Theme VI. Basic Science Research

Ameha Kebede Ayele

Academic Rank: Associate Professor

Specialization:  Microbiology

Research Interest: Antimicrobial agents, drug resistance, fermented foods, microbial biotechnology, microbial ecology, nitrogen fixing bacteria, and enzyme production using microorganisms


Telephone (Mob):+2510911834681

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  1. Ameha Kebede, B.C. Viljoen, T.H. Gadaga, J.A. Narvhus and A. Lourens-Hattingh. The effect of container type on the growth of yeast and lactic acid bacteria during production of Sethemi, South African spontaneously fermented milk. Food research international. 40 (1): 33-38
  2. Ameha Kebede, Bennie C. Viljoen, Henry Gadaga, Judith A. Narvhus and Analie Lourens-Hattingh. The Effect of Incubation Temperature on the Survival and Growth of Yeasts in Sethemi, South African Naturally Fermented Milk. Food Technol. Biotechnol. 45 (1) 21–26 (2007).
  3. Andarge Zelalem , Ameha Kebede and Manikandan Muthuswamy. 2013.. Enhancement of Tolerance of Faba Bean-nodulating Rhizobial Isolates to High Temperature. Journal of Theoretical and Experimental Biology. 10(1&2): 41-48
  4. Andargie Zelalem, Ameha Kebede, and Manikandan Muthuswamy. 2014. .Effect of chemical mutation on improvement of rhizobial isolate’s tolerance to acidic and alkaline soil condition in Ethiopia. International Journal of Current Research. 6(01): 4733-4738
  5. Animut Assefa, Meseret C. Egigu, Ameha Kebede. 2014. Thermal and Chemical Pre-Treatments of Cow Dung and Poultry Litter Enhance Biogas. 2014. Production In Batch Fermentation. International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research 3(11): 165-170
  6. Bahiru AA, Emire SA and Ayele AK (2013). The prevalence of antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli isolates from fecal and water sources. Acad. J. Microbiol. Res. 1(1):001-010.
  7. Birara Mintesinot, Amare Ayalew, Ameha Kebede. 2014. Evaluation of Biomass of Some Invasive Weed Species as Substrate for Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus) Cultivation. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 17(2): 213-219.
  8. Daniel Yimer, Melaku Alemu, Ameha Kebede.2016. Production and characterization of bacterial protease from isolates of soil and agro-industrial wastes. international journal of innovative pharmaceutical sciences and research 4(9): 977-993
  9. Dinkneh Abebe Adimasu, Ameha Kebede and Sissay Menkir (2014). Prevalenece of antibiotic resistant Salmonella species, and selected Intestinal Protozoan Parasites in Harar Hiwot Fana Hospital, Ethiopia. American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  10. Eleni Kidane, Sissay Menkir, Ameha Kebede, Mulugeta Desta .2014. Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and their associations with anthropometric measurements of school children in selected primary schools, Wukro Town, Eastern Tigray, Ethiopia.International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 3(3): 11-29
  11. Girmaye Benti, Ameha Kebede and Sissay Menkir (2014). Assessment of bacteriological contaminants of some vegetables irrigated with Awash River water in selected farms around Adama town, Ethiopia. Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials 6(2): 37-42
  12. Girum Faris, Ameha Kebede, and Genene Tefera. 2015. Identification of coli from patients of urinary tract infection and its resistance in Dil-Chora hospital, Dire-Dawa, Ethiopia. International Journal of Microbiology and Immunology Research 4(2): 015-020
  13. Kassa Baye, Ameha Kebede and Fassil Assefa. 2015. Isolation and Phenotypic Characterization of Field Pea Nodulating Rhizobia from Eastern Ethiopia Soils. World Applied Sciences Journal. 33 (12): 1815-1821
  14. Lemma Abayneh, Ameha Kebede, Manikandan Muthuswamy. Biogas production from co-digestion of coffee pulp waste and cowdung under mesophilic conditions. The Journal of Energy and Environmental Science 128: 444-450
  15. Meseret C. Egigu, Birhanemeskel Melak, Ameha Kebede, Manikandan Muthuswamy. Use of Human Urine as Fertilizer for Vegetable Cultivation. International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research. 3(1) : 2319-1473
