Nizami Duran, PhD

Mustafa Kemal University, Medical Faculty

Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology

Antakya-Hatay, Turkey


Nizami Duran, PhD. was born in 1972 in Adana. He graduated from Cukurova University. He underwent doctoral training in Cukurova University Medical School, Department of Microbiology & Clinical Microbiology, in Adana. Dr. Duran worked as an assistant in the Department of Microbiology until 2001. After completing doctoral training in 2001, he started to work an asistant professor Doctor in Mersin University. And then, he transferred to Mustafa Kemal University, Dept. of Microbiology & Clinical Microbiology in the same year. He worked as an asistant proffessor Doctor from 2002 to 2006. He became an associate professor in 2006. From that date he has worked as a chief of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology department.
The Department of Microbiology at Mustafa Kemal University, Medical Faculty is dedicated to providing the quality education, through both teaching and research, necessary to meet the needs of this growing field. Our department pursues research in many areas of the science: bacteriology; immunology; virology; serology and microbial genetics; and others.
We investigate mechanisms of bacterial and viral pathogenesis as well as regulation of the immune system. Our faculty members teach graduate, undergraduate and medical students at Mustafa Kemal University and the School of Medicine research. Our Department provides the academic home for a highly interactive group of investigators whose research covers all of these areas, with particular emphasis on problems relevant to human health and disease, as well as emerging infectious diseases. Research in the department includes bacterial, viral and fungal diseases. Our department also study many areas of molecular microbiology and immunology, particularly as it relates to infection, including T cell biology, the regulation of innate and adaptive immunity, tumor immunology and vaccine and new drug development.
Dr. Duran has lectured extensively and published more than one hundred scientific articles in international journals and 60 articles in the Turkish literature. Over 1500 international citations have been made to these papers. Dr. Duran is currently on the editorial board of 2 international journals.

Research Interest

Scientific Activities


Some Selected Scientific Articles in International Journals
A1.Allahverdiyev, A., Duran, N., Cetiner, S. and Ozguven, M, “Investigation of the anticancerogenic effect of the volatile oils of M. officinalis L.,”Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Letters,11, 26-29 (2001).
A2. Duran, N., Allahverdiyev, A. and Cetiner S, “Flow cytometric analysis of the effects of MTX and Vepesid on the HEp-2 cell cycle,”. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 31, 187-192 (2001).
A3. Koltas, IS., Ozcan, K. andDuran, N, “Subconjunctival infection with Dirofilaria repens,”Annals of Saudi Med, 22, 75-76 (2002).
A4. Allahverdiyev, A., Duran, N. and Uyanık, O, “Investigation of the antiviral effect of Vepesid on HSV type 2,” Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences,32, 7-12 (2002).
A5. Duran, N, “Genital herpes infections,” Mikrobiyol Bul, 37, 205-213 (2003).
A6. Duran, N., Yarkin, F., Evruke, C. and Koksal, “Asymptomatic herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection among pregnant women in Turkey,” Indian J Med Res, 120, 106-110 (2004).
A7. Akman, D., Duran N. and Digrak M, “Prevalence of Listeria species in ice creams sold in the cities of Kahramanmaraş and Adana,”Turk J Med Sci, 34, 257-262 (2004).
A8. Allahverdiyev, A., Duran, N., Ozguven, M. and Koltas, S, “Antiviral activity of the volatile oils of Melissa officinalis L. against Herpes simplex virus type-2,” Phytomedicine, 11, 657-661 (2004).
A9. Emen, MF., Arslan, H., Kulcu, N., Florke U. and Duran, N, “Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of some metal complexes with N_-(2-Chloro-benzoyl)thiourea ligands: The crystal structure of fac-[CoL3] and cis-[PdL2],” Polish J. Chem, 79, 1615-1626 (2005).
A10. Duran, N, “Serological evaluation of HSV-1 and HSV-2 infection in pregnancy Turk J Med Sci, 34, 97-101 (2004).
A11. Ocak, S., Duran, N., Eskiocak, AF. and Aytac, H, “Anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in hemodialysis patients receiving long-term hemodialysis therapy in Turkey,” Saudi Med J, 26, 1378-1382 (2005).
A12. Oksuz, H., Duran, N., Tamer, C., Cetin, M. and Silici, S, ”Effect of propolis in the treatment of experimental Staphylococcus aureus keratitis in rabbits,” Ophthalmic Res, 37, 328-334 (2005).
