Dr. Saberi obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. at University of Pahlavi Shiraz and the Tehran University, received his early career trainings at ICARDA and CIMMYT, and worked with Iranian cereal improvement program for 15 years. He received his PhD at the University of Adelaide (Australia) in 1998. He spent 2 years as a postdoc at Cooperative Research Centre for Molecular Plant Breeding in Adelaide. After that, he worked at Department of Agriculture Western Australia and the University of WA. He recently pioneered the idea of increasing wheat tolerance to ion toxicities (Al, Mn and Fe) to enhance grain yield in acid soils prone to waterlogging and drought.