Tazhibayev Shamil Saginovich, born in 1945, PhD (1972), MD (1984), Professor (1985), Academician of the Academy of Preventive Medicine (1995), Prize-winner of Government Award on Science, Engineering and Education of Republic of Kazakhstan (2000), Director of International Projects, and the Head of Micronutrients Department of the Kazakh Academy of Nutrition (since 2000).
The leading scientist of the Republic in the field of nutrition. He participated in the implementation of more than 30 international programs in the field of nutrition as a Director or a Principal Investigator. Author of 405 scientific publications, including 35 monographs, manuals, guidelines and books on nutrition, 17 patents and inventions. He has supervized 36 dissertations for PhD.