Within the framework of the signed Memorandum “On cooperation in the field of educational, scientific and socio-cultural activities” between the Academic Consortium “International University of Kyrgyzstan” and Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University (KFU), from June 6 to June 18, 2022, a geneticist and assistant of the Department “Special Clinical Disciplines” ISM IUK — Kurmanalieva Meerim Almazbekovna, passed advanced training on the topic: “Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a medical laboratory”. The training took place on the basis of clinical laboratory No. 1 of the medical and sanitary part of the KFU and in the research laboratory (NIL) “Omix Technologies” of the Interdisciplinary Center for Proteomic Research (ICPR) at the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology (IFM&B) of the KFU, Kazan.
In the first stage, the training was conducted under the guidance of the head of the laboratory, Elvira Albertovna Ziyattdinova, and Ph.D., Associate professor of the Department of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmacology, Lilia Irekovna Sattarova, as well as a laboratory assistant, Adela Albertovna Badikova.
In the second stage, the training was conducted under the guidance of the director of the ICPR IFM&B KFU, Candidate of Biological Sciences, a senior researcher with the NIL “Omix Technologies” Grigorieva Tatiana Vladimirovna, and the scientific staff of the center.
As Meerim Almazbekovna noted, there was a warm welcome and a desire to share knowledge with all employees of both laboratories generously. Each teacher told and showed their material in detail. There was a complete immersion in the work in real-time, with samples of human blood, viruses, bacteria, and plant cultures. The theoretical and practical skills of various methods of DNA and RNA isolation for PCR have been mastered. The training was conducted on high-quality equipment of a new generation of both domestic and foreign manufacturers.
In the future, it is planned to introduce the acquired knowledge and PCR techniques in the morphological center of ISM IUK for scientific and clinical research in such disciplines as: “Medical Genetics”, “Neurology”, “Biology”, “Microbiology, virology and immunology”, “Pharmacogenetics”, “Pathophysiology”, etc.