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Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Pushes for Scientific Advancements in Health, Environment and Economy: Nazarbayev University and Intellectual Schools

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan investigates modern scientific advancements at Nazarbayev University

Nazarbayev University (NU) and the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools recently held a meeting with the Supreme Board of Trustees to explore the state-of-the-art laboratories at NU and the latest scientific developments taking place there. During the meeting, Dos Sarbassov, the general director of the National Laboratory Astana (NLA), shared information about his team’s work on developing an effective cancer treatment. He reported encouraging results from the initial phases 1 and 2 studies of the drug.

The Kazakh Prime Minister, Olzhas Bektenov, convened a meeting with the Supreme Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University (NU), Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, and the Nazarbayev Foundation to discuss the latest scientific developments at NU. At the meeting, Ainur Akilzhanova, acting director of the Center for Life Sciences at NLA, discussed creating a “genetic profile” of Kazakh citizens. This genetic profile could help identify predispositions to diseases and contribute to public health protection and domestic medicine development in Kazakhstan.

Bektenov also laid out specific tasks aimed at integrating science and production while expanding access to scientific infrastructure for Kazakh research community. The meeting included a presentation on an accelerator for research on water purification and hydrogen generation created in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.

By Samantha Jones

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