Dr. Ahmet Emin Atik graduated with honor degree from the Chemistry
Department of İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) in 2005.
He received a M.Sc. degree in 2007 and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from
IZTECH in 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Talat Yalçın. During his
M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute
of Engineering and Science, IZTECH, for 8 years. In his Ph.D. studies, he was
appointed as a visiting scientist at Centre Laser Infrarouge d'Orsay (CLIO),
Université Paris-Sud XI (France) for three months. In CLIO, he studied the
gas-phase structures of acetylated peptide ions through the infrared
multiphoton dissociation (IRMPD) technique. His Ph.D. thesis covers gas-phase
fragmentation mechanisms of peptide b ions
by electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry. From January 2013 to June 2015,
he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Biological Mass Spectrometry and
Proteomics Facility at IZTECH.
Dr. Atik joined Turgut Pharmaceuticals in 2015 as a Protein Analysis Specialist. After one year, he became the Head of Protein Analytics at the same company. In 2020, he was promoted to the Quality Control Manager position in the Biotechnology Department of Turgut Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Atik has over 15 years of experience in mass spectrometric characterization of peptides and proteins. His research currently focuses on the physicochemical characterization of biopharmaceuticals, especially monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), with state-of-the-art analytical techniques.