A13. Savas, L., Duran, N., Savas, N., Onlen, Y. and Ocak, S, “The Prevalence and resistance patterns of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care units in a university hospital,” Turk J Med Sci, 35, 317-322 (2005).
A14. Savas, L., Duran, N., Onlen, Y., Savas, N. and Erayman, M, “Prospective analysis of antibiotic susceptibility patterns of MRSA in a Turkish university hospital,” Turk J Med Sci, 35, 323-327, (2005).
A15. Duran N. and Ocak S. “The Evaluation of throat cultures and antimicrobial susceptibility in haemodialysis patients. Journal of Medical Research, 3, 8-12 (2005).
A16. Savas, L., Duran, N., Önlen, Y., Savas, N., Ocak, S. and İris, NE, “Prevalence of methicillin-sensitive and methiillin-resistant staphylococci in intensive care units in a university hospital,” Eur J Gen Med, 2, 20-26 (2005).
A17. Çakır, NT., Kokdil, G. and Duran, N, “Study on the anatomical, phytochemical and antimicrobial properties opf endemic Rhododendron smirnovii Trautv.Ankara Üniversitesi Eczacılık Fakültesi Dergisi. 34(3), 165-182, 2005.
A18. Duran, N., Koc, A., Oksuz, H., Tamer, C., Akaydin, Y., Kozlu, T. and Celik, M, “The protective role of topical propolis on experimental keratitis via nitric oxide levels in rabbits,” Mol Cell Biochem, 281, 153-161 (2006).
A19. Ocak, S., Duran N., Kaya, H. and Emir, I, “Seroprevalence of hepatitis C in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and non-diabetic on haemodialysis,” Int J Clin Pract, 60, 670-674 (2006).
A20. Aksoy, A., Duran, N. and Koksal, F, “In vitro and in vivo antimicrobial effects of mastic chewing gum against Streptococcus mutans and mutans streptococci,” Arch Oral Biol, 51,476-481, (2006).
A21. Arslan, H., Duran, N., Sahin, NO. and Kulcu, N, “Thermal behaviour and antimicrobial activity of novel series of benzoylthiourea derivatives, Asian J Chem, 18, 1710-1718 (2006).
A22. Binzet, G., Arslan, H., Florke, U., Kulcu, N. and Duran, N, “Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of transition metal complexes of N,N-dialkyl-N0-(2-chlorobenzoyl) thiourea derivatives,” Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 59,1395-1406 (2006).
A23. Duran N, Ocak S and Eskiocak AF. “Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among the diabetic and non-diabetic haemodialysis patients,” Int J Clin Pract, 60, 1204-1209 (2006).
A24. Aksoy A, Duran N, Toroglu S and Koksal F. “Short term effect of mastic gum on salivary concentration of cariogenic bacteria of orthodontic patients,” The Angle Orthodontist, 77, 124-128 (2006).
A25. Savas L, Guvel S, Onlen Y, Savas N and Duran N. “Nosocomial urinary tract infections: micro-organisms, antibiotic sensitivities and risk factors”,
West Indian Med J., 55, 188-93 (2006).
A26. Ocak S, Duran N and Eskiocak EF.“Seroprevalence of CytomegalovirusAntibodies in Haemodialysis Patients”Turk J Med Sci, 36, 155-158 (2006).
A27. Çulha G and Duran N, “The relationship between Enterobius vermicularis infection and nocturnal enuresis Eur J Gen Med,3, 16-20 (2006).
A28. Onlen Y, Tamer C, Oksuz H, Duran N, Altug ME and Yakan S. “Comparative trial of different anti-bacterial combinations with propolis and ciprofloxacin on Pseudomonas keratitis in rabbits” Microbiol Res., 162, 62-68 (2007).
A29. Savas L, Onlen Y, Duran N and Savas N. “Causes of nosocomial pneumonia and evaluation of risk factors in a university hospital in Turkey”, Saudi Med J, 28, 114-120 (2007).
A30. Dondas HA, Nural Y, Duran N and Kinler C, “Synthesis, crystal structure and antifungal/antibacterial activity of some novel highly functionalized benzoylaminocarbothioyl pyrrolidines”,Turk J Chem,30, 573-583 (2006).
A31. Algul O, Duran N and Duran GG. “Synthesis and evaluation of antimicrobial activity of some 1,5(6)-H/or-methyl-2-subtituted-benzimidazole derivatives”Asian Journal of Chemistry 19, 3085-3092 (2007).
