A.Baran Sözmen is a PhD student at Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Bioengineering Department. He received his BSc degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Bioengineering in 2015 and 2016 respectively from Ege University. He finished his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering in 2017, also from Ege University. His Masters thesis was “Effect of Cultivation Parameters on In-Vitro Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Microalgae”. His thesis study included mathematical modeling of the effect of growth conditions of microalgae to its growth rate; to determine the antioxidant potential, anti- inflammatory activity, and phenolic content of the microalgae growth under different conditions.

His current research focus is biosensor development for novel diagnostic systems with a focus on extra cellular vesicles.