Dr Dürdane Bayram-Jacobs is an Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven School of Education (ESoE), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She holds a bachelor degree in physics teaching from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey. She worked for 10 years as a physics & science teacher at secondary schools in Turkey. She has worked as a principal investigator and researcher on various local and EU projects, served as a member of the External Policy and Relations Committee member at NARST. Her research interests are; Socio-scientific Issues (SSI), science education for citizenship, Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of science teachers, formative evaluation of SSI lessons, and innovation in education.