Oktay Yerlikaya was born on 03.06.1982 in Izmir-Turkey. He graduated from Ege University, Faculty of Agriculture, Animal Production Program, Dairy Technology Sub-Program in 2005. He completed his master's thesis on "A Research on Caper White Cheese Production and Quality Characteristics" in 2008, and he completed his doctorate degree with a thesis on "Isolation and Identification of Enterococcus Species with Probiotic Properties from Raw Milk and Traditional Dairy Products and Investigation of Use as Adjunct Cultures in İzmir Tulum Cheese Production" in 2013. Oktay Yerlikaya, who is still working as an Associate Professor at Ege University, Dairy Technology Department studies dairy science and technology, probiotic dairy products, dairy microbiology, and pure culture production technology. He published more than 60 research articles in SCI (E) and international journals.
Title : Importance of packaging selection in probiotic dairy products
Title : Enterococci: a review of potential technological and functional properties