President of Academy

Prof. Dr. Muzaffer ŞEKER

Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) President, Professor Dr. Muzaffer Şeker, was born in İzmir in 1961. He graduated from Uludağ University Veterinary Faculty in 1986. Subsequently, Prof. Şeker earned his Ph.D. in Human Anatomy at the University of Leicester, Faculty of Medicine in England, in 1995. He achieved the position of associate professor in 2000 and was promoted to full professorship in 2006.

Throughout his career, Prof. Şeker worked as an instructor in the United Arab Emirates for two years and held the position of the Head of the Department of Medical Education and Informatics at the Meram Faculty of Medicine at Selçuk University. He played a crucial role as a member of the Founding Board of Trustees of Istanbul Medipol University from 2008 to 2010. Prof. Şeker also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration.

In December 2014, he was appointed as the founding rector of Konya Necmettin Erbakan University and served a second term in that role. Prof. Şeker has been actively involved in various academic and administrative positions, including serving as 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 served on the selection committees of Türkiye Institutes of Health Administration (TÜSEB) Aziz Sancar Science, Service, and Incentive Awards; YÖK Doctorate Awards; TÜBA-GEBİP Awards; and TÜBİTAK Science, Service, and Incentive Awards.

He started his term as President of TÜBA in 2019. In addition to his administrative roles, Prof. Şeker has represented his country at the Science’20 Summits, World Science Forum, and many other international scientific events. Prof. Muzaffer Şeker is married and has three children.