Prof Dr. Aman Dekebo, Medicinal Chemistry Award, Best Researcher Award

Professor at Adama Science and Technology Unviesity, Ethiopia

Prof. Dr. Aman Dekebo is a distinguished scholar in the field of bioorganic chemistry and natural products chemistry. With a solid educational background including dual PhDs from Ehime University, Japan, and Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, he has garnered extensive expertise in his field. Currently serving as a Professor at Adama Science and Technology University, he has made significant contributions to academia through his research, teaching, and administrative roles. Prof. Dekebo’s research interests lie in phytochemistry, medicinal plants, and chemical ecology, with a focus on exploring the bioactive compounds of Ethiopian flora.



Professional Experience:

Prof. Dr. Aman Dekebo has held various academic and research positions throughout his career, including roles as a Professor, Associate Professor, and Lecturer at prestigious institutions such as Adama Science and Technology University, Andong National University in South Korea, and Gondar College of Medical Sciences. He has also served in administrative capacities such as Associate Dean and Head of Chemistry Department, showcasing his leadership abilities and commitment to academic excellence.

Research Contributions:

Prof. Dekebo has led numerous research projects, exploring the phytochemical analysis and biological activities of medicinal plants and their endophytes in Ethiopia. His work has been funded by reputable organizations such as The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU). He has published extensively in renowned journals, presenting his findings on bioactive compounds, antimicrobial properties, and chemical interactions in international conferences and symposiums.

Scholarships, Awards, and Memberships:

Throughout his career, Prof. Dr. Aman Dekebo has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to academia and research. He has received awards for his research presentations and has been the recipient of prestigious scholarships, including the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship and scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He is an active member of several professional societies, including the Chemical Society of Ethiopia, Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology, and Korea Society of Applied Entomology.

Research Interest:

Prof. Dr. Aman Dekebo’s research interests encompass the fields of natural product chemistry, phytochemistry, and chemical ecology. He specializes in the isolation, characterization, and biological evaluation of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants, with a focus on Boswellia, Commiphora, and other indigenous flora. His work includes the study of essential oils, furanosesquiterpenes, lignans, and other secondary metabolites, elucidating their chemical structures and pharmacological properties. Additionally, Dr. Dekebo investigates plant-insect interactions, particularly the chemical ecology of plant-pollinator relationships and the identification of natural products with insecticidal and repellent activities. Through his interdisciplinary research approach, he aims to contribute to the discovery of novel bioactive compounds with potential applications in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and natural product-based industries.v

Publication Top Noted:

Essential oils of some Boswellia spp., Myrrh and Opopanax

  • Authors: KHC Başer, B Demirci, A Dekebo, E Dagne
  • Journal: Flavour and Fragrance Journal
  • Volume: 18
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 153-156
  • Year: 2003
  • Citation count: 141

Furanosesquiterpenes from Commiphora sphaerocarpa and related adulterants of true myrrh

  • Authors: A Dekebo, E Dagne, O Sterner
  • Journal: Fitoterapia
  • Volume: 73
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 48-55
  • Year: 2002
  • Citation count: 131

Crystal structures of two furanosesquiterpenes from Commiphora sphaerocarpa

  • Authors: A Dekebo, E Dagne, LK Hansen, OR Gautun, AJ Aasen
  • Journal: Tetrahedron Letters
  • Volume: 41
  • Issue: 50
  • Pages: 9875-9878
  • Year: 2000
  • Citation count: 50

Induction of Resistance against the Leafminer, Liriomyza trifolii, by Jasmonic Acid in Sweet Pepper

  • Authors: S Tebayashi, Y Horibata, E Mikagi, T Kashiwagi, DB Mekuria, A Dekebo, …
  • Journal: Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry
  • Volume: 71
  • Issue: 6
  • Pages: 1521-1526
  • Year: 2007
  • Citation count: 46

Isolation and characterization of natural products from Helinus mystachnus (Rhamnaceae)

  • Authors: G Tadesse, P Reneela, A Dekebo
  • Journal: Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research
  • Volume: 4
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 1756
  • Year: 2012
  • Citation count: 45

Four Lignans from Commiphora erlangeriana

  • Authors: A Dekebo, M Lang, K Polborn, E Dagne, W Steglich
  • Journal: Journal of Natural Products
  • Volume: 65
  • Issue: 9
  • Pages: 1252-1257
  • Year: 2002
  • Citation count: 36
Aman Dekebo | Medicinal Chemistry Award | Best Researcher Award

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