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Associate Doctor in Turkey, Serhat Tozburun has patented a device that he developed to facilitate the diagnosis of diseases in difficult areas of the eye.

Tozburun, 38, who graduated from the Physics Department of the Middle East Technical University in 2005, also studied for a master’s degree at Koç University.

Later, he received a doctorate in biomedical applications from the University of North Carolina in the USA and in 2012-2016, he conducted studies on imaging systems at Harvard University School of Medicine.

Associate Professor, who received an invitation from the Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center, one of the centers of excellence supported by the Ministry of Industry and Technology. Dr. Tozburun returned to Turkey in 2017.

Tozburun established a research laboratory within the center, and a year later, with the support of TUBITAK, he began to conduct studies on “biophotonics” and “optical imaging”.

Tozburun has developed and patented a device that allows 3D optical imaging by rapidly scanning laser wavelengths.


Assoc. Dr. Tozburun, stated to the AA reporter that he was proud to have signed such an important work thanks to the training and funds he received in Turkey.

Tozburun, who stated that various techniques are still being used to view the bottom of the eye and retina, said that the current system limits the image speed, causing the patient to stay at the beginning of the device for a longer time. Tozburun also explained that due to the involuntary trembling of the patient and body movements, blur may occur in the images to be used for diagnosis and treatment.

Providing information about the device he developed, Tozburun noted that:

“For 3D optical imaging, we obtain a wavelength-scanned laser light source without using a mechanical mirror or sensor array. The technology we have developed is not mechanically scanning. The wavelengths of the light source used to display are scanned passively and quickly. Thus, the viewing process is minimized. In addition, because we get a high-quality image, it will give us an advantage in diagnosing diseases in difficult areas of the eye, such as the retina and the bottom of the eye. In addition, the time spent by the patient at the machine is getting shorter. During the examination, the image blur caused by the involuntary movements of the patient is also prevented. I believe that the method I have developed will be groundbreaking in the examination of difficult areas of the eye.”

Tozburun stated that the system that passively scans laser wavelengths on the basis of a fiber optic cable allows you to produce images at least 1000 times faster than today’s technology.


Noting that the success was achieved with the state support provided through TÜBITAK, Tozburun emphasized that the prototype of the imaging device in the laboratory has been completed and the international patent application process is ongoing.

Recalling that Turkish scientists work at many universities abroad, Tozburun said: “Turkey has a young population. We’re not having any problems finding an investigator. There are also various sources of funding that support scientific work. For this reason, I recommend that Turkish scientists working in the United States and other countries return to Turkey with peace of mind.” he spoke in the form of.


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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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