Prof. Didem Şöhretoğlu

Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Vocational Sciences Pharmacognosy U.S

Didem Sohretoglu studied Pharmacy, at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. She received her Master of Science degree in Pharmacognosy, Hacettepe University and her PhD degree in a sandwich program between Hacettepe University, Turkey and Lund University, Sweden. She worked as a post-doc in the Department of Organic Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden for a short term. She was a visiting associate professor at the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department in Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA, USA for one year. Presently, she works as a professor in Department of Pharmacognosy, Hacettepe University, Ankara (Turkey). Her research interests focus on the isolation, structure elucidation of potentially active plant metabolites (especially tannins and flavonoids), investigation of anticancer, enzyme inhibitory (topoisomerases, β-glucosidase, tyrosinase) activities natural products and predicting binding positions by using molecular docking studies. She won the Scientific Encouragement Award of Turkish Pharmacists Association TEB in 2018.

She has more than 50 papers in scientific journals and 11 book chapters. Her h-index is 15. She acted as south east representative of Phytochemical Society of Europe between 2015-2019. She is in the editorial board of Phytochemical Analysis, Frontiers in Pharmacology and Hacettepe University Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy.