7M05108 Phytobiotechnology

Educational program

7M05108 Phytobiotechnology

Field of education

7M05 Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics

Direction of personnel training

7М051 Biological and related sciences

Group of educational programs

М082 Biotechnology

EP purpose

Training of highly qualified personnel for scientific, pedagogical, industrial activities, capable of solving scientific and industrial problems in various fields of phytobiotechnology - plant breeding, food, perfumery, cosmetic industry, phytopharmacology, due to the needs of the state and the market.

The program is aimed at developing a specialist capable of:

- generalize, analyze modern innovative theories, solve professional problems with the interpretation of the results obtained in the field of phytobiotechnology

- ensure the effectiveness of the educational process based on traditional and innovative teaching methods, taking into account the national priorities of Kazakhstan;

- to organize scientific research or production of products of plant origin to solve problems in the field of science, production, agriculture and phytopharmacology;

- to provide interpersonal communication to have the ability to show initiative, to take full responsibility,

- implement your own program for further training and development of research activities.

Language of education

Kazakh, Russian, English

Volume of the credits


The awarded academic degree


Educational outcome

ON1 Conduct experimental research using modern biotechnological methods and methodological approaches - tissue culture, genetic and cellular engineering methods for the recovery and reproduction of genetically valuable plants; obtaining secondary synthesis substances from cultivated callus tissues, which are used in medicine, perfumery, cosmetics and other industries; cryopreservation of wild plant species to ensure the influx of wild plant genes to selected agricultural varieties and for the purpose of commercialization,


ON2 Analyze and select the optimal conditions for the cultivation of cells and tissues in vitro, callus and suspension cultures, obtain regenerants from plant explants with a high content of biologically active substances, followed by adaptation and planting in open ground,


ON3 Screening economically valuable crops to identify highly productive and resistant to biotic and abiotic environmental factors using modern biochemical, physiological, molecular genetic research methods,


ON4 To develop regulations for the production of biotechnological products - the development of new varieties and lines of plants with high economically valuable characteristics in terms of physiological, biochemical, molecular genetic parameters or the isolation and production of biologically active substances from medicinal plants,


ON5 To manage the technological processes and methods of growing plants, the selection of agrotechnical measures, applying modern effective technologies for the cultivation of agricultural crops in terms of their effectiveness in terms of physiological and biochemical indicators of plant productivity to obtain high-yielding plants, with the widespread use of organic fertilizers,


ON6 To obtain industrially valuable biologically active substances and medicinal herbal remedies, biologically active additives of plant origin for phytopharmacology in order to prevent the development of diseases, as well as rehabilitation after serious illnesses.


ON7 Calculate and plan modern technological methods in the development of effective and environmentally friendly technologies for obtaining high-yielding varieties, complex processing of plant raw materials and obtaining the target substance using waste-free biological conversion methods,


ON8 Introduce methods of biological plant protection, diagnostic and prophylactic means of combating diseases to obtain environmentally friendly phytoproducts, phytoremediation technologies of the environment for phytomelioration and restoration of destroyed ecosystems through landscaping and selection of phytoremediate plants for areas contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, oil products.


ON9 Make recommendations on the most important areas of phytobiotechnology, in particular, on the zoning of resistant plant varieties in ecologically unfavorable regions, the cultivation of varieties and new forms of plants with a high level of synthesis of biologically active components for phytopharmacology, food, perfumery and cosmetic industries.


ON10 Prepare reports, scientific publications, presentations based on the results obtained in the field of phytobiotechnology in new and interdisciplinary contexts, using modern information technologies, including databases and application packages for statistical processing of results.

ON11 Introduce the results of research into pedagogical activities, conduct lectures and practical classes, draw up curricula using modern innovative educational technologies and modern methods for the scientific organization of the teacher's activities, observing moral and ethical principles, create a favorable educational environment, taking into account the cultural and linguistic needs of students and national priorities of Kazakhstan with the involvement of employers, scientific organizations, foreign partners in the educational process,


ON12 contribute to the formation of interpersonal ties, knowing foreign languages for the development of international relations in the professional field based on knowledge of philosophy and history of the science of biology and phytobiotechnology, taking the initiative in new unforeseen situations, taking full responsibility in teamwork, listening to the opinions of others and defending our point of view.

For applicants



Academic activity

The key principle of academic activity: to contribute to the development of scientific and creative potential aimed at solving modern problems of phytobiotechnology. The priority tasks in this direction are:

- presentation of the theoretical and practical methodological basis of knowledge on plant biotechnology;

- ensuring a high-quality educational process in the field of phytobiotechnology that meets high standards and aimed at training specialists using classical and modern methods of phytobiotechnology;

- training and education of qualified specialists - masters in phytobiotechnology - researchers, teachers, phytopharmacologists, employees of greenhouses, botanical gardens, field stations, agro-industrial and food industries;

- development and maintenance of relations with the international academic community in the field of applied and educational activities;

- exchange of experience and knowledge with the professional biotechnological community in solving promising and urgent problems of phytobiotechnology.


