Burak ALAKENT

Assoc. Prof.
Address: 
Department of Chemical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Bebek 34342, Istanbul-TURKEY
Phone: 
0 (212) 359 6433
Education: 

PhD: Chemical Engineering,Bogazici University, Turkey, 2005
MS: Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey, 2000
BS: Chemical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey, 1997

Honors and Awards: 

- BAP Doctorate Thesis Award, 2005

- BAP Doctorate Thesis Award, 2005

Research Interests: 
  •  Applied statistics and soft sensor design
  • Robust regression
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Statistical process control (SPC)
  • Molecular modeling and protein dynamics
Selected Papers: 
 
  • 1. Eren D., and Alakent B., Frequency Respose of a Protein to Local Conformational Perturbations, PLoS Comput Biol 9, e1003238 (2013).
  • 2. Ozcan, A., Olmez, E. O., and B. Alakent, Effects of Protonation State of Asp181 and Position of Active Site Water Molecules on the Conformation of PTP1B, Proteins, 81, 788-804 (2013).
  • 3. Alakent, B., Z. Kurkcuoglu, and P. Doruker, Functional Dynamics of Proteins Elucidated by Statistical Analysis of Simulation Data, Current Physical Chemisty 2, 443-451, (2012).
  • 4. Olmez, E.O., and B. Alakent, Alpha7 helix plays an important role in the conformational stability of PTP1B, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 28, 675-693 (2011)
  • 5. Alakent, B., S. Baskan, and P. Doruker, Effect of Ligand Binding on the Intraminimum Dynamics of Proteins, Journal of Computational Chemistry 32, 483-496 (2011).
  • 6. Alakent, B., M. C. Camurdan, and P. Doruker, Hierarchical Structure of the Energy Landscape of Proteins Revisited by Time Series Analysis: II. Investigation of Explicit Solvent Effects, Journal of Chemical Physics 123, 144911 (2005).
  • 7. Alakent, B., M. C. Camurdan, and P. Doruker, Hierarchical Structure of the Energy Landscape of Proteins Revisited by Time Series Analysis: I. Mimicking Protein Dynamics in Different Time Scales, Journal of Chemical Physics 123, 144910 (2005).
  • 8. Alakent, B., P. Doruker, and M. C. Camurdan, Application of time series analysis on molecular dynamics simulations of proteins. A study of different conformational spaces by principal components analysis, Journal of Chemical Physics 121, 4759-4769 (2004).
  • 9. Alakent, B., P. Doruker, and M. C. Camurdan, Time Series Analysis of Collective Motions in Proteins, Journal of Chemical Physics 120, 1072-1088 (2004).