Lukas Mueller Associate Professor, Cornell University, USA
Dr. Lukas Mueller is a biochemist and bioinformatician who has been involved with large plant genome databases for many years. Initially working at Arabidopsis database TAIR, he has been directing the SGN database for more than a decade. His group is mainly interested in describing plant genomes and phenomes, and how the two can be linked to help scientists and breeders. He has also been involved in the International Tomato Genome sequencing project and the larger initiative to characterize the Solanaceae, called the SOL project. He is delighted to be part of the Next Generation Cassava Breeding project because it has the potential to improve the lives of so many people.