March 17, 2016
On September 18, 2015 at PI «National Laboratory Astana», Nazarbayev University, scholarships and grants were awarded to the students-winners of the competition of the educational project "Academic Program SANTO". 21 scientific research works of students and young scientists were accepted for the competition. The joint collaboration between PI «National Laboratory Astana» and the company «SANTO» started in 2013 after the signing the Memorandum of Understanding.
The first contest among young scientists, organized by PI «Center for Life Sciences» and the «SANTO» company was held within the framework of the Third International Conference "Regenerative Medicine and Healthy Aging" in 2013. In 2015 the competition was held for the second time and the mandatory evaluation criteria were research and scientific, innovation, practical relevance and feasibility of the project results in Kazakhstan, which undoubtedly demonstrate a high level of applicants’ qualifications and will contribute to the development and support the future leaders of science and practice.
The ceremony of grants awarding was held in the Senate Hall of Nazarbayev University with the participation of University leaders - Mr. Philippe Frossard, Vice Provost for Research; Professor Zhaxybay Zhumadilov, Director General of the PI «National Laboratory Astana», Nazarbayev University; and Professor Talgat Nurgozhin, Director of Institute / Laboratory of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Center for Life Sciences, PI «National Laboratory Astana», Nazarbayev University; the incoming CEO of SANTO Mr. Izhi Urbanets and Mr. Andrzej Bober; Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kazakhstan.
Among the winners of scientific and research works competition in the field of pharmacy were the scientists of the Center for Life Sciences, PI «National Laboratory Astana», Nazarbayev University, namely: Bauyrzhan Umbayev, Leading researcher; Alma Akhmetova, Junior researcher; Anel Gabdullina, Researcher; Ainur Akhmetova, Researcher; Aliya Kassenova, Junior researcher; Carina Bektur, Assistant researcher ; Dinara Baiskhanova, Junior researcher.
In addition to the awarding grants the three scholarships were given to the graduates of Nazarbayev Intellectual School in Shymkent, namely Ademi Zhakyp, Gulmira Orazgeldy and Aruzhan Dzhambulatova, who are currently students of Nazarbayev University. The scholarship program for pupils was introduced in April 2015 during the First Competition of Scientific Papers announced among the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools in Shymkent.