Boas Pucker is a PhD student at the Faculty of Biology and at the Faculty of Technology at Bielefeld University. Moreover, he is an affiliated member of the bioinformatics graduate school "Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Diversity and Dynamics of Genomes". As a member of the Chair of Genome Research, his main focus is on plant genomics and transcriptomics. He combines methods from bioinformatics and molecular biology in his research. As a former iGEM participant, team advisor, and judge, he supports us in all fields iGEM is concerned with.