Tim W. Nattkemper studied Computer Science, Mathematics and Chemistry and finished with a diploma in Computer Science. In 2001 he was awarded a PhD in Computer Science for his pioneering work on machine learning methods for the analysis of high dimensional fluorescence micrographs. Since 2002 Tim Nattkemper leads his own Biodata Mining Group at the Faculty of Technology of the Bielefeld University, Germany. In his research TWN develops new approaches to overcome bottleneck problems in nowadays life science and biology research, which is caused by growing data volume and complexity. In particular, the group has proposed early solutions to problems of micrograph segmentation, high dimensional biodata visualization, web-based bioimage analysis and next generation sequencing data classification (so called metagenomics). Recently the group opened up a new field of bioimage analysis, referred to as underwater informatics, to address the pressing Big Data problems in marine imaging.