• 11-13 September 2023

  • Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Call for Abstracts is now open

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The 25th Isoprenoids meeting will take place in Karaganda, Kazakhstan on September 11-13, 2023. The Scientific and Organizing Committees invite you and your colleagues to take part in this forum.

This Conference series, started at the early 1960s, is one of the longer-running scientific events dedicated to natural compounds.

The conference is organized by the International Research and Production Holding “Phytochemistry” (Kazakhstan), the Isoprenoid Society and the Czech Chemical Society.

The Conference is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the European Chemical Society and the Phytochemical Society of Europe.

The programme of the conference will cover the following topics:

  • Chemistry of natural isoprenoids. The search for natural sources. Biosynthesis and metabolism. Total synthesis. Methods of stereoselective synthesis. Methods of structural analysis.

  • Pharmacological research of isoprenoid compounds and their practical application.

  • Molecular-biological, genetic engineering and environmental aspects of isoprenoids.

  • Production technology of original drugs based on isoprenoids.


Scientific Committee

Sergazy Adekenov (Kazakhstan)

Ikuro Abe (Japan)

Haji Akber Aisa (China)

Giovanni Appendino (Italy)

Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary (Pakistan)

Jeroen Dickschat (Germany)

Pavel Drašar (Czech Republic)

Judit Hohmann (Hungary)

Yue Jianmin (China)

Vladimir Khripach (Belarus)

Temel Özek(Turkey)

Satyajit Sarker (UK)

Elvira Shults (Russia)

Miroslav Strnad (Czech Republic)

Organizing Committee

Prof. Sergazy Adekenov (Kazakhstan)

Prof. Jacek W. Morzycki (Poland)

Prof. Sergey Klochkov (Russia)

​​Prof. Shomansur Sagdullayev (Uzbekistan)

Prof. Miroslav Strnad (Czech Republic)

Prof. Haji Akber Aisa (China)

Prof. Vladimir Khripach (Belarus)


Giovanni Appendino, Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy

Miroslav Strnad, Palacký University and Institute of Experimental Botany AS CR, Czech Republic

De-an Guo, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, China

Ren Xiang Tan, Nanjing University, China

Ludger Wessjohann, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany

Biao Yu, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China

Ikuro Abe, University of Tokyo, Japan

Orazio Taglialatela Scafati, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Judit Hohmann, University of Szeged, Hungary

Jeroen Dickschat, University of Bonn, Germany

Masahisa Nakada, Waseda University, Japan

Hidayat Hussain, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany

Temel Özek, Anadolu University, Turkey

Nariman F. Salakhutdinov, Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russia

Sergio Rosselli, University of Palermo, Italy

Pavel Nagorny, University of Michigan, USA

Elvira Schultz, Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russia

Gulmira Özek, Anadolu University, Turkey

Mediha Canbek, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

Michal Jurášek, University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic

Takayoshi Awakawa, Ph.D., Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, will deliver the Kenji Mori Lecture

Important Dates

Registration Deadline TBC

Submission Deadline TBC

Conference Date September 2023

Abstracts submission deadline - 16 June 2023

Early bird registration deadline – 16 June 2023

Standard registration deadline - 21 July 2023

Manuscripts submission to the Special Issue of Fitoterapia deadline - 1 September 2023


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To attend the event, please complete the application form and then proceed to payment.


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Have you attended any previous 'Conference on Isoprenoids' events?

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Please note, that your registration form will not be assessed until the registration fee has been paid.

Registration fee

Early Registration Rate (KZT)

Regular Registration Rate (KZT)


180 000

285 000


130 000

185 000

Student of Kazakhstani university

32 500

70 000


310 000

375 000

Guest (accompanying person)

105 000

135 000

Registration fee includes:

An admission to all scientific events, the conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches, social and culture events in Karaganda and Astana (1-day sightseeing tour to Astana will be organized after the conference).
For accompanying person the fee includes, sightseeing tours, receptions and the events proposed in Social Program.

There are two ways to submit your fees: online payment and bank transfer. The online payment will open soon.

