Thimo Wellner grew up in Berlin. He studied Bioinformatics at Freie Universität Berlin from 2011 to 2020. Starting in 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. Wellner has taught at Berlin International since Spring of 2020.