Iskakov Bulat Kudaibergenovich (1951)

Doctor of biological Sciences, Professor

Iskakov B.K. is in charge of the laboratory of protein and nucleic acids from 1988 to the present time. In 1979, B.K. Iskakov was awarded the title of Laureate of the Lenin Komsomol prize in the field of science and technology as part of a group of young scientists. In 1997, B.K. Iskakov defended his doctoral dissertation in the dissertation Council at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow state University on “Investigation of molecular mechanisms and regulation of protein biosynthesis in plants”, specialty 03.00.03 “molecular biology”. In 2002, Iskakov was awarded the title of Professor in the specialty “biology”.

Under the leadership of B.K. Iskakov for the first time in Kazakhstan established and improved biotechnology to obtain drought-resistant transgenic plants (potatoes, tobacco), as well as plants resistant to phytopathogenic viruses, using approaches antisense RNA and RNA interference. For the first time it was established that specific mechanisms of translational control, different from animals can function in plant cells, which can provide the initiation of translation without the participation of some protein factors.

From 1994 to 2004 Iskakov B.K. led research projects in the framework of many international projects financed by grants from foreign funds INTAS, US AID, INCO COPERNICUS, Royal Society, SCOPES. These projects have been successfully implemented together with scientists from Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, Russia and Israel. B.K. Iskakov is the author of more than 200 publications. His fundamental research of molecular mechanisms of transmission regulation in plants in normal and under the influence of adverse environmental factors is a priority and meets the requirements of the international standard. This is evidenced by publications in scientific international journals: FEBS Letters; Biochimica et Biophysica Acta; European Journal of Biochemistry; Biochimie; Plant Science; Nuclear Acids Research; Molecular biology; Biochemistry; plant Physiology; Biopolymers and cell. At many international conferences B.K. Iskakov acted as a guest speaker, has the Hirsha index (h-index) – 5 and more than 120 citations.

Developed a model curriculum “Genetic engineering” and from 1998 to the present time teaches students of the faculty of biology and biotechnology of KazNU by al-Farabi this course of lectures as well as other special courses at the Department of molecular biology and genetics. Under the leadership of B.K. Iskakov 6 candidates PhD, 1 doctoral and 1 PhD dissertation were completed and defended: he is the scientific supervisor of PhD doctoral students.

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