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PHD-STUDENT BIZHANOVA NAZERKE'S PROJECT ON THE RARE TURKESTAN LYNX WON FUNDING FROM RUFFORD SMALL GRANTS!

3/18/2020

PhD-student of the Department of Biodiversity and bioresources Nazerke Alimkyzy Bizhanova received a research grant from Rufford Small Grants. Within the framework of her PhD work, this project will focus on studying population status, identification of threats for conservation of the rare Eurasian lynx subspecies – Turkestan lynx (Lynx lynx isabellina Blyth, 1847). Bizhanova Nazerke took the initiative to study this rare cat, and had begun this project as a team leader.

Project theme: «Population and conservation status of the Turkestan lynx (Lynx lynx isabellina Blyth, 1847) in the Kazakh part of the Northern Tien Shan».

Traditional zoological methods and remote sensing methods, in particular, camera traps, will be used. Research will be conducted in three protected areas: the Ile Alatau State National Natural Park, Almaty State Nature Reserve and Kolsai Kolderi State National Natural Park.

Considering the major threats such as habitat degradation and fragmentation, poaching, loss of prey base, conflict with livestock farmers (retaliatory killing due to livestock depredation), it is relevant to conduct research, the research team within the framework of the project carries out studies results of which will be used to create conservation strategies; improve networks of protected areas and increase efficiency of their management; for educational purposes and to raise awareness of the local population living in the habitats of this large carnivore.

The research team consists of 7 researchers:

1. Bizhanova Nazerke – Project leader, Junior Researcher at the Laboratory of theriology of the Institute of Zoology, Tutor and PhD-student at al-Farabi Kazakh National University;

2. Grachev Aleksey – Head at the Laboratory of theriology of the Institute of Zoology, founder of the Public Fund «Wildlife Without Borders»;

3. Kantarbayev Sanjar – Researcher at the Laboratory of theriology of the Institute of Zoology, PhD-student at al-Farabi Kazakh National University;

4. Baidavletov Erlik – Researcher at the Laboratory of theriology of the Institute of Zoology;

5. Grachev Yuri – Leading Researcher at the Laboratory of theriology of the Institute of Zoology, Candidate of Biological sciences;

6. Saparbayev Saltore – Researcher at the Laboratory of theriology of the Institute of Zoology and Almaty State Nature Reserve;

7. Bespalov Maxim – Research assistant and field manager.

All of the above participants are experienced and knowledgeable mammologists.

 The Department of Biodiversity and Bioresources congratulates Nazerka Bizhanova on her achievement and wishes her great success!

Chair of biodiversity and bioresources 

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"MEETING WITH STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF HISTORY, ARCHEOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY"

3/17/2020

As part of the project "A Virtuous Society" on February 27, 2020 at 03:00 p.m. Head of the Department of Biophysics and Biomedicine of al-Farabi KazNU Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Sultan Tuleukhanov held a meeting with students of the Faculty of History, Archeology and Ethnology and delivered an informative lecture on "The Physiological Basis of Kindness". Dean of the Faculty of History, Archeology and Ethnology, candidate of historical sciences, associate Professor Mendigul Nogaibaeva opened the meeting. During the lecture, Professor Sultan Tuleukhanov emphasized that virtue is a clear manifestation of humanism and morality.

 

 

Tuleukhanov S. T.

Head of the Department of Biophysics and Biomedicine,

Kairat B. K.

Lecturer of the Department of Biophysics and Biomedicine

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EDUCATED GENERATION - THE FUTURE OF THE NATION

3/16/2020

Curators-advisors of the Department of Biophysics and Biomedicine Kozhakhmetova A. N., Kulbayeva M. S., Srailova G. T. and students held the event "Educated generation-the future of the nation".

As you know, the fate of a nation is in the hands of generations. This event is organized in order to educate young people about humanism, morality, and well-being.

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Students and teachers of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics have contributed to the Challenge “Qairymdy Qogam”

3/12/2020

On February 28-29, 2020, within the framework of the Republican Challenge, the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics organized a collection of things for the needy. We have collected clothes for children and adults, books, toys. Things were transferred to the socially-charitable project "Teplo", which redirects the received things to poor families, orphanages and social assistance centers (https://teplocharity.kz/). 

