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Bahram Samanfar

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:B.Sc. (University of Tehran, Iran), M.Sc. (University of Tehran, Iran), M.Sc. (Paul Sabatier University, France), Ph.D. (Carleton University, Canada)
Office:Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
Ottawa Research and Development Centre
(AAFC-Ottawa RDC),
960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C6
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Current Research

Main Research Interests:

  • Genomics, Proteomics and Transcriptomics approaches to investigate time of flowering and maturity, and protein synthesis pathway in soybean.
  • Allele-specific marker developments for time of flowering and maturity in soybean.
  • Computational approach to investigate protein-protein interactions in soybean.
  • Host-pathogen interaction analysis (Soybean-SCN).

Areas of Expertise:

Soybean Genomics /Proteomics and Transcriptomics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Genetics and Genomics, DNA-based Markers, Allele-Specific Marker Developments, Systems Biology, Molecular Breeding, Host-pathogen Interactions, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, QTL and GWAS Analysis, Time of Flowering and Maturity (Genetics of Photoperiod Sensitivity) in Soybean, Soybean Seed Proteins, Allergy, Protein Synthesis Pathway in Soybean, Microbiology, Protein Synthesis (Translation) Pathway in Yeast and E.coli, Protein-Protein Interaction (PPI), and Genetic Interaction (GI).

Selected Publications

  1. Samanfar B, Molnar SJ, Charette M, Schoenrock A, Belzile F, Dehne F, Golshani A, and Cober ER: Mapping and identification of a candidate gene for a novel maturity locus, E10, in soybean. Theoretical and Applied Genomics (TAG), 2017, 130(2):377-390.
  2. Samanfar B, Shostak K, Moteshareie H, Hajikarimlou M, Shaikho S, Omid K, Hooshyar M, Burnside D, Galván Márquez I, Kazmirchuk T,  Naing T, Ludovico P, York-Lyon A, Szereszewski K, Leung C, Yixin Jin J, Megarbane R, Smith ML, Babu M, Holcik M, and Golshani, A: The sensitivity of the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to acetic acid is influenced by DOM34 and RPL36A. PeerJ, 2017, 5:e4037.
  3. Kazmirchuk T, Dick K, Burnside D, Barnes B, Moteshareie H, Hajikarimlou M, Hooshyar M,  Omidi K, Ahmed D,  Low A,  Lettl C,  Schoenrock A, Pitre S, Babu M, Cassol E, Samanfar B, Wong  A, Dehne F, Green J, and  Golshani A: Designing Anti-Zika Virus Peptides Derived from Predicted Human-Zika Virus Protein-Protein Interactions. Computational Biology and Chemistry, 71(2017): 180-187.
  4. Gagarinova A, Stewart G, Samanfar B, Phanse S, White CA, Aoki H, Deineko V, Beloglazova N, Yakunin AF, Golshani A, Brown EC, Babu M, Emili A: Systematic genetic screens reveal the dynamic global functional organization of the bacterial translation machinery. Cell Reports, 2016, 17(3):904-916.
  5. Shaikho S, Dobson CC, Naing T, Samanfar B, Moteshareie H, Golshani A, and Holcik M: Elevated levels of ribosomal proteins L36 and L36A control expression of HSP90 in rhabdomyosarcoma. Translation, 2016, 4(2):e1244395.
  6. Samanfar B, Tan LH, Shostak K, Chalabian F, Wu z, Alamgir MD, Sunba N, Burnside D, Omidi K, Hooshyar M, Galván Márquez I, Jessulat M, Smith M, Babu M, Azizi A, and Golshani A: A global investigation of gene deletion strains that affect premature stop codon bypass in yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Biosys., 2014, 10 (4): 916-924.
  7. Schoenrock A, Samanfar B, Pitre S, Hooshyar M, Jin K,  Philips C, Wang H, Phanse S, Omidi K, Gui Y, Alamgir Md, Wong A, Barrenas F, Babu M, Benson M, Langston M, Green JR, Dehne F, and  Golshani A: Efficient prediction of human protein-protein interactions at a global scale. BMC Bioinformatics, 2014, 15(1): 383-404.