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Assist Prof Dr Nadire Pelin Bahadirli | Herbal Teas | Best Researcher Award

PhD at  Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey

Nadire Pelin Bahadırlı is an Assistant Professor Doctor at Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey. She holds a Doctoral Degree and a Master’s Degree in Field Crops from the same university. Her doctoral thesis focused on inter-specific hybridization studies on sage (Salvia spp.), while her master’s thesis involved molecular characterization and cytogenetic analysis of wild sage populations native to Hatay province. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture from Cukurova University.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓


  • Ph.D. in Field Crops, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, 2014-2019
  • M.Sc. in Field Crops, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, 2012-2014
  • B.Sc. in Horticulture, Cukurova University, 2008-2011

Employment and Internship:

  • Assistant Professor, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, 2022-present
  • Research Assistant, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, 2012-2022
  • Internship, Hohenheim University, Germany, 2010


  • Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research
  • Association of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Mediterranean

👩‍🔬 Research Focus:

Dr. Nadire Pelin Bahadırlı’s research primarily focuses on the 🌿 agricultural and 🌱 horticultural aspects of medicinal and aromatic plants, particularly in the genus Salvia. Her work spans diverse areas including artificial hybridization for herbal tea production, antimicrobial activity assessment, and genetic diversity analysis using microsatellite markers. With a keen interest in essential oils and their applications in food preservation, she investigates the potential of natural compounds like Origanum syriacum volatile essential oil for enhancing the storage quality of fruits. Through her interdisciplinary approach, Dr. Bahadırlı contributes significantly to understanding plant genetics, bioactive compounds, and their practical implications in agriculture and food science.

Publications Top Notes:

  1. Investigation of Antibacterial Activity and Mechanism of T. spicata Essential Oil: This study, co-authored with Dr. Erdoğan Eliuz, explores the antibacterial properties of Thymus spicata essential oil. It also examines the mechanism behind its antibacterial action and the activation of hydrosol formed as a by-product with UV radiation. Published in Biologia in 2023.
  2. Comparison of Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Salvia fruticosa and S. aramiensis Essential Oils: Dr. Bahadırlı compares the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils derived from Salvia fruticosa and S. aramiensis. This article was published in the Journal of Essential Oil-Bearing Plants in 2022.
  3. Impacts of Edible Coatings Enriched with Laurel Essential Oil on the Storage Life of Strawberry ‘Camarosa’ Fruits: Collaborating with Kahramanoğlu, Okatan, and Wan, Dr. Bahadırlı investigates the effects of edible coatings enriched with laurel essential oil on the storage life of strawberry ‘Camarosa’ fruits. This study was published in Bragantia in 2022.
  4. Genetic Diversity of Salvia Species from Turkey Assessed by Microsatellite Markers: In collaboration with Dr. Ayanoglu, Dr. Bahadırlı explores the genetic diversity of Salvia species from Turkey using microsatellite markers. Published in the Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in 2021.
  5. Exposure to Volatile Essential Oils of Myrtle Leaves for Improving the Postharvest Storability of Fresh Loquat Fruits: Dr. Bahadırlı, along with Kahramanoğlu and Wan, investigates the potential of volatile essential oils from myrtle leaves in enhancing the postharvest storability of fresh loquat fruits. Published in the Journal of Food Quality in 2020.
Nadire Pelin Bahadirli | Herbal Teas | Best Researcher Award

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