Dr. Elif Nur Fırat Karalar at Koç University’s Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics has been awarded with the prestigious Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship. Her research project, titled “Dissecting the role of centriolar satellites in spatiotemporal regulation of centriole duplication“ received 108.000 pounds between December 2016-2019. The successful completion of this project will lead to an understanding of the underlying cellular causes of human genetic diseases and cancer. The Newton grant will help Dr. Firat Karalar to develop the research strengths of her research group through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with her partner Dr. Fanni Gergely at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. This fellowship is supported by the Royal Academy of Science, and aims to improve relations with UK in research and innovation for sustainable growth and welfare of developing countries such as Turkey.