Prof.Dr. Gıyasettin BAYDAŞ

Born in Bingöl in 1959, Prof. Baydas completed his primary and secondary education in Elazig while he finished his high schooling in Malatya. He got into Firat University in 1981 through central placement exam to do his Bachelor of Science at the Department of Biological Sciences, from which he graduated in 1985. He began his career as a research assistant at the Department of Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine at the same university. After completing his M.A. in Medical Sciences in 1988, he received his PhD in 1991. The dissertation was on Brain Gamma Aminobutyric Acid Levels in Hyperammoniemic Rats. Only four years later, he was promoted to associate professorship in 1995, and consequently to full professorship in 2001. He worked as a professor from 2001 to 2008 at Firat University and served as head of Department of Basic Sciences from 2005 to 2008, and as a member of the Faculty Board from 2007 and 2008. Later he was appointed as vice-rector at the newly founded Bingöl University from April 2008 to September 2008. Finally, he was appointed as the Founding Rector of Bingöl University on September 9, 2008.

His career includes many accomplishments. He was awarded for ‘poster award’ at the 1st Neurosciences Congress in 2002, and ‘publication encouragement and support award’ by Brain Research Society (Turkey) in 2005. He was also awarded for ‘the best poster award’ at the Turkish Society of Physiological Sciences in 2006. He is a member of International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and European Behavioral Brain Research Society. He gave a seminar at the 6th Congress on Homocysteine Metabolism as a guest speaker in Saarbruecken, Germany in 2007. He took part in many academic projects, some of which have been funded by TÜBİTAK. His works have been cited 845 times in Web of Science and 1177 times in SCOPUS (as of January 2013). He has numerous articles most of which have been published in international journals. He wrote two chapters of Encyclopedia of Vitamin E (Oxford Publications 2007) and one chapter of From Molecule to the Therapy (New York Academia Press - 2007). He speaks English fluently. Professor Baydas is married and has four children.