Asst. Prof. Yeşim Soyer



Asst. Prof. Dr. 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., 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 Parthogens 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 Microbiological 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., J. Richards, K. Hoelzer, L.D. Warnick, E. Fortes,P. McDonough, N.B. Dumas, Y.T. Grohn, and M. Wiedmann. 2013. Antimicrobial drug resistance patterns among cattle and human associated Salmonella strains. Journal of Food Protection, 76 (10): 1676-1688.
Yeni, F., S. Yavas, Y. Soyer and H. Alpas. 2014. Rapid and standardized methods for detection of foodborne pathogens and mycotoxins on fresh produce. Food Control, 40: 359-367.
Gunel, E., G. P. Kilic, E. Bulut, B. Durul, S. Acar, H. Alpas, and Y. Soyer. 2015. Salmonella Surveillance on Fresh Produce in Retails in Turkey. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 199: 72-77.
Yeni, F., S. Yavas, H. Alpas and Y. Soyer. 2015. Most Common Foodborne Pathogens and Mycotoxins on Fresh Produce: A review of Recent Outbreaks. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (In press, DOI:10.1080/10408398.2013.777021

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