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College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Fellow
Mekonnen
Yalemtsehay
Current position: 
Professor of Cell and Human Physiology
Current nationality: 
Ethiopia
Current residence: 
Ethiopia
Affiliation/Institution: 
Addis Ababa University
Biodata: 
Mekonnen is a Professor of Cell and Human Physiology in the Department of Biology at the College of Natural and Computational Sciences of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. She has published extensively in different peer reviewed scientific journals on topics of respiratory physiology, medicinal plants and other related topics. She has advised many MSc and PhD students and she has also mentored young professionals, specially women, over the last three decades. She was involved in leadership positions and has initiated a number of national, continental and international research networks and collaborations. In 2013, she was able to establish with other colleagues the Society of Ethiopian Women in Science and Technology, to help empower and mentor women academicians and researchers in Ethiopia. In 2015, she received the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientific Award for Women in Science. She was appointed as Ambassador Scientist by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany as part of a worldwide network for excellence from 2016 to 2021. Currently she is the Principal Vice-President of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
Keywords: 
Medicinal plants research, indigenous knowledge as related to health and environment protection, professional mentoring, collaborative research undertaking, professional networking
Elected
2022
Place of Birth: 
Assela
Country of birth: 
Ethiopia
Section:
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
Last updated on 06/07/2022