Dear Colleagues,

Due to worldwide COVID-19 pandemic,  XVII. Congress of Medical Biology and Genetics will be held online on 28th - 31st of October 2021The congress organized by our Society is one of the most important events of the Medical Biology and Genetics community and is being held with the international participation.

Our congress, which has been organized regularly since the establishment of our Society, continues to be scientifically and socially enriched. Society  has close to 1000 members and congress draws an ever-increasing graph in terms of both the presented papers and the number of participants.

To commemorate founder of  Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biological Sciences and GETAM -  Prof. Dr. Asım Cenani which we lost due to COVID-19 in 2020,  congress will be giving "Prof. Dr. Asım Cenani Young Researcher Award" for the first time.

Also, as a congress tradition "Prof. Dr. Altan Günalp Research Award", in the name of one of the founding names of our community,  also will be given at the congress. 

Congress wide participation will give the opportunity to discuss the topics which were important and attracting attention for a long time in the area of Medical Biology and Genetics.  Also, as a tradition we will experience Republic Day - October 29 celebrations together with you, our esteemed colleagues.

 In closing, I am honored to invite you to our congress with a scientifically rich program and to meet you on 28th - 31st of October 2021.


Prof. Dr. Turgut Ulutin
XVII. Congress of Medical Biology and Genetics, Chair

Medical Biology and Genetics Society, Chair