PD Dr. Saber Qanbari

+49 38208 68-902
Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN)
Institut für Genetik und Biometrie
Abteilung Statistische Methoden in der Genomik
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf


  • My research focuses on genetics of animal populations. In particular, I am exploring how population genetic approaches can contribute to finding genes underwent past selection in the course of domestication.
  • I also study recombination and currently am involved in building up a high resolution joint physical & genetic map of cattle.


  • 2019-present: Scientist, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) – Dummerstorf, Germany
  • 2018-2019: Scientist, Department of Animal Biotechnology-ABRII
  • 2010-2017: Scientist, University of Göttingen-Germany
  • 2016: Visiting scientist at the Biomedicinska Centrum (BMC), Uppsala-Sweden
  • 2014: Visiting scientist at the Population Genetics School, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna-Austria
  • 2012-2013: Visiting scientist at the University of Berkeley, California-USA
  • 2011: Visiting scientist at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh-UK
  • 2009: Visiting student at the University of Guelph, Ontario-CANADA
  • 2003-2007: Academic staff, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zanjan-IRAN.


  • Advanced Statistical Genetics in Livestock, Post-graduate course, University of Göttingen


Qanbari, S.; Pimentel, E. C. G.; Tetens, J.; Thaller, G.; Lichtner, P.; Sharifi, A. R.; Simianer, H. (2010):
A genome-wide scan for signatures of recent selection in Holstein cattle. Anim. Genet. 41: 377-389
Qanbari, S.; Hansen, M.; Weigend, S.; Preisinger, R.; Simianer, H. (2010):
Linkage disequilibrium reveals different demographic history in egg laying chickens. BMC Genet. 11: Artn 103
Qanbari, S.; Pimentel, E. C. G.; Tetens, J.; Thaller, G.; Lichtner, P.; Sharifi, A. R.; Simianer, H. (2010):
The pattern of linkage disequilibrium in German Holstein cattle. Anim. Genet. 41: 346-356
Gianola, D.; Simianer, H.; Qanbari, S. (2010):
A two-step method for detecting selection signatures using genetic markers. Genetics Research 92: 141-155
Pashmi, M.; Qanbari, S.; Ghorashi, S. A.; Sharifi, A. R.; Simianer, H. (2009):
Analysis of Relationship between Bovine Lymphocyte Antigen DRB3.2 Alleles, Somatic Cell Count and milk Traits in Iranian Holstein Population. J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 126: 296-303
Molaee, V.; Osfoori, R.; Nasab, M. P. E.; Qanbari, S. (2009):
Genetic relationships among six Iranian indigenous sheep populations based on microsatellite analysis. Small Ruminant Research 84: 121-124
Ahmadi, M.; Mohammadi, Y.; Darmani Kuhi, H.; Osfoori, R.; Qanbari, S. (2008):
Association of Milk Protein Genotypes with Production Traits and Somatic Cell Count of Holstein Cows. Journal of Biological Sciences 8: 1231-1235
Halabian, R.; Nasab, M. P. E.; Nassiry, M. R.; Mossavi, A. R. H.; Hosseini, S. A.; Qanbari, S. (2008):
Characterization of SNPs of Bovine Prolcatin Gene of Holstein Cattle. Biotechnology 7: 118-123
Qanbari, S.; Osfoori, R.; Nasab, M. P. E. (2007):
A Preliminary Study of Marker Data Applicability in Gene Introgression Program for Afshari Sheep Breed. Biotechnology 6: 513-519
Pashmi, M.; Ghorashi, S. A.; Salehi, A. R.; Moini, M.; Javanmard, A.; Qanbari, S.; Yadranji-Aghdam, S. (2006):
Polymorphism of bovine lymphocyte antigen DRB.2 alleles in Iranian native Sarabi cows. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 19: 775-778