Biodata of Professor Yosef Deneke


Name: Yosef  Deneke Belachew
Place of Birth :  Adama(Nazereth) , East Shewa
Date of birth : Nov. 4,1968
Marital status: Married and father of a son and a daughter
Phone: +251 917804529
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·         Elementary Education, Number 2 Primary School , Adama(Nazareth) Adama Wereda,
·         High school Education Gelawdeos Comprehensive High School. Adama(Nazareth) Adama  Wereda,
·         College Education in Jimma College of  Agriculture ,Jimma, Graduation: Diploma in General agriculture with Honor
·         Employed as graduate assistant at Jimma College of agriculture
·         Preparatory Language courses for the German Universities in the field of Veterinary medicine and Agriculture at Herder institute, University of Leipzig
·         Study Veterinary Medicine in the Faculty of Veterinary , Medicine University of Leipzig , Germany, Graduation: DVM degree
·        A one year training course in Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of  Veterinary Medicine , Free University of Berlin, Germany, A quarterly year of practical and project work on Tropical Veterinary    Medicine in Ethiopia. Graduation: A one year Certificate on   Topical Veterinary Medicine
·       Study of Animal Biotechnology at Haryana Agricultural   University, Hisar,Haryana, India.   Graduation: MVSc in Animal Biotechnology, with  Division First class Minor Subject: Veterinary Gynecology and Obstetrics, Supportive: Veterinary Immunology
·     PhD Scholar at Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Deemed University in the Division of Veterinary Biotechnology,  Izatnagar, Bareilly, India Graduation:  PhD degree in Animal Biotechnology, with Division First class Minor Subjects : 1) Veterinary Immunology and  2)  Veterinary Physiology Thesis Work for MVSc in Animal Biotechnology: “Vitrification of Buffalo oocytes and their poet-Thaw potential for in Vitro fertilization” Thesis Work for PhD research in Animal Biotechnology: “ Cloning and Expression of LigB gene of Leptospira pomona and  evaluation of  the recombinant protein as a diagnostic antigen”

Award obtained:

Ÿ Full time Scholarship in the former German Democratic Republic to study DVM in the

  University of Leipzig, Germany

Ÿ MVSc scholarship in Animal Biotechnology,in CCS, HAU, Hisar, Haryana,  India

Ÿ PhD Scholarship in Animal Biotechnology, IVRI, Barielly, UP, India

 Certificates  of Training Attained:

Ø A one Year Training in Tropiecal Veterinary Medicne, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Ø  Training Course on Immunological Diagnostic Methods at Department of Immunology at Robert von Oestertag Institute , Berlin.

Ø Training Course on tse tse and trypanosomiasis biology , diagnosis, and control; methods at NTTICC in Bedelle,by MOA, July 2001.

Ø DNA Based Diagnostics at the Department of Animal Biotechnology, College of Veterinary Medicne , CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, India

Ø Course on “ Designing of Experiments, Data Analysis using SAS, and Publishing inScientific   Journals. Nova Scotia Agricultureal College at JUCAVM, April 14-23 2008.

ØTraining on “ On Silico Approach for Genome Analysis”  in Bioinformatic Center, Indian Veterinary Research Institure , India, March, 2012.

Ø Course on Entrepreneurship and Value Chain Management , By McGill, JU and DALHOUSIE at JUCAM , December  2-13, 2013.

ØTraining on Transformational Leadership by Ethiopian Management Institute held at Jimma University (March 3-6, 2015).

ØTraining on “  Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases”.  At The Ohio State University – Ethiopia Partnership, One Health Summer Institute in The University of Gondar, Ethiopia. From July 21 – 25, 2015.

Ø Training on Research and Dvelopment of Project proposal writing, By McGill, JU and DALHOUSIE at JUCAM , February  3-9, 2016.

 Ø Attending International Conference on Aquaculture and Food Security: Defining potential opportunities for the development of Aquaculture in Ethiopia. In Jimma,  JUCAVM, April, 14 – 16, 2016.

 Ø Attending  the Creating an online Learning Course at OSU – Ethiopia Partnership, One Health Summer Institute at EPHI , Ethiopia June 26 –28, 2017.

