Seda Keleştemur

Holds a BSc and MSc degrees in Chemistry from Istanbul Technical University. She has worked on method development for atomic absorption spectroscopy analysis in her Master’s thesis.

She is currently a 3rd year PhD student in Biotechnology Department in Yeditepe University, working on development of 2D and 3D SERS substrates for in situ and molecular level monitoring biofilm formation and bacterial death.

She has worked for 2 years in a Tubitak Project “Investigation of Changes in Electronic Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes in their Hybrid Structures with Oligonucleotides and DNA Using Raman Spectroscopy” as a researcher.

She has worked for 3 years in a Project granted by European Commission 7th Seventh Frammework Programme “Mitigation of risk and control of exposure in nanotechnology based inks” as a researcher. She has worked on development of new surface modification strategies to reduce toxicity of nanomaterials used in inks and pigments.


Hatipoglu1, M.K., Keleştemur1, S., Altunbek1, M., Culha, M. “Source of cytotoxicity in a colloidal silver nanoparticle suspension”. Nanotechnology Nanotechnology 26 (2015) 195103.

Kelestemur, S., Ozcan, M. “Determination of Pb in glasses by direct solid sampling and high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry: method development and analyses of glass samples”. Microchemical Journal, 118 (2015) 55–61.

Ozturk, S., Kelestemur, S, Culha M. “Influence of oligonucleotide interaction on electronic properties of single walled carbon nanotubes”. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 44, (2013) 183–189.

Kelestemur, S., Kilic, E., Uslu, U., Cumbul, A., Ugur, M., Akman, S. and Culha, M. “Wound healing properties of modified silver nanoparticles and their distribution in mouse organs after topical application”. Nano Biomed. Eng.,4, (2012), 164-170.

Baysal A., Akman S., Demir, S., Kahraman, M. “Slurry sampling electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometric determination of chromium after separation/enrichment by mercaptoundecanoic acid modified gold coated TiO2 nanoparticles”. Microchemical Journal, 99 (2011) 421–424.