A32.Algul O and Duran N. “Activity of bisbenzimidazoles derivatives to staphylococcus epidermidis”Asian Journal of Chemistry, 19, 3145-3151 (2007).
A33. Onlen Y, Tamer C, Oksuz H, Duran N, Altug ME, Yakan S. “Comparative trial of different anti-bacterial combinations with propolis and ciprofloxacin on Pseudomonas keratitis in rabbits.” Microbiol Res. 2007;162(1):62-8. Epub 2006 Aug 10.
A34. Duran N, Öztürk F, Açık L, Aslantaş Ö and Aslan G. Numerıcal analysis of candida species from uriner system infectıons based on SDS-PAGE and detection of antifungal resistance,” Eur J Gen Med, 4,100-106 (2007).
A35. Celebi A, Duran N, Ozturk F, Acik L, Aslan G and Aslantas O. “Identification of clinical uropathogen Escherichia coli isolates by antibiotic susceptibility, plasmid and whole cell protein profiles,” Advances in Molecular Biology, 1, 31-40 (2007).
A36. Duran, G., Duran, N., Culha, G., Ozcan, B., Oztas, H. and Ozer B. In vitro antileishmanial activity of Adana propolis samples on Leishmania tropica: a preliminary study. Parasitol Res. 102: 1217-25 (2008).
A38. Ozer B, Kalaci A, Duran N, Dogramaci Y, Yanat AN. Cutaneous infection caused by Aspergillus terreus. J Med Microbiol. 2009; 58(Pt 7): 968-70.
A39. Arslan H, Duran N, Borekci G, Koray Ozer C, Akbay C. Antimicrobial activity of some thiourea derivatives and their nickel and copper complexes. Molecules. 2009; 14(1): 519-27.
A40. Balci DD, Duran N, Ozer B, Gunesacar R, Onlen Y, Yenin JZ. High prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus cultivation and superantigen production in patients with psoriasis. Eur J Dermatol. 2009; 19(3): 238-242.
A41. Ozer B, Serarslan Y, Duran N, Akdemir G, Onlen Y. Postoperative meningitis due to a rare pathogen; Alcaligenes xylosoxidans. Cent. Eur. J. Med. 2009;4(4):532-535.
A42.Dogramaci AC, Savas N, Ozer B, Duran N. Skin Diseases In Patients With Beta-Thalassemia Major. Int J Dermatol. 2009;48(10):1057-61.
A43.Duran N, Çulha G, Hakverdi AU, Güngören A, “The Investigation of the Association Between the Frequency of Trichomonas Vaginalis and Using Intrauterine Contraceptive Device. Trakya Univ Tip Fak Derg 2009; 26(3):197-202.
A44. Balci DD, Peker E, Duran N, Dogramaci CA. Sulfasalazine-induced hypersensitivity syndrome in a 15-year-old boy associated with human herpesvirus-6 reactivation. Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2009; 28(1): 45-7.
A45. Peker E, Ayaydin A, Duran N. Familial tularaemia. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2009; 27(3): 272-5.
A46. Ozkan OV, Yuzbasioglu MF, Ciralik H, Kurutas EB, Yonden Z, Aydin M, Bulbuloglu E, Semerci E, Goksu M, Atli Y, Bakan V, Duran N. Resveratrol, a natural antioxidant, attenuates intestinal ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2009; 218(3): 251-8.
A47.Duran N, Muz M, Culha G, Duran GG, Ozer B, “GC-MS Analysis and Antileishmanial Activity Evaluation of Two Turkish Propolis types.” Parasitol Res, 2011; 108(1): 95-105.
A48. Ozer B, Akkurt CO, Duran N, Onlen Y, Savas L, Turhanoglu S, “Evaluation of Nosocomial Infections and Risk Factors in Critically Ill Patients. Med Sci Monit. 2011 Feb 25;17(3):PH17-22.
A49. Ozer B, Kalaci A, Semerci E, Duran N, Davul S, Yanat AN, “Infections and aerobic bacterial pathogens in diabetic foot.” African Journal of Microbiology Research, 4(20): 2153-2160, (2010).
A50. Duran, N., M. Muz, G. Gulbol Duran, B. Ozer and Y. Onlen, “Synergistic activition of two propolis with amphotericin B against some azole- resistant Candida strains. Part I”. ICAMS 2010; 211-217.
A51. Duran, N., M. Muz, G. Gulbol Duran, B. Ozer and Y. Onlen, “Synergistic activition of two propolis with amphotericin B against some azole- resistant Candida strains. Part II”. ICAMS 2010; 217-222.
