Julia M.I. Barth

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0316 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic Interests

I started in January 2014 as a postdoc with Sissel Jentoft and Kjetill Jakobsen on the international Interreg project CodS, aiming at the management and restoration of local cod populations along the eastern Skagerrak and Kattegat area and adjacent fjords. I am currently involved in various population genomic projects, such as the Aqua Genome project, dissecting connectivity and gene flow, adaptation, and demographic histories in mainly marine fish species.

My previous scientific research comprises a wide array of interests: I did my MSc in Germany, studying neuronal gene regulation and expression of prion proteins in zebrafish; my PhD in Switzerland, investigating autophagy in Drosophila; and my first postdoc in New Zealand, employing population genetics and phylogenetics on two endangered bird species. You can find more about my research and interests here: zebrafin.ch.

Tags: Atlantic cod, Conservation genetics, Population genomics


Bernatchez L, Wellenreuther M, Araneda C, Ashton D, Barth JMI, Beacham TD, Maes GE, Martinsohn JT, Miller KM, Naish KA, Ovenden JR, Primmer CR, Ho Young S, Therkildsen NO, Withler RE. Harnessing the power of genomics to secure future seafood. Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2017), accepted.


Barth JMI, Berg PR, Jonsson PR, Bonanomi S, Corell H, Hemmer-Hansen J, Jakobsen KS, Johannesson K, Jorde PE, Knutsen H, Moksnes P, Star B, Stenseth NC, Svedäng H, Jentoft S, André C. Genome architecture enables local adaptation of Atlantic cod despite high connectivity. Molecular Ecology (2017), early online doi: 10.1111/mec.14207


Barth JMI, Damerau M, Matschiner, M, Jentoft S, Hanel R. Genomic differentiation and demographic histories of Atlantic and Indo-Pacific yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) populations. Genome Biol Evol (2016) 9(4):1084-1098. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx067


Berg PR, Star B, Pampoulie C, Sodeland M, Barth JMI, Knutsen H, Jakobsen KS, Jentoft S. Three chromosomal rearrangements promote genomic divergence between migratory and stationary ecotypes of Atlantic cod. Sci Rep (2016) 6: 23246. doi: 10.1038/srep23246


Matschiner M, Muzilova Z, Barth JMI, Starostova Z , Salzburger W, Steel M, Bouckaert R. Bayesian phylogenetic estimation of clade ages supports trans-atlantic dispersal of cichlid fishes. Syst Biol (2016) 66: 3-22. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syw076


Barth JMI, Köhler K. (2014) How to Take Autophagy and Endocytosis up a Notch. doi: 10.1155/2014/960803


Barth JMI, Matschiner M, Robertson BC. (2013) Phylogenetic position and subspecies divergence of the endangered New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078068


Barth JMI, Hafen E, Köhler K. (2012). The lack of autophagy triggers precocious activation of Notch signaling during Drosophila oogenesis. doi: 10.1186/1471-213X-12-35


Barth JMI, Szabad J, Hafen E, Köhler K. (2010). Autophagy in Drosophila ovaries is induced by starvation and is required for oogenesis. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2010.157


Köhler K, Brunner E, Guan XL, Boucke K, Greber UF, Mohanty S, Barth JMI, Wenk MR, Hafen E. (2009). A combined proteomic and genetic analysis identifies a role for the lipid desaturase Desat1 in starvation-induced autophagy in Drosophila. Autophagy. doi: 10.4161/auto.5.7.9325

Published Mar. 12, 2014 3:33 PM - Last modified June 19, 2017 4:56 PM