Turuspekov Yerlan is the winner of the Scopus Awards.

On November 15, 2022, an award ceremony was held in Astana for 19 Kazakhstani scientists awarded the international Scopus Awards. Among the awardees is the head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics of the Institute, Professor E.K. Turuspekov. Congratulations to Yerlan Kenesbekovich on the award of this prestigious international award! Elsevier, a recognized leader in the field of scientific information,

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Researchers from CIMMYT and the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology in Kazakhstan discuss the importance of mentorship, training, and female role in science

Five-in-Five Blog Series: #1 The importance of an inclusive environment in wheat research


Commercialization of RSTA of the Institute

Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology is the winner of Competitions for grant financing of projects for the commercialization of the results of scientific and scientific-technical activities  (2017, 2018) and is the main executor and collaborator of 3 projects: 1) Production of superelite saplings of fruit and nut bearing crops by biotechnology methods (Laboratory of Germplasm Cryopreservation); 2) The organization of

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Genetic map of soft wheat first created in Kazakhstan

For the first time, a genetic map of soft wheat grown in Kazakhstan has been formed, Yerlan Turushpekov, head of the molecular genetics laboratory of the Institute of Biology and Biotechnology of the RK Education and Science Ministry, told a briefing in the CCS, correspondent reports.   Read more on this site


Wise Plant Analysis

Weizmann Institute’s WeizMass and MatchWeiz help identify plant metabolites


Plant genes may lack off switch, but have volume control

Scientists at the University of California, Davis have discovered that DNA sequences thought to be essential for gene activity can be expendable. Sequences once called junk sometimes call the shots instead.—pgm041417.php  


Better barcoding: New library of DNA sequences improves plant identification

Researchers at Emory University have developed a new database of genetic information that can be used with the latest DNA sequencing technologies to improve the accuracy of plant identification.


Surprise: Transport proteins evolved long before their compounds emerged

The scientists investigated how transport proteins evolved along with the emergence of new defense compounds. The research goal was to understand how transport proteins acquire the ability to move new toxic compounds — and what comes first in the evolution: the transport protein’s ability to move a defense compound or the compound?—stp030917.php


Evaluating traits contributing to salinity tolerance

The authors present methods and support methodologies to test for and quantify the impact of salinity on individual traits, such as ion exclusion, maintenance of water relations, transpiration rate and efficiency, ionic relations, photosynthesis, senescence, and maintenance of growth and yield components.


Project G4687 “New Phytotechnology for Cleaning Contaminated Military Sites” is granted to the Institute as Multy-Year Research Project by NATO Science for Peace and Security Program (SPS)

Project G4687 “New Phytotechnology for Cleaning Contaminated Military Sites” is granted to the Institute as Multy-Year Research Project by NATO Science for Peace and Security Program (SPS). Beginning of the project: 2016; End of the project: 2018. Project manager from the Institute – Professor Nurzhanova Asil. Participants: Kansas State University USA; National University of Life and Environmental Science, Ukraine; Jan

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