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Hossein Yazdi, PhD

Head of Technical Analysis Division

Hossein Yazdi has been with Akvaforsk Genetics since 2008. He is a computer programer in different languages and in various operating environments. He has designed a mating system utilizing optimum contributions while controling inbreeding rate through semidefinite optimization. Also he has experience in design and management of databases system. Yazdi is a head of technical analysis division and managing Akvaforsk Genetics databases.

Hossein was born the city of Meibod in the province of Yazd in Iran. He graduated with a BSc and MSc degree in animal science and animal breeding and genetics. Also he has MSc degree in statistics from University of Guelph in Canada. In 1991 he moved to Sweden to study for a PhD in animal breeding & genetics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Yazdi has extensive experiences in genetic/genomic parameters estimations, genetic breeding value estimation and statistical modeling on various traits from several differenct speices such as sheep, dairy cattle, pig, human and fish. In silico, he also has experiences in genetic study and assesment of several breeding programs through computer simulation.

He has many years experiences working in various research projects and groups across the globe including, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, University of Edinburgh (UK), University of Guelph and McMaster University in Canada, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and since 2008 in Akvaforsk Genetics. Hossein Yazdi has authored/ co-authored more than 20 scientific publications.


For Hossein Yazdi’s publication list see
Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hossein_Yazdi

Contact Information:

+47 413 83 456

Academic History

  • Ph.D in Animal Breeding & Genetics from The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Master degree in Statistics from University of Guelph, Canada
  • BSc. and MSc. in Animal Science and Animal Breeding and Genetics from The Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
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