Assoc. Prof. Pemra ÖZBEK SARICA was born in 1982, Istanbul. After graduating from Bogazici University, Chemical Engineering Department in 2004, she moved to United Kingdom to pursue her academic career. She completed her PhD in Mechanical Engineering in Imperial College London, 2008. She studied as a postdoc in Bogazici University, Chemical Engineering Department, Polymer Research Center (PRC) between years 2008-2011. In 2011, she started working as an Assist. Prof. in Marmara University, Bioengineering Department. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Research Group.