Together with the University of Greifswald (Germany) and the Department of Biodiversity and Bioresources of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology as part of a joint international project “Livestock in the Ile-Delta in a changing watercourse - impact on food security and adaptation strategies” was held a seminar on “Livestock in the Ili River Delta, in a changing watercourse”. Period and venue February 19-20, 2019, in the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, 214 office. Project Leaders Prof. Volker Beckman (Germany, University of Greifswald) and prof. Dr.Sc. Nurtazin Sabir Temirgaliyevich (KazNU, Kazakhstan)
In the framework of the ERASMUS + project obtained in 2018 between ENSAIA and Kazakh National University (KazNU), Stefan Jurjanz and Cyril Feidt visited Almaty, the main city and former capital of Kazakhstan, at the beginning of April.
In order to strengthen scientific cooperation, they have met with many heads of the KazNU and its faculty of biology and biotechnology, as well as with the Research Institute of Genetics and Cytology and the Scientific and Production Enterprise «Antigen». This company has various fields of activity, including the production of vaccines for animals, diagnostics for the prevention of animal diseases, the production of nutritive solutions and the production of starters for the fermented camel and mare milk production. Kazakhstan is large country with a developed animal husbandry, where for various historical reasons there are various sources of pollution (radionuclides from the Soviet nuclear polygon, heavy metals of metallurgical plants, organochlorine pesticides in connection with cotton production or veterinary practice and hydrocarbons of oil production). Stefan Jurjanz and Cyril Feidt found there the favorite themes of URAFPA and its team Micropollutants and residues in the food chain «MRCA». Currently 3 Kazakh PhD students are supervised by its members, including Farida Amutova enrolled at the SIRENA doctoral school. In addition to their numerous meetings, Stefan Jurjanz and Cyril Feidt also spoke to KazNU students and lecturer-researchers in the form of conferences and presented the offer of 4 masters courses taught in Nancy to enhance the attractiveness of the school.
Initiated in 2007 by Stefan Jurjanz, the collaboration with Kazaksthan is reflected in many fruitful exchanges, research projects and the admission of students and PhD students. The students’ exchange will furtherly strengthen this cooperation.
In the framework of the ERASMUS+ project between the University of Lorraine and the al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Stefan Jurjanz and Cyril Feidt visited Almaty.
During the trip, they met with many university staff and officials to strengthen scientific collaboration, especially with the faculty of biology and biotechnology. Kazakhstan is a large cattle-breeding country, which for various historical reasons encounters various sources of pollution (radionuclides from the Soviet nuclear test site, heavy metals of metallurgical plants, organochlorine pesticides due to cotton production or veterinary practice and hydrocarbons from oil production). This is the main research directions of the MRCA team, whose members currently co-lead 3 doctoral students from Kazakhstan, including Farida Amutova, a doctoral student at SIRENA. The professors also held talks with KazNU students in the form of conferences and seminars and presented 4 master programs in Nancy, with the aim of enhancing the attractiveness of the University of Lorraine and cooperation between our universities.
Teachers of the Department of Biotechnology – members of the jury of the subject Olympiad held in the Nazarbayev Intellectual School4/30/2019
Teachers of the Department of Biotechnology of the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi were members of the jury of the subject Olympiad held at the Nazarbayev Intellectual School. High achievers came to the Olympiad with great preparation and adequately fulfilled the Olympiad tasks. It was very difficult for jury members to assess the level of knowledge and ingenuity of students. At the end of the Olympiad, the strongest were identified, who became the winners of such an important event. We, as members of the jury, wish the winners, the future generation, which will hold high the banner of Independence of our country, good luck, creative searches and high results. We also thank the teaching staff of the Nazarbayev Intellectual School. We are sure that all the youth of the country will become the driving force of the bright future of our state.
Authors: Yernazarova G.I., Turasheva S.K., Narmuratova M.K.
Teachers of the Department of Biotechnology took part in the International Career Guidance Exhibition on Atakent Square4/30/2019
Teachers of the department took part in the International Career Guidance Work held in the Atakent exhibition area in April 2019, answered the questions of high school students, gave extensive information about the specialties of the university. Work on Atakent Square lasted 3 days. During these days, the teachers responsible for vocational guidance worked in turns.
Authors: Yernazarova G.I., Kistaubaeva A.S., Turasheva S.K., Narmuratova M.K.
Since 2017 Centre "Biotechnology", created with the support of the rector of the University Galymkair Mutanovich work actively. The professor staff of the Department of biotechnology accepts recommendations from universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan and contributes to the training of teachers and students. In accordance with modern requirements, students are given master classes and special courses with scientific, theoretical and practical bases, including the methods of cellular and genetic engineering of plants and technologies of plants cultivation in vitro. Nowadays students of Zhubanov Aktobe regional University, Almaty technical University, Kazakh national women's pedagogical University, Asfendiyarov Medical University, as well as students and undergraduates carry out scientific training at the center.
Authors: Yernazarovа G. I., Turasheva S. K., Narmuratova M. K.
The Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kulyash Shamshidinova visited the al-Farabi Kazakh National University4/27/2019
The Minister visited the Situational Management Center, the Technopark, the Keremet CSS, the “Sanaly Urpaq” project office, the science library, the university’s museums, familiarized with the scientific, educational and innovative activities of the university.
During a visit to the Technopark and a biogas station, students of the Department of Biotechnology presented their research work to the Minister, acquainted her with research projects and developments of students and young scientists.
The head of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kulyash Shamshidinova, also discussed the issues of further development of higher education and science, as well as steps to improve its competitiveness, highly appreciated the achievements and potential of the university, wished students’ youth success in education and achieve great tops.
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Career-orientation work was carried out for schoolchildren from the Kapchagai city education department on the specialties of the university4/26/2019
The teachers of the Department of Biotechnology of the Kazakh National University of Al-Farabi, responsible for vocational guidance, met with about 500 students of schools of the Kapchagai city education department, told them about the specialties of the university. Most students have chosen a specialty in biology.
Authors: Yernazarova G.I., Kistaubaeva A.S., Turasheva S.K., Narmuratova M.K.
An employee of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Aliya Yernazarova, ran the Almaty Marathon at a distance of 21 kilometers (half marathon) in 2 hours and 16 minutes. She noted that participation in such events is charged with positive emotions, euphoria and pleasure, and called on all the staff and students of the university to an active and healthy lifestyle.
The Almaty Marathon is becoming increasingly popular, in which not only Almaty and Kazakhstan citizens take part, but also people from all over the world. April 21, 2019 was the seventh marathon which was attended by 17,000 people.