Main directions of scientific activity

The Institute was organized with the aim of carrying out scientific research in the field of plant physiology, genetics and biotechnology for preserving, studying and rationally using the genetic resources of cultivated plants and their wild relatives to develop scientific and practical foundations for ensuring the food, environmental and biological security of the country.

The main directions of scientific activity formed during the establishment of the Institute were preserved and further developed with the involvement of theoretical achievements of world science and modern approaches and methods of cellular and molecular biology.

 The main activities

— Fundamental and applied research, design, development work in the field of Plant Biology and Biotechnology;

— Creation of new highly stress-resistant forms and varieties of food, fodder, medicinal, decorative and industrial plants based on a combination of traditional methods and biotechnology;

— The organization and creation of high-tech industries in the field of plant biotechnology, seed crop varieties;

— Development of biotechnology to produce biologically active substances, for agriculture, environmental protection, food industry;

— Formation of data banks in the field of plant biology and biotechnology.

Research work:

In accordance with the purpose of the Institute’s activities, research is conducted in priority scientific areas  Science about life and health, Scientific research in the field of natural sciences, Sustainable development of the agro-industrial complex and safety of agricultural products, Rational use of water resources, wildlife, ecology.

For the period 2015-2023, research was carried out on 58 grant financing projects and 5 republican scientific and technical programs within the framework of program-targeted financing (parent organization):

  • Elaboration of biotechnological fundamentals for engineering and monitoring of genetically modified plants with improved economic-valuable traits (Superviser — Zhambakin K., 2015-2017)
  • Genetic diversity and preservation of genetic resources of endemic, rare and industrially important plants in the Republic of Kazakhstan (Superviser — Turuspekov Ye., 2015-2017)
  • Cytophysiological regularities of plant cell morphogenesis and differentiation in vitro – the fundamental basis of innovative biotechnologies for the genetic improvement of plants and creation of new generation biopreparates (Superviser — Bishimbayeva N., 2015-2017)
  • BR05236574 «The development of advanced technologies to produce crops resistant to stress factors in utilizing adaptive mechanisms of plants» (Superviser — Zhambakin K., 2018-2020);
  • OR11465424 «Development and implementation of highly effective diagnostic systems for identifying the most dangerous diseases and increasing the genetic potential of crop resistance» (Superviser — Zhambakin K., 2021-2022).

From 2022 to the present, research is being conducted on 17 grant financing projects and 4 scientific and technical programs:

  • BR18574099 «Study of molecular genetic and cellular processes to increase disease resistance and crop productivity» (Superviser — Zhambakin K., 2023-2024, );
  • BR18574149 «Creation of highly productive varieties and lines of agricultural crops based on innovative biotechnologies» (Superviser — Turuspekov Ye., 2023-2024,;
  • BR21882024 «Study of biodiversity and development of techniques for ex situ conservation of genetic resources of fruit and nut plants» (Superviser – Кushnarenko S., 2023-2025,;
  • BR21882269 «The use of genome editing technology to increase the productivity of economically important cultivated plants» (Superviser – Gritsenko D., 2023-2025,