Dr Diriba Muleta | Food Security | Excellence in Research

Associate Prof at  Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Dr. Diriba Muleta Yadetie is an accomplished microbiologist with a diverse academic and professional background. Born on June 25, 1969, in Wellega, Ethiopia, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Asmara University, Eritrea (1989), a Master’s degree in Applied Microbiology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (1999), and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, Sweden (2007).

 

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Education:

  • B.Sc. in Biology (1989) – Asmara University, Eritrea
  • M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology (1999) – Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • PhD in Microbiology (2007) – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Professional Journey:

  • Current Position: Associate Prof. of Applied Microbiology, Institute of Biotechnology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (Since September 2013)
  • Previous Positions: Associate Prof. at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (2012-2013) and Jimma University (2012), Assistant Prof. at Jimma University (2007-2012)

Memberships & Fellowships:

  • Member of Biological Society of Ethiopia since 2001
  • Fellow of the EAS (Natural Sciences Working Group) since December 2022

Trainings and Workshops:

  • COVID-19 Webinar Participant (2021)
  • SLU-AAU Training in Doctoral Supervision, Uppsala, Sweden (2019)
  • Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2017)
  • Various local and international trainings in Microbiology and related fields

 

Research Focus:

Dr. Diriba Muleta Yadetie’s research spans diverse areas in applied microbiology, showcasing a rich portfolio of contributions. His work includes elucidating the population dynamics and damage thresholds of plant-parasitic nematodes, such as Meloidogyne incognita. Additionally, he delves into food safety, examining the characterization and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Listeria monocytogenes in raw cow milk. Dr. Muleta explores the agricultural realm, evaluating indigenous Bacillus thuringiensis isolates for their efficacy against chickpea pod borers. His research extends to microbial applications in poultry feed, substrate optimization for mushroom production, and biocontrol strategies for managing coffee berry disease. 🌱🔬

 

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Diriba Muleta | Food Security | Excellence in Research

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