President of Academy

Prof. Dr. Muzaffer ŞEKER

Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker was born in 1961 in İzmir and graduated from Uludag University Veterinary Faculty in 1986. Prof. Şeker received his Ph.D. in Human Anatomy at Leicester University, Faculty of Medicine in England in 1995. He became an associate professor in 2006, then he also became a full professor in 2000.

Prof. Şeker worked as an instructor in the United Arab Emirates for two years and also served as the Head of the Department of Medical Education and Informatics at the Meram Faculty of Medicine at Selçuk University. He served on the Founding Board of Trustees of Istanbul Medipol University from 2008 to 2010. Prof Şeker, who has also a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration, was appointed as founding rector of Konya Necmettin Erbakan University in December 2014 and appointed for a second term too.

Prof. Şeker has been a TÜBİTAK Science Council Member, Interuniversity Council (ÜAK) Medical Health Education Council Member, Ministry of Health Board Member of Health Tourism, InterUniversity Council (ÜAK) Associate Professorship Council Member, Higher Education Council (YÖK) Disabled Education Member, KOP Regional Universities Association (UNIKOP) former president, Executive Board of the University Hospitals Association, Ahmet-Nezahat Keleşoğlu Education Foundation Board of Trustees Member, Selçuk Autism Individuals Education Foundation (SOBE) Founding Trustee Member, İstanbul Science and Education Foundation (İSİLEV) Founding Trustee member, Birlik Vakfı Advisory Board Member, and İNNOPARK Board of Directors Member. He has also performed administrative duties in Turkey Institutes of Health Administration (TÜSEB) Aziz Sancar Science, Service and Incentive Awards, TÜBA-GEBİP Awards, and TÜBİTAK Science, Service and Incentive Awards. Prof. Şeker participated in Science’20 Summit in 2017 and at the 2018 World Science Forum as a country representative. Prof. Şeker, who has served in various positions in the Turkish Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy Association and Basic Medical Science Platform since 2002, Prof. Muzaffer Şeker is married and has three children.