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MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network.

Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at . You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Prof. Mogessie Ashenafi

Professor Addis Ababa UniversityFood Microbology


Location: Ambo, Ethiopia


Mogessie Ashenafi obtained a BSc and an MSc in Biology/Microbiology at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and a PhD in Food Microbiology from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is a Professor of Food Microbiology at the Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University. He taught graduate courses like in advanced Food Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, The Biology of Pathogenic Microorganisms and Microbial Physiology. His research work focuses on food safety and traditional fermented foods. His current research deals with the effect of silver nanoparticles on microbial growth. He is an elected member of TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. He has published about 80 papers in national, regional and international journals.

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