Journals Published by BRI Researchers

Agricultural Biotechnology


  1. Asmare, F., Abebe, T.D., Gebrehawaryat, Y. et al. Genetic characterization of the orphan crop tef [Eragrostis tef (Zucc.) Trotter] accessions using simple sequence repeat markers. Genet Resour Crop Evol (2021).


  1. Bezie, Y., Tilahun, T., Atnaf, M. Taye, M., The potential applications of site-directed mutagenesis for crop improvement: a review. J. Crop Sci. Biotechnol. (2020).
  2. Yilkal Bezie, Tadesse Tilahun, Mulugeta Atnaf, Mengistie Taye, 2020. The Potential Applications of Site-Directed Mutagenesis for Crop Improvement: A review. bioRxiv doi:
  3. Oumer Sheriff, Kefyalew Alemayehu, Aynalem Haile, 2020. Morphological characterization of Arab and Oromo goats in northwestern Ethiopia: implications for community-based breeding programs. DOI: 10.21203/
  4. Zeleke TesemaKefyalew AlemayehuTesfaye GetachewDamitie KebedeBelay DeribeMengistie TayeMekonnen TilahunMesfin LakewAlemu KefaleNegus BelaynehAsres Zegeye & Liuel Yizengaw, 2020. Estimation of genetic parameters for growth traits and Kleiber ratios in Boer x Central Highland goat. Tropical Animal Health and Production, online first.
  5. Demelash Kassahun, Damitie Kebede, Aynalem Haile, Adebabay Kebede, Assemu Tesfa, Mekonen Tilahun, Addisu Bitew, Tewodros Bimrow, Eyasu Lakew, Mulugeta Meseret, Zeleke Tesema and Mengistie Taye, 2020. Phenotypic and genetic parameters of milk traits of Fogera cattle in Ethiopia. Livestock Research for Rural Development 32 (3).
  6. Oumer Sheriff, Kefyalew Alemayehu & Aynalem Haile, 2020. Production systems and breeding practices of Arab and Oromo goat keepers in northwestern Ethiopia: implications for community-based breeding programs. Tropical Animal Health and Production 52, 1467–1478.


  1. Esubalew Adimasu, Kefyalew Alemayehu, Tesfaye Getachew, 2019. Breeding Objective, Breeding Practices and Selection Criteria of Indigenous Sheep in Western Amhara, Ethiopia. International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Research 6 (4): 172-182 2018 1.
  2. Esubalew Adimasu, Kefyalew Alemayehu, Tesfaye Getachew, 2018. On-farm pre-weaning growth performance of Washera, Farta, and their crossbred lambs in selected districts of western Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Ethiop. J. Sci. & Technol. 11(3): 253-270. DOI: 10.4314/ejst.v11i3.4


  1. Alemayehu and Kebede, 2017. Evaluation of Morphometric and Reproductive Traits of Indigenous Dairy Goat Types in North-Western Amhara, Ethiopia. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science (2017) 7(1), 45-51 2016
  2. Endalkachew Girma, Kefyalew Alemayehu, Solomon Abegaze, Damitie Kebede, 2016. Phenotypic characterization, population structure, breeding management and recommend breeding strategy for Fogera cattle (Bos indicus) in Northwestern Amhara, Ethiopia. Animal Genetic Resources, 2016, 58, 13–29. doi:10.1017/S2078633616000035.
  3. Kefyalew Alemayehu, Damitie Kebede, 2015. The Effect of Crossbreeding on Performance of Crossbred Dairy Cows and Indigenous Cattle Genetic Resources in the North-Western Amhara, Ethiopia. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 8(5): 1-7.
  4. Kefyalew Alemayehu, Damitie Kebede, Alemash Melese and Sileshi Andualem, 2015. Selection of Indigenous Goat Types for Designing Product Specific Breeding Strategy in Selected Districts of West Amhara, Ethiopia. World Applied Sciences Journal 33 (8): 1279-1285, DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2015.33.08.15595
  5. Damitie Kebede, Kefyalew Alemayehu and Endalkachew Girm, 2015. Reproductive and Productive Performance of Fogera Cattle in Lake Tana Watershed, North-Western Amhara, Ethiopia Journal of Reproduction and Infertility 6 (2): 56-62, 2015. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.jri.2015.6.2.95203.
  6. Kefyalew Alemayehu, Damitie Kebede, Endalkachew Girma, 2015. Survival and population viability of Fogera cattle (Bos indicus, Zenga Type) in North West Amhara, Ethiopia. Global Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 3 (6), pp. 181-187,
  7. Damitie Kebede, Alemash Melese, Kefyalew Alemayehu, Shigdaf Mekuriaw, Sileshi Andualem, 2015. INDIGENOUS GOAT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN SELECTED DISTRICTS OF WESTER AMHARA, ETHIOPIA. Journal of Harmonized Research in Applied Science, 3(4): 182-192
  8. Kefyalew Alemayehu, Damitie Kebede, Alemash Melese, Sileshi Andualem, 2015. FARMERS PERCEPTION ON THE UTILIZATION OF MILK PRODUCTS AND STRESS TOLERANCE CAPABILITIES OF GOATS IN SELECTED DISTRICTS OF THE NORTH-WESTERN AMHARA, ETHIOPIA. Journal of Harmonized Research in Applied Science, 3(4): 193-200


Health Biotechnology


  1. Derbie, A., Mekonnen, D., Misgan, E. et al. Low level of knowledge about cervical cancer among Ethiopian women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Infect Agents Cancer 16, 11 (2021).
  2. Tesfa, E., Nibret, E. & Munshea, A. Maternal Serum Zinc Level and Pre-eclampsia Risk in African Women: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Biol Trace Elem Res (2021).



