CIU-Övgü İşbilen

Assoc. Prof. Dr. ÖVGÜ İŞBİLEN

Faculty of Pharmacy

Telephone number +90 392 671 11 11
Extension 2778
Office GE109
Other information

U.N. Sustaınable Development Goals

Good health and well-being


  • Cyprus International University Biyomühendislik (PhD, 2018)
  • University of Essex Biyoteknoloji (Master, 2009)
  • Istanbul University Medical Sciences Dept (Undergraduate, 2006)

Articles published in peer reviewed international journals (SCI,SSCI,Arts and Humanities)

  • FimH and Type 1 Pili Mediated Tumor Cell Cytotoxicity by Uropathogenic Escherichia coli In Vitro - 2023
  • Isbilen O, Volkan E. Anticancer Activities of Allium sativum L. Against MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cell Lines Mediated by Caspase-3 and Caspase-9. Cyprus J Med Sci 2020; 5(4): 305-12. - 2020
  • Isbilen O, Rizaner N, Volkan E. 2018. Anti-proliferative and cytotoxic activities of Allium autumnale P. H. Davis (Amaryllidaceae) on human breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 18(30):1-13 - 2018

Articles published in National journals

  • Djamgoz MBA, Akun E, Arslan B, Onbaşı R, İşbilen Ö, Kavaz D, Volkan E, Rizaner N. Cancer in North Cyprus: 2. Biomedical Research Activities.Cyprus J Med Sci 2017; 2: 13-18 - 2017

Books and books chapters published internationally

  • Microbiological approaches to Treating Cancer E Volkan, O Isbilen Cancer Therapy, 1-7, Meddocs Publisher
  • Allium Species in the Fight Against Cancer

Papers presented in international conferences and printed as proceedings

  • In vitro anticancer activity of Allium sativum L. against MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cell lines via caspase-3 and caspase-9 mediated pathway
  • Allium willeanum Holmboe exhibits in vitro antimetastatic, antiproliferative activities in a caspase-3 and caspase- 9 mediated manner on human breast cancer cell lines
  • Antimicrobial and Biofilm Inhibitory Activities of Allium orientale Boiss on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli .
  • Alkaloids found in Some Papaver Species Growing in Northern Iraq and their antimicrobial effects on Escherichia coli
  • Kıbrıs Florasından/Endemik Florasından Amaryllidaceae Familyasına Ait Bitkilerin Antibakteriyel ve Antibiyofilm Etkileri
  • Kıbrıs Endemik Florasından Labiatae Familyasına Ait Bitkilerin Antibakteriyel ve Antibiyofilm Etkileri
Thesis Supervision

Doctorate Thesis Supervised

  • Molecular mechanism of Anticancer Activities of Allium willeanum H. on MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cell Lines
  • Effects of L.pneumophila and its bacterial products on Breast Cancer Model
  • Antimicrobial and antitumoral activity of Allium willenaum and Allium autumnale
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Research Areas
  • Medical Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacogenetics
Administrative Duties
  • Institute of Graduate Studies and Research Vice Director (2021-ONGOING)