Barsnes Group | People

Group Leader

Harald Barsnes 2016 (Copyright Inge Jonassen)_150

Harald Barsnes

Harald is a group leader at the Computational Biology Unit at the Department of Informatics and at the Proteomics Unit at the Department of Biomedicine, 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 he 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.


Chief Engineers

Yehia Farag 2016 (Copyright Yehia Farag)_02

Yehia Farag

Yehia got his M.Sc. from the University of Bergen, and is currently 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.


Carlos Horro

Carlos Horro

Carlos got his M.Sc. from the University of Carlos III in Madrid, Spain, and is currently working on the analysis of proteomics data in a web-based context, including tools such as SearchGUI, PeptideShaker, NeLS and Galaxy.



There are no Postdocs in the Barsnes Group at the moment

PhD students

Ragnhild Reehorst Lereim 2016 (Copyright Ragnhild Reehorst Lereim)_02

Ragnhild Reehorst Lereim

Ragnhild did her M.Sc. at the University of Bergen as part of the Proteomics Unit at the Department of Biomedicine. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Barsnes Group within the field of proteomics and cell-biology. The title of her PhD project is “Using meta-analyses of proteomics data to identify novel disease networks in multiple sclerosis”.


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Bram Burger

Bram did his M.Sc. at Hasselt University in Belgium, focusing on the statistical aspects of bioinformatics. He is currently a PhD Candidate in the Barsnes Group working on the statistical analysis of proteomics data, in particular related to protein interaction networks and biomarker discovery.


Master students

There are no master students in the Barsnes Group at the moment

Previous group members

Astrid Gulbrandsen

Astrid Guldbrandsen (Postdoc)

Astrid was a Postdoc in the Barsnes group from 2016-2020 working on the CSF Proteome Resource, in addition to performing related wet lab experiments.


Christoffer Hjeltnes Støle (Master student)

Christoffer obtained his Master degree in the Barsnes Group in 2018, focusing on the visualization and sharing of data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study.