Dr Tadessa Daba

Director, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Directorate, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research

Dr Tadessa Daba is an Ethiopian working for the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) as a senior researcher in Microbial Biotechnology. He has got a BSc degeree in agriculture, animal science in 2000 from Hawassa University. After few years of research work at EIAR, studied MSc in Human Nutrition at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel from 2005-2006 then continued another MSc study at Addis Ababa University and obtained MSc in Applied Microbiology in 2008. After two years, he pursued his PhD study in Food Science and Biotechnology at Kyoto University, Japan.

He has also got the chance of postdoctoral fellowship through Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2014-2016 and studied on the Nutritional, Socio-Economic and Cultural values of Ethiopian indigenous crops. Rejoining EIAR in 2016, he has served as the national program leader of microbial biotechnology and then as a sector director, agricultural biotechnology directorate of EIAR. Currently, coordinating international (GBPP), regional (OFAB, OTF/TELA) and locally (LAB, BETin) funded projects and working as a senior researcher in the microbial biotechnology research program at the National Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center (NABRC), Holeta