Bala Anı Akpınar
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E-Mail
aniakpinarsabanciunivedu
Phone
(216) 483 9304
Title
Postdoctoral Researcher
Areas of Interest
Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Genomics, Genome Sequencing
Awards
  • MBD Doktora Başarı Ödülü - Moleküler Biyoloji Derneği  2016
  • Dr. Gürsel Sönmez Research Award - Sabanci University  2015
Publications
  • Article
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Budak, Hikmet (2016) "Dissecting miRNAs in wheat d genome progenitor, aegilops tauschii", Frontiers in Plant Science, Vol.7 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Kantar, Melda and Budak, Hikmet (2015) "Root precursors of microRNAs in wild emmer and modern wheats show major differences in response to drought stress", Functional and Integrative Genomics, Vol.15, No.5, 587-598 (SCI)
    Budak, Hikmet and Akpınar, Bala Anı (2015) "Plant miRNAs: biogenesis, organization and origins", Functional and Integrative Genomics, Vol.15, No.5, 523-531 (SCI)
    Kippes, Nestor and Debernardi, Juan M. and Vasquez-Gross, Hans A. and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Budak, Hikmet and Kato, Kenji and Chao, Shiaoman and Akhunov, Eduard and Dubcovsky, Jorge (2015) "Identification of the VERNALIZATION 4 gene reveals the origin of spring growth habit in ancient wheats from South Asia", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol.112, No.39, E5401-E5410 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Lucas, Stuart J. and Vrana, Jan and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2015) "Sequencing chromosome 5D of Aegilops tauschii and comparison with its allopolyploid descendant bread wheat (Triticum aestivum)", Plant Biotechnology Journal, Vol.13, No.6, 740-752 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Magni, Federica and Yüce, Meral and Lucas, Stuart J. and Simkova, Hana and Safar, Jan and Vautrin, Sonia and Berges, Helene and Cattonaro, Federica and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2015) "The physical map of wheat chromosome 5DS revealed gene duplications and small rearrangements", BMC Genomics, Vol.16 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Yüce, Meral and Lucas, Stuart J. and Vrana, Jan and Buresova, Veronika and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2015) "Molecular organization and comparative analysis of chromosome 5B of the wild wheat ancestor Triticum dicoccoides", Scientific Reports, Vol.5 (SCI)
    Budak, Hikmet and Kantar, Melda and Bulut, Reyyan Fatima and Akpınar, Bala Anı (2015) "Stress responsive miRNAs and isomiRs in cereals", Plant Science, Vol.235, 1-13 (SCI)
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Simkova, Hana and Kubalakova, Marie and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2014) "Next-generation sequencing of flow-sorted wheat chromosome 5D reveals lineage-specific translocations and widespread gene duplications", BMC Genomics, Vol.15 (SCI)
    Budak, Hikmet and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Ünver, Turgay and Türktaş, Mine (2013) "Proteome changes in wild and modern wheat leaves upon drought stress by two-dimensional electrophoresis and nanoLC-ESI-MS/MS", Plant Molecular Biology, Vol.83, No.1-2, 89-103 (SCI)
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Kantar, Melda and Weinstein, Zohar Bat-El and Aydınoğlu, Fatma and Safar, Jan and Simkova, Hana and Frenkel, Zeev and Korol, Abraham and Magni, Federica and Cattonaro, Federica and Vautrin, Sonia and Bellec, Arnaud and Berges, Helene and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Budak, Hikmet (2013) "Physical mapping integrated with syntenic analysis to characterize the gene space of the long arm of wheat chromosome 1A", PLoS One, Vol.8, No.4 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Lucas, Stuart J. and Budak, Hikmet (2013) "Genomics approaches for crop improvement against abiotic stress", Scientific World Journal (SCI)
    Kantar, Melda and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Valarik, Miroslav and Lucas, Stuart J. and Dolezel, Jaroslav and Hernandez, Pilar and Budak, Hikmet (2012) "Subgenomic analysis of microRNAs in polyploid wheat", Functional and Integrative Genomics, Vol.12, No.3, 465-479 (SCI)
    Kuzuoğlu, Duygu and Cebeci Yalçınkaya, Özge and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Mitou, Geraldine and Korkmaz, Gözde and Gözüaçık, Devrim and Budak, Hikmet (2012) "Autophagy-related gene, TdAtg8, in wild emmer wheat plays a role in drought and osmotic stress response", Planta, Vol.236, No.4, 1081-1092 (SCI)
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Avşar, Bihter and Lucas, Stuart J. and Budak, Hikmet (2012) "Plant abiotic stress signaling", Plant Signaling & Behavior, Vol.7, No.11, 1450-1455
    Budak, Hikmet and Akpınar, Bala Anı (2011) "Dehydration stress-responsive miRNA in brachypodium distachyon: evident by genome-wide screening of microRNAs expression", OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology, Vol.15, No.11, 791-799 (SCI)
    Lucas, Stuart J. and Durmaz, Emel and Akpınar, Bala Anı and Budak, Hikmet (2011) "The drought response displayed by a DRE-binding protein from Triticum dicoccoides", Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Vol.49, No.3, 346-351 (SCI)
  • Papers in Conference Proceedings
    Akpınar, Bala Anı and Canlı, Özge and Budak, Hikmet, "Zn-deficiency responsive transcripts in Agrostis species revealed by mRNA differential display", Budak, Hikmet and Spangenberg, German (eds.), 8th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, Switzerland: Springer 2015, 69-84
  • Before SU Publications

