Born in Çanakkale (Kantou)-Limassol
/ Cyprus, 23rd December 1965. Graduated from Bostanci Fikri Karayel primary school
(Bostanci, Güzelyurt/TRNC) in 1977, middle and secondary schools (Güzelyurt Kurtulus
middle school and Güzelyurt Kurtulus secondary school, TRNC) in 1980 and 1983,
In 1983, joined Gazi University
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Architecture Department for two semesters. In
21st August 1985 completed his obligatory military service in TRNC.
In 20th June 1989 graduated from the
Section of Zoology, Aegean University Faculty of Science Biology Department at the
head of his class (also among the students of the Faculty and the Department) with
In 06th February 1991 he became an
Research Assistant in the Zoology Section. of Aegean University Fac. of
Sci. Biology Department, upon being succesful in the exam given in October 1990.
In 16th December 1991 he completed
his MSc thesis
[entitled The Morphological and Cytological Structures of Some Symbiotic Ciliates (Isotricha
spp.) from the Rumen of Cattle] in Aegean University Institute of Natural and Applied
Sciences, Biology Section, Zoology Educational Program.
1996 he became a Turkish citizen, in addition to his Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
(TRNC) / Cyprus citizenships.
16th September 1996 he completed his PhD thesis [entitled Morphological and
Taxonomical Investigations on the Rumen Ciliates of Epidinium Crawley,
1923 and Ophryoscolex Stein, 1858 (Ciliophora:
Entodiniomorphida)] in Aegean University Institute of Natural and Applied
Sciences, Biology Section, Zoology Educational Program and became a Doctor of
01st December 1997 he was appointed to the Teachers Staff as an Assistant
Professor at the Zoology Dept. of Aegean University Fac. of Sci, Biology Section.
13th November 2003 he became an Associate Professor.
09th December 2003 he was appointed as Vice Head to the Biology
Department, Aegean Univ. Fac. of Sci. until 2006.
13th July 2004 he was appointed to Associate Professorship.
22th January 2009 he became an "Full Professor" and is
still an "Professorship" in Zoology Section of Aegean
Univ. Fac. of Sci., Dept. of Biology.
has 144 scientific papers (86 of which were abroad, the 55
in SCI/SCI-E screened periodicals) in peer reviewed periodicals which are
already published or in the process of publishing; two textbooks on
parasitology, a textbook on animal physiology, a book on the amphibians and reptiles of
TRNC, two mimeographed texts on invertebrate systematics; textbooks or
books on vertebrate systematics, invertebrate biology, herpetology, protozoology
(eukaryotic microbiology), a chapter in a book on coccidiosis in
amphibians and reptiles, also 27 national and 12 international
scientific oral/poster presentations (totally 39).
supervised nine MSc and six PhD thesses, and presently supervising
thre PhD and two MSc thesses on the fields of
Herpetology and Prarasitology/Protozoology.
Up to present, he run courses on
General Parasitology/Parasitology, Invertebrate Systematics/Biology, Vertebrate
Systematics/Biology, Herpetology, Animal Physiology, General Protozoology, General
Ecology, Scientific English I (graduate courses), Protozoology I,
Protozoology II, Rumen Protozoons, Amphibian and Reptilian Protozoans, Photographical
Techniques for Biologists (postgraduate courses). He is a member of Turkish Parasitology
Association (TPD), Society of Protozoologists (SOP),
British Herpetological Society (BHS) and Societas Europea
He is also making some editorial
obligations in many national and international scientific journals [Editor/Co-Editor/Editorial
Board Membership of Turkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi (Acta
Parasitologica Turcica) for biological subjects;
Editor/Co-Editor/Editorial Board Memberships of North-Western Journal
of Zoology (a journal indexed by Science Citation Index) for
Parasitology/Middle East Herpetology and Turkish Jounal of
Zoology (a journal indexed by Science Citation Index); refereeships
(Editorial Board Memberships) of The
Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences of Van Yüzüncüyil University, Turkish Jounal of
Zoology and also Zootaxa, Animal
Biology & Microbial Ecology
(journals indexed by Science Citation Index).
Beyond of the mentioned achievements
and labors, his name/surname was given to some newly discovered taxa by his colleagues for
his contributions on Protozoology, Zoology and Herpetology. These are follows:
 A protozoan/sporozoan species (Nematocystis
bayrami Mallik & Bandyopadhyay, 2009) which found in an Indian
 An endemic spider species
(Typhlonesticus gocmeni Ribera,
Elverici, Kunt & Özkütük 2014) which found in Denizli province,Turkey
 An andemic scorpion species (Euscorpius
gocmeni Tropea, Yagmur & Yesilyurt 2014) which found in Antalya
 An endemic race of Antalya Salamander (Lyciasalamandra
antalyana gocmeni Akman & Godmann 2014).
 An endemic race of Alanya Salamander (Lyciasalamandra
atifi bayrami Yildiz & Akman 2015).
 An almost endemic species of Chunky
gocmeni Ünal 2017).
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