Samuel Sahile

College: Natural and Computational Sciences

Job Title: Professor of Plant Pathology


Qualifications: BSc, MSc, PhD

Status: Active

Email-address: hanasahile@yahoo.com

Telephone number:+251918772306

  • Education background

    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2004-2009 College of Agriculture, Haramaya University
    • Master of Science (MSc) 1991-1993 Faculty of Science, Addis Ababa University
    • Bachler of Science(BSc)1980-1983 Faculty of Science, Addis Ababa University
    • High School     1976-1979Entoto Comprehensive, Addis Ababa
    • Elementary School 1970-1975 Bako Elementary School, Bako, West Shoa

  • Publications

    • Samuel Sahile,ZewduTeshom, MulugetaKibret(2018)Integrated management of faba bean chocolate spot caused by Botrytis fabae” in Gondar, Ethiopia. Archives Of Phytopathology And Plant Protection Journal
    • KebedeAsfaw, TemamHusein,AmareAyalew, MashillaDejeneand Samuel Sahile(2018)In vitro screening and characterizing the most promising antagonistic microorganism as biocontrol agent (s) against Colletotrichumkahawae.Biotechnology InternationalISSN 0974-1453
    • AshenafiDelelegn, Samuel Sahile and AzamalHusen(2018)Water purification and antibacterial efficacy of Moringaoleifera Lam.Agriculture& Food Security.7(25)1-10
    • SahileSamuel ;Assefa N. (2018) Evaluation of Aflatoxins and Storage Fungi In Sesame, Chickpea and Faba Bean Export Commodities from Gondar Town, North West Ethiopia. Advance Research Journal of Multidisciplinary Discoveries.25(10)pp. 76- 82
    • Admas A, Sahle S, Belete E, Agidie A, Alebachew M, (2017) Controlling Water Hyacinth in Lake Tana Using Biological Method at Green House and Pond Level. EurExp Biol. .7 ( 5:30)1-5.
    • Terefe H, Fininsa C, Sahile S, Tesfaye K (2016) Effect of Integrated Climate Change Resilient Cultural Practices on Faba Bean Rust (Uromycesviciae-fabae) Epidemics in Hararghe Highlands, Ethiopia. doi: 10.4172/2157-7471.1000373
    • Melees Worku, Samuel Sahile (2018) Review on the Impact of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Climate Changes in Ethiopia. J Climatol Weather Forecasting 6: 218. doi:10.4172/2332-2594.1000218
    • Samuel Sahile and Nigest Asmelash.2018.Assessment and  evaluation of  the  potential of  fungi  agents  against  Parthenium  (Partheniumhysterophorus L.) Weed in relation to chemical herbicide. Advance Research Journal of Multidisciplinary Discoveries’ .27(I)
    • Samuel Sahile andSubramanian Chandrodyam.2017. Effect of Climate Change on Plant Diseases. Sara Book Publication 303, MaharanaPratap Complex  B/H.V. S. Hospital Paldi, Ahmedabad – 380006. Gujarat. (INDIA).ISBN :     978- 1- 63035 – 745 – 9.150 pages
    • HabtamuTerefe, ChemedaFininsa, Samuel Sahile and Kindie Tesfaye.2015. Effect of Temperature on Growth and Sporulation of Botrytis fabae , and Resistance Reactions of Faba Bean against the Pathogen. J Plant PatholMicrob 6: 285. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000285
    • AlachewEmbiale, Muhammad Hussein, AzamalHusen, Samuel Sahile and Kasim Mohammed. 2016. Differential Sensitivity of Pisumsativum      Cultivars   to Water-deficit Stress: Changes in Growth, Water Status, Chlorophyll  Fluorescence  and  Gas  Exchange  AttributesJ. Agron., 15 (2): 45-57,
    • TewodrosTesfayeNegash, AsfawAzanaw, GetachewTilahun, Kibersewmulat and Samuel SahileWoldemariam .Evaluation of Faba bean (Viciafaba) varieties against chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae) in North Gondar, Ethiopia. Afr. J. Agric. Res. 10(30) 2984-2988
