Eşref DEMİR is a Professor at Antalya Bilim University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Material Science and Nanotechnology Engineering in Antalya (TURKEY). He completed his undergraduate studies in 2004 at Akdeniz University. He received his Master and PhD degrees from Akdeniz University, Faculty of Science in Antalya working on Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit fly) as a model organism. He has 14 years of experience in the fields of Genetics, Genetic and Molecular Toxicology, Nanogenotoxicology, Drosophila Genetics, General Biology and Human Biomonitoring. By improving and applying a number of Genetic techniques (next-generation sequencing (NGS), microRNA expression, genome-wide association study (GWAS), injections fly larvae and/or adult, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), RT-qPCR, gene expression, genotyping of Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel (DGRP) lines, immunohistochemistry cell counts, Comet, Micronucleus, the wing somatic mutation and recombination test (SMART) in D. melanogaster, the soft agar colony formation assay, etc.), his identified many key components of Genetic pathways.
As a Post-Doctoral Researcher Fellow with international (FDA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and University of Bradford) and national fundings (International Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Programme, TÜBİTAK-BİDEB 2219), he focused in the field of genotoxicity and carcinogenicity of engineered nanomaterials at National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) Laboratories of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States of America (USA), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Spain and University of Bradford in United Kingdom (UK). In addition, he has also interested in the evolution and genetics of D. melanogaster and its parasites, using the tools of Genomics and Molecular Genetics at University of Cambridge in the UK.
He is a member of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Turkish Society of Toxicology (TST). He has completed 24 projects (as Project Leader, Post-Doctoral Researcher Fellows and Co-researcher) supported by the U.S. FDA, the TUBITAK, the YOK (the Council of Higher Education), the Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Akdeniz University and the Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit of Giresun University. He has published 44 papers in internationally recognized scientific journals (Science Citation Index-SCI). He has presented 47 both international and national scientific meetings. He has also served as a reviewer for 52 papers in different scientific journals including PLOS ONE, Nanotoxicology, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Chemosphere, Chemical Research In Toxicology, Drug and Chemical Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Food and Chemical Toxicology, Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues. He has 735 citations received to publications (according to Google Scholar, https://scholar.google.com.tr/) and his h-index: 15 and i10-index: 18.