Melike is a predoctoral fellow at the EMBL-EBI working under the supervision of Janet Thornton. Her research involves computational studies on ageing and age-related diseases. She is an alumna of the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Melike has met ISCB-SC through her involvement in the Regional Student Group-Turkey. She served as a core team member and leader of the RSG-Turkey, where they initiated a webinar project. Since 2019, Melike became involved in the Student Council as a vice-chair of RSG committee responsible for the RSGs in Europe and chairing the SC-Webinar Project.