Mümtaz İşcan

Ankara University, Turkey
Lecture Title: 
“The significance of xenobiotic/drug metabolizing enzyme polymorphisms in response to chemotherapy and survival in lung cancer patients”

CV of Professor MUMTAZ ISCAN

Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University, 06100, Tandogan-Ankara, TURKEY
Mumtaz Iscan received his B.Sc. as Pharmacist in 1975 and his Ph.D. on Xenobiotic Metabolism in 1982 from University of Ankara, Faculty of Pharmacy. Department of Toxicology.

FELLOWSHIPS : He gained experience in Clinical Pharmacy Education in School of Pharmacy, Albany, New York, USA (1987) by Ankara University fellowship He was a visiting scientist at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Biophysics, New York , USA and worked on heme and steroid metabolism (1988-1989). He received European Science Foundation’s Toxicology Fellowship award twice in 1986 and 1991 and studied the association between the xenobiotic metabolism particularly Cytochrome P450s (CYPs) and DNA-adducts and regulations of the gene expressions of CYPs at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Oulu University, Finland. He continued to work on expressions of CYPs in extrahepatic cancer vs. tumor free (normal) tissues of humans in Oulu with the Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council BAYG-C Fellowship in 1997 and Finnish Scientific and Technical Research Council (TEKES) Fellowship in 1998 at the Department Pharmacology and Toxicology, Oulu, Finland.

AWARDS : He is the recipient of the highly prestigious Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council Incentive Award in Medical Sciences (1991), Sedat Simavi Foundation Award in Health Sciences (1993) and Ankara University Incentive Award in Health Sciences (1997). He received SOT- AstraZeneca Travel Fellowship Award in 2006.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Assistant (1977-1982), Scientist (1982-1986), Assistant Professor (1986-1987), Associate Professor (1987-1993), Professor (1993-present). He is participating in undergraduate and graduate training in Toxicology. He is also conducting research. He has administrative experience as a leader of research group since 1986. He has supervised 20 MSc. and Ph.D. thesis.

RESEARCH INTEREST : Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ACTIVITIES : Mumtaz Iscan is a member of several National and International Societies.

Turkish Society of Toxicology
He is one of the founders of Turkish Society of Toxicology (1987).
He was the member (1991-1993), General Secretary (1993-1997) and Vice-President of Turkish Society of Toxicology (1997-2001).
He is also one of the founders of Turkish Register of Toxicologists for ERT (2007) and General Secretary of Turkish Register for ERT (2007-2012).

He served as a referee for several International scientific journals (e.g Pharmacogenetics, Environmental Health Perspectives , Genetics, Archives of Pharmacology, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, and Toxicology Letters) and National scientific journals,

He has been a guest editor of Toxicology Letters and Toxicology.
He is also a member of Editorial Board of International Journals (SCI-web of science);
Toxicology Letters (2004-present)
Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009-present)
Arh Hig Rada Toksikol (Archives of Hygiene and Toxicology) (2016-present)
Other;
Turkish Journal of Pharmaceuitcal Sciences (2006-present)

National Committee memberships
He was a member of Scientific Committee of Turkish Association of Pharmacists (1989-1991), Pesticide Advisory Committee of Turkish Ministry of Health (1992-1996), the Detergents and Disinfectants Products Technical Advisory Committee of Turkish Ministry of Health (1998-2010), the Advisory Committee of Medical Baby Foods of Ministry of Health (2005-2008) and Scientific Advisory Board of National Poison Control Center-Turkish Ministry of Health (2006- 2009). He ws also the member of Cancer Control Advisory Board of Ankara Health Management (2007- 2010).

Duties in International Societies:
EUROTOX (Federation of European Toxicologists and Societies of Toxicology)
Member of EUROTOX Executive Committee (2001-2007)
Chair of EUROTOX Communication Sub Committee (2003-2006)
Member of EUROTOX Registration/ERT Subcommittee (2007-2009).
Chair of EUROTOX Registration/ERT Subcommittee (2009-2013).
Representative of EUROTOX for IUTOX Toxicology Recognition Task Force (2010-2013)
EUROTOX President elect of EUROTOX (2014-2016)
EUROTOX President (2016-2018)

IUTOX (Intenational Union of Toxicology)
Member of Executive Committee of IUTOX (2007-2013).
Member of IUTOX Education SubCommittee (2007-2013)
Member of IUTOX Membership Committee (2007-2013)
Member of IUTOX Developing Countries Committee (2007-2010)
Chair of IUTOX Developing Countries Committee (2010-2013)
Member of IUTOX Communication Committee (2010-2013)
Member of IUTOX Toxicology Recognition Task Force (2010-2013).
Advisor for IUTOX Toxicology Recognition Task Force (2013-2016).
Member of Nomination Commitee of IUTOX (2016-2019)

IUPHAR (International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology)
Member of Executive Committee of Drug Metabolism Section of International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology –IUPHAR- (2006-2014).

OTHER
President of the Hellenic Register of Toxicologists Committee (for ERT) (2010-2011)
Member of the Bulgarian Register of Toxicologists Committee (for ERT) (2011-2016)
Member of the Serbian Register of Toxicologists Committee (for ERT) (2012-present)
Member of the Portuguese Register of Toxicologists Committee (for ERT) (2015-present)
He is a member of Panel Experts of Green Facts (2004-present).
He is a member of SOT (2007-present).

He has been an invited speaker for number of National and International Congresses. He served as an Organising and Scientific Committee member for several National and International Congresses. He was the General Secretary of EUROTOX 2001 Istanbul Congress. He also organised an International Workshop on Xenobiotic Metabolism and Toxicity in Turkey in 2000 with the support of IUPHAR-Drug Metabolism section, ISSX and COST B15 Action.