Bakgrunn og aktiviteter




Our mission is to control the microworld.

Combining biotechnology and control theory, we explore feedback control of microorganisms, particularly of bacteria. Our vision is to gain control over microbiological processes and to harness the power of microorganisms for research and industrial purposes.   


1. Coordinator of iFermenter, EU H2020 BBI project, 5.6 mill Euro, 2018-2022.

2. Coordinator of SafeFood, an EU project of 6 countries and 8 groups (about 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.

3. Leader in ERA CoSysmed project, 5.1 mill NOK (2018-2021), 

4. Head of BioSystems feedback control real-time fermentation lab 


  • Feedback control of bacteria (e.g. L. monocytogenesC. glutamicum)
  • Transcription og translation regulering (genutrykk) - modellering, analyse of kontroll
  • Sensoriske-motoriske regulering (neuroscience)
  • Genetiske nettverker
  • cellular signaling (modellering av Listeria monocytogenes)

Current PhD students:

  • Bahareh Nikvarpar
  • Pedro Lira
  • Andrea Tuveri
  • Fabienne Roessler
  • Haakon Holck

Graduated students: (PhD level)

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

 Graduated Students (M.Sc level)

  • 12 students

Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

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Del av bok/rapport

  • 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.