Zekeria Yusuf | Plant Biotechnology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Zekeria Yusuf | Plant Biotechnology| Best Researcher Award

Zekeria Yusuf Habib is an accomplished Associate Professor and Biological Science Program Head at Haramaya University, Ethiopia. With a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and a background in Applied Genetics, he specializes in genetic variability and performance of agricultural crops, notably groundnut and citrus. His research, published in reputable journals, focuses on plant biotechnology, enzymatic properties, and phyto-fabrication of nanoparticles. Zekeria is dedicated to enhancing research activities and educational quality, serving as a subtheme leader and coordinator at his institution. Fluent in Oromo, Amharic, and English, he actively contributes to academia through curriculum development, manuscript reviews, and training programs in biotechnology and molecular biology.

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🎓 Education

Ph.D. in Plant Breeding Haramaya University, Maya, Ethiopia October 2011 to August 2018 Dissertation Title: Genetic Variability, Inter-Relationship and Performance of Groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) varieties for Yield and Oil Traits in Ethiopia. M.Sc. in Applied Genetics Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia September 2005 to March 2008
Thesis Title: Study of chromosomes of snail spp in Bulinus truncatus/tropicus complex collected from various localities in Ethiopia. B.Ed. in Biology Haramaya University, Maya, Ethiopia October 1998 to July 2001

🏫🧪Experiences in Academic, Research, and Community Activities

  1. Subtheme Leader of Bioscience Research

Position: Subtheme Leader (equivalent to headship position), Institution: Basic Science Research (Theme VI), Duration: Since December 15, 2018, Responsibilities: Actively participated in improving research activities, identifying research priority areas, and encouraging young staff in research activities.

  1. Biological Science Program Coordinator

Position: Coordinator (equivalent to headship position), Institution: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Haramaya University, Duration: Since June 28, 2022, Responsibilities: Contributing to the reorganization of laboratory resources within the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology (SBBT) and ensuring fair and equitable treatment of all staff members.

  1. Training Participation: Frontiers in Flow Cytometry™ 2023

Event: 24 Hour Virtual Event, Details: Training in cellular laboratory analysis

  1. Capacity Building Training

Topic: Enhancing the Quality of Education at Higher Education Institutions, Audience: Middle-level Institutional Leaders

  1. Curriculum Review Committee Member

Programs: M.Sc Genetics and Biotechnology,Institution: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Haramaya University, Role: Ad hoc committee member

  1. Ad Hoc Committee Member

Activities: Staff promotion committee member, Facilitating national exit exams

  1. External Examiner

Institutions: Madda Walabu University, Dire Dawa University, Salale University, Role: External examiner for M.Sc theses

  1. Manuscript Reviewer

Journals: Reviewed manuscript titled “Physicochemical properties and bioactive compounds of three varieties of melon (Cucumis melo) seed oils” in Food Science and Nutrition (Wiley journal). Reviewed manuscript titled “White Clover Components as an Effective Biosorbent for the Elimination of Toxic Malachite Green from Wastewater” in Natural Product Communications (SAGE journal)

  1. R Software Training Facilitator

Collaboration: Haramaya University Research Office and CNCS. Role: Involved in the facilitation of R software training sessions

  1. Laboratory Manual Preparation

Courses: Genetics, Cytogenetics, Enzymology, and Enzyme Technology, Program: Undergraduate Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program, Responsibility: Preparing laboratory manuals for specified courses

 

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Article 1

    • Title: Characterization of iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles for extraction of harar coffee (coffea arabica L.) genomic DNA
    • Authors: T. Beyene, Z. Yusuf, E. Teju
    • Journal: Vegetos
    • Year: 2024 (Article in Press)

    Article 2

    • Title: On farm diversity and genetic erosion of sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.]
    • Authors: I. Adem, Z. Yusuf, M. Chimdesa
    • Journal: International Journal of Vegetable Science
    • Year: 2024 (Article in Press)

