Thimo Wellner grew up in Berlin. He studied Bioinformatics at Freie Universität Berlin from 2011 to 2020. Starting 2013 he was employed as a tutor for Introductory Informatics and Bioinformatics courses for 4 years at the university. His main interest and focus of his thesis as well as graduate courses was the indexing and matching of DNA sequences. Since 2019 Thimo Wellner works at a well-known internet company as a Data Scientist with a focus on large-scale, time-sensitive customer data. The fall semester of 2020 is his first-semester teaching at Berlin International.