• Master’s in Molecular Biology and Genetics (Research) (2018)
    Gebze Technical University, Turkey


  • Batool, Maria, Arif, Inessa, and Schenk, Peer M. (2020) “Plant microbiome engineering: expected benefits for improved crop growth and resilience”. Trends in Biotechnology, DOI:10.1016/j.tibtech. 2020.04.015 .
  • Batool, M., Akkaya, Ö., Şeker, M.G., Çiftçi, Y.Ö. (2019). “Biohardening of Arabidopsis thaliana Seeds and Seedling with Fraser Photinia Associated Bacterium (PGB_invit) in in vitro Conditions”. Not Bot Horti Agrobo, 2019, 47(3):954-961. DOI:10.15835/nbha47311488.
  • Dissertation titled “Determination of Interaction Between Arabidopsis thaliana and Putative Endophytic Bacterium Interaction Associated with Fraser Photinia” for the partial fulfillment of Master’s degree in Science (2018).
  • Butt, H., Mukhtar, T., & Batool, M. (2016). “Spilocaea pyracanthae causing leaf scab on loquat in Pakistan”. Bragantia, 75(1), 76-78. Epub November 27, 2015.  https://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-4499.235.
  • Butt, H., Mukhtar, T., Batool, M., Aslam, M.N., Kayani, M.Z., Hussain, M.A.,“Occurrence of leaf scab caused by Spilocaea pyracanthae on loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) in the Pothowar region of Pakistan.” Mycopath (2015) 13(1): 29-32.
  • Batool, M., Mukhtar, T., & Butt, H. (2014). First report of Diplocarpon mespili on loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) in Pakistan. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Pilzkunde (Austrian Journal of Mycology), 23, 143-147.
  • Invited Speaker for 2nd Microbiome for Agriculture Congress: Asia, April 20-21, 2021 Virtual Conference to talk on “Plant microbiome conditioning: “Recruiting Probiotics for Plants under Stress” Pg. 13.
  • Türkölmez N., Albayrak M., Batool M., Kayıhan D. S., Ekinci H., Akkaya Ö., Şeker M. G., Kayıhan C., Aydınoğlu F., and Çiftçi Y. Ö. Biotization of In Vitro Plants with Endophytic Beneficial Bacterium (PGP_invit) to Understand Plant-bacteria Interaction. In Vitro Biology Conference (SIVB), Florida 8-12 June 2019.
  • Batool, M., Kayıhan, D., Şeker, M.G., Akkaya, Ö., Çiftçi, Y.Ö. Positive Influence of a Photinia associated Plant-Growth Promoting Bacterium on in vitro growth of Arabidopsis thaliana. International Green Biotechnology Congress, Istanbul, Turkey 11-13 September 2017.
  • Batool, M., Kayıhan, D., Şeker, M.G., Akkaya, Ö. Çiftçi, Y.Ö. “Optimization of Infiltration Medium for Photinia-associated Putatively Endophytic Bacteria”. Annual Graduate Research Symposium, Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey, 17-18 May 2017.