Brief Personal Info

Fatih Abasiyanik is a staff scientist at Single Cell Immunophenotyping Core/Chevrier Lab, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago.

This website contains his personal interests, work experiences, skills, news, contact info, etc.

Mailing Address: IGSB, 10120, 900 E 57th, 60637, Chicago, IL, US
Email: abasiyanik at uchicago dot edu
Tel: 773.834.8521 Linkedin:



Fatih Abasiyanik has been living in Chicago, IL since 2017. He has been working as a staff scientist since 1997 and has been teaching since 1992. He published +40 papers and supervised over 25 graduate students and took a critical role (adviser, partner, etc.) in more than 7 start-up companies.


As the Guest Editor for the Special Issue “Sensors for Agri-Food Safety” of sensors, I welcome the submission of experimental and theoretical results, review articles, and short communications under the topic:
#foodsafety #communications #sensors #agriculture #foodengineering #foodscience #MDPI


Research Interest:

      1. Data Science and Analysis of Medical Data
        1. Prognostic and diagnostic related data analysis
        2. Prediction of disease outcome based on internal and external data (measurements) (i.m.: symptoms, lab data, patient info etc.) (e.m.: environmental data, weather and family related data, etc.)
      2. Development of analytical (biochemistry) tools to analyze biomarkers
        1. Host biomarker analysis
        2. Pathogen biomarker detection
        3. Food analysis and food/halal food policy
        4. Pollutant detection
      3. Formal/Informal biotech education and training of educators
      4. Biotech Transfer and Its Ecosystem
        1. Design Thinking
        2. Idea incubation
        3. Third Generation Universities and design of the undergraduate curriculum to graduate students as a part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
      5. Infectious Diseases
        1. Sepsis and Septic Shock
        2. Helicobacter pylori-related disease
        3. HPV and head/neck cancer
        4. COVID-19 and SARS CoV-2

Working Experience:

      1. Staff Scientist, Single-Cell Immunophenotyping Core, and Chevrier Lab, The University of Chicago, 2021-current
      2. Research Professional 2017 – 2021
        PME, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
      3. Associate Prof and Vice Dean of Medical School August/2016 – January /2017
        Alatoo International University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (KG)
      4. Associate Prof, Program Chair of Genetics and Bioengineering Department December/2014 – July/2016
        Engineering Faculty, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
      5. Associate Prof, Founding Chair of Biotechnology Ph.D. Program January /2011 – December/2014
        Engineering Faculty, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
      6. Associate Prof, Vice Dean, Engineering Faculty October /2011 – December/2012Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
      7. Assistant/Assoc. Prof, Vice-Chair, Genetics, and Bioengineering Department January /2007 – December/2014
        Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
      8. Assistant. Prof, Chairman, Biology Department March/2005 – August/2007
        Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
      9. Instructor., Biology Department July/2004 – February/2005
        Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
      10. Research and Teaching Assistant, Biology Department December/1997 – July/2004
        Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey
      11. STEM and Biology Teacher, August/1992 – July/1997
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Courses/ Workshops:

      • Java Programing Language
      • SPLC related tools: Selenium, Maven, Cucumber, TestNG, etc.
      • Entrepreneurship for Science and Medicine, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth,  The University of Chicago
      • Intro to Venture Capital: A toolkit for analyzing and financing startups, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth,  The University of Chicago
      • Certificated Work training on different topics at the Chicago University
        • Animal care and use procedure certification
        • Data security and privacy certification
        • Rodent euthanasia
        • Occupational health and safety information module for animal users
        • Human Research Course for the staff
        • Harassment and Discrimination Prevention
      • Whole-genome sequencing of bacterial genomes: tools and applications course, Coursera, 2019
      • Phyton  Programming Essentials Course, Coursera, 2019
      • Phyton for Data Science Course, Coursera, 2019
      • Phyton for Data Science and AI Course, Coursera, 2019
      • Open Meeting Act on-line training, Office of the Attorney General State of Illinois, 2017
      • Databases and SQL for Data Science Course
      • World Future Forum, Chicago, US 04/25-26/2019
      • Illinois Charter School Conference 2018, Chicago, US 11/15/2018
      • OPEN Chicago Annual Business Conference 2018, Chicago, US 11/10/2018
      • Open Meeting Act on-line training, Office of the Attorney General State of Illinois, 2017
      • Halal Food Conference, Malaysia 10/15/2015
      • Computer-Aided Drug Design, Koc University, 2/2-5/2007
      • The use of bioinformatics in genomics workshop, COMSTECH, Pakistan 8/19/-9/2/ 2006
      • The practical and theoretical courses on the basic protein purification techniques, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, TUBITAK, Gebze, Turkey 9/2-6/2002
      • Pedagogic-Formation Summer School, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey June -August 1995
      • Teaching Biology Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey July 1995
      • STEM education Workshop, Almaty, Kazakhstan January 1993



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