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2008-2012 Kassel University, Germany granted PhD in Agricultural Sciences with very good mark. PhD research topic was entitled as ’ Genetic mapping of resistance to race Ug99 of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, diversity analysis and identification of stem rust resistance genes in Ethiopian tetraploid wheats’.
2003-2005 Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia granted MSc degree in Biology (Applied Genetics) with CGPA of 3.62. My MSc research topic was entitled:- Genetical Studies on Phenotypic Stability & Adaptability for Yield & its Components of Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum L. Var. durum)
1997-2000 Debub University, Ethiopia granted BSc degree in Agriculture (Plant Sciences) with CGPA of 3.19.
1993-1996 Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE), Abiyot Kirs Senior Secondary High School, ESLCE Certificate with CGPA of 3.40.
PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
January 1, 2013 – present Research fellow in Gene and Genome Mapping unit of the Cytogenetics Department of Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany.
April 1, 2009-December 20, 2012: PhD student in Kassel University, Germany in collaboration with IPK.
February 2001-November 2008 Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center (DZARC), National Wheat Improvement Project in different positions (from Junior – Associate Researcher) with the following duties and responsibilities:
Haile JK, Hammer K, Badebo A, Nachit MM, Röder MS (2013) Genetic diversity assessment of Ethiopian tetraploid wheat landraces and improved durum wheat varieties using microsatellites and markers linked with stem rust resistance. Genet Resour Crop Evol. 60:513–527
Haile JK, Hammer K, Badebo A, Singh RP, Röder MS (2012) Haplotype analysis of molecular markers linked to stem rust resistance genes in Ethiopian improved durum wheat varieties and tetraploid wheat landraces. Genet Resour Crop Evol,
Haile JK, Nachit MM, Hammer K, Badebo A, Röder MS (2012) QTL mapping of resistance to race Ug99 of Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici in durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.). Mol Breeding 30:1479-1493
Börner A, Fleischer F, Gordeeva EI, Haile JK, Karceva T, Khlestkina EK, Kobiljski B, Landjeva S, Lohwasser U, Nagel M, Rehman Arif MA, Tikhenko N, Röder MS, Volkmar. Chr. Items from Germany. Ann. Wheat Newsl (2012). 58:68-71
Börner A, Antonova EV, Haile JK, Khlestkina EK, Kobiljski B, Kollers S, Lohwasser U, Nagel M, Neumann K, Rehman Arif MA, Tikhenko N, Zaynali Nezhad K, Röder MS. Items from Germany. Ann. Wheat News (2011)l. 57:12-15
Haile JK, Sarial AK, Solomon A (2007) AMMI analysis for stability and location effect on grain protein content of durum wheat genotypes. Cereal Research Communications 35(4):661-1673
Gashawbeza, B, Yaekob A, Zemede A, Kifetew J, Tadesse T, Mekuria B (2003) Fertilizer N effects on yield and grain quality of durum wheat.Trop Agric (Trinidad) 80(3):146-151
Gashawbeza B, Assefa S, Yaekob A, Mitiku D, Kifetew J, Zemede A (2005) Improving productivity of Ethiopian tetraploid wheat landraces while maintaining genetic diversity. J Gene and Breeding 59:235
Gashawbeza B, Assefa S, Yaekob A, Zemede A, Kifetew J, Tadesse T, Mekuria B (2006) Effect of nitrogen fertilizer levels and varieties on gluten content and some rheological characteristics of durum wheat flour. In: Kinyua MG, Kamwaga J, Owuoche JO, Ndiema AC, Njau PN, Friesen DK, Ouya D (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th Regional Wheat Workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. Nakuru, Kenya, 22–26 November 2004. Mexico, D.F.: CIMMYT and KARI, pp 2-8
Gashawbeza B, Mekuria B, Yaekob A, Mitiku D, Kifetew J, Tadesse T (2002) Effects of nitrogen fertilization on grain protein content of durum wheat cultivars. In: proceedings of 6th annual conference of the soil science society of Ethiopia. March 28- April 1, 2002, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
HONORS AND AWARDS
Recipient, 2010 Jeanie Borlaug Women in Triticum (WIT) Award. Cornel University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Recipient, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship in 2008