Dr Deniz Göl

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Science and the Environment

Molecular Plant and Microbial Biosciences Research Unit

Contact Details

email: d.gol@worc.ac.uk

Dr Deniz Göl has broad experience in plant molecular biology, genetics, and gene mapping. She joined the University of Worcester in April 2021 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Professor Mahmut Tör’s research group. She carries out a BBSRC- funded research that aims to reveal the gene functions in the obligate oomycete downy mildew pathogen using small interfering RNA. She pursued her PhD in mapping of lentil genome using recombinant inbred lines and molecular markers. During her master study, she focused on abiotic stress research particularly on salt tolerance in tomato. She has worked in different laboratories and contributed to plant-microbe interaction field, particularly on susceptibility genes in eggplant and tomato.


2015: PhD. Biotechnology, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

2006: M.Sc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey.

2000: B.Sc. Biology, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.

Research Interests

Plant-microbe interactions

Molecular Biology

Plant Genetics

Plant tissue culture


Membership of Professional Bodies

British Society of Plant Pathology

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye


Tör, M., Wood, T., Webb, A., Göl, D., McDowell, J.M. (2023). Recent developments in plant-downy mildew interactions. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2023.01.010.

Bilir, O., Göl, D., Hong, Y., McDowell, J. and Tör, M. (2022) Small RNA-based plant protection. Front. Plant Sci.13:951097. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.951097.

Bracuto, B., Appiano, M., Ricciardi, L., Göl, D., Visser, R.G.F., Bai, Y., Pavan, S., 2017. Functional characterization of the powdery mildew susceptibility gene SmMLO1 in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), Transgenic Res 26:323–330.

Yılmaz Temel, H., Göl, D., Akkale, H.B., Kahraman, A. and Tanyolaç, M.B., 2014, Single nucleotide polymorphism discovery through Illumina-based transcriptome sequencing and mapping in lentil, Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 38.

Frary, A., Göl, D., Keleş, D., Ökmen, B., Pınar, H., Şığva, H.Ö., Yemenicioğlu, A., Doğanlar, S. NaCl tolerance in Lycopersicon pennellii introgression lines: QTL related to physiological responses. Biologia Plantarum 55 (3): 461-468, 2011.

Frary, A., Göl, D., Keleş, D., Ökmen, B., Pınar, H., Şığva, H.Ö., Yemenicioğlu, A., Doğanlar, S. ‘Salt tolerance in Solanum pennellii: antioxidant response and related QTL’, BMC Plant Biology 2010, 10:58; 1471-2229.