Dr. Ahmad Barghash
Associate Professor
PHONE: +962 6 4294444

Barghash is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the German Jordanian University. His research interests are in biodata science and machine learning algorithms – such as: development and application of computational techniques in data sets to aid cancer analysis and identification of potential drug targets Functional prediction and classification of proteins (such as membrane transporters) and proteins in biofilms etc.) - mapping differential gene expression to potential epigenetic modifications at gene and exon levels.


Barghash holds a Ph.D. in Information Science and a Master's in Bioinformatics from Saarland University - Germany, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Al-Balqa Applied University.


Since 2015, Dr. Barghash has been the head of the admission and registration unit at the university.

Educational Background

PHD Degree in Informatics, Saarland university-Germany
Master's Degrees in Bioinformatics, Saarland University-Germany
Bachelors Degree in Computer engineering, Albalqa university-Jordan
Research Interests

Expression and methylation analysis in cancer

aCGH analysis in cancer

Transporter classification

Outlier detection in expression or methylation datasets

Selected Publications

2016 Barghash, A., Arslan, T., and Helms, V.,"Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics. Robust detection of outlier samples and genes in expression datasets.",2016
2015 Kessler SM, Laggai S, Barghash A, Schultheiss C, Lederer E, Artl M, Helms V, Haybaeck J, Kiemer A,"MP2/p62 induces genomic instability and an aggressive hepatocellular carcinoma phenotype.",Cell Death and Disease,2015
2015 Kessler, SM, Laggai S, Kiemer A, Barghash A, & Helms V,"Hepatic hepcidin expression is decreased in cirrhosis and HCC", Journal of hepatology, 4, 977-979,2015
2015 Barghash A, Helms V, & Kessler SM ,"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, 142–143,2015
2014 Kessler, SM*, Laggai S, Barghash A*, Helms V, & Kiemer A,"Lipid Metabolism Signatures in NASH-Associated HCC—Letter", Cancer research, 74, 2903-2904,2014
2014 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 ,"Fatty acid elongation in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma",International journal of molecular sciences, 15, 5762-5773,2014
2013 Barghash A, & Helms V,"Transferring functional annotations of membrane transporters on the basis of sequence similarity and sequence motifs.",BMC bioinformatics,2013