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Öznur Taştan Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Faculty Member (216) 483 9883 oznurtastansabanciunivedu

Faculty Member


PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science

MSc, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science
BSc,  Sabanci University, Biological Sciences and Bioengineering

Areas of Interest

Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Machine learning,


International Society for Computational Biology, ISCB

Publications Prior to SU

Journal publications

  • G. Kale,  E. Ayday, and O. Tastan (2018). A utility-maximizing and privacy preserving approach for protecting kinship in genomic databases, Bioinformatics, 34(2):181-189.
  • B. Otlu, C. Fırtına, S. Keles, and O. Tastan (2017). GLANET: A tool for annotation and enrichment analysis of variable length genomic loci, Bioinformatics, 33(18), pp. 2818-28.
  • C. Yao, B.H. Chen, R. Joehanes, B. Otlu, X. Zhang, C. Liu, T. Huan, O. Tastan, L. A. Cupples, J. B. Meigs, C. S. Fox, J.E. Freedman, P. Courchesne, C. J. O'Donnell, P. J. Munson, S. Keles, D. Levy (2015). Integrated analysis of genetic variation and gene expression identifies networks for cardiovascular disease phenotypes. Circulation. 131(6):536-49.
  • T. Jartti, O. Palomares, M, Waris, O. Tastan, R. Nieminen, T. Puhakka, B. Rückert, A. Aab, T. Vuorinen, A. Tobias, T. Vahlberg, O. Ruuskanen, M. Akdis, and C. Akdis (2014). Distinct regulation of tonsillar immune response in virus infections. Allergy. 69(5):658-67.
  • O. Tastan, A. Dutta, P. Booth, and J. Klein-Seetharaman (2014). Retinal proteins as model systems for membrane protein folding. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta; 1837(5):656-63.
  • Z. Zhao, J. Xia, O. Tastan, I. Singh, M. Kshirsagar, J.G. Carbonell, and J. Klein-Seetharaman (2011). Virus interactions with human signal transduction pathways. International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design. 4(1), p83-105.
  • S. Uguroglu, O. Tastan, J. Klein-Seetharaman, and S.H. Leuba (2011). Identification of potentially relevant citeable articles using association rule mining. Medicinal Chemistry. 1:e101.
  • Y. Qi, O. Tastan, J.G. Carbonell, J. Klein-Seetharaman and J. Weston (2010). Semi-supervised multi-task learning for predicting interactions between HIV-1 and human proteins. Bioinformatics, 26(18):645-52.
  • N.J. Venkatachari, T. Le, O. Tastan, M.D. Timothy, L. Walker, A. Ricciuti, N. Yanamala, A. Srinivasan, J. Klein-Seetharaman, M. Ramachandran, R.C. Montelaro, and V. Ayyavoo (2010). Oligomerization of HIV-1 Vpr: Identification of essential domains/residues using structure based approaches and evaluation of its relevance to Vpr functions. Virology Journal, 7:119.
  • S. Balakrishnan, O. Tastan, J.G. Carbonell and J. Klein-Seetharaman (2009). Alternative paths in HIV-1 targeted human signal transduction pathways. BMC Genomics 10 Suppl. 3, S30. 
  • O. Tastan, J. Klein-Seetharaman, and H. Meirovitch (2009). The effect of loops on the structural organization of alpha-helical membrane proteins. Biophysical Journal, 96:2299-312.
  • O. Tastan, E. Yu, M. Ganapathiraju, A. Aref, A.J. Rader, and J. Klein-Seetharaman (2007). Comparison of stability predictions and simulated unfolding of rhodopsin structures. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 83:351-62.

Reviewed conference and workshop publications

  • I. Deznabi, A. A. Celik and O. Tastan. MEMNAR: Finding mutually exclusive mutation sets through negative association rule mining. The 11th International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology, 25th ISMB/ECCB, Prag, Czech Republic, Jul 25, 2017. 
  • A. B. Unal, O. Tastan, Identification of cancer patient subgroups via smoothed shortest path graph kernel, NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning in Computational Biology, Barcelona, Dec 10, 2016.  
  • . Orhan and O. Tastan, ALEVS: Active learning by statistical leverage sampling, 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Lille, France, Jul 6 – 11, 2015.
  • O. Tastan, Y. Qi, J.G. Carbonell and J. Klein-Seetharaman. Refining literature-curated HIV-1, human protein-protein interactions using expert opinions. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, Big Island of Hawaii, 318-29, Jan 2 – 9, 2015. 
  • Z. Zhao, J. Xia, O. Tastan, I. Singh, M. Kshirsagar, J. Carbonell and J. Klein-Seetharaman. Virus interactions with human signal transduction pathways. International journal of computational biology and drug design 4 (1), 83-105, 2011. 
  • . Singh, O. Tastan and J. Klein-Seetharaman Comparison of virus interactions with human signal transduction pathways. Proceedings ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, p17-24, 2010.
  • O. Tastan, Y. Qi, JG Carbonell, and J. Klein-Seetharaman. Prediction of interactions between HIV-1 and human proteins by information integration. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), Big Island of Hawaii, 13, p516-27, 2009.  



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