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Maria Johansen

Researcher, Experienced Researcher
  • E-mailmaria.johansen@uib.no
  • Phone+4790554962
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Dr. Maria is a full-time researcher at the University of Bergen in collaboration with Prof. Iain Johnston funded by the ERC through EvoConBiO. After her doctorate at the University of Oslo, she did her research at The Francis Crick Institute in London and later worked as core facility leader at the Research Institute in London focusing on the implementation of informatic tools and programming, in the United Kingdom. Before that, she did her research at the University of Oslo and had academic positions in between. In her last position, she worked in an academic position at Northern Virginia Community College at the Faculty of Health and Sciences, Virginia, United States.

Her journey in informatics began with a passion for exploring the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Driven by curiosity, she focused on the tracks of these fields, increasing her skills and staying up to date with the latest developments. Her commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements has made her interested in the application of informatics tools.

Dr. Maria's authorship of books and blogs has been instrumental in sharing insights, best practices, and innovative approaches with the global community. These publications have not only showcased her depth of knowledge but have also inspired and educated countless professionals in the informatics domain.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2016). Inter- and intraspecific variation in body- and genome size in calanoid copepods from temperate and arctic waters. Ecology and Evolution. 5585-5595.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Temperature and developmental responses of body and cell size in Drosophila; effects of polyploidy and genome configuration. Journal of Thermal Biology. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) (2015). New distinct compartments in the G2 phase of the cell cycle defined by the levels of γH2AX. Cell Cycle. 3261-3269.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Multigenerational genomic responses to dietary phosphorus and temperature in Daphnia. Genome. 439-448.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Large Daphnia at lower temperature: a role for cell size and genome configuration? Genome. 511-519.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2012). DNA condensation, genome size, and nuclear volume of Daphnia.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)


Dr. Maria Johansen is fascinated by the future of AI in our community. Her passion lies in investigating and studying how AI innovations can positively impact our lives. Dr. Johansen is keen on understanding how AI can be used in practical ways, from improving healthcare and education to making businesses more efficient. She also emphasizes the importance of ethical considerations in AI development to ensure fair and responsible use. As an educator, she shares her knowledge to empower others and actively contributes to shaping a future where AI benefits everyone in our community.