Prof. Dr. Remziye Yılmaz received her Ph.D. from the Hacettepe University, Food Engineering Department in 2002 where her research focus was molecular identification and characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Between 2002-2005, she founded and worked at the first molecular biology laboratory on the detection and quantification genetically modified crops at the Ankara Food Control Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture. In 2005, she moved Middle East Technical University (METU), Molecular Biology and Biotechnology R&D Center. From 2005-2015, she conducted research as a head of the Genome Analysis Laboratory at the METU (Ankara), where her research contributed to the understanding of the functional genomics and genetically modified organisms including microorganisms. In 2006, short term, she moved to Wageningen University & Research, where she was a Prof. Dr. Leo De Graff Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Fungal Genomics. In 2015, she accepted a position at Hacettepe University as an Associate Professor. At the same year she was awarded with Borlaug Fellowship at the Michigan State University (MSU), Food Toxicology and Molecular Biology Department. Since 2017, Prof. Dr. Yılmaz also serves as the Associate Chair for International Food Biosafety and Biotechnology R&E Center.