For bank transfer please see the details below:

International bank transfer

Beneficiary Bank:    JSC Halyk Bank

Bank address:         40 Al-Farabi ave., A26M3K5, Almaty, Kazakhstan



Correspondent Bank in EUR

Correspondent account #400886460501 held with COMMERZBANK AG, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany



Beneficiary:             International Research and Production Holding “Phytochemistry”, JSC

Account:                  KZ54601719000000076

Please quote reference: Isoprenoids + Name of the participant


IMPORTANT: In order to easily and quickly identify your payment, please send by e-mail a copy of your bank transfer to:


Bank transfer within Kazakhstan

Наименование банка:    АО «Народный банк Казахстана»

БИК банка:                      HSBKKZKX

Расчетный счет (ИИК):   KZ54601719000000076

Назначение платежа:     Isoprenoids + ФИО участника


ВАЖНО: Чтобы быстро идентифицировать ваш платеж, отправьте по электронной почте копию вашего банковского перевода по адресу:


Letter of Confirmation

A letter of confirmation will be sent by email once the Organizing committee has received the fully completed registration form and the related payment. Please bring this confirmation to the Conference venue.


Abstracts of plenary lectures, oral communications and posters will be printed in Book of abstracts.

Abstracts of oral communications and posters will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Their acceptance will be based on its scientific relevance and the payment of the conference fee.

The deadline for abstract submission 16 June 2023.

Abstract should be submitted to Dr. Gaisha Mukhametzhanova,


Abstracts should be written in English, and must have a maximum length of one page. The abstracts should be prepared according to the guidelines given in the Abstract Template.

A file size limitation of 6 MB is applied for submission. Authors are requested to submit their abstracts (named by the surname as doc, docx, or rtf file with its copy as PDF) via e-mail to the following address:




​ We are excited to announce that Special Issue of the 25th Conference on Isoprenoids will be organized in journal Fitoterapia.

Fitoterapia, established in 1926, is a journal dedicated to medicinal plants and to bioactive natural products.

Plan your visit

Detailed information on traveling to Karaganda, Kazakhstan and accommodation will be provided late 2022.

Please also note that after the Conference there will be a sightseeing tour to Astana, capital city (1 day). More information will be provided late 2022/early 2023

Participants of the 25th Conference on Isoprenoids 2021 have a choice to travel to Karaganda directly or via Nur-Sultan, the capital city.

Flights to Karaganda

There are only direct flights to Karaganda from Novosibirsk and Moscow.

You can get to Karaganda via Moscow with Aeroflot. If booking a flight via Moscow and to avoid requiring a Russian visa, please make sure that:
- your layover is no longer than 24 hours
- your connecting flight to Karaganda continues from the same airport (There are 3 airports in Moscow)
- you stay in the transit zones within the airport
When booking a flight via Moscow, please check the layover details with the booking agency and/or Russian consulate.

Flights to Nur-Sultan

There are more flight options if you decide to travel to Nur-Sultan (Kazakh capital city) such as the following:

Air China
Turkish Airlines
Fly Dubai
Air Astana
Uzbekistan Airways

If you fly to Nur-Sultan, you will then need to travel south to Karaganda. There are two ways to get there:

By train
rains depart regularly every day from Nur-Sultan and train tickets can be booked online via
Ticket prices vary from 2,000 KZT (4.8€/5$) – 6,300 KZT (15€/16.6$)

By taxi
The distance between Nur-Sultan and Karaganda is 222 km or approx. 2,5 hours on modern comfortable autobahn.
Taxi cost starts from 10,000 KZT (24€/26$)

More information on travel by train or taxi is available upon request.

The Conference organizers will arrange a free shuttle bus transfer between Nur-Sultan Airport – Karaganda – Nur-Sultan Airport before and after the event. Transfer schedule TBC.

Please also note that after the Conference, there will be a sightseeing tour in Nur-Sultan (1 day). More information will be provided later.


​ You will require a visa for the Republic of Kazakhstan unless your country of citizenship is included on the following list:

Visa types and conditions can be found at the following link:

If you need a visa, please visit:

The Conference organizers will send official invitation letters for visa purposes upon request.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email us at the following address: