April 14, 2024 3:25 pm
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan investigates modern scientific advancements at Nazarbayev University

The Supreme Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University (NU), Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools, and the Nazarbayev Foundation recently met with Kazakh Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov to discuss the latest scientific developments at NU. During the meeting, the board had the opportunity to learn about the research teams at NU laboratories who are currently working on projects related to artificial intelligence development, innovations in optoelectronics for green technologies, and advancements in diagnosing and treating complex diseases.

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. Additionally, Ainur Akilzhanova, the acting director of the Center for Life Sciences at NLA, discussed the creation of a “genetic profile” of Kazakh citizens. This genetic profile could help identify predispositions to diseases, ultimately contributing to public health protection and the development of domestic medicine in Kazakhstan.

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

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