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Hassan Baneh

Hassan received his MSc in Animal Breeding and Genetics from Mazandaran University, in 2010, and his PhD in Animal Breeding and Genomics from the Sari Agriculture and Natural Resources University (SANRU), in 2015. During his studies, he focused on developing the multi-step genomic evaluation models to improve litter size in sheep. In 2016, he joined the Animal Science Research Institute of Iran, the leading research institute for livestock in Iran, where he worked on constructing economic-breeding indices for native sheep and cow breeds.In 2021, Hassan joined the Digital Agriculture Laboratory (DAL) at Skoltech as a Senior Research Scientist and was later promoted to the position of Assistant Professor at the Project Center for Agro Technologies. He has extensive experience in quantitative genetics, genomics, and biostatistics, and has published 41 peer-reviewed journal articles. Currently, Hassan leads the Animal Genomic Laboratory of the Project Center of AgroTechnologies and focuses on industry-oriented research projects in animal breeding using cutting-edge quantitative genetics and genomics approaches.

Economic – Selection Index construction for livestock industries in Russia

Developing genomic evaluation models for beef and dairy cattle

Identifying the novel gens and genomic regions underlying economic traits in farm animals

Genomic-based crossbreeding systems in beef cattle, pig and sheep.

SkolGoldenFly: Breeding program for improvement industry-demanded traits in Black Soldier Flies

Selected Publications:

Mandal, A., Baneh, H., Rout, P.K. and Notter, D.R., 2022. Genetic analysis of sexual dimorphism in growth of Jamunapari goats of India. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 139, 1-14.
Mandal, A., Baneh, H., Roy, R. and Notter, D.R., 2021. Genetic diversity and population structure of Jamunapari goat in India using pedigree analysis. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 53(2), pp.1-11.
Mandal, A., Baneh, H. and Notter, D.R., 2021. Modeling the growth curve of Muzaffarnagari lambs from India. Livestock Science, 251, p.104621.
Javanrouh, A., Baneh, H. and Ghafouri-Kesbi, F., 2021. Different models for genetic evaluation of growth rate and efficiency-related traits in Iran-Black sheep. Journal of Livestock Science and Technologies, 9(2), pp.67-74.
Baneh, H., Ghaderi-Zefrehei, M., Pouryaei, R. and Mandal, A., 2021. Genetic analysis of sexual size dimorphism in Markhoz goat. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 53(1), pp.1-11.
Mandal, A., Baneh, H., Subramanyam, B.V. and Notter, D.R., 2020. Genetic variability and population structure based on pedigree information for Muzaffarnagari sheep in India. Small Ruminant Research, p.106182.
Baneh, H. and Ahmadpanah, J., 2020. Genetic Evaluation of Composite Reproductive Traits in Ghezel Sheep. JAPS: Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 30(1), pp.239-245.
Baneh, H., Ahmadpanah, J. and Mohammadi, Y., 2020. Genetic analysis of reproductive characteristics in Iran-Black sheep. Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences, 42.
Baneh, H., Ahmadpanah, J. and Mandal, A., 2019. Studies on inbreeding and its effects on growth traits of Iran-Black sheep. Songklanakarin Journal of Science & Technology, 41(6).
Baneh, H., Ahmadpanah, J. 2018. Genetic evaluation of body weight traits in Iranian native Ghezel sheep. GENETIKA-BELGRADE, 50(1), 275-284.
Ghafouri-Kesbi, F., & Baneh, H. 2018. Genetic aspects of sexual size dimorphism in a synthesized breed of sheep. Meta Gene. 17, 177-183.
Ghaderi-Zefrehei, M., Rabbanikhah, E., Baneh, H., Peters, S.O. and Imumorin, I.G., 2017. Analysis of culling records and estimation of genetic parameters for longevity and some production traits in Holstein dairy cattle. Journal of Applied Animal Research, 45(1), pp.524-528.
Baneh, H., Nejati-Javaremi, A., Rahimi, GH., Honarvar, H. 2017. Genomic evaluation of threshold traits with different genetic architecture using Bayesian approaches. Research on Animal Production. 8, pp.149-154.
Ahmadpanah, J., Baneh, H. and Kohnepoushi, C., 2016. Direct and maternal genetic trend estimates for body weight traits of Iran-Black Sheep using multivariate animal models. Songklanakarin Journal of Science & Technology, 38(3).
Ghafouri-Kesbi, F., Mianji, G.R., Pirsaraei, Z.A., Hafezian, S.H., Baneh, H. and Soleimani, B., 2015. A genetic study on sexual dimorphism of bodyweight in sheep. Animal Production Science, 55(1), pp.101-106.
Rahmanian, A., Hafezian, H., Rahimi, G.H., Farhadi, A. and Baneh, H., 2015. Inbreeding depression for economically important traits of Mazandaran native fowls. British poultry science, 56(1), pp.22-29.
Mandal, A., Karunakaran, M., Sharma, D.K., Baneh, H. and Rout, P.K., 2015. Variance components and genetic parameters of growth traits and Kleiber ratio in Muzaffarnagari sheep. Small Ruminant Research, 132, pp.79-85.
Kamjoo, B., Baneh, H., Yousefi, V., Mandal, A. and Rahimi, G., 2014. Genetic parameter estimates for growth traits in Iran-Black sheep. Journal of Applied Animal Research, 42(1), pp.79-88.
Niknafs, Sh., Abdi, H., Fatemi, S.A., Zandi, M.B., Baneh, H. 2013. Genetic trend and inbreeding coefficients effects for growth and reproductive traits in mazandaran indigenous chicken. Research Journal of Biology. 3(1): 25-31.
Baneh, H., Rokouei, M., Ghafouri-Kesbi, F., Veysi, A., Niknafs, Sh. 2013. Multivariate genetic analysis on body weight traits in Ghezel sheep. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology. 35 (2): 131-135.
Shokrollahi, B., Baneh, H. 2012. (Co) variance components and genetic parameters for growth traits in Arabi sheep using different animal models. Genetics and Molecular Research. 11 (1) : 305-314.
Baneh, H., Najafi, M., Rahimi, Gh. 2012. Genetic parameter estimates for early growth traits in Naeini goat. Animal Production Science. 52:1046-1051.
Ghafouri-Kesbi, F., Baneh, H. 2012. Genetic parameters for direct and maternal effects on growth traits of sheep. Archiv Tierzucht. 55 (6): 603-611.
Solimani, B., Chaharaein, B., Rabie Rahbar, R., Baneh, H., Hemmati, V. 2011. Genetic diversity of sanjabi sheep inferred from microsatellite markers and their association with fecundity and body weight traits. Research Journal of Animal Sciences. 5(3): 34-39.Ghafouri-Kesbi, F., Abbasi, M.A., Afraz, F., Babaei, M., Baneh, H., Abdollahi Arpanahi, R. 2011. Genetic analysis of growth rate and Kleiber ratio in Zandi sheep. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 43:1153–1159.
Baneh, H., Hafezian, H., Rashidi, A., Gholizadeh, M., Rahimi, Gh. 2010. Estimation of Genetic parameter of body weight in Ghezel sheep. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. 23 (2): 149-153.

Full list of publications: Google Scholar profile

- GWAS and genomic evaluation

– Genetic diversity and inbreeding depression

– Breeding objectives and selection index