Yosef Hamba (Ethiopia)

Yosef Hamba

Research project: Development of microbe based strategies for improved bee health.

Host project and funding: Bee health research funded by icipe core donors: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Switzerland; Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); UK Aid, Government of the United Kingdom and Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Kenya.

Supervisors: Dr Juan Paredes and Dr Jeremy Herren (icipe), and Prof Bernard Slippers (University of Pretoria, South Africa).

Research goals: The main focus of this study will be the development of probiotics in the hive and management of bee disease. The research will also explore the distribution of bee diseases and improved risk mapping.

Bio: Yosef holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, from Dire Dawa University, Ethiopia. He is a member of the Biological Society of Ethiopia Association (2015), International Oromo Lawyers Association (IOLA – 2015) and JICA - PAUSTI Alumni Association (2014).