Awards and achievements of the department



We sincerely congratulate our teacher and dean of the faculty of biology and biotechnology, doctor of biological Sciences, Professor Zayadan Bolatkhan Kazykhanuly on his election as an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan!

Your election as an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of our Republic was a recognition of your great achievements in scientific activity, a worthy assessment of the significant contribution to the development of scientific problems contained in your works, and was a confirmation of your high authority in Kazakhstan science!

We are confident that your knowledge and experience will continue to develop photobiotechnology and bioenergy in our Republic. We wish you, dear Bolatkhan Kazykhanuly, good health, new successes in research, good luck in your aspirations and implementation of your plans for the benefit of science in Kazakhstan!


Scientific achievements of Professor Zayadan Bolatkhan Kazykhanovich


For the first time in Kazakhstan B. K. Zayadan created a new scientific school in the field of "Phototrophic microorganisms, their application in biotechnology and bioenergy", which function on the basis of the laboratory of Photobiotechnology of biology and biotechnology problems Research Institute of of al-Farabi Kazakh national University. At this laboratory, he managed 17 research projects funded by the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dedicated to the biology and biotechnology of microalgae and cyanobacteria. The main research areas of his scientific school are related to the search and study of promising cultures of phototrophic microorganisms of important biotechnological significance, in particular for the production of biologically active substances (BAS) in medicine and biologically active additives (BAA) for agriculture, the production of biofuels and biofertilizers, biomonitoring and bioremediation of deteriorated environmental objects.

In 2017, B. K. Zayadan participated in the international specialized exhibition EXPO - 2017 with the project "Mass cultivation and monitoring of microalgae in photobioreactors for biodiesel production".


B. K. Zayadan devotes a lot of time and effort to training highly qualified specialists. Under his guidance, 6 candidate and 8 PhD theses were defended. 


Under his leadership has created the collection of microalgae and cyanobacteria al-Farabi Kazakh national University (CCMKazNU – Culture Collection of microalgae, Al-Faraby Kazakh National university) which has 90 wild strains and mutant strains are promising for industrial biotechnology.

B. K. Zayadan actively conducted joint research with major research centers in the United States, China, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Japan and the UK.

B. K. Zayadan is the author of about 20 patents and more than 400 publications in the far and near abroad and in Kazakhstan, including 15 books and 5 monographs, and more than 70 publications published in such international, highly rated journals as: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Biotechnology, Genome Announcements, FEMS Microbiology Letters, Photosynthesis Research, Russia njournal of Plant physiology, Microbiology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.

The number of citations of articles over the past 5 years was 448, h-index 10, Scopus-270, h - index -7. 

B. K. Zayadan published the monograph "Biomonitoring of aquatic ecosystems based on microalgae", "Biotechnology of phototrophic microorganisms", "Ecological biotechnology of phototrophic microorganisms", textbooks "Food biotechnology", "Ecological biotechnology", "Basics of Biotechnology" tutorials "Environmental biotechnology", "Microflora of reservoirs", "Biotechnology of phototrophic microorganisms" Textbooks "Methods of isolation and cultivation of pure cultures of microalgae", "Laboratory workshop on biotechnology of phototrophic microorganisms", which meets modern requirements of teaching biology and biotechnology at universities, distinguished by precision and clarity of presentation of complex issues of biological science. B. K. Zayadan is a member of the specialized Doctoral Council of al-Farabi KazNU in the specialty of biotechnology, chief scientific editor of Eurasian journal al-Farabi KazNU (Ecology series) and a member of the editorial Board of the journal International Journal of Biology and Chemistry and News NAS RK, biological and medical series. He is the Chairman of the Commission on biological specialties of the Republican Educational and methodological Council.

For success in pedagogical, scientific and social activities, Professor B.K. Zayadan was twice awarded the title "Best Teacher of the Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (2008, 2018), holder of the state scientific scholarship for scientists who contributed to the development of science and technology of the Republic of Kazakhstan - 2014.

In 2016 he was awarded the badge “I.Altynsarin » of the MES RK for achievements in pedagogical activity.

In 2017, according to the Web of Science Core Collection, he was awarded a diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan for high citation among Kazakhstani scientists in the field of "Green Energy" from 2012 to 2016.

In 2017, he was awarded a certificate for high rates of publication activity in Springer Nature journal.

In 2018, “For Merits in the Development of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan” was awarded the badge of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 2019 was awarded the badge of the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan - "Honorary worker of education of the Republic of Kazakhstan".

In 2019, awarded the Scopus Award-2019 in the nomination “Top researcher in Engineering and technologies”.

In 2019, he was awarded the medal of KazNU named after al-Farabi "Yeren enbegi ushyn".


Sincerely, your Students




               At the Department of Biotechnology, teachers every year take part in the Republican competition "The Best Teacher" and everyone who submitted their candidacy wins - this means that highly qualified teaching staff work at the department.

               I congratulate our Best teachers of this year: Ph.D., associate professors of the department Sadvakasova A.K. and Turashevа S.K. This award gives an opportunity to improve their qualifications in the Top Universities of the world, to take part in International conferences, to publish textbooks, to publish an article with an impact factor.


We wish you creative success, dear teachers! 


Owners Description 
The Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology of the Kazakh National University, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Bolatkhan Kazykhanovich Zayadan was awarded the prize "The Best Teacher of the University".   
Award to the best and worthy: Professor Anatoly Timofeevich Ivashchenko awarded the silver medal of al-Farabi  
Specialty "Biotechnology" in bachelor's, master's and doctoral programms passed international accreditation in ASIIN, received the relevant certificates.   

Professor Zayadan B.K., Dean of the faculty, doctor of biological science, Corresponding member of NAS of the RK, 2017 




Prof. Atabaeva S.D. 

The winner «The best teacher of RK», 2017


 Akimbekov N.Sh., PhD 

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - 2016


Kistaubaieva A.S., PhD

The winner «The best teacher of RK». 2016



Prof. Kenzhebaieva S.S.

The winner «The best teacher of RK». 2015