The organizers are Deputy Head of Department on Academic and Educational Issues, adviser, PhD Lovinskaya A.V., candidate of biological sciences, senior teacher Shalakhmetova G.A., 2nd year students of the specialty "Biotechnology" BT-50r, BT-51r, BT52r.

#alfarabiqaiyrymdyqoǵam#AlFarabiQQ 

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Meeting with a candidate of psychological sciences, associate professor B.D. Zhigitbekova

3/11/2020

In the house of students №7 of the faculty of biology and biotechnology of the Al-Farabi Kazakh national University curators-advisors of the Department of molecular biology and genetics spent an educational hour with students on creating a friendly atmosphere, reducing anxiety, organizing interaction in a group, demonstrating students , the best sides. Invited speaker is candidate of psychological sciences, associate professor Zhigitbekova B.D.

         The purpose of the evening is to improve the mental mood of students , the ability to evaluate their creative abilities, respect for themselves, get rid of stress, and establish friendly relations in their environment.

         In this regard, students chose their educational professions according to their heart's desire or were influenced by other external factors, and this was discussed . This meeting is dedicated to improving the mental mood of students, the ability to evaluate their creative abilities, treat themselves with respect , communicate with each other respectfully, and get rid of stress.

         Students and teachers who took part in the meeting received comprehensive answers to their questions.

Organizers are senior adviser of the department Zhigitbekova A.D., advisers of the department Baiseitova S.K., Serbayeva A.D., Shaltenbai G.N.

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"Biotechnology-the science of the future"

3/10/2020

28.02.2020 at 17:00 in the “БАЗ 3” hall of  KazNU an educational hour was held with the participation of 3rd year students of the Department of Biotechnology of the Biological and Biotechnological Faculty.

The purpose of the training hour: to Protect the students ' project in the field of biotechnology of modern methods and achievements. The formation of modern biotechnology concepts among students, the development of thinking, the development of morality and solidarity.

Organizer: head of the Department: associate Professor Kistaubaeva A. S., PhD., senior lecturer Sarsekeyeva F.K., teachers, doctoral students: Malik А. M. Тoken A. I., Karabaeva I. Zh.

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International internship of doctoral student

3/6/2020

Zhanar Narmuratova, a doctoral student of the Department of Biotechnology studies the properties of bio-active peptides derived from mare's milk at University of Lorraine, Animal Research and Animal Products Functionality Unit (UR AFPA).

On a photo with Dr. Jean-Michel Girardet.

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А presentation of the book "Catalog of the collection of vertebrate animals of the biological museum of Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi"!

3/4/2020

02/27/2020 there was a presentation of the book "Catalog of the collection of vertebrate animals of the biological museum of Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi"!

The book of Kylyshbai Satimbekovich Musabekov was published at the Kazakh University Publishing House in 2019. It is written in three languages ​​(Kazakh, Russian, English) and is the result of many years of revision of the unique collection of vertebrate animals of the biological museum of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. The collection fund of the Biological Museum has great scientific and educational significance, the main purpose of which is to protect animals listed in the Red Book.

Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Biodiversity and Bioresources

Teacher: Jumakhanova G.B.

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1150th anniversary of the scientist, philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi

3/3/2020

In 2020, Kazakhstan will celebrate the 1150th anniversary of the scientist, philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi, the decree on forming the State Commission on preparation and holding of the anniversary was signed by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.    

In Kazakhstan the largest educational institution-the Kazakh national University, is named after al-Farabi there is a library, also named in honor of the great philosopher. And we, the students of the faculty biological and biotechnology, BB18-07 group held an open event in honor of our great ancestor. The 1150th anniversary of al-Farabi will be celebrated under the auspices of UNESCO in 2020 on an international scale.

Adviser: Yeltay Gulmira Esenkyzy, and special thanks to teachers Mankibaeva Sandugash Amanzholovna, Karbozova Nazym Kurmanbaevna.

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