Ulvi Gursoy
DDS, PhD in Periodontology, Spec. in Periodontology

Assistant Professor, Institute of Dentistry (Institute of Dentistry)

ulvgur@utu.fi
+358 29 450 4476
+358 50 514 8132

Lemminkäisenkatu 2
Turku



Areas of expertise
Periodontology; Oral immunology; Oral biofilms

Biography

Received his DDS from Gazi University, Turkey in 1998 and accomplished his PhD in periodontology in Cumhuriyet University, Turkey in 2004. Started his post-doctoral training in University of Helsinki, Finland and National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland in 2005. In 2009, appointed as university teacher at the Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland. Received his associate professorship at the same university in 2010 and his lecturer position in 2012, and promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2018. Serving as the vice-president of Scandinavian Society of Periodontology (http://www.scsp.info) and the secretary general of the Scandinavian Division (NOF) of the International Association for Dental Research (http://www.iadr-nof.com/).



Research

Main research interests are oral biofilm-host cell interactions and analyses of salivary components in diagnosis of periodontitis. Currently supervising five PhD students and has over 80 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

For whole list of publications, please see:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=gursoy+uk




Teaching

2014 - present, Board member, Personal Tutoring Program, Medical Education Research and Development Centre (TUTKE), University of Turku

2013 - present, Board member (and Director starting 2017), Institute of dentistry university teachers' organization, University of Turku

2012 – present, Member of the planning and working group, ”Multiprofessional elective course - Brain”,
TUTKE, University of Turku

2012 – present, Course instructor of the Basics of periodontology and inhibition of gingival inflammation (DENT0153) course, University of Turku

2012 – present, Course instructor of the Deepening periodontal knowledge (DENT0411) course, University of Turku



Publications
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NFE2L2/NRF2, OGG1, and cytokine responses of human gingival keratinocytes against oxidative insults of various origin (2019)
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Kasnak G, Könönen E, Syrjänen S, Gürsoy M, Zeidán-Chuliá F, Firatli E, Gürsoy UK
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Regulation of gingival epithelial cytokine response by bacterial cyclic dinucleotides (2019)
Journal of Oral Microbiology
Samira Elmanfi, Jie Zhou, Herman O. Sintim, Eija Könönen, Mervi Gürsoy, Ulvi Kahraman Gürsoy
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Cumulative use of salivary markers with an adaptive design improves detection of periodontal disease over fixed biomarker thresholds (2018)
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Ulvi Kahraman Gürsoy, Pirkko J. Pussinen, Veikko Salomaa, Sanna Syrjäläinen, Eija Könönen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Elevated levels of 8-OHdG and PARK7/DJ-1 in peri-implantitis mucosa (2018)
Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research
Kasnak G, Firatli E, Kononen E, Olgac V, Zeidan-Chulia F, Gursoy UK
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Gingival crevicular fluid levels of human beta-defensin-1 in type 2 diabetes mellitus and periodontitis (2018)
Clinical Oral Investigations
Yilmaz D, Caglayan F, Buber E, Kononen E, Aksoy Y, Gursoy UK, Guncu GN
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Matrix metalloproteinase-7 in periodontitis with type 2 diabetes mellitus (2018)
Journal of Periodontal Research
F. Zeidán‐Chuliá, D. Yilmaz, L. Häkkinen, E. Könönen, B.‐H. Neves de Oliveira, G. Güncü, V.‐J. Uitto, F. Caglayan, U. K. Gürsoy
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Molecular forms and fragments of salivary MMP-8 in relation to periodontitis (2018)
Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Gürsoy UK, Könönen E, Tervahartiala T, Gürsoy M, Pitkänen J, Torvi P, Suominen AL, Pussinen P, Sorsa T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Proteomic analysis of RAW macrophages treated with cGAMP or c-di-GMP reveals differentially activated cellular pathways (2018)
RSC Advances
Moloud Aflaki Sooreshjani,Ulvi K. Gursoy, Uma K. Aryalc, Herman O. Sintim
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Quorum-sensing molecule dihydroxy-2,3-pentanedione and its analogs as regulators of epithelial integrity (2018)
Journal of Periodontal Research
S. Elmanfi, X. Ma, H. O. Sintim, E. Könönen, S. Syrjänen, U. K. Gursoy
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Quorum sensing molecules regulate epithelial cytokine response and biofilm-related virulence of three Prevotella species (2018)
Anaerobe
Fteita D, Könönen E, Gürsoy M, Ma X, Sintim HO, Gürsoy UK
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Salivary biomarkers in association with periodontal parameters and the periodontitis risk haplotype (2018)
Innate Immunity
Liukkonen J, Gürsoy UK, Könönen E, Gürsoy M, Metso J, Salminen A, Kopra E, Jauhiainen M, Mäntylä P, Buhlin K, Paju S, Sorsa T, Nieminen MS, Lokki ML, Sinisalo J, Pussinen PJ
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Cyclic dinucleotides in oral bacteria and in oral biofilms (2017)
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Gürsoy Ulvi K, Gürsoy Mervi, Könönen Eija, Sintim Herman O
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Dipeptidyl peptidase IV and quorum sensing signaling in biofilm-related virulence of Prevotella aurantiaca (2017)
Anaerobe
Fteita D, Musrati AA, Könönen E, Ma X, Gürsoy M, Peurla M, Söderling E, Sintim HO, Gürsoy UK
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Effects of Xylitol and Sucrose Mint Products on Streptococcus mutans Colonization in a Dental Simulator Model (2017)
Current Microbiology
Salli KM, Gursoy UK, Soderling EM, Ouwehand AC
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Mannose-binding lectin gene polymorphism in relation to periodontal infection (2017)
Journal of Periodontal Research
Liukkonen A, He Q, Gürsoy UK, Pussinen PJ, Gröndahl-Yli-Hannuksela K, Liukkonen J, Sorsa T, Suominen AL, Huumonen S, Könönen E
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Personalized medicine beyond genomics: alternative futures in big data-proteomics, environtome and the social proteome (2017)
Journal of Neural Transmission
Ozdemir V, Dove ES, Gursoy UK, Sardas S, Yildirim A, Yilmaz SG, Barlas IO, Gungor K, Mete A, Srivastava S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Salivary cytokine levels in early gingival inflammation (2017)
Journal of Oral Microbiology
Belstrøm D, Damgaard C, Könönen E, Gürsoy M, Holmstrup P, Gürsoy UK.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Alveolar bone loss in relation to toll-like receptor 4 and 9 genotypes and Porphyromonas gingivalis carriage. (2016)
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Ulvi Kahraman Gursoy, Qiushui He, Pirkko Pussinen, Sisko Huumonen, Eija Könönen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Analyses of Gingival Adhesion Molecules in Periodontitis: Theoretical In Silico, Comparative In Vivo, and Explanatory In Vitro Models (2016)
Journal of Periodontology
Gursoy UK, Zeidan-Chulia F, Yilmaz D, Ouml;zdemir V, Maki-Petays J, de Oliveira BHN, Firatli Y, Guncu GN, Caglayan F, Kononen E
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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