The Guettler Lab

Divisions of Structural Biology and Cancer Biology

The Institute of Cancer Research

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Muhammed Kocak

Muhammed Kocak, MSc

PhD Student

Location: 15 Cotswold Road, Sutton, SM2 5NG
Lab Phone: +44 (0)20 8722 4043
Email: muhammed.kocak[at]

For my undergraduate, I studied Molecular Biology & Genetics at the Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), followed by my M.Sc. in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering at Sabanci University (Turkey). During my M.Sc. programme, I investigated the regulation of autophagy through microRNAs, and developed a nanoparticle-based, microRNA-functionalised gene therapy system to target breast cancer cells. At the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London, I study the mechanisms of selective autophagy.


Treatment of breast cancer with autophagy inhibitory microRNAs carried by AGO2-conjugated nanoparticles.

Unal O, Akkoc Y, Kocak M, Nalbat E, Dogan-Ekici AI, Yagci Acar H, Gozuacik D

Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 2020, 18 (1), 65

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Nanoparticle based induction heating at low magnitudes of magnetic field strengths for breast cancer therapy

Zuvin M, Koçak M, Ünal Ö, Akkoç Y, Kutlu Ö, Yağci Acar H, Gözüaçik D, Koşar A

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2019, 483, 169-177

Cloning of Autophagy-Related MicroRNAs.

Ozturk DG, Kocak M, Gozuacik D

Methods in Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.), 2019, 1854, 131-146

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MITF-MIR211 axis is a novel autophagy amplifier system during cellular stress.

Ozturk DG, Kocak M, Akcay A, Kinoglu K, Kara E, Buyuk Y, Kazan H, Gozuacik D

Autophagy, 2019, 15 (3), 375-390

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Autophagy-Regulating microRNAs and Cancer.

Gozuacik D, Akkoc Y, Ozturk DG, Kocak M

Frontiers in Oncology, 2017, 7, 65

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