Ismail Cakmak#

Ismail Cakmak

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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