Ø  Attending  Regional Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Training  a Capacity Workshop, at OSU – Ethiopia Partnership, One Health Summer Institute at EPHI , Ethiopia June 29 –30, 2017.

ØAttending a German Alumni – Workshop on “ Mitigating Climate Change and Environmental Pollution in East Africa as a Contribution of sustainable development”. September, 3 to 7, 2018 and Sept. 2 to 6 2019.

ØTraining on HDP, 2011  EC.


ŸTechnical Assistant Departement of Animal sciences in Jimma College of Agriculture , Jimma (1986).                   

ŸLecturer on Animal Health and sanitation in Jimma College of Agriculture  Jimma University, Jimma Ethiopia (1997)

 Ÿ Founder and Head Faculty of Veterinary Medicine an Lecturer of Veterinary Physiology I and II in JUCAVM,  Jimma, Ethiopia. (2002- 2003, 1994-1996 EC)

Ÿ Head Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Department of  Animal Sciences   in   JUCAVM, Jimma Ethiopia (01/2004 – 06/2004).

ŸAssistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences,  School of Veterinary Medicine, JUCAVM, Jimma Ethiopia ( June,2007- July 2009)  

 Ÿ Since October, 2014: Associate professor of Microbial  Biotechnology and diagnostic immunology

Having a total of 23 years service and experience.

Course offered :  UG Program

Ø Intrduction to Molecular Biology ,  Veterinary Immunology, Animal biotechnology, Veterinary  Physiology I and II                   

Current Instructor  on :  MSc students

    Ÿ Advanced Molecular Biology both MSc Animal Biotechnology ,

   Ÿ Applied Veterinary Immunology and Molecular

   Ÿ Laboratory Diagnostics Method in Veterinary Public Health

   Ÿ Genetic Engineering and Transgenic Animals MSc Animal Biotechnology           

    Ÿ Molecular Genetics

     ŸAdvanced Genetics for

    Ÿ Animal Biotechnology Ansc for  MSc ANPR

    ŸReproductive Animal Biotechnology for MSc AnBG

Guest Lecture On:

       Ø  Animal Biotechnology MSc Program in Animal Production – Debere Markos University

       Ø Advanced Animal Physiology : PhD Program in Animal Nutrition Arba Minch University

       ØBiotechnology in Animal Breeding (ANGB 532). For MSc Animal Breeding, Haramaya University

 Student advisorship:

Ÿ Undergraduate    :   Supervised 31 students during their DVM thesis work

Ÿ Postgraduate : Supervised 23 MSc students where 20 students have already defended and having 9 new MSc students to advise.

 Ÿ Reviewer of Journal of Virology- Bioinformatics Publication 

 ŸReviewer for  Journal of Veterinary Medicine and animal health 

 ŸManuscript Evaluation Journal of Parasitology and Vector Biology 

 ŸManuscript Evaluation African Journal of Biotechnology 

 ŸReviewed a number of MSc student proposal and terminal reports at SVM, JUCAVM

   Reviewer of staff concept notes and research proposals

 ŸReviewer of staff concept notes and research proposals


Ÿ Founder and Head Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Lecturer of Veterinary Physiology I and II in JUCAVM,  Jimma, Ethiopia. (2002- 2003, 1994-1996 EC)

Ÿ Since Oct.19/2006 EC (2013- Jan, 2020): Dean of Students, Coordinator of the Student Service Office at JUCAVM and Member of Student Discipline   Committee.

Ÿ  Case Team Leader Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology

Ÿ Co-developer MSc program in Veterinary Epidemiology

Ÿ Coordinator MSc Program in Veterinary Microbiology

 Ÿ Chair , development and Coordinator of MSc curriculum Animal Biotechnology

 Ÿ Founding member of FVM and technical committee member of organizing specification for Lab equipments for 5 newly opend FVM

 Ÿ Technical committee member for establishment of teaching laboratories at JUCAVM

Ÿ Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology Ethiopia West Node Secretariat Member

ŸHead of Veterinary Section in Agricultural Development Office, Oromia  Regional State, Yayu, Illuababora,  Ethiopia (Nov. 1997 – 1999)

