DUTF Department of biology

Department of Biology


The department was established in 1974 and merged with the Genetics Department under the department of Medical Biology which currently encompasses both Medical Biology and Medical Genetics.

In the genetic diagnosis laboratory, there are Prenatal Diagnosis and Cytogenetics Laboratory and Molecular Diagnosis and Molecular Genetics Laboratory. Prenatal and Postnatal diagnosis and monitoring of hereditary diseases are performed in the Genetic Diagnosis Laboratory of the Department.

In our center, diagnostic analyses are performed using cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic and molecular genetic methods. Thus, chromosomal diseases, some single gene diseases, congenital anomalies, multifactorial diseases and various syndromes are diagnosed. Based on this diagnosis, genetic counseling is provided with information on the possible course of hereditary diseases, risks of recurrence, and risks for subsequent pregnancies, as well as the possibilities for prenatal diagnosis.

Head: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmut BALKAN

Academic Staff:

1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahmut BALKAN

2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selahattin TEKEŞ

3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sevgi İRTEGÜN KANDEMİR

4. Asst. Prof. Dr. Diclehan ORAL

5. Dr. Mehmet FİDANBOY

6. Res. Asst. İlyas YÜCEL

7. Res. Asst. Mahir BİNİCİ


Dicle University Campus 21280 Diyarbakır
Phone: (0412) 248 80 01-16 / 4416

Fax: (0412) 2488440