Dr. Ergoren was graduated from department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Halic University in 2005. He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in medical genetics at the Department of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Biological Sciences, University of Leicester in 2013. He submitted his PhD thesis on “the control of meiotic recombination in the human genome” by under the supervision of the piooner of DNA fingerprinting Professor Sir Alec J Jeffreys. Since August 2013, he has been working as a full-time academician at Near East University, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ergoren was selected as a National Representative of Cyprus for the European Society of Embryology and Human Reproduction in 2014 for three years. Additionally, Dr. Ergoren is a deputy coordinators of Phase III Medical Faculty and Continous Medical Education of Near East University.
Mahmut Cerkez Ergoren is interested in understanding the fundamental processes like mutation, recombination and polymorphism that generate DNA diversity and thus contribute to disease and drive evolution. His other major interest is reproductive genetics and use of stem cell therapies in reproductive science. During his studies at University of Leicester with Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, he focused on patterns and processes of human meiotic recombination, including understanding how recombination hotspots are specified and how they evolve as highly dynamic entities in the human genome. As a researcher, phenotypic consequences of human genetic diversity particularly, genetic variation of human genes in dynamic regions of the human genome, the relationship of this variation with susceptibility to disease, and developing the techniques such as genome editing to able to clinical diagnosis and used them especially in personalized medicine also added and brought this entire research pathway to his attention.