Prof. Sariel Hübner

Prof. Sariel Hübner
Research Group Leader
Phone
972-4-7700515

My research focuses on the genetic mechanisms that regulate adaptation mainly in plants. Most of my research is dedicated to crop wild relatives including barley, sunflower, grapes and wheat. In my research I integrate experimental ecology and agricultural practices with high-throughput genomics and bioinformatics to study the formation of new varieties, domestication and plant-environment interactions.

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Education

2016 Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia.

2013 PhD, 2013, University of Haifa.

2009 MSc, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Academic Positions    

2023 Associate Professor, Tel Hai Academic College

2023 Head, Department of Bioinformatics, Tel Hai Academic College

2022 Scientific Director, Genomics and Bioinformatics Center, Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL)

2020 Head, BioData program, Department of Biotechnology, Tel-Hai Academic College

2018 Research Associate, University of Haifa

2017 Senior Lecturer, Tel Hai Academic College

2016 Honorary Research Associate, University of British Columbia

 

Awards and Fellowships    

2022 Most cited research, Tel-Hai Academic College.

2018-21: Excellent Lecturer Award, Tel-Hai Academic College.

2013-4 Post-Doctoral Award, University of Haifa

2012 Wolf Scholarship, Wolf Foundation

2012 Wise Fellowship. Tel Aviv University

2010 Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarship Program

2009 COST Fund. European Union

2009 The R.H. Smith Award for Excellence in Agriculture.
 

Scientific Publications

Genomic Dissection of Productivity, Lodging and Morpho-Physiological Traits in Eragrostis tef under Contrasting Water Availabilities

Alemu M.D., Ben-Zeev S., Hellwig T., Barak V., Shoshani G., Chen A., Razzon S., Hermann I., Vorobyova S., Hübner S., Saranga Y.
Plants Planet People
2024

Genetic Architecture of Rust Resistance in a Wheat (Triticum turgidum) Diversity Panel

Klymiuk V., Haile T., Ens J., Wiebe K., N'Diaye A., Fatiukha A., Krugman T., Ben-David R., Hübner S., Cloutier S., Pozniak C.J.
Frontiers in Plant Science
2023

Wild Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. subsp. sylvestris), a Novel Species to the Israeli Flora

Rahimi O., Berger J.Z., Shtein I., Kher M.M., Frumin S., Hübner S., Weiss E., Drori E.
Horticulturae
2023

The Global Grapevine Cohort Reveals the Dual Origin and Stepwise Diversification in Neolithic Western Eurasia

Dong Y., Duan S., Xia Q, Liang Z, Dong X., Margaryan K., Musayev M., Goryslavets S., Zdunic G., Bert P.F., Lacombe T., Maul E., Nick P., Bitskinashvili K., Dénes-Bisztray G., Drori E., De Lorenzis G., Cunha J., Popescu C.F., Arroyo-Garcia R., Arnold C., Ergül A., Zhu Y., Ma C., Wang S., Liu S., Tang L., Wang C., Li D., Pan Y., Li J., Yang L., Li X., Xiang G., Yang Z, Chen B., Dai Z., Wang Y., Arakelyan A., Kuliyev V., Spotar G., Girollet N., Delrot S., Ollat N., This P., Marchal C., Sarah G., Laucou V., Bacilieri R., Röckel F., Guan P., Jung A., Riemann M., Ujmajuridze L., Zakalashvili T., Maghradze D., Höhn M., Jahnke G., Kiss E., Deák T., Rahimi O., Hübner S., Grassi F., Mercati F., Sunseri F., Eiras-Dias J., Dumitru A.M., Carrasco D., Rodriguez-Izquierdo A., Muñoz G., Uysal T., Özer C., Kazan K., Xu M., Wang Y., Zhu S., Lu J., Zhao M., Wang L., Jiu S., Zhang Y., Sun L., Yang H., Li S., Zhu Y., Wang S., Sheng J., Chen W.
Science
2023

A Numerical Model Supports the Evolutionary Advantage of Recombination Plasticity in Shifting Environments

Rybnikov S., Hübner S., Korol A.B.
American Naturalist
2023

Modeling the Evolution of Recombination Plasticity: A Prospective Review

Rybnikov S., Frenkel Z., Hübner S., Weissman D., Korol A.B.
BioEssay
2023

The Genomics of Linkage Drag in Inbred Lines of Sunflower

Huang K., Jahani M., Gouzy J., Legendre A., Carrere S., Lázaro-Guevara J.M., Gerardo E., Segovia G., Todesco M., Mayjonade B., Rodde N., Cauet S., Dufau I., Staton S.E., Pouilly N., Boniface M.C., Tapy C., Mangin B., Duhnen A., Gautier V., Poncet C., Donnadieu C., Mandel T., Hübner S., Burke J.M., Vautrin S., Bellec A., Owens G.L., Langlade N., Muños S., Rieseberg L.H.
Proceedings National Academy of Science USA
2023

GWANN: Implementing Deep Learning in Genome Wide Association Studies

Ashkenazy N., Feder M., Shir O.M., Hübner S.
bioRxiv
2022

Are We There Yet? Driving the Road to Evolutionary Pan-Genomics

Hübner S.
Current Opinion in Plant Biology
2022

Evolutionary Conservation and Transcriptome Analyses Attribute Perenniality and Flowering to Day-Length Responsive Genes in Bulbous Barley (Hordeum bulbosum)

