Dele Abdissa Keneni

Dele Abdissa Keneni


Chemistry Department

 Full Name: Mr. Dele Abdissa Keneni

Nationality: Ethiopian

Academic Rank: (M.Sc, Ass.Prof., PhD Candidate, Rhodes University, South Africa)

Employing Institution: Jimma University, Ethiopia (
College: College of Natural Science

 Department: Chemistry

 Specialization: Organic Chemistry

Research Interest:

  Marine and Terrestrial Natural Product Chemistry:

  1. Marine Organisms (Sponges, Algae and etc) and evaluation of their antimicrobial activity
  2. Traditional Medicinal Plants and evaluation of their antimicrobial activity

List of Publications

  • Dele Abdissa, Girma Geleta, Ketema Bacha, Negera Abdissa (2017). Phytochemical investigation of Aloe pulcherrima roots and evaluation for its antibacterial and antiplasmodial activities. PLoS one 12 (3), e0173882.
  • Dele Abdissa Keneni, Gezahegn Faye Demissie, Melkamu Fayera Fufa, Shifera Demissie Tola. Extraction and Isolation of Compounds from roots of Kniphofia pumila, and Evaluation of their Antibacterial Activities in Combination with Zinc Chloride. Walailak J Sci & Tech 2020; 17(7): 631-638.
  • Muaz Shifa, Dele Abdissa, Tsegaye Girma Asere. Chemical Constituents of Rumex abyssinicus Roots and Evaluation of Its Antimicrobial Activities. Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society, Section A: Chemistry. JOTCSA. 2021;8(1):21–46
  • Asnakew Amare Tadesse, Negera Abdissa Ayana, and Dele Abdissa Keneni. Anthraquinones from the Roots of Kniphofia insignis and Evaluation of Their Antimicrobial Activities. Journal of Chemistry 2021,
  • Yirga Kassa, Tsegaye Deyou, Dele Abdissa. Antimicrobial Activities of Tetracyclic Triterpenoids from the Seeds of A.indica. Algerian Journal of Natural Products 7:1 (2019) 679-684 (DOAJ Open access)
  • Tahir Tikisa, Dele Abdissa and Negera Abdissa. Chemical constituents of Securidaca longipedunculata root bark and evaluation of their antibacterial activities. Ethiopian Journal of Education and Sciences. 14: 2, 2019, 1-9

Public Conference

  • Bule University First International Research Conference, 2019 (Oral Paper Presenter)
  • Microbiology Society Annual Research Conference, 2018 (Oral Paper Presenter)
  • Jimma University 9th Annual Research Conference of 2018 (Oral Paper Presenter)
  • Research Validation Workshop at Jimma University, 2018 (Oral Paper Presenter)


  • Professional Skill training on Research Proposal Development, 2021 (via DAAD)
  • Royal Chemistry GC-MS Training Workshop, 2019
  • To the 4th International Oromo Studies Conferences at Jimma University, 2018.
  • To National Curriculum Review Workshop on Postgraduate Programs, 2018
  • Institutional Intellectual Property Policy and Development of Technology and Innovation Support Centers Organized by Jimma University, 2018

Contact address:


Mob.:  +251-913878714

P.O.Box 378


Phone: +251-913878714