    Article 3

    • Title: Direct Organogenesis of Citrus Cultivars from Shoot Tip Nodal Segments
    • Authors: Z. Yusuf, M. Desta, W. Mohammed
    • Journal: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
    • Year: 2024
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 63–70

    Article 4

    • Title: Phyto-fabrication of Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles from Ocimum Gratissimum L. Leaf and Flower Extracts and their Antimicrobial Activities
    • Authors: M. Abdi, Z. Yusuf, J.M. Sasikumar
    • Journal: Open Biotechnology Journal
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 17
    • Article Number: e18740707261876

    Article 5

    • Title: Biological Activities of Papaya (Carica papaya L.) Seed, Rind and Pulp Oil Extracts
    • Authors: A. Getahun, Z. Yusuf, M. Desta
    • Journal: Anti-Infective Agents
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 1–5, e310323215317

    Article 6

    • Title: Optimization of Hormonal Compositions of Media in In Vitro Propagation of Orange Cultivars from Shoot Tip Nodal Segments
    • Authors: F. Abdi, Z. Yusuf, Y. Petros, M. Desta
    • Journal: International Journal of Agronomy
    • Year: 2023
    • Article ID: 3581881

    Article 7

    • Title: Enzymatic Properties of Red Beet (Beta vulgaris L.) Leaf, Root Pulp and Peel
    • Authors: T. Sileshi, Z. Yusuf, M. Desta
    • Journal: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 395–404

    Article 8

    • Title: Optimization of Hormonal Compositions of Media for In vitro Propagation of Apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.) Cultivars
    • Authors: B. Abdella, Z. Yusuf, Y. Petros
    • Journal: Open Biotechnology Journal
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue: 1
    • Article Number: e187407072301240

    Article 9

    • Title: Physicochemical Properties and Biological Activities of Koseret (Lippia adoensis Hochst. Var. Koseret) Seed and Leaf Oil Extracts
    • Authors: M. Shiferaw, Z. Yusuf, M. Desta
    • Journal: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 142–150

    Article 10

    • Title: Effects of Indigenous and Commercial Rhizobia on Growth and Nodulation of Soybean (Glycine max L) under Greenhouse Condition
    • Authors: M. Desta, A. Akuma, M. Minay, Z. Yusuf, K. Baye
    • Journal: Open Biotechnology Journal
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue: 1
    • Article Number: e187407072302070

Hyun Suk Shin | Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Hyun Suk Shin | Molecular Biology | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,  Spain

👩‍🔬 Hyun Suk Shin is a Marine Biotechnology expert with a rich academic background. She holds a B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from Korea Maritime and Ocean University, where she delved into various aspects of aquaculture, molecular biology, and biochemistry. With extensive research experience, including international collaborations, she has contributed significantly to the field, resulting in numerous publications and patents. As a postdoctoral researcher, she continued her impactful work at institutions like the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute of Korea and the Fundación Canaria Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Recognized for her excellence, she received prestigious scholarships and awards, demonstrating her dedication to advancing aquaculture research.

 

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Education 📚

  1. Higher Degree
    • Name of Qualification: M.S. Science
    • Degree Awarding Entity: Korea Maritime and Ocean University
    • Date of Qualification: 28/02/2010
  2. Higher Degree
    • Name of Qualification: B.S. Science, Marine Biotechnology
    • Degree Awarding Entity: Korea Maritime and Ocean University
    • Date of Qualification: 28/02/2008

Doctorates

  • PhD Science
    • Degree Awarding Entity: Korea Maritime and Ocean University
    • Date of Degree: 28/02/2014

Teaching Experience📊

Experience Supervising Doctoral Theses and/or Final Year Projects: Project Title: Analysis of Skeletal Deformities in Gilthead Sea Bream Entity: Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria Type of Entity: University Student: Alvaro Lorenzo Felipe Date of Reading: 05/07/2022Project Title: Programa Mejora Genética en Camarón Entity: Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria Type of Entity: University

 