  16. Mulugeta Desta Rundassa, Sissay Menkir and Ameha Kebede, 2013. Prevalence and Seasonal Incidence of Bovine Trypanosomosis in Birbir Valley, Baro Akobo River System, Western Ethiopia. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health. Vol. 5(5), pp. 138-143. DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH2013.0221. ©2013 Academic Journals. A peer reviewed open access journal
  17. Mulugeta Desta Rundassa, Sissay Menkir and Ameha Kebede, 2013. Study on Tsetse Fly (Glossina species) and their Role in the Trypansosome Infection Rate in Birbir Valley, Baro Akobo River System, Western Ethiopia. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health. Vol. 5(7), pp. 186-194. DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH2013.0223. ©2013 Academic Journals. A peer reviewed open access journal published monthl.
  18. Mussie Brhane, Ameha Kebede, Yohannes Petros. 2017.Molecular detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Jigjiga town, Ethiopia. Infection and Drug Resistance. 10: 75–83
  19. Tadele Amentie, Ameha Kebede, Yoseph Mekasha, Mitiku Eshetu. 2016. Microbiological Quality of Raw Cow Milk across the Milk Supply Chain in Eastern Ethiopia. East African Journal of Science. 10 (2): 119-132
  20. Tadele Amentie, Mitiku Eshetu, Yoseph Mekasha, Ameha Kebede. Milk postharvest handling practices across the supply chain in Eastern Ethiopia. J Adv Vet Anim Res. 3(2): 112-126
  21. Tandon, U.S. Tizazu Habte, Abebaw Adgo, Ameha Kebede. 2017. Solid State Fermentation: Extraction of Enzyme from Fungus and its use in the Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles. International Journal of Advanced Research in Science, Engineering and Technology 4( 5): 3840-3846.
  22. Taye Berhanu, Ameha Kebede and Berhanu Andualem. 2013. Modern Beer Productionfrom Wild Type Yeasts from Fermented Tella. The 23rd Annual Conference of the BSE, March 8-9, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  23. Tefera, T., Ameha, K. and Biruhtesfa, A. 2014. Cassava based foods: microbial fermentation by single starter culture towards cyanide reduction, protein enhancement and palatability. International Food Research Journal. 21(5): 1751-1756
  24. Teklemichael Tesfay, Ameha Kebede, Eyassu Seifu. 2015. Physico Chemical Properties of Cow Milk Produced and Marketed in Dire Dawa Town, Eastern Ethiopia. Food Science and Quality Management. 42: 56-61
  25. Tesfamichael Tesfay, Ameha Kebede, Eyassu Seifu. 2013. Quality and Safety of Cow Milk Produced and Marketed in Dire-Dawa Town, Eastern Ethiopia. J. Int. Sci. Inn. Tech. 2(6): 01-05.
  26. Tsehayneh Geremew, Ameha Kebede & Berhanu Andualem. 2015. The role of spices and lactic acid bacteria as antimicrobial agent to extend the shelf life of metata ayib (traditional Ethiopian spiced fermented cottage cheese). J Food Sci Technol. Food Sci Technol. 52: 5661

About The Theme

Basic sciences research is a systematic study directed towards greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena. Basic sciences research lays the foundation for advancement in knowledge that leads applications of sciences to problem-solving, occasionally as a result of unexpected discoveries.  Pure basic sciences may also focus on refuting or supporting theories that explain how this world operates, what makes things happen, etc. It is the source of most new scientific ideas and ways of thinking about the world. Basic science research generates new ideas, principles and theories, which may not be immediately utilized but instead, form the basis to modern progress and development of different fields.

Most scientific progress made so far are the results of findings obtained through basic or curiosity driven research. Today’s computers for example, could not exist without the pure research in mathematics conducted over a century ago, for which there was no known practical application at that time. Pure research rarely helps practitioners directly with their everyday concerns. Nevertheless, it stimulates new ways of thinking about deviances that have the potential to revolutionize and dramatically improve how practitioners deal with a problem. A new idea or fundamental knowledge is not generated through pure basic sciences research alone but new knowledge could be built through it.

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