Department of Biotechnology

Welcome to the stimulating and quickly evolving field of biotechnology!
The department of biotechnology promotes learning meet to generate new science, technology and education platforms and facilitates research in agriculture, industry, medicine and environment.


The department of biotechnology will:

Be a technical resource for biotechnology and genomics researchers and recognized as an outstanding educational and research facility for training in biotechnology and genomics


The department of biotechnology will be established biotechnology center particularly agricultural biotechnology, and then going to focus on biotechnology supported commercial agriculture.


Trained more academically prepared students in biotechnology and genomics-related fields and establish cooperative research projects, establishing research teams and coordinating proposal preparation


The Biotechnology program aims at training graduates who are well equipped with knowledge and skills in biotechnology so as to efficiently exploit the potential of this new field in bringing country’s development in terms of economy, health and environment.


The program set plan to improve the income of society through supplying large number and disease free planting material to small scale farmers of the community.


The department established “Biotech Club” for the exposure of students on science, current issues and creation of awareness in the field of Biotechnology.

Research themes

Agricultural biotechnology research areas

  • Plant biotechnology
  • Livestock biotechnology
  • Microbial biotechnology
  • Animal and plant disease diagnostic and prevention technology

Biomedical biotechnology research

  • Herbal medicine
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Molecular biology/microbial genetics and it applications

Environmental biotechnology research areas

  • Fermentation and bioreactors
  • Pro-biotics
  • Value added biotechnological products
  • Industrial enzymes

Industrial biotechnology research areas

  • Microbial biodiversity
  • Bioremediation
  • Biosensors
  • Bio-recycling
  • Solid and liquid waste treatment and utilization 
Yohannes Besufekad Setotaw (Msc.)
Head, Biotechnology Department
Wolkite, 07
Mobile: +251-910064185
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