Marc Ghislain is the global leader for the Biotechnology research program at the International Potato Center (CIP). He has a PhD in gene and cell biotechnology from the Free University of Brussels and has spent his most of his career at CIP since 1993. His research interests cover genetic diversity of potato and sweet potato germplasm, genetic mapping of traits of interest, marker-assisted selection, genomics-assisted breeding, and transgenesis. He is the author of more than seventy peer-reviewed scientific publications. He is currently based in Kenya where he is leading CIP efforts to release a transgenic potato completely resistant to late blight in sub-Saharan African countries.