Ÿ Head of Veterinary Section in Agricultural Development Office,  Oromia  Regional State, Atinago,Jimma Ethiopia( 1999- 2002)



1)      Title of the Research proposal:  Study on serological, molecular characterization and vaccine preparation from infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) circulating in South West Ethiopia poultry farms ( Jimma University funded)

2)      Title of the Research proposal:  Serological, Virological and Molecular detection of Bluetongue in Ethiopia .  (Jimma University funded) Collaboration:   National Veterinary Institute (NVI), Debere zeit, Ethiopia

International Collaborators:

A)    Sukdeb Nandi  (BVSc,  M.V.Sc, Ph.D Virology, Principal Scientist), Head, Virus laboratory, Center for Animal Disease Research and Diagnosis (CADRD), Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), 243 122, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

B)     Giovanni Savini (Ph.D. Virology, Professor), Head, OIE Bluetongue Virus referral Lab., Istituto G. Caporale Teramo, Via Campo Boario, 64100 Teramo, Italy.        Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia in selected district of Keffa zone South West EthiopiaCollaboration with National Animal Health Diagnosis and Investigation enter (NAHDIC)

4)      Research Title :   Isolation and Molecular Screening of Pathogenic E. coli Strains, their Antibiogram and Associated Risk Factors from Diarrheic Calves in Dairy Farms and Diarrheic Children Admitted to Public Health Institutions in Jimma Town South West Ethiopia.  (Collaborative Research Institute of Biotechnology AAU)

5)         Research Title :   Seroepidemiology of Peste des Petits Ruminants in sheep and goats in   Bench Maji Zone, South Western Ethiopia Collaboration with National Animal Health Diagnosis and Investigation  Center (NAHDIC)

6)      Project Title:  Serological investigation of Bovine Viral diarrhea (BVD) infection among Dairy cattle in Jimma Town, South West Ethiopia ( Jimma University Funded)

7)   Research Title :   Isolation rate, Antibacterial Susceptibility Patterns and Contributing Factors of Pathogenic Bacterial Isolates from Mastitis Dairy Cows of Tiro Afeta District.

8)      Research Title :  Iisolation, Identification, Antibiogram Profile Study, Molecular Detection  of Pathogenic E. coli Strains and Their Associated Risk Factors From Diarrheic Calves in  Dairy Farms and Diarrheic Children Admitted to Health Institutions in Wolaita Sodo  Town. (Collaborative Research Institute of Biotechnology AAU)

9)      Research Title :  Phenotypic, Characterization And Antimicrobial Sensitivity Pattern Of Listeria Monocytogenes Isolate From Meat Of Bovine  At Abattoir  ,Butcher Shops Of Jimma Town, Ethiopia. ( Jimma University funded)

10)   Research Title :  Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Pathogenic Strains, Their Antibiogram and Associated Risk Factors of Escherichia coli Isolates From Diarrheic Calves in Bahir Dar City Dairy Farms, North West Ethiopia.(Collaborative Research Institute of Biotechnology AAU)

 11)        RsearchTitle:  Molecular Characterization of Ethiopian Honeybees (Apis  mellifera) . ( Jimma University funded)

12)   RsearchTitle:  Serological investigation of Leptospirosis and its Associated   Risk   Factors in Dairy Cattle in and around Jimma, Jimma Zone, South Western Ethiopia. (Jimma University funded)


13)   RsearchTitle:  Experimental study on prophylactic effect of medicinal plants on Rabies virus. (Jimma University funded)External Collaborator:  Ethiopian Public Health Institute


Ÿ Published and co-authored fifty five journal articles in reputable international and national journals.

Ÿ Published two books out of original research works

Ÿ Gene Sequence Published in Gene Bank : Brucella abortus strain 19 6,7-dimethyl-8-ribityllumazine synthase 2 (pq17) gene, complete cds, GenBank: KJ702467.1

Book Chapter:

Livestock Update

edited by Umesh Singh, Rajib Deb, Sushil Kumar and Arjava Sharma

Editorial: Satish Serial Publishing House, 2012

ISBN 10: 9381226296 / ISBN 13: 9789381226292

 Chapter 8. Bovine tuberculosis: An overview/Yosef Deneke.