Fuerst D., Shermeister B., Mandel T., Hübner S.
Genome Biology and Evolution
2022

Emmer Wheat Eco-Geographic and Genomic Congruence Shapes Phenotypic Performance Under Mediterranean Climate

Fadida-Myers A., Fuerst D., Tzuberi A., Yadav S., Nashef K., Roychowdhury R., Paola Sansaloni C., Hübner S., Ben-David R.
Plants
2022

Wild Sunflower Goes Viral: Citizen Science and Comparative Genomics Allow Tracking the Origin and Establishment of Invasive Sunflower in the Levant

Hübner S., Sisou D., Tali M., Todesco M., Matzrafi M., Eizenberg H.
Molecular Ecology
2022

Tapping Diversity from the Wild: Sampling, Characterizing and Implementing

Hübner S. and Kantar M.
Frontiers in Plant Science
2021

Genomic Evidences Support an Independent History of Grapevine Domestication in the Levant

Sivan A, Rahimi O, Salmon-Divon M, Weiss E, Drori E, Hübner S.
Plants People Planet
2021

Fitness Dependence as an Evolutionary Rescue for Recombination Across Diverse Mating Systems

Rybnikov S., Weissman D., Hübner S., Korol A.B.
Journal of Theoretical Biology
2021

Biological and Transcriptomic Characterization of Pre-haustorial Resistance to Sunflower Broomrape (Orobanche Cumana W.) in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Sisou D., Tadmor Y., Plakhine D., Ziadna H., Hübner S., Eizenberg E.
Plants
2021

Image Processing and Genome-Wide Association Studies in Sunflower Identify Loci Associated with Seed-Coat Characteristics

Hasson H., Dudhe M.Y., Mandel T., Warschefsky E., Rieseberg L.H., Hübner S.
bioRxiv
2021

Multivariate Analysis of Wild Grapevine Populations Reveal the Factors Constraining the Species Distribution

Rahimi O., Ohana-Levi N., Brauner H., Inbar N., Hübner S., and Drori E.
Ecology and Evolution
2021

On the Origin of Photoperiod Non-Responsive Barley

Sharma R., Shaaf S., Neumann K., Guo Y., Mascher M., David M., Al-Yassin A., Özkan H., Blake T., Hübner S., Castañeda-Álvarez N.P., Grando S., Ceccarelli S., Baum M., Graner A., Coupland G., Pillen K., Weiss E., Mackay I.J., Powell W., Kilian B.
bioRxiv
2020

Genome-Wide Association Mapping in Sunflower Identifies Loci Associated with Flooding Resistance That Lack Antagonistic Effects on Performance

Gao L., Lee J.S., Hübner S., Qu Y., Rieseberg L.H.
New Phytologist
2019

The Cultivated Sunflower Pan-Genome Provides Insights on the Contribution of Introgression to the Breeding of Modern Varieties

Hübner S., Bercovich N., Todesco M., Mandel J.R., Odenheimer J., Ziegler E., Baute G.J., Owens G.L., Grassa C.J., Ebert D.P., Ostevik K.L., Moyers B., Bowers J.E., Calic I., Masalia R.R., Kane N.C., Swanevelder D.Z.H., Kubach T., Muños S., Langlade N.B., Burke J.M., Rieseberg L.H.
Nature Plants
2019

Genomic Sequence and Copy-Number Evolution During Hybrid Crop Development in Sunflowers

Owens G.L., Baute G.J, Hübner S., Rieseberg L.H.
Evolutionary Applications
2018

Neo-Domestication of an Interspecific Tetraploid Helianthus annuus × Helianthus tuberosus Population That Segregates for Perennial Habit

Kantar M., Hübner S., Herman A., Bock D., Baute G., Betts K., Ott M., Brandvain Y., Wyse D., Stupar R.M., Rieseberg L.H.
Genes
2018

The Sunflower Genome Provides Insights Into Oil Metabolism, Flowering and Asterid Evolution

Badouin H., Gouzy J., Grassa C.J., Murat F., Staton S.E., Cottret L., Lelandais-Brière C., Owens G.L., Carrère S., Mayjonade B., Legrand L., Gill N., Kane N.C., Bowers J.E., Hübner S., Bellec A., Bérard A., Bergès H., Blanchet N., Boniface M.C., Brunel D., Catrice O., Chaidir N., Claudel C., Donnadieu C., Faraut T., Fievet G., Helmstetter N., King M., Knapp S.J., Lai Z., Le Paslier M.C., Lippi Y., Lorenzon L., Mandel J.R., Marage G., Marchand G., Marquand E., Bret-Mestries E., Morien E., Nambeesan S., Nguyen T., Pegot-Espagnet P., Pouilly N., Raftis F., Sallet E., Schiex T., Thomas J., Vandecasteele C., Varès D., Vear F., Vautrin S., Crespi M., Mangin B., Burke J.M., Salse J., Muños S., Vincourt P., Rieseberg L.H., Langlade N.B.
Nature
2017

What We Still Don’t Know About Invasion Genetics

Bock D.G., Caseys C., Cousens R.D., Hahn M., Heredia S.M., Hübner S., Turner K.G., Whitney K.D., Rieseberg L.H.
Invasion Genetics: The Baker and Stebbins Legacy. John Wiley & Sons.
2016