Harald is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedicine and a group leader at the Computational Biology Unit at the Department of Informatics, both at the University of Bergen.
The main focus of the Barsnes group is the development of user-friendly open-source bioinformatics tools that enable and empower researchers to analyze and share their own data.
In 2015 Barsnes received the Meltzer Award for Excellent Young Researchers at the University of Bergen, and in 2016 obtained funding from the Research Council of Norway as a Young Research Talent. Later that same year he was also awarded the prestigious recruitment fellowship from the Bergen Research Foundation.
There are no Postdocs in the Barsnes Group at the moment
Yehia got his M.Sc. in Bioinformatics from the University of Bergen. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Barsnes group focusing on web-based interactive visual analysis of omics data. He is main developer behind the CSF Proteome Resource – an online repository of mass spectrometry based proteomics experiments on human cerebrospinal fluid.
Markus Almendral Berggrav
Markus is a Master student in the Barsnes Group working on automating the extraction of proteomics data from scientific publications.
Henrik Øvrebø Søgaard
Henrik is a Master student in the Barsnes Group working on how to best combine search engines and de novo algorithms to improve protein identification.
Jannie is a Master student in the Barsnes Group evaluating protein biomarker candidates for neurological diseases using mass spectrometry-based proteomics.
Previous group members
Ingrid Liabakk Eriksen (Master student)
Ingrid obtained her Master’s degree in the Barsnes Group in 2022, focused on exploring the potential of citizen science in proteomics.
Ragnhild Reehorst Lereim (PhD Candidate)
Ragnhild was a PhD candidate in the Barsnes group from 2016 to 2021, within the field of proteomics and cell-biology. She successfully defended her thesis in June 2021.
Bram Burger (PhD Candidate)
Bram was a PhD candidate in the Barsnes group from 2016 to 2021, working on the statistical analysis of proteomics data. He successfully defended his thesis in June 2021.
Carlos Horro (Chief Engineer)
Carlos was a chief engineer in the Barsnes group from 2016 to 2020 working on the analysis of proteomics data in a web-based context, including tools such as SearchGUI, PeptideShaker, NeLS and Galaxy.
Yehia Farag (Chief Engineer)
Yehia was a Chief Engineer in the Barsnes group from 2016 to 2020 working on web-based interactive visual analysis of omics data. He was main the developer behind the CSF Proteome Resource.
Astrid Guldbrandsen (Postdoc)
Astrid was a Postdoc in the Barsnes group from 2017 to 2020 working on the CSF Proteome Resource, in addition to performing related wet lab experiments.
Christoffer Hjeltnes Støle (Master student)
Christoffer obtained his Master’s degree in the Barsnes Group in 2018, focusing on the visualization and sharing of data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.