Assoc Prof Dr. Deresse Daka, Cryptography Award, Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deresse Daka is a highly accomplished professional with expertise in medical microbiology and laboratory sciences. He holds a Ph.D. candidacy at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, and has a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Medical Microbiology from Addis Ababa University. Dr. Daka’s academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Jimma University. In addition to his scientific pursuits, he also holds diplomas in computer sciences and biblical correspondence studies.

With a keen focus on research, Dr. Deresse Daka has contributed significantly to the field of microbiology. His ongoing research includes investigations into the prevalence and drug resistance patterns of M. tuberculosis among prisoners, as well as the antibacterial effects of natural extracts. He is also involved in studying the impact of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions on intestinal parasites in school children. Furthermore, Dr. Daka has delved into the spatial and temporal distribution of fecal indicator bacteria and multidrug-resistant bacteria in freshwater ecosystems, particularly Lake Hawassa.



Ph.D. Candidate:

  • University of Gondar, Ethiopia
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Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Medical Microbiology:

  • Addis Ababa University, Black Lion, Ethiopia
  • Graduated: 2011

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Medical Laboratory Sciences:

  • Jimma University, Ethiopia
  • Graduated: June 2006

Certificate Diploma in Bible Correspondence Study:

  • Canada IBC College
  • Completion: 2004-2005

Diplomas in Computer Sciences:

  • Debub University Dilla College of Teacher’s Education and Health Sciences
  • Completion: 2002-2003

Professional Experience:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deresse Daka has a rich and diverse professional background, marked by significant contributions in the field of medical microbiology and laboratory sciences. With extensive expertise, he has served in various capacities, demonstrating a strong commitment to academia, research, and community engagement.

Dr. Daka’s professional journey began with roles in academia, where he has lectured and conducted research at esteemed institutions. His experience includes positions such as lecturer and researcher, leveraging his expertise to educate and mentor students while actively contributing to scientific knowledge through research projects.

In addition to his academic roles, Dr. Daka has been actively involved in research initiatives focused on addressing pressing public health challenges. His work encompasses the study of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and the impact of environmental factors on human health. Through his research endeavors, he has aimed to advance understanding in critical areas of medical microbiology, contributing valuable insights to the field.

Furthermore, Dr. Daka has demonstrated leadership in multidisciplinary research collaborations, fostering partnerships with local and international stakeholders to tackle complex health issues. His efforts have led to the development of innovative solutions and strategies for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

As an Associate Professor, Dr. Deresse Daka continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of medical microbiology and laboratory sciences. His dedication to excellence in teaching, research, and community service underscores his commitment to advancing healthcare and improving lives in Ethiopia and beyond.

Research Interest:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deresse Daka’s research interests encompass several critical areas within the realms of medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health. His scholarly pursuits revolve around understanding and addressing various challenges associated with infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, environmental health, medical microbiology, public health interventions, and the One Health approach. Specifically, he is engaged in investigating the epidemiology, transmission dynamics, and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, with a focus on tuberculosis, bacterial and viral infections, and emerging infectious diseases. Additionally, he explores the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in bacterial pathogens and evaluates strategies to combat resistance. Deresse Daka also examines the impact of environmental factors such as water quality, sanitation, and hygiene practices on infectious disease prevalence and transmission among vulnerable populations. His research endeavors aim to advance knowledge in medical microbiology, assess the effectiveness of public health interventions, and adopt a One Health approach to address zoonotic disease transmission and other health challenges. Through his work, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deresse Daka seeks to contribute to evidence-based strategies for disease prevention, control, and management, ultimately enhancing healthcare outcomes and promoting public health both locally and globally.

Publication Top Noted:

  • Authors: D Daka, S G/silassie, D Yihdego
  • Journal: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
  • Volume: 11
  • Pages: 1-6
  • Year: 2012
  • Citations: 165

“Knowledge about cervical cancer screening and its practice among female health care workers in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study”

  • Authors: D Dulla, D Daka, N Wakgari
  • Journal: International Journal of Women’s Health
  • Pages: 365-372
  • Year: 2017
  • Citations: 119

“Antibacterial effect of garlic (Allium sativum) on Staphylococcus aureus: An in vitro study”

  • Author: D Deresse
  • Journal: Asian Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Volume: 2
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 62-65
  • Year: 2010
  • Citations: 119

“Antibacterial effect of garlic (Allium sativum) on Staphylococcus aureus: An in vitro study”

  • Author: D Daka
  • Journal: African Journal of Biotechnology
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 4
  • Pages: 666-669
  • Year: 2011
  • Citations: 97

“Bacteriological Quality of Street Foods and Antimicrobial Resistance of Isolates in Hawassa, Ethiopia”

  • Authors: GK Temesgen Eromo, Haimanot Tassew, Deresse Daka
  • Journal: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
  • Volume: 26
  • Issue: 6
  • Pages: 533-542
  • Year: 2016
  • Citations: 95
Deresse Daka | Cryptography Award | Best Researcher Award

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