Welcome to Mehmet Tevfik DORAK's Website

[Celebrating 25th Year!]


Genome Biology for Genetic Epidemiologists



Statistics & Graphics with R

Statistical Literacy

Critical Skills    Critical Thinking

Leadership & Equality   Gender Equality

Essentials of Genetics

Immunogenetics (archived)

Evolutionary Biology Notes (archived)

Music Notes (archived)


Mehmet Tevfik DORAK, BA (Hons), MD, PhD


Peer-reviewed Publications

Presentations / Lectures / Courses


Disease Associations of HLA Region SNPs. TBGK 2023, Ankara, Turkey, Oct 26-30, 2023

Black History Month / Athena Swan event: Warriors Don’t Cry (Little Rock Nine) on 11 Oct 2023, Kingston University London, UK

Why Is There an Inverse Correlation between Alzheimer Disease and Cancer Susceptibility? Is (Immuno)genetics to Blame? (LOSEV 2023) Ankara, Turkey, Sept 8-10, 2023

Bioinformatics Tools for HLA (TIGED, Antalya, 2022)

Getting Men Onboard to Achieve Gender Equality (Kingston University, School of Life Sciences, Chemistry and Pharmacy Café SWAN meeting, February 25, 2020)

Leadership & Equality (with an Emphasis on Female Leadership) (SWISSAM International University, St Petersburg, 2020)

Statistics and Graphics with R Course (Istanbul, 2019)

Longevity-associated HLA Class II Region Variants Map to the B-cell-specific Super-enhancer XL9 (Oral presentation at EFI Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019)

Publishing in Biomedical Sciences (Lecture at Kingston University, London, UK, 2019)

Expression QTLs with Opposing Effects on HLA-DR and -DQ Genes are Associated with Autoimmune Disorders: Evidence for Mixed Isotype Heterodimer Formation? (Oral presentation at EFI Conference, Venice, Italy, 2018)

 Genome Biology and Applied Bioinformatics Course III (Istanbul, 2018)

Recent Advances in Genome Biology: Insights from GWAS to Disease Development (Istanbul, 2017)

SNPs Correlating with Functional HLA Region Epitopes and Supertypes Offer Insight into GWAS Associations (Oral presentation at EFI Conference, Mannheim/Heidelberg, Germany, 2017)

A Systematic Analysis of the Gene and Variation Content of the Extended HLA Region (Oral presentation at EFI Conference, Mannheim/Heidelberg, Germany, 2017)

Genetic Evidence for Cancer Immune Surveillance (Oral presentation at EFI Conference, Mannheim/Heidelberg, Germany), 2017

Examination of the Regulation of CXCL10 Expression, and CXCL10 DNA Sequence Variation and Disease Associations (Oral presentation at EFI Conference, Mannheim/Heidelberg, Germany, 2017)

Genome Biology and Applied Bioinformatics Course II (Istanbul, 2017)

Immunoenhancement in the Elderly (British Science Week Lecturethon, Liverpool, 2017)

Making Sense of Genetic Associations with Childhood Leukemia Risk (Oral presentation at Childhood Cancer Conference, London, 2016)

Functional Annotations of Common Disease Markers in Immune Regulatory Genes (Oral Presentation at EFI Conference, Kos, 2016)

Largest Copy Number Variation Regions in the Extended HLA Show Correlations with Ancestral HLA Haplotypes (Oral Presentation at EFI Conference, Kos, 2016)

Insights into Type 1 Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis Pathogenesis from Common Genetic Associations (Oral Presentation at EFI Conference, Kos, 2016)

What Does Your DNA Tell About You? (Professorial Inaugural Lecture) (Liverpool, 2016)

Genome Biology and Applied Bioinformatics Course I (Istanbul, 2016)

Interpretation of GWAS Findings in Transplant Outcome Studies (Bucharest, 2015)

Causality Assessment of HLA Region Associations in GWAS for Autoimmune Diseases (Fethiye, 2015)

Potential Mediation of HLA and Cancer Associations via Non-coding RNAs (Oral Presentation at ASHI Conference, Savannah, 2015)

A Survey of Cancer Somatic Mutations in the HLA Region (Oral Presentation at ASHI Conference, Savannah, 2015)

HLA-DQA1 3’UTR is an Unexplored Source of Disease Associations in the HLA Complex (Oral Presentation at EFI Conference, Geneva, 2015)

Bioinformatics for Genetic Epidemiologists  (Kusadasi, 2014)

Nanotechnology Applications in Genetics (Kusadasi, 2014)

HLA & Adverse Drug Reactions (Istanbul, 2014)

HLA & Cancer (Oral Presentation at ASHI Conference, Chicago, 2013)

Scientific Writing (Miami, 2013)

Effective Oral Presentations (Miami, 2012)

Cancer Immune Surveillance (Miami, 2012)

HLA Complex II: Clinical Utility (Miami Beach, 2012)

HLA Complex I: Genetics & Biology (Miami Beach, 2011)

Breast Cancer & HLA (New Jersey, 2011)

Insufficiencies of GWAS (Kusadasi, 2011)

Real-time PCR: Troubleshooting (Istanbul, 2011)

Iron Depletion in Disease Prevention (Birmingham, AL, 2011)

Childhood Leukemia Epidemiology: Hispanic Connection (Miami, 2011)

Genetic Epidemiology as a Probe for Disease Biology (Miami, 2011)

HLA and Disease Associations (Rio de Janeiro, 2010)


Curriculum Vitae



Head of School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry

Kingston University London

United Kingdom




Last edited: 10 November 2023

[first publication: 1998]