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Dr Ozlem Yilmaz

Research Fellow

Byrne House SF6

I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellow.

More info about my project Plant Phenome can be found here:


My research interests are in: Philosophy of Biology; Philosophy of Plant Biology; Plant Physiology; Ecology; Philosophy of Science; Plant Science; Bioethics; Biology-Films/Cinema.



Research interests

I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Research Fellow.


More info about my project can be found here:

Project name: Plant Phenome

01-12-2019 to 01-12-2021

European Commission

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No: 833353.



I hold BSc in Biology, MSc in Environmental Sciences and MSc in Biology Education. I have a PhD in Biology (2011) and a PhD in Philosophy (2020); both Ege University, İzmir, Turkey. During my Biology PhD, I visited Plant Energy Biology Lab, University of Sydney, Australia (2008-2009) and Plant Physiology Lab, Sabancı University, Turkey (2009-2011). I did three years post-doc research in Plant Physiology Lab. of Sabancı University (2013-2016); I have published research papers in plant science from my first PhD and post-doc. I received a European Philosophy of Science Association Fellowship for visiting Egenis, Exeter, for one month (2016). Later, I did two years post-doc in Humanities and Social Sciences Department of İstanbul Technical University, Turkey (2017-2019). In 2018, I was a Writing-up fellow for six months at the Konrad Lorenz Institute, Klosterneuburg, Austria.


I  worked as an actor in university theatre groups (2000-2003) and professionally (2003-2006). In addition, I did occasional dubbing for television cartoons (2002-2004). Note: ‘Özlem Yılmaz’ is a very common name in Turkey. There is a famous actor with the same name. She is not me!:) Also, there are several Özlem Yılmazs in biology too.


Society Memberships: East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS); European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA); International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB); Philosophy of Science Association (PSA); Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP); Society for Women in Philosophy in Turkey (SWIP-TR); STS Turkey, Bilim ve Teknoloji Çalışmaları Türkiye Araştırma Ağı.


I am a steering committee member and co-founder of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS).

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