Scientific or Technological Activities 🔬

R&D Projects Funded Through Competitive Calls of Public or Private Entities

  1. Project Name: AquaIMPACT: Genomic and Nutritional Innovation for Genetically Superior Farmed Fish

Keywords: Molecular markers and recognition; Genetics transcription; Genetics expression of regulations; Epigenetics; Genetic drift; Population geneticsType of Project: Research and development, including transferGeographical Area: European UnionDegree of Contribution: ResearcherEntity: Universidad de las Palmas de Gran CanariaType of Entity: UniversityCity of Entity: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, SpainPrincipal Investigators: Daniel Montero Vítorres; Marisol Izquierdo Lopez; Juan Manuel Afonso Lopez; Maria Jesus Zamorano Serrano; Silvia Torrecillas Burriel; Hyun Suk Shin; Cathaysa Pérez GarcíaNumber of Researchers: 72Number of People/Year: 14Type of Participation: Team memberProgramme Name: Horizon 2020 Research and InnovationCode: 818367Start-End Date: 01/01/2018 – 02/01/2023Duration: 5 yearsParticipating Entities: [List of entities involved]Total Amount: €6,100,000Sub-Project Amount: €702,913Percentage as Grant: 100%Relevant Results: Determining the additive genetic components of immune system traits of sea bream and sea bass populations under genetic selection pressure for growth.Dedication Regime: Part-timeApplicant’s Contribution: In this project, my contribution is assigned within the WP2: Nutritional Innovation: Precision nutrition for superior genotypes, through the following tasks:Evaluation and divergent selection of sea bream breeders for growth and absence of skeletal deformities.Breeding, marking, fattening, and characterization of offspring and breeders using microsatellite markers “SMsa-1/ SMsa-2”.Study of genetic parameters of immune system traits.

Project Name: PerformFISH – Consumer Driven Production: Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain

Keywords: Genetics expression of regulations; Genetic drift; Population geneticsType of Project: Research and development, including transferGeographical Area: European Union[Include any additional information about the project here]

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Effects of LED light spectra on oxidative stress and the protective role of melatonin in relation to the daily rhythm of the yellowtail clownfish, Amphiprion clarkii
    • Authors: HS Shin, J Lee, CY Choi
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology
    • Year: 2011

 

  • Effect of LED light spectra on starvation-induced oxidative stress in the cinnamon clownfish Amphiprion melanopus
    • Authors: CY Choi, HS Shin, YJ Choi, NN Kim, J Lee, GS Kil
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology
    • Year: 2012

 

  • Kisspeptin regulates the hypothalamus–pituitary–gonad axis gene expression during sexual maturation in the cinnamon clownfish, Amphiprion melanopus
    • Authors: NN Kim, HS Shin, YJ Choi, CY Choi
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Year: 2014

 

  • Effects of LED light spectra on the growth of the yellowtail clownfish Amphiprion clarkii
    • Authors: HS Shin, J Lee, CY Choi
    • Journal: Fisheries Science
    • Year: 2012

 

  • Profiles of antioxidant gene expression and physiological changes by thermal and hypoosmotic stresses in black porgy (Acanthopagrus schlegeli)
    • Authors: KW An, NN Kim, HS Shin, GS Kil, CY Choi
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology
    • Year: 2010

 

  • The effects of quercetin on physiological characteristics and oxidative stress resistance in olive flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus
    • Authors: HS Shin, JH Yoo, TS Min, KY Lee, CY Choi
    • Journal: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
    • Year: 2010

 

  • Selection for growth is associated in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) with diet flexibility, changes in growth patterns and higher intestine plasticity
    • Authors: E Perera, P Simó-Mirabet, HS Shin, E Rosell-Moll, F Naya-Catalá, …
    • Journal: Aquaculture
    • Year: 2019

 

  • Quantitative mRNA expression of sox3 and DMRT1 during sex reversal, and expression profiles after GnRHa administration in black porgy, Acanthopagrus schlegeli
    • Authors: HS Shin, KW An, MS Park, MH Jeong, CY Choi
    • Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Year: 2009