    • Darge WA, Woldemariam Samuel Sahile and NiguisieMK. 2016 .Survey of anthracnose (Colletotrichumgloeosporioides) on mango (Mangiferaindica) in North West Ethiopia. Plant Pathology & Quarantine 6(2): 181–189
    • HabtamuTerefe, ChemedaFininsa, Samuel Sahile, and KindieTesfaye. 2015. Effect of Integrated Climate Change Resilient Cultural Practices on Productivity of Faba Bean ( Viciafaba) under Rain-fed Conditions in Hararghe Highlands, Ethiopia .East African Journal of Sciences.9 (2) 105-120
    • LideyaTesfaye, Samuel Sahileand AlleMadhusudhan Microbial Quality and Chemical Characteristics Evaluation of Edible Oil Sold at Gondar Town Markets, North West Ethiopia. International Journal of Modern Chemistry and Applied Science 2015, 2(3),181-191
    • LeulAbebe, Samuel Sahileand C. Subramanian Antimicrobial Activity of Plant Extracts against Some Human Diseases Causing Microorganisms.Int. J. Applied Bioresearch 23:1-6
    • WonduAdmasu, Samuel Sahileand Mulugeta Kibret.2014. Assessment of potential antagonists for anthracnose (Colletotrichumgloeosporioides) disease of mango (Mangiferaindica) in North Western Ethiopia (Pawe) Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03235408.2013.870110
    • Mohammed Ahmed, Samuel Sahileand C. Subramanian2014. Evaluation of antibacterial potential of honey against some common human pathogens in north Gondar zone of Ethiopia. International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology(2014) 2(4): 286-295.
    • BereketAbow, Samuel Sahile, FelekeMoges, AzamalHusen 2014. In vitro Antimicrobial activity of leaf extracts of Zehneriascabra and Ricinuscommunis against E. coli and methecillin resistance S.aurius. Asian Pac. Journal of Tropical BioMedicine  2014; 4(10): 805-809.
    • AsmaruGultie, Samuel Sahileand Subramanian, C. Assessment of Fruit Management in Gondar town Markets of North Western Ethiopia. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences.2(4):4-8
    • YibeltalMerawie, Samuel Sahile, FelekeMoges, AzamalHusen 2013. Antimicrobial activity of crude and semi-purified fractions of Warburgiaugandensis against some pathogensJournal of Coastal Life Medicine 2013; 1(3): 178-185
    • TsegaN ,Sahile S. , Kibret M, and Abera B. 2013. Bacteriological and physico-chemical quality of drinking water sources in a rural community of Ethiopia.African Health Sciences .13 ( 4)   2013
    • WonduAdmasu, Samuel Sahileand Mulugeta Kibret.2014. Assessment of potential antagonists for anthracnose (Colletotrichumgloeosporioides) disease of mango (Mangiferaindica) in North Western Ethiopia (Pawe) Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03235408.2013.870110
    • Andargachew Belayand Samuel Sahile.2013.Effluent of Dashen Beer Factory on the Bacteriological quality of the nearby river Shinta, World Environment 2013, 3(1): 29-36
    • ErmiasTeshome, ChemedaFinissa and Samuel Sahile (2013). In vitro Antagonistic potential Fungal Isolates. Asian Journal of Plant Pathology; 7(1) 42-53.
    • GetuDerbew, Samuel Sahile and MengestuEndris(2013). Bacteriological Analysis of Some Vended foods in Gondar, Ethiopia, Internet Journal of Food Safety13: 33-38
    • Ermias T. Taffa ,Chemeda F. Gurmessa and Samuel Sahile W. Mariam. 2013 In vivo Assay for Antagonistic Potential of Fungal Isolates against Faba bean (Viciafaba) Chocolate Spot (Botrytis fabaeSard.). Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences 6, ( 3): 183 – 189.
