Ayca Arzu Sayiner

I received graduate training in medicine and completed my residency training in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey. My work experience includes visits to the Clinical Microbiology Division of Mayo Clinic, MN, USA and the Virology Department of Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands to study new diagnostic methods and nucleic acid assays.
In 2000, I became a faculty member at the Department of Medical Microbiology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, and has been working as a full professor since 2008. I am a founding member of Divison of Medical Virology and have been its head since 2015. My main interest is diagnostic virology including the application of nucleic acid assays to clinical virology, method validation, standardization, and quality control.
Selected publications of the last 5 years;
1. Cağlayan D, Süner A, Şiyve N, et al. An analysis of antibody response following the second dose of CoronaVac and humoral response after booster dose with BNT162b2 or CoronaVac among healthcare workers in Turkey. Journal of Medical Virology, 2022; 94(5): 2212-2221
2. Öğüt S, Sayıner AA, Otlu B, et al. Hepatitis E infection in solid organ transplant recipients in Turkey. Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, 2022; 33(1):68-73
3. Appak O, Ozkaratas MH, Sayıner AA. Evaluation of Abbott Architect, Siemens Immulite, bioMerieux Vidas, and Euroimmune assays for determination of Epstein–Barr virus serological diagnosis. Journal of Medical Virology, 2021; 93(11): 6309-6316
4. Sayıner AA, Ergönül E. E-learning in clinical Microbiology and infectious diseases. Clinical Microbiology and Infection; 2021; 27(11): 1589-1594
5. de Vries, J.J.C., Brown, J.R., Fischer, N., et al. Benchmark of thirteen bioinformatic pipelines for metagenomic virus diagnostics using datasets from clinical samples. Journal of Clinical Virology, 2021;141:104908
6. de Vries, J.J.C., Brown, J.R., Couto, N., et al. Recommendations for the introduction of metagenomic next-generation sequencing in clinical virology, part II: bioinformatic analysis and reporting. Journal of Clinical Virology, 2021; 138:104812
7. Appak, Ö., Duman, M., Belet, N., Sayiner, A.A. Viral respiratory infections diagnosed by multiplex polymerase chain reaction in pediatric patients. Journal of Medical Virology, 2019; 91(5):731–737