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Hire Dr. Awraris Derbie Assefa

Chemistry of vegetables and fruits, Natural Product Chemistry, Functional foods, Phytochemical analysis, Biological activity

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Work Experience

Research Associate

National Institue of Agricultural Sciences

July 2017 - Present

Postdoctoral researcher

Konkuk University

March 2017 - Present


PhD in Molecular Biotechnology (Molecular Biotechnology )

Konkuk University

March 2012 - February 2017

Msc in Analytical Chemistry (Chemistry)

Addis Ababa University

September 2007 - July 2009

Bachelor (Chemistry)

Bahir Dar University

September 2002 - July 2006

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Kim, D.-E., Shang, X., Assefa, A.D., Keum, Y.-S., Saini, R.K.(2018). Metabolite profiling of green, green/red, and red lettuce cultivars: Variation in health beneficial compounds and antioxidant potential . Food Research International. 105. p. 361-370.
Saini, R.K., Assefa, A.D., Keum, Y.-S.(2017). Fatty acid and carotenoid composition of bitter melon (Momordica charantia L.) seed arils: a potentially valuable source of lycopene . Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. 11. (3). p. 1266-1273.
Assefa, A.D., Saini, R.K., Keum, Y.-S.(2017). Fatty acids, tocopherols, phenolic and antioxidant properties of six citrus fruit species: a comparative study . Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. 11. (4). p. 1665-1675.
Assefa, A.D., Keum, Y.S.(2017). Effect of extraction solvent and various drying methods on polyphenol content and antioxidant activities of yuzu (Citrus junos Sieb ex Tanaka) . Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. 11. (2). p. 576-585.
Sharma, K., Ko, E.Y., Assefa, A.D., Nile, S.H., Park, S.W.(2015). A comparative study of anaerobic and aerobic decomposition of quercetin glucosides and sugars in onion at an ambient temperature . Frontiers in Life Science. 8. (2). p. 117-123.
Moon, S.H., Assefa, A.D., Ko, E.Y., Park, S.W.(2015). Comparison of flavonoid contents and antioxidant activity of yuzu (Citrus junos sieb. ex tanaka) based on harvest time . Korean Journal of Horticultural Science and Technology. 33. (2). p. 283-291.
Sharma, K., Assefa, A.D., Kim, S., Ko, E.Y., Park, S.W.(2014). Change in chemical composition of onion (Allium cepa L. cv. Sunpower) during post-storage under ambient conditions . New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science. 42. (2). p. 87-98.
(2014). HPLC method validation of naringin determination in goheung yuzu extract as a functional ingredient . Journal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition. 43. (11). p. 1737-1741.