Improving lives through
sustainable bioinnovations

Cohort 1

Mehader Getachew, Ethiopia

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Mehader is an environmental biotechnologist at Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute (EBTi), in Ethiopia. Prior to joining EBTi, she worked as a researcher in the department of biotechnology at Pukyong National University and published research articles in scientific journals. She has participated in various environmental biotechnology research and development projects such as the production of biodegradable packaging materials, wastewater treatment, and building construction materials using bagasse ash, among others. She holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Biotechnology from Pukyong National University, Korea, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.