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Andreas Gisel is a Bioinformatician at IITA and the Italian National Research Council. He has a Diploma and PhD in Natural Science (specialized in Molecular Biology) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Switzerland. He has more than 10 years’ experience in molecular biology accumulated during his PhD, working for 4 years at UC Berkeley, USA and 2 years at Friedrich Miescher Institute (Novartis foundation) in Basel, Switzerland. Over time he specialized in bioinformatics working at Novartis SA in Basel, Switzerland, focusing on cancer research and at the Institute for Biomedical Technologies, Bari, Italy specializing in plant-virus interaction. Over more than 10 years he developed skills in Next Generation Sequence data analysis, biological databases, and also has a long-standing experience in teaching. At IITA he has been working for 6 years with cassava, yam, and maize, responsible for several projects on cassava improvement and looking at molecular features to propose biotechnological approaches to increase yield, starch content, and virus resistance; and improve food quality by biofortification.