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Ahmad Barghash


Email: barghash[at]




Telephone: ++49 +681 302 70738

Fax: ++49 +681 302 70702

Postal address: Center for Bioinformatics

Gebaeude E2 1, R. 309

P.O. Box 15 11 50

D-66041 Saarbrücken



Curriculum vitae

BSc. in Computer Engineering at Al-Balqa' University, Jordan (2005)

IT team leader at the German Jordanian University, Jordan (2005-2008)

MSc. in Bioinformatics at Saarland University , Saarbrücken, Germany (2010)

PhD student at the Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany (Since Feb. 2011)


Research areas

Expression and methylation analysis in cancer

aCGH analysis in cancer

Transporter classification

Outlier detection in expression or methylation datasets



  • Barghash A, & Helms V (2013). Transferring functional annotations of membrane transporters on the basis of sequence similarity and sequence motifs. BMC bioinformatics, 14, 343.
  • Kessler SM, Laggai S, Barghash A, Schultheiss C, Lederer E, Artl M, Helms V, Haybaeck J, Kiemer A (2015). IMP2/p62 induces genomic instability and an aggressive hepatocellular carcinoma phenotype. Cell Death and Disease.
  • Kessler, SM, Laggai S, Kiemer A, Barghash A, & Helms V (2015). Hepatic hepcidin expression is decreased in cirrhosis and HCC. Journal of hepatology, 4, 977-979.
  • Barghash A, Helms V, & Kessler SM (2015). Overexpression of IGF2 mRNA-Binding Protein 2 (IMP2/p62) as a feature of basal-like breast cancer correlates with short survival. Scandinavian journal of immunology, 82, 142–143,
  • Kessler, SM*, Laggai S, Barghash A*, Helms V, & Kiemer A (2014). Lipid Metabolism Signatures in NASH-Associated HCC—Letter. Cancer research, 74, 2903-2904.
  • Kessler SM, Simon Y, Gemperlein K, Gianmoena K, Cadenas C, Zimmer V, Pokorny J, Barghash A, Helms V, van Rooijen N, Bohle RM, Lammert F, Hengstler JG, Müller R, Haybaeck J, & Kiemer AK (2014). Fatty acid elongation in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma. International journal of molecular sciences, 15, 5762-5773.


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