The amount of data generated in biomedical research has grown exponentially, resulting in new challenges for the analysis of the data, especially regarding how to interpret project specific findings in a larger biomedical context.

At the same time, recent developments in computer science have made it possible to perform large scale analysis and interpretation of increasingly more complex datasets. Together with the rapidly growing amount of biomedical knowledge available in online repositories, this now provides the opportunity to greatly improve the outcome of biomedical research.

The main objective of the Barsnes Group is to combine state-of-the-art bioinformatics research with the current biomedical knowledge, thus building a bridge between project specific high-throughput omics analyses and novel biomedical knowledge.