BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

TheBiomedical Research Department has three sections :

  •  BRI-BMB-1:-Medicinesand drug research 
  • BRI-BMB-2:-Molecular biology
  • BRI-BMB-3:-Disease diagnostics and aging research 

Table.  Status of Research projects in the BiomedicalResearch departments of BRI

 

 

Department

 

On-going

 

Suspended

 

Completed

 

Total

 

Remark

 

Biomedical
Research

 

7

 

2

 

4

 

13

 

 

 Table. Publication status of the research
projects in the Biomedical Research departments

 

 

Department

 

Ready

 

Submitted

 

Published

 

Remark

 

Biomedical
Research department

 

5

 

2

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 List of published article

  1. Zewdie Mekonnen
    Nigussie, Menyechil Yenealem Antigegn, Seleshi Andualem Mekuriaw, Endalkachew
    Nibret Semegn
     (2015).  Androgenic steroid composition of the hexane/methanol whole plant extract
    of Solanecio tuberosus (Selbilla) around Lake Tana Northwest Ethiopia.  Journal of Medicinal Herbs and Ethnomedicine
  2. Asmare` Amuamuta, Zewdie Mekonnen and
    Agmassie Agazie (
    2014).
    Extraction and Analysis of Oil/Fat and Fatty Acids
    Content from Different Indigenous Fish of Lake Tana Source, Northwest Ethiopia,World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences 6 (5): 417-423
  3. Asmare`
    Amuamuta, Zewdie Mekonnen and Endalew Gebeyehu

    (2015). Traditional therapeutic uses and phytochemical screening of some selected
    indigenous medicinal plants from Northwest Ethiopia. African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Vol. 4 No. 3 Pages
    80-85
  4. Martha
    Tibebu Lemma, Yohannes Zenebe, Begna Tulu,Daniel Mekonnen, Zewdie Mekonnen

    (2015). Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among HIV Infected
    Pediatric Patients in Northwest Ethiopia: Carriage Rates and Antibiotic
    Co-Resistance Profiles .PLOS  ONE

 Table: Biomedical Research Department staff

 
 

No.

 

Name of the researcher

 

Field of specialization

 

Academic Rank

 

Position

 

E-mail addresses

 

Mobile no.

 

1.       

 

Zewdie Mekonnen

 

Medical
Biochemistry

 

Lecturer

 

Biomedical Research Department head

 

Zewdmek28@yahoo.com

 

0911073157

 

2.       

 

Yohannes Zenebe

 

infectious
and tropical Disease

 

lecturer

 

Disease
diagnostics and aging research section -head

 

yohabt22@gmail.com

 

0918704688

 

3.       

 

Dr Abaineh Munisha

 

Biomedical
science

 

Ass.
Professor

 

Molecular
biology section head

 

abitew2003@yahoo.com

 

0918705769

 

4.       

 

Yesuf Adem

 

Medical
Microbiology

 

lecturer

 

Disease diagnostics and aging
research section -head

 

yesufadems@yahoo.com

 

0912157552

 

Table: Biomedical Research Department researcher

 
 

No.

 

Name of the researcher

 

Field of specialization

 

Academic Rank

 

E-mail addresses

 

Mobile no.

 

1.       

 

Zewdie Mekonnen

 

Medical
Biochemistry

 

Lecturer

 

Zewdmek28@yahoo.com

 

0911073157

 

2.       

 

Daniel Mekonnen

 

Medical
microbiology

 

Lecturer

 

nigusdaniel@gmail.com

 

0912990288

 

3.       

 

Begna Tulu

 

Medical
microbiology

 

Ass.
Professor

 

tulubegana@yahoo.com

 

0911943377

 

4.       

 

Dr Abaineh Munisha

 

Biomedical
science

 

Ass.
Professor

 

abitew2003@yahoo.com

 

0918705769

 

5.       

 

Mulate Yimer

 

Medical
Parasilogist

 

Assistant
Profesor

 

yimermulat@gmail.com

 

0943390361

 

6.       

 

Wondemagegn Mulu

 

Medical
Microbiology

 

Assistant
profesor

 

wenedem_32@yahoo.com

 

0918706921

 

7.       

 

Yesuf Adem

 

Medical
Microbiology

 

lecturer

 

yesufadems@yahoo.com

 

0912157552

 

8.       

 

Dr Bezuayehu Kerisew

 

Molcular
Biology

 

Assistant  profesor 

 

bizushk@yahoo.com

 

0918760090

 

9.       

 

Dr  endalekachew  Niberet

 

Biomedical  Science

 

Assistant  profesor 

 

endtg2002@yahoo.com

 

0918309704

 

10.   

 

Yohannes Zenebe

 

infectious
and tropical Disease

 

lecturer

 

yohabt22@gmail.com

 

0918704688

 

11.   

 

Yohannes Abere

 

Medical
Biochemistry

 

lecturer

 

abere_yohannes@yahoo.com

 

0910511160

 

12.   

 

Awoke  Derbie

 

Medical
Microbiology

 

Lecturer

 

Awe.love2000@gmail.com

 

0913059887

Table. List of research projects under biomedicalResearch department and their status

 

 

Thematic
area

 

        Code

 

Research
title

 

Investigators

 

Status
(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicines
and drug research (BRI-BMB-1)

 

BRI-BMB-1001

 

Identification
of steroids from Solanecio tuberosus extract(2005)

 

Zewdie M.,Seleshi A,Menyechile Y,Endalkachew N

 
  •  
  • Community service has been
    delivered
 

 

BRI-BMB-1002

 

Prevalence of Extended spectrum
beta-lactamases (ESBL) in Enterobacteriacaea from Clinical and environmental
(food and Water) isolates in Bahir Dar town, Ethiopia. 

