Our team is led by Dr. Darkhan Utepbergenov and consists of researchers of various ranks with many undergraduate students from the Chemistry Department of Nazarbayev University. We perform research at the interface of organic chemistry and biochemistry providing a great opportunity for research experience and training in fundamental science.
We are protein chemistry lab focusing mostly on chemistry and biochemistry of methylglyoxal and related dicarbonyl compounds. Methylglyoxal is known to be a byproduct of glycolysis and can damage proteins and DNA. Currently several projects in the lab are underway to gain new knowledge on pathophysiology of methylglyoxal and enzymes involved in its detoxification.
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Mussa Yedigenov joins the lab!