Nationality : Turkey
Born : 1972
Position : Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy at Gazi University, Turkey
Field of study : Pharmacognosy, Phytotherapy, Herbal Medicines, Natural Cosmetics, Natural Product Chemistry, Drug Design & Development
H. Index : 39
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Prof. Dr. Ilkay Erdogan Orhan was born on September 24th, 1972 in Ankara, Turkey. She graduated from Gazi University (Ankara, Turkey) in 1993, received M.Sc. degree in Pharmacognosy (1996) with young scientist scholarship by TUBITAK (Technical and Scientific Research Council of Turkey) and a second M.Sc. degree in Marine Natural Product Chemistry in 1998 at the University of the Ryukyus (Japan) by Monbusho scholarship. She earned Ph.D. degree in Pharmacognosy at Gazi University (2002) and worked as visiting scientist at Department of Chemistry at University of Winnipeg (Canada) (2003) under NATO-TUBITAK fellowship, then promoted to Assoc. Prof. by Higher Education Council of Turkey (2004) and to full professor in pharmacy (2009). She was appointed as Founding Dean at Faculty of Pharmacy at Eastern Mediterranean University (the Northern Cyprus) (2011-2014). She is Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University (Ankara, Turkey) since 2016. Dr. Orhan was appointed as member of Gazi University BEST (Science, Education, Art & Technology) Board in 2019. She is in the selection committee of Pharmacy at University of Barcelona, member of International Scientific Board of Austrian Drug Screening Institute (ADSI), and representative of Southeast Europe & Turkey for Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE). Prof. Dr. Ilkay Erdogan Orhan is chair of National Chapter of Turkey in Organization of Women in Science (OWSD). She conducted 21 scientific projects and gave 142 lectures as invited speaker in national and international meetings in Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Albania, China, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovakia, Check Republic, and Tunisia.
Prof. Dr. Ilkay Erdogan Orhan received several awards; Young Woman Scientist Award in Asia continent by OWSD, Science Award by COMSTECH (2010), Young Woman Scientist Award by L’Oreal & Turkish Academy of Sciences (2011), Honor Award by Gazi University (2011), Innovation Award for Women in Turkey (2015), Science Award by Turkish Association of Pharmacists in 2016, Golden Mortar Science Award (2017), Silver Medal for Patent in International Invention Fair (2017), and Best Academic Invention Medal by IFIA (2018).
She is the author of 225 scientific papers in internationally reputed journals, 16 book chapters and 2 books (h index=39) with more than 4000 citations. She holds 2 patents (Turkish & USA). Two patent applications in progress (Europe & Poland).
She is the Editorial Board Member of Chinese Traditional Medicine, World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Current Pharmaceutical Technology, Current Research in Biotechnology, etc.
Prof. Dr. Ilkay Erdogan Orhan was appointed as “Founding Dean” at Faculty of Pharmacy at Eastern Mediterranean University in the Northern Cyprus (2011-2014).
Currently, she is Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University since 2016.
Prof. Dr. Orhan is also chairs of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmacy Management.
She is member of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Experts Group in European Pharmacopeia, International Scientific Board of Austrian Drug Screening Institute (ADSI), and Representative of Southeast Europe & Turkey for Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE).