PhD in Biotechnology and genetic resources of plants and associated microorganisms

Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

Magister in Plant Biotechnology

National Institute of Agronomy, Algiers, Algeria

Master of Science in Plant Breeding

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), Spain, and the University of Lleida, Spain

Engineer in agronomic sciences specialized in plant production and breeding

National Institute of Agronomy, Algiers, Algeria


Permanent Researcher

2015 - Present
National Center for Biotechnology Research Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Constantine, Algeria

Research Assistant

2012 - 2014
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Madrid Institute of Rural, Agricultural and Food Research and Development (IMIDRA), Madrid, Spain


2015: One year research stay at the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville (Spain) to study the resistance of grapevine to drought stress under in vitro and in vivo conditions, financed by the International Office of Vine and Wine (OIV, Paris).

2013: Three months research stay at Cornell University (New York, USA) to learn the strategy of Genotyping By Sequencing (GBS) and Genome Wide Association Mapping (GWAS), financed by Grape Research and Coordination Network (USA).


Zarouri B, Vargas AM, Gaforio L, Aller M, De Andres MT, Cabezas JA: Genome-wide association mapping in grapevine using genotyping by sequencing. International Grape Research and Coordination Network 5th Annual Conference. Davis, California; 2013.

Diaz A, Zarouri B, Fergany M, Eduardo I, Alvarez JM, Pico B, Monforte A: Identification and validation of QTL modifying melon (Cucumis melo L.) fruit morphology in a 'Piel de Sapo'xPI124112 cross. International Plant & Animal Genome XX Conference / January 14-18, 2012 - San Diego,California, USA.


Zarouri B, 2016 Association study of phenology, yield and quality related traits in table grapes using SSR and SNP markers, PhD Thesis, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

Zarouri B, Vargas AM, Gaforio L, Aller M, de Andres MT, Cabezas JA: Whole-genome genotyping of grape using a panel of microsatellite multiplex PCRs. Tree Genetics and Genomes 2015, 11:17.

Diaz A, Zarouri B, Fergany M, Eduardo I, Alvarez JM, Pico B, Monforte AJ: Mapping and Introgression of QTL Involved in Fruit Shape Transgressive Segregation into "Piel de Sapo" Melon (Cucumis melo L.). PLoS One 2014, 9:e104188.

Yahia Y, Hannachi H, Monforte AJ, Cockram J, Loumerem M, Zarouri B, Ferchichi A: Genetic diversity in Vicia faba L. populations cultivated in Tunisia revealed by simple sequence repeat analysis. Plant Genetic Resources 2014:1-8.

Khelifi L, Zarouri B, Amdoun R, Harfi B, Morsli A, Khelifi-Slaoui M: Effects of Elicitation and Permeabilization on Hyoscyamine Content in Datura Stramonium Hairy Roots. Advances in Environmental Biology 2011, 5:329 - 334.


2015 to now : Lentil (Lens culinaris Med.) breeding for lodging and Fusarium resistance and high nutritional quality, National Center for Biotechnology Research, Constantine, Algeria.