Dr. Sibel Suzen studied at Ankara University, from where she received her Pharmacy degree (1985) and Masters degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1989). She obtained a Ph. D. (1997) from University of Swansea, Chemistry Department (UK) under the supervision of Dr. J. M. Williams where she worked on the synthesis and hydrazinolysis of dehydroalanine derivatives in order to investigate possible relevance to glycoprotein hydrazinolysis. She has been involved in several medicinal chemistry projects related aldose reductase inhibitory compounds, antioxidant compounds, biologically active indole derivatives, radioprotective agents, and electroanalytical investigation of in vitro drug metabolism. She has organized and participated in organizing committees of numerous international meetings related to pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry. Her research interest focuses on the synthesis and biological evaluation of melatonin and peptide related antioxidant compounds as well as aldose reductase inhibitors and radioprotective agents. She is currently Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University.