Yeşim Soyer


Asst. Prof. Yeşim Soyer (Vice Chair)

 Middle East Technical University

Department of Food Engineering


06800 Ankara - TURKEY

E-mail: ysoyer@metu.edu.tr

Tel: +90 (312) 210 56 33

Fax: +90 (312) 210 27 67



2009  Ph.D. in Food Science  (minors in Microbiology and Epidemiology) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

2001  M.S. in Food Engineering Ankara University , Ankara, Turkey

1999  B.S. in Food Engineering Ankara University , Ankara, Turkey

Research Interest

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Molecular Subtyping of Foodborne Pathogens

Recent Publications

Soyer, Y., R. H. Orsi, L. D.  Rodriguez-Rivera, Q. Sun and M. Wiedmann. 2009. Genome wide evolutionary analyses reveal serotype specific patterns of positive selection in selected Salmonella serotypes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 264- 381.

Soyer, Y., S. D. Alcaine, D. Schoonmaker-Bopp, T. P. Root, L. D. Warnick, P. L. McDonough, N. B. Dumas, Y. T. Gröhn and M. Wiedmann. 2010. Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis diversity of human and bovine clinical Salmonella isolates. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 7 (10): 707-717.

Davis, M. A., J. Y. Lim, Y. Soyer, H. Harbottle, Y. F. Chang, D. New, L. Orfe, T. E. Besser, and D. R. Call.2010. Development and validation of a resistance and virulence gene microarray targeting Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica. Journal of Microbiology Methods 82 (1): 36-41.

Hoelzer, K., Y. Soyer, L. D. Rodriguez-Rivera, K. J. Cummings, P. L. McDonough, D. J. Schoonmaker-Bopp, T. P. Root, N. B. Dumas, L. D. Warnick,Y. T. Gröhn, M. Wiedmann,  K. N. K. Baker, T. E. Besser, D. D. Hancock, and M. A. Davis. 2010. Prevalence of multidrug resistance is higher among bovine than human Salmonella Newport, Typhimurium and 4,5,12:i:- isolates, but differs by serotype and geographic region in the US. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76: 5947-5959.

Soyer, Y., A. Moreno Switt, M. A. Davis, J. Maurer, P. L. McDonough, D. J. Schoonmaker-Bopp, N. B. Dumas, T. Root, L. D. Warnick, Y. T. Gröhn and M. Wiedmann. 2009 Salmonella 4,5,12:i:-: an emerging Salmonella serotype that represents multiple distinct clones. Journal of Clinical. Microbiology 47 (11):3546-3556.

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