Republican Olympiad of students in biology and biotechnology



The Organizing Committee invites you to take part in the REPUBLICAN OLYMPIAD OF STUDENTS FOR SPECIALTIES "5B060700-BIOLOGY" and "5B070100-BIOTECHNOLOGY", which will be held March 27 - 28, 2019 at the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, on address: 050038, Almaty, Al-Farabi Ave., 71, GUK 6, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology.

Working languages of the Olympiad: Kazakh, Russian, English.

Organizing Committee

@A.Meldebekova, @L.Lebedeva



Open Lesson


On February 21, 2019, at 11.00 o'clock in the 10th class, a doctoral candidate of the 1st course of the specialty "6D061300-Geobotanika" Childibaeva Asel Zhumagulovna conducted an open laboratory lesson for the 1st year students of the specialty "5В060700-Biology" on the subject "Biodiversity of plants and animals" on the topic "Familiarization with classes dicotyledonous or magnoliopsidov, magnolia, water lily, barberry, buttercup families ”. The head of the Department of Biodiversity and Bioresources, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Acting Professor Kurmanbaeva MS, PhD Dr. Nurmakhanova AS, teachers Aldasugurova Ch.G., Erezhepova N.Sh. Laboratory lesson was held at a high level. The head of the department highly appreciated the systematic explanation of the material, the excellent organization of communication with students, the combination of the past and the new knowledge.



Health is the greatest value of student youth


Students' health is the basis of their present and future well-being, a necessary condition for active life and high labor potential, an indicator of the level of culture and an indicator of the effectiveness of state policy in the field of youth health. Understanding that the health of students is a guarantee of not only their personal well-being, but also the well-being of people close to them, he team in which they work, the society and the country, the al-Farabi KazNU has a great concern to the health of students.

In order to detect and prevent the spread of hidden diseases, especially social diseases such as tuberculosis, every year in February a professional medical examination of students is organized. During their free time, students can undergo a medical examination at the Smart Health University City diagnostic center, which is located at the KEREMET Student Service Center. The center, where comfortable service conditions are proposed, has been operating since December 2014, and it was opened jointly with partners from the South Korean Clinic Gangnam Severance.

In the photo: students undergo a medical examination for 2019 year



Common work University of Greifswald (Germany) and Chair of Biodiversity and Biodiversity


Jointly with the Greifswald University (Germany) and the Department of Biodiversity and Bioresources of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology in the framework of the joint international project "Livestock farming in the Ili-Delta underwater safety and adaptation strategies" recycle, in the conditions of the changeable watercourse. " Period and Place of Propaganda February 19-20, 2019, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Room 214. Heads of the project Prof. Volker Beckman (Germany, Greifswald University) and prof. typical Nurgazy Sabyr Temirgalievich (KazNU, Kazakhstan).

Department of biodiversity and bioresources


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.