Nationality : Türkiye
Position : Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Türkiye
Field of study : Phytotherapy, pharmacognosy, natural product chemistry, herbal medicines, enzyme inhibitors, neurodegenerative diseases, marine natural products, natural cosmetics
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Prof. Dr. Ilkay Erdogan Orhan holds a Pharmacist degree (1993) from Gazi University (Ankara, Turkey), 1st M.Sc. degree from Department of Pharmacognosy at the same faculty in 1996 with a young scientist scholarship provided by TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey).
Then, she was awarded her second M.Sc. degree in Marine Natural Product Chemistry in 1998 at the University of the Ryukyus in Japan supported by the Monbusho scholarship. She earned a Ph.D. degree in Pharmacognosy at Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University (Ankara, Turkey) in 2002 and visited Department of Chemistry at University of Winnipeg (Canada) in 2003 as a post-doc under the NATO-TUBITAK fellowship program.
She was promoted to Assoc. Prof. position by the Higher Education Council of Turkey in 2004 and became a full professor in 2009. Dr. Orhan was appointed as “Dean” of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Eastern Mediterranean University in Northern Cyprus for the period of 2011-2014. She is currently Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University since 2016.
She is also a member of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Experts Group in European Pharmacopeia, Vice President of the International Scientific Board of Austrian Drug Screening Institute (ADSI).
She is the principal member of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) as well as the Representative of Southeast Europe & Turkey Region for the Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE).