Meltem Elitaş
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Areas of Interest
Biomechatronics,bioengineering, biomedical engineering, development of microfabricated devices for personalized medicine and drug tests, robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, cellular decision mechanisms and motility, motion control systems, microfluidics, tumor growth and mathematical modeling, antibiotic persistence.
IEEE Membership, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Membership, IEEE Women in Engineering, Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering (SSBE), American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT), Turkish Society of Yale Graduate Students and Scholars (TYGS), European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID).
  • Article
    Elitaş, Meltem and Yüce, Meral and Budak, Hikmet (2017) "Microfabricated tools for quantitative plant biology", Analyst, Vol.142, No.6, 835-848 (SCI)
    Elitaş, Meltem and Zeinali, Soheila (2016) "Modeling and simulation of EGF-CSF-1 pathway to investigate Glioma - Macrophage interaction in brain tumors", International Journal of Cancer Studies & Research (IJCR): Special Issue On "Advances in Brain Cancer Research", Vol.5, 1-8
  • Book Section / Chapter
    Evliyaoğlu, Kemal Oltun and Elitaş, Meltem, "Design and development of a self-adaptive, reconfigurable and low-cost robotic arm", Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering for Advanced and Intelligent Manufacturing, Zhang, Dan and Wei, Bin (eds.), Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, June 2017, x-468
  • Papers in Conference Proceedings
    Elitaş, Meltem and Sadeghi, Sahl and Birinci, Yelda, "Development of microfabricated tools to investigate immune cell-tumor cell interactions", Conference Series LLC Joint International Event on 5th European Immunology & Innate Immunity, OMICS International, July 2016, 44-44
    Elitaş, Meltem and Fan, Rong, "Heterogeneity in glioma: macrophage interaction and its quantification in terms of protein expression", Pelkmans, L. and Altschuler, S. (eds.), Cellular Heterogeneity: Role of Variability and Noise in Biological Decision-Making, Germany: EMBL Heidelberg, April 2015
  • Working Paper / Technical Report
  • Before SU Publications

    Journal Articles:

    1.     Elitas M., Dhar N., Denevaud N., Maerkl S.J., McKinney J.D. High-content screen of a M. smegmatis knockout library provides insights into bacterial persistence and individuality. Manuscript in preparation (Nature Biotechnology).

    2.     Elitas M., Martinez-Duarte R., Dhar N., McKinney J.D., Renaud P. (2014) Dielectrophoresis-based purification of antibiotic-treated bacterial subpopulations. Lab Chip, 14, 1850-1857.

    3.     Elitas M., Fan R., A Microchip Platform for Interrogating Tumor-Immune Cell Communication at the Single-Cell Level. Lab Chip,14.3582

    4.     Elitas M., Fan R., Single-cell technologies for Systems Oncology, Manuscript in preparation.

    5.     Wei, W., Shin Y., Ma C., Wang J, Elitas M., Fan R., Heat J.R. (2013) Microchip platforms for multiplex single-cell functional proteomics with applications to immunology and cancer research. Genome Medicine, 5: 75.

    6.     Ma C., Fan R., and Elitas M. (2013) Single cell functional proteomics for assessing immune response in cancer therapy: technology, methods and applications. Frontiers in Tumor Immunity.

    7.     Elitas M., Khan S., Nergiz A.O., Sabanovic A. (2011) Task-based bilateral control for microsystems application. AUTOMATIKA, 52-2, 107-117.

    8.     Sabanovic A., Elitas M., Ohnishi K. (2008) Sliding modes in constrained systems control. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 55-9: 3332-3339.

    Conference Proceedings:

    1.     Elitas M., Khan S., Nergiz A.O., Sabanovic A. (2008) Function based control for bilateral systems in tele-micromanipulation. AMC, The 10th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control.

    2.     Khan S., Nergiz A.O., Elitas M., Patoglu V., Sabanovic A. (2007) A hybrid force-position controller based man-machine interface for manipulation of micro objects. IEEE MHS, IEEE International Symposium on MicroNanoMechatronics and Human Science.

    3.     Sabanovic A., Elitas M. (2007) SMC based bilateral control. IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics.

    4.     Elitas M., Sabanovic A. (2007) Controlling interactions in motion control system. 5th IFAC Intl. WS DECOM-TT.

    5.     Khan S., Elitas M., Kunt E.D., Şabanovic A. (2006) Discrete sliding mode control of piezo actuator in nano-scale range. IIEEE/ICIT, International Conference on Industrial Technology.

    6.     Sabanovic A., Khan S., Elitas M., Jezernik K. (2006) Sliding mode adaptive controller for PZT actuators. 32nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

    7.     Sabanovic A., Abidi K.S., Elitas M.  (2006) A study on high accuracy discrete-time sliding mode control. EPE- PEMC, 12th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference.

    8.     Elitas M., Hocaoglu M.A., Şabanoviç A. (2007) Bilateral control for biomedical field. IEEE (Co-Sponsor) TOK (Turkish Automatic Control).

    9.     Elitas M., Deniz E., Şabanoviç A. (2006) Design of haptic devices for micro parts handling. IEEE (Co-Sponsor) TOK, (Turkish Automatic Control).

    10.  Elitas M., Deniz E., Acer M., Şabanoviç A. (2006) Functional control for bilateral systems. IEEE (Co-Sponsor) TOK, (Turkish Automatic Control).