A52. Helvaci S, Kokdil G, Kawai M, Duran N, Duran G, Guvenc A.5 Antimicrobial activity of the extracts and physalin D from Physalis alkekengi and evaluation of antioxidant potential of physalin D. PharmaceuticalBiology; 2010; 48 (2):142-150.
A53. Demir C. Aslantas Ö. Duran N, Ocak S, Özer B. Investigation of toxin genes in Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated in Mustafa Kemal University Hospital. Turk J Med Sci 41 (2): 343-352, 2011.
A54.Duran N, Dogramaci Y, Demir C, Ozer B, Kalaci A. Detection of slime and methicillin resistance genes in Staphylococci isolated from nasal samples of patients with orthopaedic implants. Med Sci Monit.; 16(8):BR271-7 2010.
A55.Duran N, Dogramaci Y, Ozer B, Demir C, and Kalaci A.Detection of adhesin genes and slime production among Staphylococci in orthopaedic surgical wounds. African Journal of Microbiology Research, 4(9), 2010; 708-715.
A56. Duran N, Ozer B, Duran GG, Onlen Y, Demir C. Antibiotic resistance genes & susceptibility patterns in staphylococci.Indian J Med Res. 2012; 135: 389-96.
A57. Ozer B, Duran N, Onlen Y, Savas L. Efflux pump genes and antimicrobial resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from lower respiratory tract infections acquired in an intensive care unit. J Antibiot (Tokyo). 2012 Jan;65(1):9-13.
A58. Inci M, Serarslan G, Ozer B, Inan MU, Evirgen O, Erkaslan Alagoz G, Duran N. The prevalence of interdigital erythrasma in southern region of Turkey. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2012; 26(11): 1372-6.
A59. Akoglu E, Hakverdi S, Kontaş T, Duran N, Altug ME, Onel SE, Okuyucu S and Akkurt CO. Effect of the N-acetylcysteine and selenium on healing of experimental maxillary sinusitis caused by Staphylococcus aureusAfrican Journal of Microbiology Research 2012; 6(10): 2537-2542.
A60.Melek IM, Duran N, Duran GG, Duman T and Okuyucu E. The frequency of slime, adhesin and methicillin resistance genes among staphylococci isolated from nasal samples of multiple sclerosis patientsAfrican Journal of Microbiology Research 2011; 5(30):5453-60.
A61.Duran N, Kaya A, Duran GG, Eryilmaz N. In vitro antiviral effect of the essential oils of Thymbra spicataL. on Herpes simplex virus type 2. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Systems, ICAMS 2012; 243-248.
A62.İnci M, Atalay MA, Özer B, Evirgen Ö, Duran N, Motor VK, Koç AN, Önlen Y, Kılınç Ç, Durmaz S. Investigations of ALS1 and HWP1 genes in clinical isolates of Candida albicans. Turk J Med Sci 2013; 43(1): 125-130.
A63.Duran N. Authors' response. Indian J Med Res. 2013 Mar;137(3):565.
A64. Güngören A, Bayramoğlu N, Duran N, Kurul M. Association of Helicobacter pylori positivity with the symptoms in patients with hyperemesis gravidarum. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2013; 288(6): 1279-83.
A65.Motor VK, Evirgen O, Duran N, Arica V, Inci M, Celik MM. The prevalence of Parvovirus B19 in patients with Sickle cell disease in southern. Turkey.Healthmed, 2013; 7(4):1295-1299.
A66. Duran N, Temiz M, Duran GG, Eryılmaz N, Jenedi K. Relationship between the resistance genes to quaternary ammonium compounds and antibiotic resistance in staphylococci isolated from surgical site infections. Med Sci Monit. 2014 Apr 2;20:544-50.
A67. Babayigit C, Ozer B, Ozer C, Inandi T, Duran N, Gocmen O. Performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test and Tuberculin Skin Test for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in BCG vaccinated health care workers. Med Sci Monit. 2014 Mar 29;20:521-9.
A.68. Erdogmus S, Guler M, Eroglu S, Duran N. The importance of the supratrochlear foramen of the humerus in humans: an anatomical study. Med Sci Monit. 2014 Dec 13; 20: 2643-50.
A69.GG. Duran,N. Duran, H. Aslan, K. Jenedi,, A. Mert, B. Ciper. I. Boyacigil. Antibacterial Activity Of Glycyrrhizic Acid Against Multi Drug Resistant Bacteria And Fungus. The 5th International Conference on Advanced Materıals and Systems, 2014: 189-194.
