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Interest in medicinal mushrooms has increased, especially reishi mushrooms produced at Düzce University. These mushrooms go on sale for TL 1,000 a kilo.

Interest in medicinal mushrooms in Turkey, especially reishi mushrooms, which have started to be grown within the Duzce University traditional and Complementary Medicine Center, has increased. Participants in courses organized for medicinal mushroom cultivation try to learn mushroom cultivation.

Turkey medical mushrooms, which were produced and cultured in the traditional and complementary medical center of Düzce University, attracted the attention of citizens. Both those who wanted to learn how to grow mushrooms and contribute to household budgets started medical mushroom growing courses. In particular, trainees who attend courses for the red reishi mushroom, known as the mushroom of immortality and sold for 500 thousand TL a kilo, learn to plant, produce and compost mushrooms.

Director of Düzce University traditional and Complementary Medicine Center Prof. Dr, expressing interest in the courses, said: “We have come to a certain stage in our work in the production of Medicinal Mushrooms. Currently, we provide medical mushroom cultivation training to our citizens in order to spread our work. For this purpose, we organize courses. There is a strong demand for medical mushroom farming courses. We have considered a course for our region, but there is participation from many provinces. Eskisehir, Samsun, Elazig, Siirt, such as the provinces come and participate. There’s a lot of demand because we do it in small groups. We often repeat courses. There is a great interest in the cultivation of species of medicinal fungi that are not grown very much in our country. Their material gains will also be appropriate. Growing and selling mushrooms are professional issues. We also provide training in these subjects. We also support those who want to produce and develop products,” he said.

Prof. Dr. “Many of the Turkish medicinal mushrooms are also used as food,” he said. When used as food, prices fall when there are too many producers. It’s about winning from the pack. But prices are rising for mushrooms used only for medicinal purposes. These mushrooms are also difficult to sell. Only those in need get it when it’s sold medically, not as food. The most popular mushroom is known as reishi mushroom. Wholesale prices range from 500 to thousands of TLs. But if the product is produced in Turkey from this, the price goes up a lot. In our center, we can sell up to 3 thousand TL as tea and powder form. It can happen in those who sell for more on the market. There is no upper limit on the price,” was said.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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