As ITU-BOUN MEG Microbial Ecology Group, with our strong team and years of experience, we do researches to understand ecology not only in engineering design systems but also receiving environments like air, water, soil, extreme environments by using molecular tools; aware of the fact that environmental biotechnology that inherently tied to microbial ecology is a scientific and engineering information system for the use of microorganisms and products, we develop innovative strategies in a wide range of fields. We work on engineering fields such as prevention of environmental pollution through biotreatment of solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes, bioremediation of polluted environments, biomonitoring of environment and treatment processes, energy generation from wastes and understand these better with the help of molecular systems. Besides that, we also have important works on ecology fields. We examine the microbial diversity in natural ecosystems such as Black Sea, Marmara Sea and Golden Horn and the biological treatment of petroleum pollutants from anoxic sediments from the Marmara Sea, extreme environment studies such as thermophilic and psychophilic etc. in a multidisciplinary environment under our MEG Group. In addition, we have our own species that we have obtained as a result of our studies. Availability of a wide range of biotechnological methods and our strong collaborations provides creating innovative new strategies by our MEG Group that needs the use of molecular biological methods and genetic engineering technology. These methods would improve the understanding of existing biological processes in order to increase their efficiency, flexibility and productivity.

As MEG Group, we use the latest methods and technologies in our works at our laboratories
"MEG is a great advantage to reach new heights in our current and future researches and to realize extraordinary works in the light of our strong infrastructure and wide network."
Prof.Dr. Orhan Ince
"Think of a dynamic and energetic group where young people are supported and all ideas are developed. Every idea here is valuable, our team is professional and our roots are strong. We are a strong family."
Prof. Dr. Bahar Ince


“Enhancing Methane Production from Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Cow Manure and Barley: Link Between Process Parameters and Microbial Community Dynamics”


Workshop on Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies was held in 11th of May in 2018.


Workshop on Microbial Ecology of Anaerobic Digestion was held on 8th of September in 2013