Prof.Dr. Salih Bülent Alten
Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, Biology Department, Ecology Division, VERG Laboratories, 06800
Role and main activities in AIMCOST
- Deputy of Training School activities
- MC member
- WG 1 member
Bulent Alten is a Full Professor at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey and has been a member of Science Faculty since 1986. He received HİS PhD degree in Ecology and Vector Entomology in 1993. He was an invited Professor in Montpellier, France by Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD/CNRS/UM). His research interests in Ecology are in the areas of vector ecology and taxonomy (sand fly and mosquito species), population biology and genetic, geometric morphometrics, modeling and management of vector control methods, and population modeling. He was a member of FP6 EDEN, FP7 Edenext, EU ECDC VBORNET, INFRAVEC 1, EU-COST Eurvegnec, EU-EFSA-ECDC Vectornet Project, Walter Reid Army Institute/Smithsonian Institute GEIS Project, and EU-MediLabSecure. Dr. Alten was also president of European Society For Vector Ecology (SOVE) between 2011-2013 and President of International Society for Vector Ecology (International SOVE) between 2014-2015.
Five recent and relevant publications
Karakus, M., Saygili, B., Kalkan, S.O., Ozdemir, G., Oguz, G., Erisoz Kasap, O., Alten, B.,
Ozbel, Y. Identification of midgut bacteriel diversity of different population of Phlebotomus papatasi
(Diptera: Psychodidae) in Turkey. NATURE Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13948-2.
Oncu, C., Brinkmann, A., Gunay, F., Kar, S., Oter, K., Sarikaya, Y., Nitsche, A., Linton,
Y.M., Alten, B., Ergunay, K. West Nile virus, Anopheles flavivirus, a novel flavivirus as well as
Merida-like rhabdovirus Turkey in field-collected mosquitoes from Thrace and Anatolia. Infection,
Genetics and Evolution. 57, 36-45, doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2017.11.003, 2018.
Tsirigotakis, N., Pavlou, C., Christodoulou, V., Dokianakis, E., Kourouniotis, C., Alten, B.,
Antoniou, M. Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera:Psychodidae) in the Aegean islands: ecological
approaches. Parasites and Vectors. 11, DOI: 11.1186/s13071-018-2680-4. 2018.
Altinli, M., Gunay, F., Alten, B., Weill, M., Sicard M. Wolbachia diversity and cytoplasmic
incompatibility patterns in Culex pipens populations in Turkey. Parasites and Vectors. 11(1), DOI:
Pudar, D. Petric,D., Allene,X., Alten, B., Ayhan, N., Cvetkovikj, A., Garros, C., Goletic, T.,
Gunay, F., Hlavackova, K., et al. An update of the Culicoides (Diptera:Ceratopogonidae) checklist for
the Balkans. Parasites and Vectors. 11. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3051-x. 2018.