Kushugulova Almagul

Kushugulova Almagul

Doctor of medical Sciences

Director of Center for Life Sciences/ Head of Lab of Human Microbiome and Longevity National Laboratory Astana, Nazarbayev University

Almagul Kushugulova is a Professor of Microbiology, Director of Center for Life Sciences/ Head of Lab of Human Microbiome and Longevity National Laboratory Astana, Nazarbayev University. From 2001 to 2011 she served as Chair of Laboratory of microorganisms RSE “National Center for Biotechnology of Republic of Kazakhstan”. From 2011 to 2015 she served as Senior Researcher in Department of translational medicine, aging and global health Nazarbayev University. During 2015 she was a Visiting Visiting scientist, EMBL, Structural and Computational Biology Unit, Heidelberg Germany. She received her PhD in Microbiology from the Akmola State Medical University and DMSc in Microbiology from National Center for Biotechnology of Republic of Kazakhstan.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Board member of International Human Microbiome Consortium

A Member of Academic Society for functional foods and Bioactive compounds

A Member of British Society of Aging Medicine

A Member ReGenera Research Group for Aging-Intervention

Member of Kazakhstan Association of Human Microbiome Researchers

Member of National Food Technology Platforms of Europe


Laureate of the Al-Farabi State Prize in Science and Technology, Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated November 28, 2017 No. 592, diploma number No. 100

Kushugulova has a broad background in microbiology, with specific training and expertise in microbiome, immunome, functional food research and bioinformatic data analysis. As a PI and co-PI, she has successfully completed grant projects and targeted program funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan relevant to metagenome associated non-infection pathologies, including Alzheimer disease, metabolic syndrome, IBD, psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases.

  1. Samat Kozhakhmetov, Dmitriy Babenko, Saniya Kozhakhmetova, Altynay Tuyakova, Madiyar Nurgaziyev, Ayaulym Nurgozhina, Nurislam Muhanbetganov, Laura Chulenbayeva, Shynggys Sergazy, Aleksandr Gulyayev, Baimakhan Tanabayev, Timur Saliev, Almagul Kushugulova, Gut modulation of dysbiosis induced by dextran sulfate sodium. Food Bioscience. 2021.
  2. Kushugulova, A. R., Löber, U., Akpanova, S., Rysbekov, K., Kozhakhmetov, S., Khassenbekova, Z., … & Forslund, S. (2021). Dynamic Changes in Microbiome Composition Following Mare’s Milk Intake for Prevention of Collateral Antibiotic Effect. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology11, 318. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2021.622735
  3. Poddighe, D., Kushugulova, A. Salivary Microbiome in Pediatric and Adult Celiac Disease(2021) Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 11, статья № 625162, DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2021.625162
  4. Sergazy, S., Shulgau, Z., Fedotovskikh, G., Chulenbayeva, L., Nurgozhina, A., Nurgaziyev, M., Krivyh, E., Kamyshanskiy, Y., Kushugulova, A., Gulyayev, A., Aljofan, M. Cardioprotective effect of grape polyphenol extract against doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity(2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), статья № 14720, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-71827-9
  5. Yegorov S, Babenko D, Kozhakhmetov S, Akhmaltdinova L, Kadyrova I, Nurgozhina A, Nurgaziyev M, Good SV, Hortelano GH, Yermekbayeva B and Kushugulova A (2020) Psoriasis Is Associated With Elevated Gut IL-1α and Intestinal Microbiome Alterations. Immunol. 11:571319. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.571319


Tel:  +7 7777727813; +7(7172)706498;

e-mail: akushugulova@nu.edu.kz; www.nu.edu.kz

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