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Ozlem Tastan Bishop
Özlem received her BSc degree in Physics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Then she moved to the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the same University for her MSc degree. She obtained her PhD from Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and Free University, Berlin, Germany in 2003. During her postdoctoral positions she gained experience in structural bioinformatics and structural biology. In October 2009, Özlem took up a position at Rhodes University, with the responsibility to develop postgraduate studies in bioinformatics at the University. She established Rhodes University Bioinformatics research group (RUBi) in 2010, and started one-year MSc programme in bioinformatics by coursework and research thesis in 2011.
Özlem is the president of the South African Society for Bioinformatics (SASBi) since September 2012. Özlem’s broad research interests are structural bioinformatics and bioinformatics education approaches.