Aiya Chukanova

Kabanbay Batyr street 53 · Astana, Kazakhstan · +7 (701) 331-66-77 ·

I am a researcher in biology.


Laboratory Assistant (Internship)

RSE "Republican Collection of Microorganisms"


  • To verify the validity of safety precautions in the laboratory
  • To isolate and maintain bacterial and fungal cultures
  • To assist in the research experiments and perform basic laboratory operations (PCR, gel-electrophoresis, culture preparation, etc.)
  • To maintain log books of all performed laboratory activity

Directed study

Nazarbayev University, School of Science and Technology

Goals of the project:

  • To determine epitopes of human protein MUC-1 for investigating its role in cancer development using bioinformatic tools
  • To eliminate possibility of cross-reactivity using bioinformatic tools
  • To master the skill of operating with scientific software, online tools and databases
December 2011 - March 2013


Nazarbayev University School of Medicine

Master in Molecular Medicine
August 2018 - May 2020

Nazarbayev University

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Major: Biology, Microbiology Track
August 2014 - May 2018

Nazarbayev University

University Preparatory Certificate

University College London program

August 2013 - May 2014

№8 Regional Specialized School for Gifted Children

September 2002 - May 2013


  • Russian: native speaker
  • English: advanced
  • Kazakh: upper-intermediate
  • Essential laboratory techniques: maintaining safety; isolating and maintaining bacterial and eukaryotic cultures; performing PCR, gel-electrophoresis, cryopreservation, preparation of competent cells, transformation, transfection, isolation of DNA, etc.
  • Operating with scientific software (PyMol, UCSF Chimera, etc.), tools (Clustal W, PatchDock, etc.) and databases (NCBI, PubMed, etc.)
  • Programming in C, Pascal, Basic, Visual Basic, LateX


Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biology of cancer

Awards & Certifications

  • Academic IELTS overall band: 7.0
  • University College London, University Preparatory Certificate: Pass