Ela Kacin received her BSc in molecular biology and genetics at Istanbul Kultur University (full scholarships). Meanwhile, she did an ERASMUS internship at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She obtained her master's degree on molecular biotechnology and biochemistry with biomedical orientation at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. She worked on the molecular biology of cancer during her BSc and MSc and joined the REGE lab in 2017 as a PhD student. Her project is to improve the quality of iPSC by combining candidate oocyte reprogramming factors (CORFs) and to understand the epigenetic mechanisms involved. The project is supported by a highly competitive scholarship from IWT and is named SEGa (Science and Ethics of stem cells derived Gametes).