Prof. Dr. Gamze Başbülbül

Academic staff / Molecular Biology Department, Aydın Adnan Menderes University

Describe your job in less 50 words:

Academic research in molecular biology and microbiology fields, also giving lectures to undergraduate, MSc and Phd students attending to biology or molecular biotechnology programs in university.

What do you like most about your job?

Making experiments in the laboratory, meet with extreme living beings –microbes- in our planet, being together with young people, teach them science and at the same time learning life-long.

What did you want to be when you were at school?

Astronaut

How could i do your job? I would be able to:

You should have continuous science curiosity in your heart and mind deeply, this is the most important and exciting part for being a scientist. Gain the scientific point of view, the best and the only realistic way of understanding the world, without any evidence, science makes no claims at all. Try to choose right schools for your education, especially those ones after middle school.

I also strongly recommend you to read biographies of famous scientist and inventors, i.e. Einstein, Tesla, Darwin, Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall. Those scientists made remarkable discoveries and changed how we understand the world. 

But far too often, women are left off the roster, even though they’ve long made significant strides in science — including in eras when they were excluded from formal education and careers in the field. It was only until recently that female scientists have come out of the shadows of history.

The book entitled by “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World” is very inspiring especially for girls, cause as you can realize working in the sciences is notoriously challenging for women across the biological, life, physical and social sciences. But, women in science lead into great inventions and researches, like in rocket science, radioactivity, math, discovery of the structure of DNA, and many others despite all difficulties. As a brief note, don’t forget the celebrate  “International Day of Girls & Women in Science” on 11 February of your own or your female friends.