– Co-developer of One Health Risk analysis Module for OHCEA used for cental and eastern African countries

ÁTechnology Developed: which can be used for the community as a pen site diagnostic tool for zoonotic leptospirosis

Ø Development of recombinant LigB based latex agglutination test diagnostic methods

Ø Standardization and evaluation of Enzyme Linked Immuno-sorbent assay based on recombinant LigB protein for the diagnosis of   zoonotic leptospirosis

Abstracts and Presentations:  

 Ø Vitrification of buffalo oocytes and their post-thaw potential for in vitro  fertilization. In SAPI   

     silver jubilee and International Conference on Physiological Capacity Building in Livestock

     Under Changing Climatic Scenario.  11th– 13th November, 2010, IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly,


  Ø  Effect of FCS or BSA as supplement in Maturation media on vitrification  of in vitro matured

        buffalo oocytes. Fourth Congress of Federation of Indian Physiological Societies. Re-

       engineering Physiology Research and Training in the New Biology Era, January 11-12,


 Ø Cryopreservation of buffalo oocytes by vitrification and their post-thaw potential for   in vitro

     fertilization. Book of Abstract The Fifth Annual Research Conference of.Jimma University  

       February 6-7, 2014

Ø Seroprevalence  and associated risk factors of Infectious Bursal Disease of Chicken in   

    Jimma and Bonga Districts, South Western Ethiopia. Book of Abstract 8th Annuanl 

     Research Conference of Jimma University. April 27 – 28, 2017.

 Poster presentations:

Ø Bovine Brucellosis: Seroprevalence and its Potential Risk Factors in Smallholder

Dairy Farms in Hawassa Town, Southern Ethiopia. 3RD OHCEA INTERNATIONAL ONE HEALTH CONFERENCE Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala – Uganda, 24th-26th July 2019

Ø Serodiagnosis of Leptospirosis Employing Recombinant LigB Based Latex

Agglutination Test. 3RD OHCEA INTERNATIONAL ONE HEALTH CONFERENCE Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala – Uganda, 24th-26th July 2019


Ÿ Participate in CBTP as a supervisor in Dedo woreda,1n 2008EC and involved in wariness creation  about major animal diseases and cattle crash construction

Ÿ Assigned as CBTP supervisorin 2009 EC  in   Merewa, where we rendered a vaccination service to the community

Ÿ Assigned as a supervisor in integrated DTTP program involving public health and veterinary      professionals in Seto-Semero Kebele, Jimma town, 2010EC

Ÿ Involved as a supervisor for DTTP at JUCAVM 2012 EC

Ÿ Provided  professional vet service to the Income Generation Unit at JUCAVM

Ÿ Supported the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam

Ÿ Professionally involved in the development initiatives of Merewa Monastery

Ÿ Involved in community mobilization activities to vaccinate dogs against rabies during OH

   student attachment twice from July, 15 – 20, 2010 & 2011EC

Ÿ Donation of various reference books three times  to JUCAVM Library which were donated to me by DAAD.

ŸServed as t reviewer of PhD curriculum in Animal Biotechnology at Mekelle University –in 2011 EC.

Ÿ Provide training on Brucellosis case identification and management for animal and human health professionals in priority  zoonotic disease control and prevention CDC-JU project

Ÿ Lifelong member of  Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia

Ÿ Provide veterinary service at open air clinic at JUCAVM

Ÿ Member of  The Ethiopian Veterinary Association, Ethiopian Society of Microbiology and American \Society of Microbiology

Ÿ Served as guest leturer for Animal Biotechnology, Msc Program Debre-Markos University

Ÿ Saved as guest lecturer for Advanced animal Physiology-PhD program Arbamich University

Ÿ Participate on policy formulation and proclamation review for Animal health and Veterinary Public health national document preparation in 2009 EC

Ÿ Participate nationally on the e development of OH Policy brief document in 2011 EC


1. Active participation in restructuring the SVM to College of Vet Med to enhance the quality of education and effective delivery of the veterinary service

2. Worked as a Promotion and Scholarship committee for SVM

3. Coordinator MSc program in Veterinary Microbiology

4. Coordinator MSc program in animal Biotechnology

5. Served as Mentor and provide tutorial for female students. Etc…