Life in Zhetysu is directly related to agriculture. Local people have maintained a long tradition of using milk through traditional fermentation. Ayran is an old traditional drink of the Kazakh people. The microbial structure of ayran, traditionally fermented in local families of the Zhetysu region, has not yet been fully studied. Lactic acid bacteria are known as yeast, which naturally occupy an important place in fermented milk products. Obtaining local strains of lactic acid bacteria is of great importance to improve the safety and quality of this traditional dairy product. Also, the main news of the project is laying the foundation for the formation of a resource fund of lactic acid bacteria, first isolated from traditional dairy products in Zhetysu.
Within the framework of this project, to isolate lactic acid bacteria from ayran samples collected from local families living in several districts of the Zhetysu region, as well as to carry out identification work using traditional and molecular genetics methods.
1. obtaining 10 strains belonging to at least 2 types of lactic acid bacteria;
2. publication of one scientific article based on COKES based on the results obtained.
Project Manager: Zhadyra Sagyman
Research team members: Sydykanova Marzhan, Muratbekova Ayaulym
Scientific internships and advanced training of managers and performers:
Zhadyra Sagyman. Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering. Since July 1, 2023, he has been working as the head of the biotechnology laboratory at Zhetysu University named after I. Zhansugirov. 1 publication – Web of Science and Scopus, KOKSON-1, 2 scientific works published at international conferences. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9890-6075
Research team members:
Sydykanova Marzhan , Master of Pedagogical Sciences. From 2022
Works as a junior researcher at the Laboratory of Biotechnology at Zhetysu University named after I. Zhansugirov.
Author of 8 scientific articles. Of these, 1 is included in the database of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 1 – in the RSCI database, 1 – republican scientific conferences, 4 – international scientific conferences.
Muratbekova Ayaulym, Master of Science. From 2023
Works as a junior researcher at the Laboratory of Biotechnology at Zhetysu University. I. Zhansugirova.
Author of 4 scientific articles. Of these, 1 are international scientific conferences, which are included in the BSEC RK database, 3 are international scientific conferences. (https://orcid.org/0009-0003-3102-6094)
Laureate of a 2nd degree diploma from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the Republican Research and Development Competition.