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Dr Nurlan Torokeldiev is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ecology and Science at UCA’s School of Arts and Sciences  Naryn Campus. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience, including his most recent position at Ala-Too International University in Faculty of Medicine.

He holds a PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) in the section of Genetics and Biotechnology from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany. He has also worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Genetics at International Medical University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Dr Torokeldiev has conducted several workshops based on the modern face of a cultural society in the light of human evolutionary genetics at the Department of Anthropology (American University of Central Asia).

During his doctoral studies, Dr Torokeldiev held a Research Fellowship from Deutscher Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD). His research interests include ecological genomics & life-history traits of biological species, adaptive divergence & epigenetic variations, demography & migration patterns, and experimental taxonomy. He also has interests in patterns of genetic & environmental associations where factors coming climatic changes can have drastic impacts at DNA level. Most of his scientific work has been published in the reputed Web of Science and Science Citation indexed international journals and conferences. He completed his undergraduate studies in the Department of Chemistry from Middle East Technical University in 2007. He also obtained an MSc degree in Applied Biology from Naryn State University in 2011.