Abaineh Munshea Abitew

FULL NAME: Abaineh Munshea Abitew

ACADEMIC RANKs: Assistant Professor



OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: +251 5820205925

E-MAIL ADDRESS: abitew2003@yahoo.com

FAX ADDRESS: +251 582 220 20 25



Year of Award

Awarding Institution

PhD in Medical Biotechnology

December 2011

Panjab University, Chandigarh , India

M.Sc in Biomedical Sciences

April 2000

Punjabi University, Patiala , India

B.Sc in biology

July  1989

Asmara University

Higher Diploma

July 2005

Bahir Dar University









TRAINING (Selected most important trainings)

The Training the Staff Participated:

Title of the Training

Organized by

Duration (acad. year)


Hands-on short courses on Applied bioinformatics for PCR

University of Gondar in collaboration with University of Calgary


Gondar University

Hands-on short courses on Molecular Biology Laboratory techniques

Bahir Dart University in collaboration with University of Calgary


Regional laboratory

Basic Training on statistical package for social science (SPSS)

Bahir Dar University

July 1-5, 2013

Bahir Dar University

Basic Training program on Stata 11 software package

Bahir Dar University

December 25-29, 2012

Bahir Dar University

AWARDS AND HONORS (include date and Awarding organ)


  • Biochemical and Molecular Techniques (Biol.850)
  • Biochemistry (Biol.403/504)
  • Biology ofPathogenic Microorganisms (Biol 542)
  • Cell Biology (Biol 237)
  • Fundamentals of Biotechnology (Biol.663)
  • Helminthology (Biol.664)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (Biol.668)
  • Introduction to Immunology (Biol.345)
  • Research Methods & Report Writing in Science (Biol 304)
  • Principles of Parasitology (Biol 326)
  • Techniques in Molecular Biology (Biol. 6033)
  • Virology (Biol 341)


  • Biological Society Of Ethiopia
  • Society For Eco- Tourism And Biodiversity Conservation
  • Felege Berhan Charity Association


  1. Sobti Ranbir Chander, Askari Marjan, Nikbakht Mohsen, Singh Neha, Sharma Suresh C, Abitew Abaineh Munshea. (2012). Genetic variants of EGFR (142285G>A) and ESR1 (2014G>A) gene polymorphisms and risk of breast cancer. Mol Cell Biochem; 369: 217-225.
  2. Sobti RC, Sharma VL, Abitew AM, Berhane N, Mahdi SA, Askari M, Kuttiat VS, Wanchu A. (2011). IL-18 Gene Promoter Region 607C/A Polymorphism in HIV-1 Infected North Indian Population. BJMG; 14(2): 41-48.
  3. Sobti RC, Sharma VL, Abitew AM, Berhane N, Mahdi SA, Askari M, Kuttiat VS, Wanchu A.( 2011) . The -137G/C polymorphism of interleukin 18 promoter and risk of HIV-1 infection and its progression to AIDS. Acta Virologica; 55: 353 - 356.
  4. A. Derso, E. Nibret, A. Munshea (2016). Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and    associated risk factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care center at  Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia. BMC Infectious Diseases 16:530
  5. Abdi M., Nibret E., Munshea A. (2016).  Prevalence of intestinal helminthic infections  and malnutrition among schoolchildren of the Zegie Peninsula, northwestern Ethiopia.   Journal of Infection and Public Health DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2016.02.009
  6. Molla, S., Munshea, A., Nibret, E.(2015). Seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen and anti HCV antibody and its associated risk factors among pregnant women attending  maternity ward of Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional  study (2015).  Virology Journal 12:204
  7. Awoke K, Nibret E, Munshea A.(2015). Sero-prevalence and associated risk factors of  Toxoplasma gondii infection among pregnant women attending antenatal care at Felege Hiwot  Referral Hospital, northwest Ethiopia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 8(7):549-554.
  8. Kiros H, Nibret E, Munshea A, Kerisew B, Adal M. (2015). Prevalence of intestinal  Protozoan infections among individuals living with HIV/AIDS at Felegehiwot Referral  Hospital, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Internation Journal Of Infectious Diseases 35:e80-e86.


Molecular and Genetic Mechanisms of Human viral diseases and Tumor Immunology


  • Computer: Proficient in application of Ms office and statistical Software: SPSS and stata.
  • Microscopy and biochemical and serological diagnosis
  • Molecular biology: DNA extraction, quantification, DNA gel analysis, Molecular marker, PCR, cloning, and application of bioinformatics.