Prof. Candan Gürakan Gültekin


Prof. Dr. Candan Gürakan Gültekin


Middle East Technical University

Department of Food Engineering


06800 Ankara - TURKEY 

E-mail: candan@metu.edu.tr

Tel: +90 (312) 210 56 42

Fax: +90 (312) 210 27 67




BS,  1984,  Biology , Middle East Technical University, Ankara

MS, 1987, Biochemistry, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

PhD, 1991, Biochemistry, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

Research Interest

  • Food Microbiology
  • Molecular Identification and Characterization of Yeasts
  • Lactic Acid Bacteria
  • Detection, Identification and Quantification of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

Recent Publications

1. (2018) Murdoch F. K. , Murdoch R. W. , Gurakan C. , Sanin F. D.  Change of microbial community composition in anaerobic digesters during the degradation of nonylphenol diethoxylate. INTERNATIONAL BIODETERIORATION & BIODEGRADATION, 135: 1-8, (2018).

2. (2016) Gökduman K., Avşaroğlu, M.D., Cakırıs, A., Üstek D., Gurakan, G.C. Recombinant  plasmid-based quantitative Real-Time PCR anlysis of  Salmonella enterica serotypes and its  application to milk samples. JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS. 122, 50-58 (2016).

3. (2016) Ghazi F., Kihal, M., Altay, N. Gurakan G.C. Comparison of RAPD-PCR and PFGE analysis for the typing of Streptococcus thermophilus strains isolated from traditional Turkish  yogurts. ANNALS OF MİCROBİOLOGY, 66, 1013-1026 (2016).

4. (2014) Nielsen, B., Gurakan G.C., Unlu G. Kefir: a multifaceted fermented dairy product. Probiotics and antimicrobial Proteins, 6:123–135 (2014).

5. (2011) C
ebeci, A. and Gurakan, G.C. 2011. Comparative typing of L. delbruckeii subsp bulgaricus   strains using multilocus sequence typing and RAPD-PCR. European Food Research and Technology 233, 377-385.