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Gaukhar Iskakova

Full Name: Gaukhar Iskakova
Position Sought: Embryologist, Junior Embryologist
Primary Language: Russian, English
Address: Nur-Sultan
Akmola region
Telephone: +7 771 899 40 29
E-mail: Contact Gaukhar
 Profile and objectives
I am looking for a position of an embryologist worldwide.
  Main resume

I am a responsible, thoroughly working embryologist with more than 2 years of full-time experience, working independently and as part of an embryological laboratory team. Fully competent in semen analysis, all aspects involved with IVF, IUI and vitrification. Given a short break in work, I may need additional ICSI and biopsy training/time to get used to. Proficient in egg collections, embryo transfers, inseminations, fertilization checks, embryo grading, gamete and embryo manipulations, media and dish set up.
I am looking for a position of an embryologist worldwide. Ready to provide any additional information and to improve my candidature's compliance with an employer's demands and local regulations.

Career History:

RESEARCH ASSISTANT | 06/2021 to Current

Nazarbayev University - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Dr. Dos Sarbassov's lab. Regulation of a nutrient-dependent cell growth, proliferastion and survival.

  • Various laboratory techniques, maintaining live cell lines, using tumor cell lines to conduct experiments, including studying how these cells grow and how their growth may be halted by treating them with the experimental agent



Nazarbayev University - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Course: General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities including tutorials directed towards the delivery of subjects at undergraduate level


EMBRYOLOGIST | 05/2018 to 08/2020

Medical Center Astana Ecolife LTD - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

  • Maintained strict aseptic fields when collecting biological samples, minimizing staff and patient infection risks.

  • Represented test data in graphs and charts and maintained patient confidence by keeping test information confidential.

  • Cryobank and lab equipment quality control, monitoring and maintenance, keep accurate and detailed patient records.

  • Coordination of donation programs.


Main skills:

  • Preparation of media and cultures

  • Semen analysis

  • Sperm preparation (different methods)

  • Oocyte retrieval

  • Oocyte denudation

  • Fertilization IVF/ICSI

  • Assessment of the embryo quality

  • Vitrification of oocytes, embryos and blastocysts

  • Thawing of oocytes, embryos and blastocysts

  • Sperm and testicular tissue cryopreservation/thawing

  • Blastomere/trophectoderm cells biopsy

  • Embryo transfer


GENETICIST ASSISTANT 05/2018 to 05/2019

Medical Center Astana Ecolife LTD - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

  • Karyotyping, biopsy and fixation of blastomeres/trophectoderm cells for PGD/FISH, organizing and coordinating routine laboratory maintenance and quality control, order supplies, keeping accurate patient records.


Nazarbayev University - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan | Ph.D.

Life Sciences, 08/2020 – 05/2021 - voluntary withdrawal from the program

  • Courses: Advanced Neuroscience, Advanced Optical and Electron Microscopy, Applied Bioinformatics, Cellular Biophysics, Gene Therapy, Research Methods and Ethics, Statistical Methods in Life Sciences, Structural and Molecular Biology in Health and Disease.

  • GPA: 3.73


L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan | MSc

Biotechnology, 04/2018

  • Internship at the Republican collection of microorganisms, Nur-Sultan

  • Internship at the Bashkir State University, Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

  • Graduated with 3.78 GPA


L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan | BSc

Biotechnology, 06/2016

  • Internship at the Center for standardization and certification, Nur-Sultan

  • Lab Coursework: Cell Culture. DNA Isolation, PCR, Microbiology, Microscopy

  • Graduated with 3.73 GPA


Personal details:

MS Office, R Studio, SPSS
Languages: English, Russian, Kazakh, French
Problem resolution
Time management
Inventory and supply management
Research and Analysis
Database maintenance
Laboratory testing and analysis

Interests and Hobbies:

Strength training, reading fiction and non-fiction literature, yoga, walking, learning languages, reading scientific articles

Further Information:

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