    • GebreselemaGebreyohannes, FelekeMoges,Samuel Sahile and Nagappan Raja. 2012. Isolation and characterization of potential antibiotic producing actinomycetes from water and sediments of Lake Tana, Ethiopia.Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed. 2012; 1:1-9
    • YohannesEbabuyeAndargae,Setu Baize Tagele, TigistShiferawGirsil and Samuel SahileWoldemariam. 2013.Evaluation of Different Botanical for the Management of Cow Pea Bruchid (Callosobruchusmaculatus)(ID: 766047 DOI:10.1080/03235408.2013.766047)
    • AsmaruGultieand Samuel Sahile.2013Microbial Spectrum of Fruit in Gondar town Markets, North Western Ethiopia, Journal of Microbiology Research 2013, 3(1): 1-10
    • Samuel Sahile and ChandrodyamThe Environmental Risk and the Treatment of Microorganisms. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (Sep. 2014).ISBN:978-3-659-58547-0,3659585475. 136 pages
    • ErmiasTeshome, ChemedaFinissa andSamuel SahileEvaluation of Fungal Antagonists against Chocolate Spot ( Fabae): Biological control. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (11 April 2012).ISBN:3848447891, 978-3848447893. 92 pages
    • Samuel Sahile, M. M. Abang, ChemedaFininsa, Seid Ahmed, P. K. Sakhuja& M. Baum(2012). Pathogenic and genetic diversity of Botrytis fabae isolates from faba bean fields in different agro-ecological zones of Northern Ethiopia. Archives Of Phytopathology And Plant Protection. DOI:10.1080/03235408.2012.664710
    • SamuelSahile, P.K. Sakhuja, ChemedaFininsa and Seid Ahmed (2011). Potential Trichoderma and other antagonistic fungal species from Ethiopia for biological control of chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae) disease of faba bean.African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 197 – 209
    • Samuel Sahile, ChemedaFininsa, Parshotam K. Sakhuja and Seid Ahmed. (2009). Evaluation of Bacillus isolates to control chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae) on faba bean. African Crop Science 17(4):187-197.
    • Samuel Sahile, ChemedaFininsa, Parshotum K. Sakhujaand Seid Ahmed.(2008).Yield loss of faba bean (Viciafaba) due to chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae) in sole and mixed cropping systems in Ethiopia. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 43 (12), 1144-1159.
    • Sahile, S.,Fininsa, C., Sakhuja, P.K. &Seid, A. (2008).Effect of mixed cropping and fungicides on chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae) of faba bean (Viciafaba) in Ethiopia. Crop protection,27:275-282.
    • Samuel Sahile, Seid Ahmed, ChemedaFininsa, Mathew M. Abang and Parshotum K. Sakhuja.(2008). Survey of chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae) disease of faba bean (Viciafaba) and assessment of factors influencing disease epidemics in northern Ethiopia. Crop Protection 27:1457-1463.
    • Samuel Sahileand Berhanu A. Gashe,(1992). The microbiology of Tella fermentation. SENET. Ethiop. J. Sci., 14: 81-92.
    • Setegn Dessie, Samuel Sahile,MulugetaKibret. Epidemiology and Management Option of Late Blight of Potato Caused by Phythophtorainfestanson potato (Solanum tubersum) in North Western Ethiopia(Accepted)
    • MeleseWorku, Samuel Sahile,MulugetaKibret. Tomato wilt caused by Fusarium solanacearum and evaluation of management options in North Gondar(Accepted)

