Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology (ALIPB)
The Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, formerly known as Institute of Pathobiology, was established in 1967 by the then Haile Selassie University, presently Addis Ababa University (AAU) with the objective of conducting biomedical research. The current Institute evolved from the Parasitology Research Unit, which was organized earlier under the Faculty of Medicine and later the Faculty of Science, and existed as such for three years. The late Prof. Aklilu Lemma made a great contribution towards upgrading the Unit to the level of an Institute and became its first Director. Since its inception, the Institute has been organizing itself into various units depending on the prevailing situations and research activities. Currently, the Institute consists of five units, which carry out the following five major research programs:
Ø Microbiology Research Program on Major Infectious Diseases
Ø Vector Biology and control Research Program
Ø Endod and Other Medicinal Plants Research Program
Ø Human Parasitic Diseases Research Program
Ø Animal Health and Zoonotic Diseases Research Program
Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology envisages to be a center of excellence in biomedical research and training.
To conduct research and teach courses/advise postgraduate students in biomedical research and disseminate pertinent scientific knowledge that is applicable to the overall national plan of the country.
MSC program in "Tropical and Infectious Diseases" has been launched in the Institute as of February 2005. Students with first degree from biomedical sciences (e.g. biology, human medicine, veterinary medicine, laboratory technology) are potential candidates for the program.
As of November 2010, the Institute has launched PhD program by accepting 5 applicants, the number of which is expected to increase in the next years.
P.O. Box 1176
Name of Director
Prof. Tesfu Kassa