The program also provides academic training for future teachers, including pedagogical practice with the participation of teachers and psychologists. Conducting pedagogical activity requires the teacher to have special competencies, professional experience and very serious training, both theoretical and practical.

Academic mobility:

During their studies, they have the right to use opportunities for academic mobility and can be sent to a scientific internship, or to summer schools for training in this area of ​​training, including conducting joint research. The university has cooperation agreements with the following universities:

- "Belgrade State University" Russia;

- "Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin" Russia;

- -Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;

- -Johns Hopkins University

- - Moscow State University. Lomonosov

- UCL (University College London), (Great Britain);

- University of New Hempshire (USA);

- Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences (Turkey)


The teaching staff who will conduct classes in the educational program "Phytobiotechnology" fully complies with clause 12. academic degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD and Doctor on the profile of the Rules for licensing educational activities in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 2.06.2007 N452. 

Scientific activity

Directions of scientific work

1.Ecological physiology of plants, phytoremediation - Atabaeva S.D., Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor

2. Molecular foundations of plant productivity, the creation of new genetically stable sources of spring wheat with a high protein content in the grain, with high bioavailability of macro- and microelements and productivity. - Kenzhebaeva S.S., Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor

3. Biotechnology of medicinal plants, introduction of new species, food products with dietary supplements from medicinal plants - "Curt Stevia Plus", a method of producing probiotic bread. - Asrandina S.Sh. , Ph.D., Acting Prof.

4. Biotechnology of aquaculture - Yernazarova G.Ye., Ph.D., associate professor.

5 .. Biotechnology of haploids - Turasheva S.K., Ph.D., Acting Prof.


Scientific projects: MES RK GF Identification of crops resistant to heavy metal ions and salinity for cultivation on saline soils contaminated with heavy metals (2012-2014), MES RK 0590 / GF4 Study of the trace element composition and physiological and biochemical characteristics of rice (Oryza sativa L. ) in conditions of environmental pollution with cadmium ions to identify varieties that are promising for cultivation in ecologically unfavorable regions of Kazakhstan (2015-2017), Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 074 / GF "Creation and study of mutant wheat lines for identification of breeding-valuable forms and new alleles of genes that control key adaptive properties" (2012-2014), 2. National project of the IAEA TS KAZ / 5002 "Improvement of wheat and corn using nuclear and molecular methods "(2009-2011), 3. National project of the IAEA TC KAZ / 5003" Increasing the content and bioavailability of micronutrients in wheat germplasm using an integrated approach "(2012-2015)," Analysis of the diversity of the Balkan genome, Caucasian and Central Asian wheat for sustainable production of soft wheat "(2014-2016), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - SCOPES project (SNSF No. IZ73Z0_152374 / 1), IAEA TC project KAZ / 5004" Development of drought-resistant and disease-resistant varieties wheat with an increased nutrient content and the use of mutational breeding "(2018-2019), AP05131881" Development of integral approaches to biofortification and high bioavailability of the most important of spring wheat calcronutrients to improve health "(2018-2020), AP09258679" Molecular-biochemical characteristics of the created mutant germplasm of spring wheat, for resistance to leaf and yellow rust, morphometry and grain quality (2021-2023).

Bases for scientific practice

 Research Institute of Ecology Problems;

 Research Institute of Problems of Biology and Biotechnology;

 RSE ​​Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology KN MES RK

 RSE ​​“Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry named after M. A. Aytkhozhin "KN MES RK;

 RSE ​​"Institute of Microbiology and Virology" KN MES RK

 Agrobiological station at KazNU named after al-Farabi.

 Research Institute of Ecology Problems KazNU named after al-Farabi;

 Research Institute of Problems of Biology and Biotechnology KazNU named after al-Farabi;

 Agrobiological station at KazNU named after al-Farabi.

International activity

International cooperation with leading scientific and academic structures, with representatives of various scientific schools and trends in order to exchange experience

One of the main areas of cooperation is direct ties of the teaching staff with academies of sciences, research institutes, and foreign universities.

A feature of international scientific cooperation in the field of phytobiotechnology is the joint implementation of international scientific projects funded by international organizations such as the IAEA, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), scientific internships in leading foreign research centers and universities in Poland, Turkey, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, England and others, as well as academic ties with the Belgian Education Council, where teachers undergo internships and receive certificates of continuing education at an international level.

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