  • Research Interest

    •  Plant Disease Epidemiology and Management
    • Agricultural Microbiology, Mushroom Production, Biological control & PGPR
    • Industrial Microbiology Beverage production & quality evaluation
    • Food Microbiology spoilage, contaminant and Fermentation technology
  • Professional Membership

    • Biological Society of Ethiopia
    • Ethiopian Crop Protection Society
    • Ethiopian Red Cross Society
    • Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia
    • Ethiopian Fishery and Aquatic Science Association
    • Tayetu Non-governmental save Lake Tana Association
  • Trainings

    1. Resource mobilization training for University of Gondar academic staff, Feb.4-5, 2012, Gondar, Ethiopia.
    2. Advanced Research & Statistical software training, sponsored by  University of Gondar Ethiopia,, July, 2011
    3. Molecular and Bioinformatics training, sponsored by Armurhansun research Institute and Cagliari University from Canada, June, 2011
    4. Molecular, Pathological ,Epidemiological and Plant Disease Management Trainings at ICARDA August 16, 2007-January 28, 2008
    5. HDP (Higher Diploma Programme) training  2011/12 University of Gondar
    6. Small scale project management training, sponsored by USA embassy in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa (2001)
    7. Module and manual preparation Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa
    8. Biotechnology laboratory skills, University of Gondar
    9. Computer literate trainings
    10. SAS, SPSS, and Minitab Statistical soft warestraings
  • Work Experience

    1. Postgraduate studies Directorate Director University of Gondar, February, 2015 to the present
    2. Postgraduate Coordinator for College of Natural and Computational Sciences 2014, University of Gondar, April, 2015
    3. Graduate Program Instructor and researcher for Plant protection and Applied Microbiology, University of Gondar, 2010 to the present
    4. Member of Editorial Committee of Natural and Computional Science Journal
    5. Postgraduate Supervisor of more than 130 students for MSc and PhD students, University of Gondar, Bahir Dar University and Haramaya University since 2010
    6. Graduate Program(MSc.) External examiner in: Haramaya University Bahir Dar University, Axum University, and Mekele University, 2010 to the present
    7. College of Natural and Computational Science Scholarship and staff promotion Committee
    8. Department Counselling(DC) committee member in Biology department, University of Gondar
    9. Member in ICARDA- Australia Development partner on Integrated Pest Management:-Narrowing the yield gaps of barley-faba bean based cropping systems through knowledge based pest management practices for improved food systems of small holder farmers in the Highlands of Ethiopia
    10. University of Gondar, 2012. Community livelihood improvement through affordable plastic biogas installation pilot project for rural society of North Gondar
    11. Research and Publication Coordinator of Gondar College (Ethiopia), Nov. 2009
    12. Focal person for quality education project organized by Gondar college and Save the Children, Norway (2001-2003)
    13. SIP (School Improvement program) Evaluating group facilitator, Dec. 2009
    14. Member of curriculum reviewers committee on higher education, Ministry of Education (2003)
    15. Curriculum preparation for the would be New Teacher Education, member of the ad-hoc committee (Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa) 2002-2003
    16. Head, Department of Biology High School (Dessei, Ethiopia) (1993-1997)
    17. Biology instructor for various courses offered, since September, 2006
    18. Head, Department of Biology Gondar College (Ethiopia) (1997-1998)
    19. Academic Dean of Gondar College (Ethiopia), 1998- 2003
  • Prizes and Awards

    1. Recognition of Certificate award from Ministry of Science and Technology Issued for outstanding Problem Solving Research output in research category entitled Research on Finger millet beer production with honor of Gold Medal, in 2017, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
    2. Certificate of recognition award “BEST RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR” From University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia, on 2017/2018 Academic Year.
    3. Certificate of recognition award “BEST RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR” From University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia, on 2016/2017 Academic YearAward by the federal teacher association of Ethiopia for long term service in higher institute, August 2017.


    1. Method of preparing malt beer from variety of finger millet (Eleusinacoracana) and products of Thereof, Registration No.ET/UM/16/2172 , Nov.20, 2017.
    2. Production of Biological control Mycoherbicide for the control of Parthenium weed (Partheniumhysterophorus L.) (Registered &Under process).