Dr Kassahun Geletu
Director General , Ethiopian Bio and Emerging Technology Institute (BETin)
Dr. Kassahun Tesfaye Geletu is Director General of the Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute (EBTi) since June 2016 and an Associate Professor of Genetics at the Institute of Biotechnology, Addis Ababa University. He received a BSc in Plant Science from Haramaya University, MSc in Applied Genetics from Addis Ababa University and a PhD in Plant Genetics from University of Bonn, Germany in 2006. He also did his three years postdoc at University of Bonn, Germany. He also worked as crop researcher and breeder/geneticist and served as Center Director at Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia for two years. He provides consultancy services to various organizations and has published more than 100 articles in reputable international journals and advised more than 45 MSc and PhD students. His main research focus is in food crop improvement using conventional, molecular breeding and biotechnological approaches to contribute to ongoing efforts of food and nutrition security in Ethiopia.