The Department of Biotechnology at the al-Farabi KazNU is the first and so far the only department in Kazakhstan where research is successfully developing, and specialists in the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology of microorganisms, plants and animals, environmental biotechnology, bioinformatics and ecosystem modeling are trained.

     The head of the Department is Kistaubaeva A.S., a PhD, Associate Professor.

     Currently, the staff of the department employs 12 Professors, 16 Associate Professors and 6 PhD. They are actively conducting scientific work in the following areas:

     1. Bioenergetics and biotechnology of phototrophic microorganisms

     2. Ecological biotechnology, biochemistry, plant physiology

     3. Bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics

     4. Efferent properties of corbanized sorbents

     5. Algology, BAS based on microalgae

     6. Food Biotechnology

     7. Physiology of soil microorganisms, bioremediation of contaminated soils

     8. Probiotic biotechnology.




On February 1, 2018, the presentation of the book "Ahmet Zhubanov" from the series "Onegeli omir", published by the al-Farabi publishing house, dedicated to the outstanding composer, People's Artist of Kazakhstan, academician-founder of the National Academy of Sciences of the National Academy, Doctor of Arts, Professor Ahmet Kuvanovich Zhubanov. 

On January 23, 2018, the Department of Biotechnology together with research workers of the Institute of Biology and Biotechnology of Plants NCB of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan conducted a career-oriented work "My Future Profession" for 2nd year students of the specialty "5В070100 - Biotechnology". The purpose of the event: acquaintance with the possibility of professional career creation in research institutes of the Republic of Kazakhstan; development of motivation to achieve success in professional work.