Duygu İnci Özbağcı | Bioinorganic Chemistry | Women Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Duygu İnci Özbağcı | Bioinorganic Chemistry | Women Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Bursa Uludağ University, Turkey

👩‍🔬A dedicated and accomplished chemist with a strong academic background and expertise in coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and biochemistry. Possessing extensive experience in synthesizing and characterizing metal complexes, particularly copper and palladium ions, and their interactions with biomolecules like DNA and proteins. Skilled in various analytical techniques including spectroscopy and molecular docking. Proven track record of academic excellence, including receiving prestigious scholarships and awards. Currently serving as an Associate Professor at Bursa Uludağ University, actively contributing to the field of chemistry through research, teaching, and thesis supervision.🌟





PhD, Chemistry: Bursa Uludağ University, 2013-2018Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rahmiye AYDIN Thesis Title: Synthesis, Characterization, DNA/Protein Interactions and Investigation of Biological Activities of Copper(II) And Palladium(II) Ions Complexes with Phenanthroline Derivatives And Amino AcidsMSc, Chemistry: Bursa Uludağ University, 2010-2013Thesis Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rahmiye  AYDIN Thesis Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Complexes Formed with Copper(II) Ion of L-Amino Acids and Aromatic Diimines and Investigation of Their Stability Constants and DNA Interaction Bachelor, Chemistry: Bursa Uludağ University, 2005-2009

Research Areas🔬

Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Amino Acids, Schiff bases, New drug design and characterization (elemental analysis, FT-IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR, ESI-MS, Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis), potentiometry, spectroscopy, Investigation of the behavior of drug active substances in aqueous solution, Interactions of metal complexes and ligands (drugs, etc.) with biomacromolecules (DNA, protein, enzyme etc.), antioxidant, anticancer and antidiabetic activity, molecular docking.

 Academic and Administrative experience👩‍🏫

Associate Professor: Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 2022-Associate Professor: Kocaeli University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 2021-2022Assistant Professor: Kocaeli University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 2020-2021

 Advising Theses🎓

Büşra Gültekin, MSc Thesis title: Investigation of Copper(II) Complexes Containing Amino Acid Schiff Base And Phenanthroline Derivative. End date: 22.06.2023

Scholarships and awards 🏆

Best performance academic success in 2021, Certificate of Appreciation, Kocaeli University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 2022. Best Doctoral Thesis Award, Bursa Uludağ University, Institute of Science, 2018. TÜBİTAK 2211-C Domestic Priority Areas Doctoral Scholarship Programs, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), 2015-2018 PhD Scholarship, Türk Eğitim Vakfı, 2013-2015

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Synthesis and crystal structures of novel copper (II) complexes with glycine and substituted phenanthrolines: reactivity towards DNA/BSA and in vitro cytotoxic and …
    • Journal: JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
    • Year: 2017
    • Volume: 22
    • Pages: 61-85
    • Authors: D İnci, R Aydın, Ö Vatan, T Sevgi, D Yılmaz, Y Zorlu, Y Yerli, B Çoşut, …


  1. Title: New water-soluble copper (II) complexes including 4, 7-dimethyl-1, 10-phenanthroline and l-tyrosine: synthesis, characterization, DNA interactions and cytotoxicities
    • Journal: Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
    • Year: 2015
    • Volume: 136
    • Pages: 761-770
    • Authors: D İnci, R Aydın, D Yılmaz, HM Gençkal, Ö Vatan, N Çinkılıç, Y Zorlu


  1. Title: Synthesis, crystal structure, stability studies, DNA/albumin interactions, and antimicrobial activities of two Cu (II) complexes with amino acids and 5-nitro-1, 10-phenanthroline
    • Journal: Journal of Coordination Chemistry
    • Year: 2017
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 512-543
    • Authors: D Inci, R Aydin, T Sevgi, Y Zorlu, E Demirkan


  1. Title: NOO-type tridentate Schiff base ligand and its one-dimensional Cu (II) coordination polymer: Synthesis, crystal structure, biomacromolecular interactions and radical scavenging …
    • Journal: Inorganica Chimica Acta
    • Year: 2021
    • Volume: 514
    • Pages: 119994
    • Authors: D İnci, R Aydın, Y Zorlu


  1. Title: Equilibria studies on nickel (II) complexes with 1, 10-phenanthroline derivatives and some amino acids in aqueous solution
    • Journal: Journal of Solution Chemistry
    • Year: 2021
    • Volume: 50
    • Pages: 128-146
    • Authors: D İnci, R Aydın


  1. Title: A new ternary Cu (II) complex with 4, 7‐dimethyl‐1, 10‐phenanthroline and NOO‐type tridentate Schiff base ligand: Synthesis, crystal structure, biomacromolecular interactions …
    • Journal: Applied Organometallic Chemistry
    • Year: 2020
    • Volume: 34
    • Issue: 12
    • Article: e6016
    • Author: D Inci