 

Bayeh A.,Mulugeta K.  ,Wondemagne M.  

 

Ongoing (90 % )

  • Budget
    for this year taken
 

BRI-BMB-1003

 

Phytochemical and pharmacological study
on selectedindeginous medicinal plants

fromZegie and areas of Lake Tana
Monastries, Northwest Ethiopia

 

Dr. Asmare` A.,  Zewdie M., yohannes A

 

Completed

  • In-vivo
    experiments completed Going as planned
 

BRI-BMB-1004

 

Analysis of
Omega 3 fatty acid content from different indigenous fish of Lake Tana origin

 

Asmare A.,Zewdie M,Agmassie A

 

Completed

 
 

BRI-BMB-1005

 
 

Genetic Diversity,
Population Structure and factors for colonization by MRSA of HIV positive
paediatric patients in Northwest Ethiopia

 

Martha T, Yohannes Z., Zewdie M.

Daneil M.,  Began T

 

Completed

  • Manuscript
    under preparation for publication
  • Going as planned
 

BRI-BMB-1006

 

Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis and its associated factors in Amhara
National Regional State, Ethiopia: By MTBDRsl molecular line probe assay.

 

Daniel M.Aschalew A.
,Wondemagegn M. ,Baye A.,Yohannes Z.,Belaynew W.

 
  • Suspended
    (the investigator taken budget for two projects before this)
  • With possible reinitiation
 

 

 

Molecular
biology (BRI-BMB-2)

 

BRI-BMB-2001

 

Detection of molecular markers related
to resistance to artemisinins in Plasmodium falciparum among health centers
in Bahir Dar Zuria district North West Ethiopia

 

Mulat Y. ,Bayeh A. ,Wondimagegn M.,
Arancha  A.

 
  • 100%
    completed
  • Manuscript
    under preparation for publication
  • Going as planned
 

BRI-BMB-2002

 

Molecular epidemiology of Entamoeba
histolytica/ dispar infections and isolation of other pathogenic bacterial
infections among health centers in Gozamin district, east Gojjam zone.

 

Mulat Y. , Yohannes Z. , Bayeh
A.,Wondimagegn M., Jose M.

 
  • 100%
    completed
  • Manuscript
    under preparation
  • Going as planned
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disease
diagnostics and aging research(BRI-BMB-3)

 

BRI-BMB-3001

 

Host Genetic Factors that Influence
Susceptibility to HIV infection and disease course among HIV/AIDS patients
visiting Felege Hiwot Hospital

 

Abaineh M.,Endalkachew N., Bizuayehu K.

 

Ongoing 
(50 % )

  • Chemicals
    purchased and ordered
  • Sample
    collected
  • Going as planned
 

 

BRI-BMB-3002

 

Population based reference intervals for
common haematological, immunological and

biochemical parameters in Amahara
Region, North West Ethiopia

 

Zewdie M.,Wondemagegn M., Asmare
A.,Bayeh A., Yohanese Z., Mulat Y.,Yesuf A., Martha T.

 

Completed for the two worda  (100 % )

  • Manuscript
    for the two worda is under preparation for publication
  • Going as planned
 

BRI-BMB-3003

 

Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
among patients   with Skin and Soft
Tissue Infections and on bed bug isolated from their residential  institutions  in Amhara National
Regional State, Ethiopia.

 

Daniel M., Yohannes Z.,Wondemagegn M. Baye A.,Martha
T. Lemma,D. Hailu C.

 
  • On-going
  • Reagents
    purchased
  • Data
    collection under way
  •  Going
    as planned
 

BRI-BMB-3004

 

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Latent
Tuberculosis Infection among High risk groups in Amhara National Regional
State, Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study design by interferon gamma release
assay.

 

Begna T.,Daniel M.,Adane M. , Abebaw
K.,Martha T.

 
  • Suspended
    due to huge budget demand
  • Submitted
    for other grant under the institute
  • Suspended
 
 

BRI-BMB-3005

 
 

HIV/TB lymphadenitis
co-infection among TB lymphadenitis suspected patients and drug resistant
profile of TB isolates by GenoType MTBDRPlus molecular line probe assay in
North west  Ethiopia.

 

Yohannes Z., Begna
T.Wondemagegn M., Daniel M., Baye A.

 

On-going (10%)

  • Reagents
    purchased
  • Data
    collection under way
  • Going as planned

Seminars

  1. “Structure and Function of Serum Amyloid A
    Proteins” Dr Mehabaw Getahun Derebe is a Scientist, in Janssen Pharmaceuticals,
    Spring House PA, USA፣from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,
    Dallas.
  2. “Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus
    aureus and its associated factors among HIV positive Paedatric Patients in
    Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia: A cross Sectional Study Design”
  3. Detection of molecular markers related to
    resistance to artemisinins in Plasmodium falciparum among health centers in
    Bahir Dar Zuria district North West Ethiopia  
  4. Molecular epidemiology of Entamoeba
    histolytica/ dispar infections and isolation of other pathogenic bacterial
    infections among health centers in Gozamin district, east Gojjam zone
  5. Phytochemical and pharmacological study on
    selectedindeginous medicinal plants fromZegie and areas of Lake Tana
    Monastries, Northwest Ethiopia 

6.     
Analysis of Omega 3 fatty acid content
from different indigenous fish of Lake Tana origin