  1. Tesfa E, Nibret E, Munshea A (2020) Maternal lipid profile and risk of pre-eclampsia in African pregnant women: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0243538.

  2. Awoke Derbie, Daniel Mekonnen, Meseret Adugna, Biruk Yeshitela, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Tamrat Abebe, 2020. Therapeutic Efficacy of Artemether-Lumefantrine (Coartem®) for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria in Africa: A Systematic Review. Journal of Parasitology Research, Volume 2020, Article ID 7371681, 14 pages.

  3. Tesfa E, Nibret E, Gizaw ST, Zenebe Y, Mekonnen Z, Assefa S, et al. (2020) Prevalence and determinants of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 15(9): e0239048.

  4. Derbie, A., Mekonnen, D., Woldeamanuel, Y. et al. Azithromycin resistant gonococci: a literature review. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 9, 138 (2020).

  5. Derbie A, Mekonnen D, Woldeamanuel Y, Van Ostade X, Abebe T. HPV E6/E7 mRNA test for the detection of high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2+): a systematic review. Infect Agent Cancer. 2020;15:9. doi:10.1186/s13027-020-0278-x

  6. Awoke Derbie, ​Daniel MekonnenYimtubezinash WoldeamanuelTamrat Abebe, 2020. Cryptococcal antigenemia and its predictors among HIV infected patients in resource limited settings: a systematic review. BMC Infectious Diseases20: 407.


  1. Mekonnen D, Derbie A, Abeje A, Shumet A, Kassahun Y, Nibret E, Munshea A, Bobosha K, Wassie L, Biadglegne F, Aseffa A, Sack U. Genomic diversity and transmission dynamics of M. tuberculosis in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2019 Dec 1;23(12):1314-1326. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.19.0127. PMID: 31931916.
  2. Daniel Mekonnen,  Awoke Derbie, Asmamaw Chanie, Abebe Shumet, Fantahun Biadglegne, Yonas Kassahun, Kidist Bobosha, Adane Mihret, Liya Wassie, Abaineh Munshea, Endalkachew Nibret, Solomon Abebe Yime, jTone Tønjum, Abraham Aseffa, 2019. Molecular epidemiology of M. tuberculosis in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Tuberculosis 118, 101858.
  3. Awoke Derbie, Daniel Mekonnen, Gizachew Yismaw, Fantahun Biadglegne, Xaveer Van Ostade, Tamrat Abebe. Human papillomavirus in Ethiopia. VirusDis 2019.
  4. Daniel Mekonnen, Awoke Derbie, Andargachew Abeje, Abebe Shumet, Endalkachew Nibret, Fantahun Biadglegne, Abaineh Munshae, Kidist Bobosha, Liya Wassie, Stefan Berg, Abraham Aseffa: Epidemiology of Tuberculous Lymphadenitis in Africa: A systematic review and metaanalysis. PLoS ONE 2019: 14(4): e0215647
  5. Zewdie Mekonnen, Asmare Amuamuta, Yohannes Abere (2019). Wound healing effect of aqueous extracts of Brucea antidysenterica and Croton Marcostachyus from Northwest Ethiopia in albino mice. African Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.8 (1):14-19


  1. Yohannes Zenebe, Martha Tibebu, Begna Tulu, Daniel Mekonnen, Zewdie Mekonnen: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with genotyping method among human immunodeficiency virus positive pediatric patients in Northwest Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study design. Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2018;32(3)
  2. Zewdie Mekonnen, Abrha Gebreselema, and Yohannes Abere. Effect of Locally Manufactured Niger Seed Oil on Lipid Profile Compared to Imported Palm and Sunflower Oils on Rat Models. Hindawi, Journal of Lipids.Volume 2018, Article ID 7846350, 8 pages


