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MDG’s Microbiologist II, Alemayehu Dasho, is a familiar face in the lab. From working on samples to presenting his finding to the team he does it all with a smile.

 
  1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group?
I used to work in a veterinary clinic where I had a chance to treat animals with antibiotics for bacterial-related infectious diseases. After treatment, many animals have been exposed to digestion-related problems because of antibiotic effects on normal microflora. There were no products in the market like products of MDG that could be used to replace the microbial community in the gastrointestinal tract of domestic animals in the form of animal feed. Seeing this problem, I desired to work on the animal probiotic side, MDG opened that door.  
  1. What does your typical day look like?
Typically, my day is spent in the lab working on samples from the production facilities. Tasks I perform include plating and counting colonies on each plate for finished products, cultures and fermentation samples in addition to DNA extraction of culture and fermentation samples.  
  1. What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about self-development and learning new things through involvement in different projects.  
  1. What’s the most inspiring or exciting part of your job?
Exciting, has to be when all the samples I tested in the lab pass quality and food safety requirements before getting shipped to customers. I enjoy participating in discussions on the process of improvement or development. Another exciting part of the job is conducting GMP walk-through inspections and presenting the findings to the relevant departments for corrective action. As MDG’s capacity grows, we want to ensure we are exceeding regulatory requirements.  
  1. What’s your favorite thing about working at MDG?
The best part of working at MDG is working in a field I love and enjoy. The company’s culture is everyone working for a common goal which is something I take pride in. Everyone shares the same vision and mission and are dedicated to achieving the final goal of the company. Everybody is treated fairly and respectfully regardless of the job title.  
  1. What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?
I enjoy life with my family. I volunteer in the community through my church, I enjoy helping people who are in need.  
  1. What’s your professional goal for the next 5 years?
I want to grow professionally and become an expert in the area I am working. Along with my work, I look forward to continuing my involvement in research projects to identify different strains that could be used for animal feed or disease cure.  
  1. Let’s talk about Quality at MDG and the unique value it brings our team members and customers.
As a team, we emphasize delivering safe and quality products that can increase customer trust and confidence in the MDG products. The important part of my job is to maintain high standards of product quality by ensuring reliable and repeatable test results to customers. I always adhere to trusted processes, following the protocol and procedures of the company. [post_title] => Under the Microscope, MDG’s Microbiologist II: ALEMAYEHU DASHO [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => under-the-microscope-mdgs-microbiologist-ii-alemayehu-dasho [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-02-23 15:03:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-02-23 21:03:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.mdgbio.com/?p=6516 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Microbiologist II: ALEMAYEHU DASHO

  • Justin Reminger
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MDG’s Microbiologist II, Alemayehu Dasho, is a familiar face in the lab. From working on samples to presenting his finding to the team he does it all with a smile.   What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I used to work in a veterinary clinic where I had a chance to treat animals with antibiotics for bacterial-related infectious diseases. After treatment, many animals have been exposed to digestion-related problems because
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2B or Not 2B? Success Criteria for Economical Bacillus Scale-Up

  • Mike King
  • January 20, 2021
Typically, one of the first questions a contract fermentation customer will ask us is how quickly we can get them to economical commercial production. From our years of experience, we commonly find that if the customer can get 2 Billion CFU/ml (2B) in a standard media such as Trypticase Soy Broth (TSB) or Nutrient Broth (NB), we tend to be able to get them to commercial production in 8-12 weeks. However, if the customer is in the 107 or 108
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Oil vs. Bacillus

  • MDG
  • January 6, 2021
If you’re in the business of keeping your customers' kitchens running safe and clean, you’re aware of the impact cooking oil can have over time on drains and pipes. A lot of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) can build up in systems like grease traps, sewage systems and industrial systems. Eventually, the FOG from both commercial and residential food preparation can accumulate in pipes and lead to major issues like sewer overflows, problems at
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Industrial & Institutional Sales Manager: Jenna Trusso

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  • November 25, 2020
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New Lagoon Microbial Treatment

  • MDG
  • November 23, 2020
Franklin, WI - Microbial Discovery Group (MDG), a leading Bacillus fermentation company, announced the newest addition to their Biotifx® wastewater treatment line – 40B Water Soluble Packets. The Biotifx 40B Water Soluble Packet is a highly concentrated, microbial treatment for lagoons and other large wastewater systems. The powder is pre-measured and the packaging dissolves in water, making it easy for operators to apply. Effective
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  • MDG
  • November 17, 2020
Could you benefit from higher income per sales hour? Lower hours spent per close? Higher close rates? This is what’s possible when you distribute quality, science-backed bioaugmentation solutions that are paired with an easy-to-understand, product education program for your sales team. Premium Solutions + Effective Training = Success At MDG, we’ve taken the time to work with the scientific community to not only understand what’s
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Cleaning with Biosurfactants

  • MDG
  • November 6, 2020
In your search for environmentally friendly cleaning ingredients, you’ve likely come across the term ‘biosurfactants’. Do you know what they are – and what they do in bio-enzymatic cleaners? Read on to become armed with the knowledge you need to make informed formulation decisions. What is a Biosurfactant? A biosurfactant is a biologically derived substance that helps reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it’s
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Resolving Toxic Upsets: Quats in Wastewater

  • MDG
  • October 15, 2020
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Winter Wastewater Treatment: Don’t Leave Your Customers Out in the Cold

  • MDG
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Optimizing WAS Holding Systems

  • MDG
  • September 18, 2020
Before we walk through how to help your customers optimize their WAS holding systems, it's important to understand how they work. How does a WAS Holding System work? Waste Activated Sludge (WAS) holding systems are a common part of operations in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). A WAS holding system, typically in the form of a sludge tank or lagoon, holds sludge after it has been wasted or removed from a clarifier. WAS systems may have
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