Pelin Saliha ÇİFTÇİ TÜRETKEN (PhD) is a research assistant in Marine Biology Department of Faculty of Aquatic Sciences at Istanbul University. She completed her bachelor's degree in Faculty of Fisheries at Istanbul University. She graduated with a PhD in marine biology from Istanbul University, Institute of Graduate Studies in Sciences. Her research areas mainly include marine bacteriology, marine bacterial remediation, resistant bacterial isolates against heavy metals and antibiotics and determination of detergant, oil pollution and bio-indicator bacteria levels in marine areas. Also she is one of the founder of the biotechnology company named BIYOTEK15 R&D Training and Consulting Industry and Trade Ltd Company in ENTERTECH of Istanbul University Technocity.