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Background and activities

Modeling, analysis, simulations and control of biological processes, both at micro- and macro levels, from whole growth to trancription mechanisms.

Coordinator of SafeFood, an EU project of 6 countries and 8 groups (2.5 mill euro, 2016-2019

  • The main aim of the project is to turn food products (ready-to-eat products based on meat, fish and vegetables) safer and more durable, by reducing or inhibit the ability of Listeria monocytogenes to recover from high pressure processing (HPP). This can extend the shelf-life of food, increasing its resistance to food-related bacteria (by rendering the food “non-hospitable” for this type of bacteria) and decrease the amount of food waste from processing and throughout the food chain. Cutting edge biotechnological methods will be applied in this project.

To the project website

Research areas:

  • Transcription and translation regulation - modelling, analysis and control
  • Sensory motor control in animals (neuroscience)
  • Gene networks (advance analysis tools)
  • cellular regulation and signaling (modelling Listeria monocytogenes)
  • Whole body growth and immune response (Fish modelling)

Graduated students: (PhD level)

  • Naresh D. Jayavelu, PhD 
  • Jørgen Skancke, PhD

 Graduated Students (M.Sc level)

  • 12 students

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Doni Jayavelu, Naresh; Bar, Nadav. (2013) A Noise Removal Algorithm for Time Series Microarray Data. Progress in Artificial Intelligence.
  • Bar, Nadav; Volkoff, Helene. (2012) Adaptation of the Physiological, Endocrine, and Digestive System Functions to Prolonged Food Deprivation in Fish. Comparative Physiology of Fasting, Starvation, and Food Limitation.


  • Bar, Nadav. (2007) A Dynamic Model of Fish Growth. 2007. ISBN 978-82-471-0623-5.


  • Bar, Nadav. (2015) Den mystiske flaggermusen. Researchers Night . Samarbeidsforum; NTNU. 2015-12-08.
  • Bar, Nadav. (2015) En dynamisk systembiologimodell forklarer forskjellen på flaggermusens flyvning i dagslys og mørket. Schrødingers katt, NRK [TV]. 2015-05-19.
  • Bar, Nadav. (2015) Slik flyr en flaggermus. Gemini [Fagblad]. 2015-05-28.