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Hossein Jorjani

Hossein Jorjani
I am a quantitative geneticist by training, and an animal breeder by profession.


I work as the senior geneticist and R&D manager at the Interbull Centre (, which is the EU Reference Laboratory for Zootechnics, Bovine breeding). My job is to contribute to the development of international genetic and genomic evaluation systems.


I teach population genetics at the undergraduate level, and quantitative genetics at the PhD level


Genomics (α to ω)


Education and degrees

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 1985; Diploma in Poultry Science, Glasgow University and West of Scotland Agricultural College, Glasgow and Ayr, Scotland, 1986; Master of Science (MSc) in Animal Breeding, 
  • Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1987; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Animal Breeding & Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden, 2005; Competence as associate professor (Docent), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden, 2005

Selected publications

Jorjani, H. (2010) Validation of genomic evaluation models. Proceedings of 9th WCGALP, Communication No. 0801.

Jorjani, H. (2009) A general genomic simulation program. Interbull Bulletin 40: 202-206

Jorjani, H. (2008) On the dilution of information. Interbull Bulletin 38, 123-127.

Jorjani, H. (2007) There and back again: A tale of choosing female fertility traits. Interbull Bulletin 37: 148-151.

Jorjani, H. (2003) An overview of validation issues in national genetic evaluation systems (N-GES). Interbull Bulletin 30: 49-55.

Jorjani, H. (2002) Comparison of simulation strategies: The infinitesimal model and finite locus model. Proceedings of 7th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. 19-23 August 2002, Montpellier, France. 33: 95-98.

Jorjani, H. (2001) Simultaneous estimation of genetic correlations for milk yield among 27 Holstein populations. Interbull Bulletin 27: 80-83.

Jorjani, H. (1999) Connectedness in dairy cattle populations. Interbull Bulletin 22: 21-24.

Jorjani, H. (1990) Causes of disagreement between estimated and realized genetic parameters. 4th World Cong. Genet. Appl. Anim. Prod., Edinburgh, Scotland. 13: 310-313.


Non employee at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics; Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Interbull Centre
Telephone: +4618671964, +46702623316
Postal address:
HGEN, Interbull Centre, Box 7023
Visiting address: Ulls väg 26, Uppsala

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