Ismail Cakmak#

Ismail Cakmak

Email:cakmak 'at'
Membership Number:3181
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:TURKEY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 - present: Coordinator of the Working Group 1: Soil- Plant Interactions and Physiology of the EU COST Action 0905
  • 2009 - present: President of the International Plant Nutrition Council
  • 2002 - present: Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Agronomy (Elsevier)
  • 2005 - present: Section Editor, Plant and Soil (Springer)
  • 1995-2009: Advisory Board Member, Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology (Elsevier Science)
  • 2005 - 2007: International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT)-Board of Trustees, based in Mexico
  • 1997-2004: Turkish Committee Member of the EUREKA-EUROAGRI Umbrella Project
  • 1998-2002: “Honorary Theme Editor”, Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems published by UNESCO,
  • 2000 August: moved to Sabanci University in Istanbul from Cukurova University in Adana
  • 1999 December: Full Professor of Plant Nutrition, Cukurova University, and 1989 December: Associate Professor of Plant Nutrition,
  • 1988 January: PhD Stuttgart-Hohenheim University (completed with outstanding success: summa cum laude).

Fields of Scholarship
  • Zinc deficiency in cereal crops and human populations
  • Genetic improvement of cultivated wheats by exploiting wild wheats
  • Root adaptation mechanisms of plants to mineral nutrient deficiencies
  • Physiological changes in plant cells under micronutrient deficiencies
  • Carbon partitioning and root growth under magnesium deficiency
  • Oxygen free radicals and antioxidants in stressed plants

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2011 Elected Member of the International Society of Trace Element Research in Humans (ISTERH) Council
  • 2008 Istanbul Lions Club-Humanitarian Service Award
  • 2007 Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Crawford Fund “Derek Tribe Award Medal”
  • 2005 IFA-International 2005 Crop Nutrition Award (IFA: Int. Fertilizer Industry Association)
  • 2004 2nd National Agricultural Forum Science Prize given by Ministry of Agriculture, Ankara
  • 2003 Distinguished Visitor Fellowship, University of Western Australia
  • 1999 TUBITAK Science Prize (TUBITAK: The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey)
  • 1994 January: TUBITAK-Junior Science Prize

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