Erdem Carsanba
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Research interests

PhD in Food Engineering and MsC in Food Science and Technology.

The main research fields are:  Bio-valorisation of agricultural residues into value added products by using bioprocess applications.  Single cell oil, organic acid and biomass productions from agricultural wastes by using yeast fermentation. Optimization of fermentation conditions (medium composition, physicochemical parameters and process types) for high productivity and growth of yeast strains as well as calculations of fermentation kinetics (Rates of growth, productivity, consumption, OTR, OUR etc.). Experience in Bioreactors, GC-FID/MS, HPLC and FTIR. During his PhD, he was researcher in Cukurova University in project titled “Production of single cell oil and citric acid by using yeast Yarrowia lipolytica”. He had also worked an international project titled “Lipid production from waste bread by using genetically engineered strains of Yarrowia lipolytica”. In 2018, he was research follow in project titled "Microbiological production of bioactive isomers of conjugated linolenic acid for the obtainment of food and functional ingredients” at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto. Beside research experiences, he worked as a lecturer in Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey over 6 years.

Currently, he has been working as Researcher in ALCHEMY project with Fermentation team.    

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

1 Sep 20061 Oct 2008

Award Date: 1 Oct 2018

PhD, Cukurova University

1 Feb 20131 Jan 2018

Award Date: 1 Jan 2018

External positions

University Lecturer, Mustafa Kemal University

1 Dec 20111 Aug 2018

Sales Engineer, ABP Gıda LTD, STI

1 Feb 20101 Dec 2011


  • Q Science (General)
  • Biotechnology
  • Yeast fermentation
  • Food engineering
  • upstream process


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