Professor Lukban Klyshev was born on 14 March 1909. He was the founder in the area of plant biochemistry, synthesis and decomposition of secondary compounds, biochemistry and physiology of salt tolerance of plants and phytochemistry in Kazakhstan.
Klyshev stood at the origins of the study and rational use of plant resources of Kazakhstan as producers of the most valuable physiologically active substances and made a great contribution to the development and implementation of practical proposals for the use of waste products from the production of physiologically active compounds in the national economy.
Lukban Klyshev was the initiator of the development in Kazakhstan of research on enzyme systems involved in nitrogen metabolism, which made it possible to substantiate the scientific basis for the use of various forms of nitrogen fertilizer. Scientific achievements of L. Klyshev are associated with fundamental research in the field of biosynthesis, transformation of pyridine and quinolizidine alkaloids, elucidation of the physicochemical properties of enzymes involved in their metabolism.
In 1983, L. Klyshev was invited to the Institute of molecular biology and biochemistry, where he worked until 1991 and was in charge of the laboratory of alkaloid biochemistry. Lukban Klyshev was not only a research scientist, but also an excellent teacher, he paid great attention to the training of personnel, the development of young and talented scientists. He created the Kazakh school of biochemists who study the metabolism of secondary compounds in a plant cell.
Lukban Klyshev devoted more than 50 years to science, was a patriot of the country and did a lot to make science useful for Kazakhstan.