    Research articles

    Lucas S, Durmaz E, Akpinar BA, Budak H. (2010) The drought response displayed by a DRE-binding protein from Triticum dicoccoides. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 49(3), 346-351.

    Budak H, Akpinar A. (2011) Dehydration stress-responsive miRNA in Brachypodium distachyon: evident by genome-wide screening of microRNAs expression. OMICS, 15(11), 791-799.

    Kantar M, Akpinar BA, Valarik M, Lucas SJ, Dolezel J, Hernandez P, Budak H. (2012) Subgenomic analysis of microRNAs in polyploid wheat. Functional & Integrative Genomics, 12(3), 465-479.

    Kuzuoglu-Ozturk D, Cebeci Yalcinkaya O, Akpinar BA, Mitou G, Korkmaz G, Gozuacik D, Budak H. (2012) Autophagy-related gene, TdAtg8, in wild emmer wheat plays a role in drought and osmotic stress response. Planta, 236(4), 1081-1092.

    Lucas SJ, Akpınar BA, Kantar M, Weinstein Z, Aydınoğlu F, Safář J, Simková H, Frenkel Z, Korol A, Magni F, Cattonaro F, Vautrin S, Bellec A, Bergès H, Doležel J, Budak H. (2013) Physical Mapping Integrated with Syntenic Analysis to Characterize the Gene Space of the Long Arm of Wheat Chromosome 1A. PLoS One, 16(4), e59542.

    Budak H, Akpinar BA, Unver T, Turktas M. (2013) Proteome changes in wild and modern wheat leaves upon drought stress by two-dimensional electrophoresis and nanoLC-ESI-MS/MS. Plant Mol Biol, 83(1-2), 89-103.

    Akpinar BA, Lucas S, Vrána, J, Doležel J, Budak H. (2014) Sequencing chromosome 5D of Aegilops tauschii and comparison with its allopolyploid descendant bread wheat (Triticum aestivum). Plant Biotechnology Journal, 13, 740–752.

    Lucas SJ*, Akpinar BA*, Simkova H, Kubalakova M, Dolezel J, Budak H. (2014) Next-generation sequencing of flow-sorted wheat chromosome 5D reveals lineage-specific translocations and widespread gene duplications. BMC Genomics, 15, 1080.

    *Equal contribution

    Akpinar BA, Magni F, Lucas SJ, Meral Y, Simkova H, Safar J, Vautrin S, Berges H, Cattonaro F, Dolezel J, Budak H. (2015) The Physical Map of Short Arm of Wheat Chromosome 5DS Revealed Gene Duplications and Small Rearrangements. BMC Genomics, 16, 453.

    Akpinar BA, Yuce M, Lucas S, Vrana J, Buresova V, Dolezel J, Budak H. (2015) Molecular organization and comparative analysis of chromosome 5B of the wild wheat ancestor Triticum dicoccoides. Scientific Reports, 5, 10763.

    Akpinar BA, Kantar M, Budak H. (2015) Root precursors of microRNAs in wild emmer and modern wheats show major differences in response to drought stress. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 15, 587–598.

    Kippes N, Debernardia JM, Vasquez-Grossa HA, Akpinar BA, Budak H, Kato K, Chaod S, Akhunov E, Dubcovsky J. (2015) Identification of the VERNALIZATION 4 gene reveals the origin of spring growth habit in ancient wheats from South Asia. PNAS, E5401–E5410.

    Review articles

    Akpinar BA, Avsar B, Lucas S, Budak H. (2012) Plant abiotic stress signalling. Plant Signalling & Behavior, 7(11), 1-6.

    Akpinar BA, Lucas SJ, Budak H. (2013) Genomics Approaches for Crop Improvement against Abiotic Stress. The ScientificWorld Journal, Article ID 361921. doi:10.1155/2013/361921.

    Budak H, Kantar M, Bulut R, Akpinar BA. (2015) Stress responsive miRNAs and isomiRs in cereals. Plant Science, 235, 1-13.

    Budak H and Akpinar BA. (2015) Plant miRNAs: biogenesis, organization and origins. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 15, 523–531.

    Akpinar BA, Budak H (2016) Dissecting miRNAs in Wheat D Genome Progenitor, Aegilops tauschii. Front. Plant Sci., 7:606. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00606.