Dr. Sariel Hübner

Dr. Sariel Hübner
Principal Investigator
Plant Quantitative and Population Genomics

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

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

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

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