  1. Daniel Mekonnen,Awoke Derbie, Fantahun Biadglegne, Yesuf Adem, Yohannes Zenebe, Hailu Mekonnen et al.Existing Knowledge and Practice on Magnitude, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Strategies of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review. Ethiop. Ethiop J Health Dev 2017;31(1):44-56
  2. Awoke Derbie, Yinebeb Mezgebu, Daniel Mekonnen, Tigist Birku, Agmas Dessalegn, Senait Tadesse, Fantahun Biadglegne.The epidemiology of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: A five-year retrospective study. Ethiop J Health Dev 2017;31(3):155-160
  3. Zewdie Mekonnen, Asmare Amuamuta, Wondemagegn Mulu, Mulat Yimer, Yohannes Zenebe, Yesuf Adem, Bayeh Abera, Wondemu Gebeyehu,Yakob Gebregziabher (2017) Clinical chemistry reference intervals of healthy adult populations in Gojjam Zones of Amhara National Regional State, Northwest Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 12(9): e0184665.
  4. Wondemagegn Mulu, Bayeh Abera, Zewdie Mekonnen, Yesuf Adem, Mulat Yimer, Yohannes Zenebe, Asmare Amuamuta, Wondimu Gebeyehu (2017) Haematological and CD4+ T cells reference ranges in healthy adult populations in Gojjam zones in Amhara region, Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181268.
  5. Bayeh Abera, Yesuf Adem, Mulat Yimer, Wondemagegn Mulu, Yohannes Zenebe and Zewdie Mekonnen (2017). Community seroprevalence of hepatitis B, C and human immunodeficiency virus in adult population in gojjam zones,northwest Ethiopia. Virology Journal 14:21; DOI: 10.1186/s12985-017-0696-6
  6. Daniel Mekonnen, Yohannes Zenebe, Awoke Derbie, Yesuf Adem, Derese Hailu, Wondemagegn Mulu, Fetlework Bereded, Zewdie Mekonnen, Endalew Yizengaw, Begna Tulu, Fantahun Biadglegne, Adane Mihret, Ulrich Sack (2017). Health impacts of bedbug infestation: A case of five towns in Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Ethiopian Journal of Health development, 31(4):251-258;


  1. Daniel Mekonnen, Awoke Derbie, Hailu Mekonnen, Yohannes Zenebe: Profile and Treatment Outcomes of Patients with Tuberculosis in Northeastern Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study. Afr Health Sci 2016 Sep;16 (3):663-670
  2. Bayeh Abera, Mulugeta Kibret, Wondemagegn Mulu (2016). Extended-Spectrum beta (β)-Lactamases and Antibiogram in Enterobacteriaceae from Clinical and Drinking Water Sources from Bahir Dar City,Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 11(11):e0166519. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166519
  3. Mulat Yimer, Yohannes Zenebe, Wondemagegn Mulu, Bayeh Abera and Jose´ M Saugar (2016). Molecular epidemiology of Entamoeba histolytica/ dispar infections and isolation of other pathogenic bacterial infections among health centers in Gozamin district, east Gojjam zone.Tropical Doctors


  1. 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 10(9):e0137254. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137254
  2.  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; DOI: 10.5455/jmhe.2015-08-016
  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. 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; DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wjfms.2014.06.05.85230
  5. Daniel Mekonnen, Awoke Derbie and Endalkachew Desalegn. TB/HIV co-infection and associated factors among patients on directly observed treatment short course in Northeastern Ethiopia: a 4 years retrospective study. BMC Res Notes 2015: 8:666

Industrial /Environmental Biotechnology


  1. Agegnehu Alemu, Nigus Gabbiye, Brook Lemma, 2020. Application of integrated local plant species and vesicular basalt rock for the treatment of chromium in tannery wastewater in a horizontal subsurface flow wetland system. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.
  2. Agegnehu Alemu, Brook Lemma & Nigus Gabbiye, 2019. Adsorption of chromium (III) from aqueous solution using vesicular basalt rock. Cogent Environmental Science (2019), 5: 1650416.


  1. Biruk Abate, 2018. Production and Evaluation of Protease Enzyme (B.subtilis strain) for Eco-friendly Leather Processing Empowerment in Ethiopian Tanneries. International Biotechnology and Research Conference.
  2. Degnet Teferi Asres, Reddy P. C. J. Prasad and Tadesse Awoke Ayele, 2018. Recovery time and associated factors of severe acute malnutrition among children in Bahir Dar city, Northwest Ethiopia: an institution based retrospective cohort study. BMC Nutrition 4:17.
  3. Degnet Teferi Asres, Amanuel Nana, Girma Nega, 2018. Complementary feeding and effect of spontaneous fermentation on antinutritional factors of selected cereal-based complementary foods. BMC Pediatrics18:394.
  4. Agegnehu Alemu, Brook Lemma, Nigus Gabbiye, Melisew Tadele, Minyahil Teferi, 2018. Removal of chromium (VI) from aqueous solution using vesicular basalt: A potential low cost wastewater treatment system. Heliyon 4 e00682. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2018. e00682
  5. Agegnehu Alemua, Nigus Gabbiye, 2017. Assessment of chromium contamination in the surface water and soil at the riparian of Abbay River caused by the nearby industries in Bahir Dar city, Ethiopia. Water Practice & Technology 12 :1, 73 doi: 10.2166/wpt.2017.012
  6. Abate B., Goshu G., 2017. Waste Management in Lake Tana Basin—Case of Rapidly Urbanizing Bahir Dar City. In: Stave K., Goshu G., Aynalem S. (eds) Social and Ecological System Dynamics. AESS Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sciences Series. Springer, Cham.
  7. Biruk Abate Fenta, 2017. Waste management in the case of Bahir Dar City near Lake Tana shore in Northwestern Ethiopia: A review. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 11(8), pp. 393-412. DOI: 10.5897/AJEST2017.2340