Thomas Kretschmann studied biochemistry at the University of Greifswald, Germany. He started his carrier with automation of nucleic acid purification kits on serval platforms at Invitek in Berlin, Germany. In 2009, he started as Application Specialist at QIAGEN in Hilden, Germany. At QIAGEN he was responsible for application support and development for a capillary electrophoresis instrument. He was taking over responsibility for the application development and support for a QIAGEN liquid handling platform for biomolecule purification purpose. As fellow of the QIAGEN next‐generation sequencing group he was involved in the development of an automated system for NGS sample preparation. In April 2017 Thomas joined the team of cytena GmbH in Freiburg, Germany as Senior Field Application Specialist and is an expert concerning the single‐cell printer.