We invite You to the International Conference of Students and Young Scientists “Farabi Alemi”


Dear Colleagues!

We invite You to take part in the International Conference of Students and Young Scientists “Farabi Alemi”, which will be held in April 9th-10th, 2019, at the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology of al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

Undergraduate, graduate students and young scientists of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the CIS countries are invited to participate in the conference.

@A.Meldebekova, @L.Lebedeva, @G.Doktyrbay


Award to the best and worthy: Professor Anatoly Timofeevich Ivashchenko awarded the silver medal of al-Farabi


February 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the birth of Doctor of Biological Sciences Anatoly Timofeevich Ivashchenko.

Professor A.T.Ivashchenko headed the Department of Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Plant Physiology at the Faculty of Biology of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University from 1999 to 2009.

Versatile interests of А.Т. Ivashchenko reflected in the development of many scientific fields. His students defended their dissertations in specialties of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, plant physiology, microbiology, many of them are working abroad now. For the first time in the CIS, under his scientific supervision, 3 PhD dissertations in the specialty "Bioinformatics" were defended. Two doctoral students defended PhD theses in France and Israel.

Along with the intensive scientific and practical activities of A.T.Ivashchenko has a great organizational and social work. A.T.Ivashchenko was a member of the All-Union Society of Biochemists, the All-Union Society of Geneticists, the All-Union Society of Biophysicists, the All-Union Society of Botanists, the All-Union Society of Geneticists and Breeders. For many years he worked as a member of the commission for awarding the State Prizes of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of science and technology.

In 2002, he was awarded the badge "For merits in the development of science of the Republic of Kazakhstan". He is twice winner of the competition "The best teacher of the university."

The Kazakhstani School of Bioinformatics, well known in the Republic and abroad, was established by Professor Ivashchenko A.T.

The result of his fruitful scientific activities are more than 400 publications, including more than 150 in international journals, of which about 90 published in journals with a high impact factor.

According to the Scival database publications of A.T.Ivashchenko in the field of genome transcripts are currently among the top 1% of the world’s important ones.

Professor A.T.Ivashchenko is a highly cited scientist. Hirsch index in Scopus database of professor A.T.Ivashchenko is 6, the total number of citations is 119, number of all publications in the Scopus database is 67.

In 2015-2018, Ivashchenko A.T. held a leading positions in the top 50 teachers in the university ranking.

Taking into account the great merits of Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor of the Department of Biotechnology Ivashchenko Anatoly Timofeevich in the development of science and education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University awards him with a silver medal named "Al-Farabi".

The Silver medal “For Special Merits for the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University” was established in 2009. By tradition, for the past 10 years, this award has been awarded to the most worthy scientists, teachers and university staff.

The team of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology heartily congratulates Anatoly Timofeevich Ivashchenko on his birthday!

@A.Meldebekova, @M.Narmuratova 


Seminar with scientists from Nazarbayev University


On February 4, a delegation from the Nazarbayev University visited the faculty of biology and biotechnology. During the meeting, which was held in a seminar format, the Nazarbayev University’s scientists familiarized the participants with the directions of their research, with projects conducted in the biological and biomedical sciences in NU.

At the meeting, colleagues exchanged opinions, shared their achievements, and the possibilities of mutual cooperation and collaboration between our universities were also discussed.



The project competition of high shool students


At the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year by the decision of the Department of education of Almaty Associate professors of the Department of Biotechnology of Al-Farabi Kazakh national University participated in the project competition of students. Students ' interest in science is manifested in the search. We hope that the future youth will achive the highest level in the science and education.

Authors: Yernazarovа G.I., Turasheva S.K., Narmuratova M.K.


Doctoral students of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University on a scientific internship in foreign universities


Ainisa Akindykova - a doctoral student of the 2-year study at the Department of Biotechnology, from the beginning of January began to carry out research on chelation of heavy metals with milk peptides at the University of Lorraine (Nancy, France).

A.Akindykova is undergoing a three-month research internship under the supervision of Stefan Jurjanz on her thesis entitled “Sequestration methods for environmental pollutants in order to reduce the exposure for food producing animals in Kazakhstan”.

For more information visit please, website of the University of Lorraine:



An international exhibition “Winter camp”


An international exhibition “Winter camp” was organized in the Demirel University (Kaskelen city) by Marketing and Recruiting Center of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in January 2019. The Professors staff of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, responsible for the professional orientation work on the Faculty participated in the exhibition and answered to questions of students about the specialties of our Faculty.

Authors: Ernazarova G.I., Turasheva S.K., Narmuratova M.K., Zhunisbaeva J.


Reporting meeting of the Dean of the faculty


On January 18, 2019, the dean of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Professor B.K. Zayadan held a report-meeting in front of the faculty professors’ staff, undergraduate students and magistrants on the development plan and the work done for the first half of the 2018-2019 academic year. The meeting was attended by University Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs A.K.Khikmetov.

In his report, the dean of the faculty spoke about the current situation and prospects of the winter garden which is under construction, a fruitfully functioning greenhouse, agrobiostation. He reported on the activities carried out over the past six months, that the faculty had taken one of the leading positions in the interuniversity ranking, according to an indicative plan.

At the end of the meeting, Mr. A.Khikmetov listened to the recommendations from the elder professors of the faculty, discussed and indicated what kind of work and tasks facing our faculty in 2019.

During the meeting, students and teachers asked various questions and received satisfactory answers to them.




The "Network research projects" competition


Professors of the Faculty of biology and biotechnology of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University expert the competition "Network research projects" in Nazarbayev Intellectual school of Almaty.

Authors: Yernazarovа G. I., Turasheva S. K., Narmuratova M. K.


On the eve of the Independence Day, the «Аlatau» winter garden was opened in KazNU.


More than 50 tropical and subtropical plants gathered here, including fountains and small architectural forms, places for students to relax and work. It will host classes and scientific internships for future biologists, geo-botanists, ecologists and other specialists, as well as excursions for schoolchildren and nature lovers.

The garden collection will continue to expand with rare and valuable plants, flowers and decorative compositions. Beautiful living environment has already become a place of attraction for creative youth and residents of the campus. Here they can usefully spend their time and relax, attend special eco-trainings, take part in caring for plants and learn more about nature.