Organizing Committee


Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Ümit Aksoy: Vice President of Clean Air Society (Turkey)

Dr. Ümit Aksoy is medical doctor and parasitologist with 25 years of training and practice experience in medical faculties at Ege University and Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey. Her professional interests are environmental parasitology and parasitic outbreaks. Prof. Aksoy has focused in her career on Microsporidium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Cyclospora, made research in diagnostic methods for these protozoons in clinical and environmental samples (especially in seafood).

Prof. Aksoy co-ordinates also some social responsibility projects, which are environmentally important. She is the vice president of the Clean Air Association, which is established with the aim of creating social awareness on clean air and the co-operation of public and private sectors.


Conference Co-Chair:

Ahmet Soysal ( Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey )


Members of the Committee ( Alphabetic Order )

Annunziata Giangaspero ( Foggia University, Italy )

Çiler Akısü ( Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey )

Fehime Özkan ( Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey )

Filiz Küçüksezgin ( Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey )

Mustafa Aksoy President of Clean Air Society ( Turkey )

Olivier Sparagano, Coventry University, United Kingdom

Sema Ertuğ ( Adnan Menderes University, Turkey )