Dr. Sariel Hübner

Dr. Sariel Hübner
Research Group Leader

In the lab we integrate experimental ecology and agricultural practices with high-throughput genomics and bioinformatics to study the genetics of adaptation and domestication in crop plants and their wild relatives. Much of our work is focused on identifying the genetic changes that underlie the formation of new varieties, and more generally, the genotype-phenotype-environment interaction.



PhD, 2013, University of Haifa.

M.Sc., 2009, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 Academic Positions    

2016 Head of Plant Quantitative and Population Genomics Laboratory, MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute.
2016 Lecturer, Department of Biotechnology, Tel-Hai Academic Collage.
2016 Honorary Research Associate, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
2013-2016 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Awards and Fellowships    

2009 The R.H. Smith Award for Excellence in Agriculture.
2009 COST Fund. European Union: Stuttgart, Germany.
2010 Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Scholarship Program, Germany
2012 Wise Fellowship. Tel Aviv University, Israel.
2012 Wolf Scholarship. Wolf Foundation, Israel.
2013-2014 Post-Doctoral Award. University of Haifa, Israel.

Scientific Publications

Editorial: Molecular Links Between Metabolism and Neural Dysfunction

A Meerson, O Shahar, I Mor

Frontiers in Neuroscience 17, 963

Genomic analysis of 6,000-year-old cultivated grain illuminates the domestication history of barley.

Mascher M., Schuenemann V.J., Davidovich U., Marom N., Himmelbach A., Hübner S., Korol A., David M., Reiter E., Riehl S., Schreiber M., Vohr S.H., Green R.E., Dawson I.K., Russell J., Kilian B., Muehlbauer G.J., Waugh R., Fahima T., Krause J., Weiss E., Stein N.
Nature Genetics 2016 Volume 48 Pages 1089?1093

Hybridization and extinction

Todesco M., Pascual M.A. Owens G.L, Ostevik K.L., Moyers B.T., Hübner S., Heredia S.M., Caseyes C., Bock D.G., and Rieseberg, L.H.
Evolutionary Applications. 2016 Volume 9 Issue 7 Pages 892-908

Why Close a Bacterial Genome? The Plasmid of Alteromonas Macleodii HOT1A3 is a Vector for Inter-Specific Transfer of a Flexible Genomic Island

Fadeev E., De Pascale F., Vezzi A., Hübner S., Aharonovich D. and Sher D.
Frontiers in Microbiology 2016 Volume 7 Pages 248

Identification of Conserved Drought-Adaptive Genes Using a Cross-Species Meta-Analysis Approach

Shaar L.*, Hübner S.*, Peleg Z.
BMC Plant Biology 2015 Volume 15 Pages 111

RNA-Seq Analysis Identifies Genes Associated with Differential Reproductive Success Under Drought-Stress in Accessions of Wild Barley Hordeum spontaneum

Hübner S., Korol A.B., Schmid K.J.
BMC Plant Biology 2015 Volume 15 Pages 134

Transcriptome profiling of wheat glumes in wild emmer, hulled landraces and modern cultivars

Zhou H., Tsarfati R., Hübner S., Krugman T., Fahima T., Abbo S., Saranga Y., Korol A.B.
BMC Genomics 2015 Volume 16 Pages 177

Broadening the genetic basis for crop improvement: Interspecific hybridization within and between ploidy levels in Helianthus

Kantar, M., Hübner S., and Rieseberg, L.
In Polyploidy and Interspecific Hybridization for Crop Improvement ,2015, Mason, A.S. Ed. ,CRC Press Boca Raton, United States of America., Pages

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. and Rieseberg L.H
Molecular Ecology 2014 Volume 24 Pages 2277-2297

Genome Differentiation of Drosophila melanogaster from a Microclimate Contrast in Evolution Canyon, Israel

Hübner S., Rashkovetskya E., Kimc Y.B., Ohd J.H., Michalakc K., Weiner D., Korol A.B., Nevo E., and Michalack P.
Proceedings National Academy of Science USA 2013 Volume 110 Pages 21059-21064

Phenotypic Landscapes: Phenological Patterns in Wild and Cultivated Barley

Hübner S., Bdolach E., Ein-Gedi S., Schmid K.J., Korol A.B., and Fridman E.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2013 Volume 26 Pages 163?174

Islands and Streams: Clusters and Gene Flow in Wild Barley Populations from the Levant.

Hübner S., Günther T., Flavell A., Fridman E., Graner A., Korol A.B., and Schmid K.J.
Molecular Ecology 2012 Volume 21 Pages 1115-1129

Comparing Genetic Diversity Within a Crop and its Wild Progenitor: a Case Study for Barley

Kilian B., Özkan H., Shaaf S., Hübner S., et al.
In Agrobiodiversity Consevation: Securing the Diversity of Crop Wild Relatives and Landraces ,2011, Dulloo M.E., Ford-Lloyd B.V., Frese L., Iriondo J.M., Maxted N. Ed. ,CABI, Wallingford , Pages 186-192

Transcriptome Sequencing of the Blind Subterranean Mole Rat, Spalax galili: Utility and Potential for the Discovery of Novel Evolutionary Patterns

Malik A., Korol A.B., Hübner S., Hernandez A.G., Thimmapuram J., Ali S., Glaser F., Paz A., Avivi A., Band M.
PLoS ONE 2011 Volume 6 Pages e21227

Strong Correlation of Wild Barley Population Structure (Hordeum spontaneum) with Temperature and Precipitation Variation

Hübner S., Höffken M., Oren E., Haseneyer G., Stein N., Graner A., Schmid K.J., and Fridman E.
Molecular Ecology 2009 Volume 18 Pages 1523-1536

Genomic analysis of a migratory divide reveals candidate genes for migration and implicates selective sweeps in generating islands of differentiation

Delmore K.E., Hübner S., Kane N.C.,Schuster R., Andrew R.L., Camera F., Guigo R., Irwin D.E.