Dr. Kassahun Tesfaye Geletu

Country of current residence

Ethiopia

Current position

Postdoctoral fellow

Current institute employer

Addis Ababa Ubiversity / ZEF, University of Bonn

Since

2006

Website current institute

www.coffee.uni-bonn.de

Professional memberships

International Coffee Genome Network

Skills

Ecological genetics

Profession

Biologist

Specialisation

Botany, Plant Genetics

Degrees / expertise

B.Sc in Plant Science

Alemaya University of Agriculture,

 

M.Sc in Applied Genetics (Biology)

Addis Ababa University

Professional experience

Agricultural Researcher (Crop Breeding/ Genetics)

and

Agricultural Research Center Manager (2000-2002)

Sinana Agricultural Research Center

Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (IQQO)

P O Box 208 Bale/Robe, Ethiopia

2007

Tesfaye G., K., T. Borsch, K. Govers, and E. Bekele.  2007.  Characterisation of Coffea chloroplast microsatellites and evidence for the recent divergence of the C. arabica and C. eugenioides chloroplast genomes.  Genome, 50 (12) : 1112-1129 . Further Information

2006

Tesfaye Geletu, K.  2006.  Genetic Diversity of wild Coffea arabica populations in Ethiopia as a contribution for conservation and use planning.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Math. & Nat. Science, University of Bonn.  ZEF Ecology and Development Series, 44.   Further Information

2002

Tesfaye Geletu, K., Z. Asfaw and E. Bekele.  2002.  Agroethnobotanical Study of Emmer Wheat (Triticum dicoccum) in Southeastern Highlands of Ethiopia. 

2001

Tesfaye Geletu,K., K. Girma, C. Padmapati, A. Rodiyonov and Q. Gubo.  2001.  The shift to cereal monocropping, threat or blessing? towards sustainable agricultural production in the highlands of Southeast Oromia, Ethiopia.  ICRA, .

2000

Tesfaye Geletu, K.  2000.  Morphological and Biochemical Diversity of Emmer Wheat (Triticum dicoccum) in Ethiopia.  M.Sc. Thesis at  Addis Ababa University, Science Faculty, Department of Biology, Applied Genetics Section. 

1996

Getachew, T., M. Amsalu and K. Tesfaye Geletu.  1996.  An overview of Varietal improvement on major crops in Bale Zone of Oromiya Region. 

1995

Tesfaye Geletu, K.  1995.  Progress Report of Breeding and Genetics Research Division of Sinana Agricultural Research Center 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001. 

Forthcoming

Tesfaye G., K., K. Govers, E. Bekele and T. Borsch.  ISSR fingerprinting of Coffea arabica throughout Ethiopia reveals high variability in wild populations and distinguishes them from farmer's varieties. 
Tesfaye G., K., K. Govers, T. Oljira, E. Bekele and T. Borsch.  Genetic diversity of wild Coffea arabica in Ethiopia: Spacial patterning depends on scale. 

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
and Downloads
Research themes
  • Growth, inequality and poverty
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
Research projects

Conservation and use of wild populations of Coffea arabica in the montane rainforests of Ethiopia (CoCE),

 

Particularly involved in Sp2

Molecular Systematics as a Basis for Managing the

Genetic Diversity of Coffea arabica

 

www.coffee.uni-bon

Working groups

Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants

Molecular Systematics Working Group

Professional experience

Agricultural Researcher (Crop Breeding/ Genetics)

and

Agricultural Research Center Manager (2000-2002)

Sinana Agricultural Research Center

Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (IQQO)

P O Box 208 Bale/Robe, Ethiopia

Degrees

B.Sc in Plant Science

Alemaya University of Agriculture,

 

M.Sc in Applied Genetics (Biology)

Addis Ababa University

Contacts

ZEF,

 

Nees-Institute for the Biodiversityof Plants

University of Bonn

Meckenheimer Allee 170

53115 Bonn

Germany

Phone: 49-228-73 2526

Fax: 49-228-73 3120,

 

 

Department of Biology

Addis Ababa University

P.O. Box 1176

Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

Research affiliation

Biodiversity Conservation Research

Plant Breeding and Genetics

Doctoral research funded by

BMBF

Cooperation partners

Working at the

Nees-Institute for the Biodiverstiy of Plants, Molecular Systematics Working Group, University of Bonn

 

Departments of Biology

Addis Ababa University and Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organization/Ethiopia

Kassahun Tesfaye Geletu

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management