Ulduz is a research scholar (PhD candidate) at QAAFI’s Centre of Crop Science. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Agriculture and Plant Breeding from the University of Tehran, Iran and completed a master degree in Biotechnology. She worked for a couples of years in research institutes and universities. Her research lies mostly in the areas of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

To do her PhD studies, she joined to the Centre of Crop Science within the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) at University of Queensland, Australia.


  • Shamasbi, F. Vafadar, Nasiri, N. and Shokri, E. (2018). Genetic diversity of Persian ecotypes of Indian walnut (Aeluropus littoralis (Gouan) Pari.) by AFLP and ISSR markers. Cytology and Genetics 52 (3) 222-230. https://doi.org/10.3103/s009545271803012x
  • Shamasbi, Fatemeh Vafadar, Jamali, Seyed Hossein, Sadeghzadeh, Behzad and Mandoulakani, Babak Abdollahi (2017). Genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci for yield-affecting traits in a barley doubled haploid population derived from Clipper x Sahara 3771. Frontiers in Plant Science 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00688
  • Sadeghzadeh, Behzad, Jamali, Seyed Hossein and Vafadar-Shamasbi, Fatemeh (2017). Identification of MFLP fingerprint for higher seed zinc accumulation in barley DH population. Genetika 49 (3) 843-852. https://doi.org/10.2298/gensr1703843s
  • Mahjoob, B., Zarini, H. N., Hashemi, S. H. and Shamasbi, F. V. (2016). Comparison of ISSR, IRAP and REMAP markers for assessing genetic diversity in different species of Brassica sp. Russian Journal of Genetics 52 (12) 1272-1281. https://doi.org/10.1134/s1022795416120073
  • Esmailnia, Ehsan, Arefrad, Mehdi, Shabani, Samira, Karimi, Mohammadreza, Vafadar, Fatemeh and Dehestani, Ali (2015). Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationship of Iranian indigenous cucurbits investigated by Inter Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) markers. Biharean Biologist 9 (1) 47-54.

ORCID: 0000-0002-8370-8084
Twitter: @UlduzVsh

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