In connection with the ongoing quarantine against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Biodiversity and Bioresources in remote format held KazNU Alumni Day, dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of Abu Nasr al-Farabi.
The online event was attended by approximately 40 people, including graduates of the department and faculty of biology and biotechnology.
Dean of the faculty, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Zayadan B.K. personally congratulated all university graduates present at the event. The Dean noted that the professors of the department are the pride of our university and called for continued development of the Department of Biodiversity and Bioresources.
Event moderator and head of the Department of Biodiversity and Bioresources, Doctor of Biological Sciences Kurmanbayeva M.S. also expressed her congratulations and wished future graduates of the department all the best. Later, participants listened to the university’s anthem and congratulations from the rector of KazNU, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Mutanov G.M. and from the Chairman of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the President of the Alumni Association of KazNU, Doctor of Law, Professor Mami K.A. During the event, participants watched the video “KazNU: University, directed to the future”, dedicated to the achievements of our university and vision of the future.
In the main part, a video was shown with the achievements of the department – Smart Green House, winter garden at the Zholdasbekov Palace of Students, “Aquaponics” (artificial pond on the territory of the university), SRC “Center for the cultivation of ornamental species of fish and plants”, landscape and other works carried out by the department. The video continued with speeches by prominent and promising graduates of the faculty and department. First of all, Dr. Biol.Sc. Shalakhmetova Tamara Minazhevna, Corresponding Member of the IAS VS, spoke and reminisced on the past and showed great expectations for the bright future of the university and its students. Next, Director of the Industrial Trout Farm of MG LLP Tursynuli Marlen made a speech, followed by the Head of the bioengineering laboratory of Nazarbayev University – Askarova Sholpan participating from the capital city of Nursultan. A doctoral candidate and holder of a grant from the World Bank Nurkenov Tulendi, who is currently undergoing a one-year internship at the University of Ilinois, United States of America, made a presentation from abroad. The video clip was completed with a speech by a doctoral student of the department, a grant recipient from Rufford Small Grants and young zoologist-enthusiast Bizhanova Nazerke.
In the final part, the distinguished graduates of the faculty spoke online: doctors of biological sciences, professors of the department Mukhitdinov N.M., Saparov K.A., Nurtazin S.T., Musabekov K.S., Shalakhmetova T.M., Skakova R.T. and
The final part of the online event was made by distinguished graduates of the faculty: Mukhitdinov N.M., Saparov K.A., Nurtazin S.T., Musabekov K.S., Shalakhmetova T.M. Skakova R. T. – Deputy Dean of the Dosmukhamedov School of Public Health at Asfendiyarov KazNMU, and Nurkenov T., who participated despite the difference in time between USA and Kazakhstan.
The organizers of the largest online event of the department were: Head of the Department Kurmanbayeva M.S. (moderator), Senior Lecturer Mankibayeva S.A. (Main organizer), tutor and doctoral student Bizhanova N. (Video cameraman), tutors Zorbekova A., Tleshova M. and specialist Pangereyev B. (organizers). The postgraduate student B. Berdikulov, as well as the tutors A. Zorbekova and M. Tleshova worked on editing and creating a video with the speeches of graduates.
Tutor and doctoral student
Chair of biodiversity and bioresources