Sadanov Amankeldi Kurbanovich was born on May 28, 1951 in Talap village of Zhanakorgan district of Kyzylorda region. Graduate of the Biological Faculty of the N.V. Gogol Kyzylorda Pedagogical Institute. He completed postgraduate studies at the KazNII of Agriculture in the V. R. Williams VASHNIL and doctoral studies at the Department of Soil Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow.
From 1982 to 1994 he worked at the Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR. In the process of working on his PhD (1984) and doctoral (1993) dissertations, A. K. Sadanov formed a new scientific direction for Kazakhstan – soil biotechnology and the school of soil microbiologists, which today is one of the authoritative and recognized scientific collectives in the republic and abroad.
In 1994, A. K. Sadanov moved to teaching, held the positions of professor (1994-1995), and then head of the Department of Ecology (1995-2001) of KazSHI (later – Kazakh National Agrarian University).
In 2002-2004, A. K. Sadanov was Deputy Director General for Scientific Work of the RSE "National Center of Biotechnology of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (Astana). With the direct participation of A. K. Sadanov, the Republican Collection of Microorganisms, the International Monitoring Laboratory in Stepnogorsk and the Laboratory of Ecological Biotechnology of the National Center of Biotechnology were created.
In 2004, A. K. Sadanov was appointed Director General of the RSE "Center for Biological Research" of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, established by the decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Center includes 9 scientific organizations of a biological profile. The Center for Biological Research provided coordination and scientific and organizational support for the research work of biological research institutes and universities.
From 1998 to 2010, A. K. Sadanov was the chairman of the dissertation councils for the defense of candidate and doctoral dissertations at the Kazakh National Agrarian University and the Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the Committee of Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In December 2010, A. K. Sadanov was appointed Director General of the RSE "Institute of Microbiology and Virology" of the Committee of Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, since May 2018 he has been the legal successor of the LLP "Scientific and Production Center of Microbiology and Virology" (hereinafter - the Center).
The principle of "Scientific research – technology development – introduction into production – commercialization"
Being a major specialist in the field of general microbiology, ecology of microorganisms and soil biotechnology, A. K. Sadanov pays special attention to the development of fundamental and applied research in various topical areas of microbiology and virology. At the same time, one of the main priorities of A. K. Sadanov, as a scientist and General Director of the Center, is the implementation of the full cycle "scientific research – technology development – introduction into production – commercialization". For its full implementation, a microbiological plant "Industrial Microbiology" has been created at the Center for the production of biological and medical preparations, equipped with the most modern high-tech equipment. For the first time in the republic, under the direct leadership of A. K. Sadanov, technologies have been developed and the production of new domestic biological products for agriculture, environmental protection, medicine and veterinary medicine of 8 names has been organized, the sale of which annually amounts to 40-50 tons.
Currently, the structure of the Center has 9 scientific laboratories, administrative and management apparatus, microbiological plant "Industrial Microbiology". The staff of the Center includes 151 employees, including 10 doctors of sciences, 25 candidates of sciences, 11 Doctors of Philosophy (PhD) and 30 masters. 8 PhD-doctoral students and 9 undergraduates are trained. The average age of employees is 45 years, 55 specialists are young scientists under the age of 40. A. K. Sadanov pays great attention to the training of scientific personnel. Promising young people are studying for a master's degree and PhD doctorate, have all the conditions for creative work under the guidance of experienced mentors. Every year, talented young scientists on the initiative of A. K. Sadanov are encouraged with nominal prizes (academicians A.N. Ilyaletdinov and H. Zh. Zhumatov) at the expense of extra-budgetary funds.
As a result of many years of fundamental and applied scientific research, A. K. Sadanov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor, published 1079 scientific papers, including 639 scientific articles, 27 monographs, 39 methodological and teaching aids, 166 copyright certificates, patents and trademarks. Under his leadership, 19 doctoral and PhD theses, 40 PhD theses were defended. Sadanov is an honorary academician of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as an academician and a member of the Presidium of the Kazakh National Academy of Natural Sciences, is a member of the Commission for awarding State Prizes of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of science and technology named after al-Farabi under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a member of the current Council on Biological Safety under the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
A. K. Sadanov's scientific, pedagogical and social activities are highly appreciated by the state. He was awarded the "Excellent Student of Education" badge, the silver medal named after al-Farabi, awarded the medal for the 20th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, awarded the Honorary title "Kazakstannyn enbek sinirgen kayratkeri", is a knight of the Orders "Kurmet" and "Parasat", twice awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of science and technology (2011, 2021).