Prof. David Stanley who is a research leader at Agricultural Research Service, Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory (USDA-ARS) at U.S. Department of Agriculture visited Bülent Ecevit University between 11-15 January 2016. The famous researcher Dr. Stanley who was invited by Prof. Dr. Kemal Büyükgüzel, the head of department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, organised a series of seminars and workshops. The events were attended by a large number of academic staff and students from both BEU faculty of Arts and Sciences and from universities in the neighbourhood. Participants were quite satisfied about having the opportunity to meet Dr. Stanley and participate his seminars on various area-specific subjects as well as academic writing.
During the visit, BEU established the foundation for cooperation with USDA-ARS laboratory which is one of the most significant in the US in its area. Student, staff and researcher mobility between USDA-ARS and BEU is expected to be initiated soon, which will enhance opportunities for the BEU society.