The project "Microorganisms and Cold-Active Enzyme Production Potentials of Antarctic Glacier Ice Cores" was entitled to be supported within the scope of the call of TÜBİTAK KUTUP-1001 under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Genceli Güner, one of our faculty members from the Department of Chemical Engineering. Our faculty members, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Funda Karbancıoğlu Güler, Research Assistant Dilara Nur Dikmetaş, Research Assistant Dilara Devecioğlu from the Department of Food Engineering, and Research Assistant Gamze Neşe Özcan from the Department of Chemical Engineering, will be participating as researchers in this project.

Within the context of the project proposal, microorganism isolation will first time be carried out in 7 ice cores, collected by Turkish Antarctic researchers from Horseshoe, Nansen and Hovgaard Islands via ice core drilling and brought to Turkey for the first time by cold chain. Potential of cold-active enzyme production of these isolated microorganisms will be examined and optimum conditions of these enzymes important for the detergent industry will be investigated.

We congratulate our faculty members and research assistants and wish them lots of success.