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New researcher: Harald Barsnes

We wish Harald Barsnes welcome to the KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research. Harald joined node 6 - group for stem cell research in December.

Barsnes defended his PhD in 2010. He has since been a postdoctoral fellow at Proteomics unit at UiB (PROBE). He is now employed as a researcher in Professor Helge Ræder's research node (stem cell research), KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research. Harald Barsnes has so far led the development of a young discipline that relate bioinformatics analysis to proteomics. These are large-scale analysis of proteins by mass spectrometry which generate large amounts of data.

In an era where the technology generates huge amounts of data it is an accordingly essential requirement that the subsequent data analysis sorts the relevant signals from irrelevant background noise. Barsnes has worked with such advanced signal analysis that will identify such new clinical biomarkers and contribute to the development of tailored medicine (personalized medicine).

Barsnes is also a lecturer at EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute) 's Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics Hinxton, Oxford, UK. At University of Bergen he leads the annual national course in bioinformatics at the Proteomics Unit. Barsnes' focus in the stem cell node is to manage the work related to the bioinformatic analyzes that are relevant in characterizing stem cells and cells derived from these stem cells.