A70. N. Duran,GG. Duran, DA. Kaya, F. Ayanoglu, H. Ayanoglu, MG. Albu, Z. Vuluga. Antibacterial Activities Of Selected Medicinal Plants Against MRSA Strains Isolated From Surgical Wound Infections. ICAMSThe 5th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Systems, 2014: 195-200.
A.71. N. Duran, GG. Duran, DA. Kaya, K.Jenedi, MG. Albu, Z. Vuluga. Novel Anticancer Compounds Of Propolis Against Three Different Cancer Types.The 5th International Conference on Advanced Materıals and Systems, 2014: 201-206.
A.72.Gülnaz Çulha, Nizami Duran, Arif Güngören, Cemil Demir, Ali Ulvi Hakverdi. Detection of Trichomonas Vaginalis in Vaginal Speciemens from Women by Wet Mount, Culture and PCR. Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine, 2014; 5: 1-4.
A73. Yavuz B, Ozer B, Inci M, Duran N. Determination of CTX-M beta-lactamase in Escherichia coli strains isolated from clinical samples. Infez Med. 2015 Mar;23(1):23-30.
A74.Tumer C, Duran GG, Yildirim Y, Demir EA, Tututk O, Sefil F, Duran N. Investigation of NRF-1 Genotypes and ACE Gene Polymorphismin Elite Athletes. ACTA PHYSIOLOGICA, Volume: 218; Special Issue: SI Supplement: 709 Pages: 43-43 Meeting Abstract: PC047.
A75.Balci DD, Yalcin HP, Ozer B, Duran N, Inan MU, Yenin JZ. Identification of Helicobacter pylori by Urea Breath test and serology in the patients with psoriasis. Journal of The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 30(6): 50-50 Meeting Abstract: P097 Published: JUL 2016.
A76. Burmaoglu S, Algul O, Anıl DA, Gobek A, Duran GG, Ersan RH, Duran N. Synthesis and anti-proliferative activity of fluoro-substituted chalcones. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2016 Jul 1;26(13):3172-6.
A77.Duran N, Yildirim Y, Duran GG, Pasa O, Kilinc C, Yildirim I, Eryilmaz N, Bayraktar S. Virulence Factors in Staphylococci Isolated From Nasal Cavities of Footballers. Am J Med Sci. 2016 Mar;351(3):279-85.
A78. Yildirim A, Duran GG, Duran N, Jenedi K, Bolgul BS, Miraloglu M, Muz M. Antiviral Activity of Hatay Propolis Against Replication of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2. Med Sci Monit. 2016 Feb 9;22:422-30.
A79. Yildirim, Yunus; Duran, Nizami; Duran, Gulay G. The frequency of mecA and icaA/icaD genes in staphylococci isolated from the ear canal of swimmers. Medicina Dello Sport Volume: 69 Issue: 1 Pages: 58-70 Published: MAR 2016.
A80. Ozer B, Inci M, Duran N, Kurtgoz S, Alagoz G, Pasa O, Kilinc C. Comparison of Antibiotic Resistance of Acinetobacter and Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strains Isolated from Intensive Care Unıts with Other Clinics. Acta Medica Mediterranea, 2016; 32(1): 117-122.
A81. Kilinc C, Ulutas KT, Akcimen B, Celik L, Duran N. Colistin administration for extensive drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia in intensive care unit: case report. Cukurova Medical Journal Volume: 41 Issue: 1 Pages: 178-182 Published: 2016.
A82. Culha G, Gungoren A, Demir C, Hakverdi AU, Duran N. Detection of Trichomonas Vaginalis in Vaginal Speciemens from Women by Wet Mount, Culture and PCR. Journal Of Clinical and Analytical Medicine. 2015; 6(5): 537-540.
A83. Kilinc C, Inci M, Yula E, Ozer B, Duran N, Durmaz S, Kaya YS, Inci M. Molecular Epidemiology And Risk Factors In Extended-Spectrum Beta Lactamase Positive And Quinolone-Resistant Escherichia Coli Strains Isolated From Urinary Tract Infectıons. Acta Medica Mediterranea, 2015; 31(5): 1035-1039.
A84. Pasa O, Ozer B, Duran N, et aI. Beta-Lactamase Enzymes of Clinical P.aeruginosa Srains. West Indian Med J. 2016, 65(1); 40-4.

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