The 2022 TÜSEB Aziz Sancar Science Award, named after Turkish Nobel Laurate Prof. Aziz Sancar and given to scientists who have made significant contributions to health sciences and technology at an international level, was awarded to Prof. Halil Kavaklı from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering for his research on DNA repair and circadian rhythm.

Professor Kavaklı continues his studies on the biological clock with the funds provided by TÜBİTAK, TÜBA, and the European Community. He received the TÜBA-Outstanding Young Scientist Award (GEBİP) and FABED Eser Tümen Outstanding Achievement Award. With over 60 works published in international magazines and books, he also worked as an editor for many scientific journals.