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Department of Zoology


Ph.D: SISSA, Mathematical Physics and Geometry
Masters: Boğaziçi University, Physics
Undergraduate: Boğaziçi University, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Current Projects

  • Allosteric interactions in Proteins (Active) - Polymer Research Centre, Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Evolution of influenza Viruses (Active) - Centre for Pathogen Evolution, University of Cambridge, UK


Mathematical modelling of biological systems, dynamical systems


Key publications: 
  • DeGrace, M.M., Ghedin, E., Frieman, M.B. et al. Defining the risk of SARS-CoV-2 variants on immune protection. Nature 605, 640–652 (2022).
  • Samuel H. Wilks et al. Mapping SARS-CoV-2 antigenic relationships and serological responses. Science 382,eadj0070(2023).DOI:10.1126/science.adj0070
  • Luzzatto, Stefano, Tureli, Sina and War, Khadim. "Integrability of continuous bundles" Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik (Crelles Journal), vol. 2019, no. 752, 2019, pp. 229-264.
Other publications: 
  • Branche, A.R., Rouphael, N.G., Diemert, D.J. et al. Comparison of bivalent and monovalent SARS-CoV-2 variant vaccines: the phase 2 randomized open-label COVAIL trial. Nat Med 29, 2334–2346 (2023).
  • Antonia Netzl, Sina Tureli, Eric LeGresley, Barbara Mühlemann, Samuel H. Wilks, Derek J. Smith "Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Neutralization Data up to 2022-01-28"
    bioRxiv 2021.12.31.474032; doi:
  • Liu Y, Liu J, Zou J, Kalveram B, Machado RRG, Ren P, Türeli S, Smith DJ, Weaver SC, Xie X, Shi PY. Cross-neutralization and cross-protection among SARS-CoV-2 viruses bearing different variant spikes. Signal Transduct Target Ther. 2022 Aug 13;7(1):285. doi: 10.1038/s41392-022-01137-1. PMID: 35963863; PMCID: PMC9375067.
  • S. Tureli The Ball-Box Theorem for a Class of Corank 1 Non-differentiable Tangent Subbundles. J Dyn Control Syst Vol.24, Iss.4 2018, doi: 10.1007/s10883-018-9400-4
  • S. Luzzatto, S. Tureli, K.M. War A Frobenius Theorem for Continuous Distributions in Dimension Three. arXiv:1411.5896. IJM Volume No.27, Iss.8 2016, doi: 10.1142/S0129167X16500610
  • S. Luzzatto, S. Tureli, K.M. War Integrability of dominated decompositions on three dimensional manifolds. Erg.Th. Dyn. Sys Vol.37, Iss.2, 2016, doi: 10.1017/etds.2015.64
  • S. Luzzatto, S. Tureli, K.M. War Integrability of C1 invariant splittings. arXiv:1411.6948 in Dyn. Sys Vol.31, Iss.1, 2016, doi: 10.1080/14689367.2015.1057480
  • S. Türeli, T. Varnali A PM6 study of Rhodopseudomonas Acidophila light harvesting center II B800 bacteriochlorophylls in representative protein environment. J. Mol. Model Vol.17 Iss.6, 2011, doi: 10.1007/s00894-010-0828-z
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