We combine our team’s know-howwith proprietary technology todeliver better biocatalysts

Who we are

ZYMVOL assists industries with biocatalyst discovery and optimization through computer-driven innovation.

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Innovation only becomes possible when multidisciplinary teams work together.

Meet the team

ZYMVOL BIOMODELING SL is a biotech company based in Barcelona, Spain, and specialized in the design, development and application of molecular modeling software to enzyme discovery and optimization.

Founded in 2017 by the 3 co-founders and still privately owned, the company has grown to a multidisciplinary team of 14 highly specialized experts with a strong track record in successful enzyme engineering, discovery and development. Today, we work with clients from 10 different countries worldwide and have successfully run more than 20 industrial projects.

ZYMVOL is deeply embedded in the international scientific community and actively participates in various top tier research projects.

ZYMVOL’s goal is to make high-performing enzymes accessible to any company in need of biocatalysts. Our clients include companies in sectors such as Chemical, Pharma, Food & Beverage, Biotech service providers, Generics, Flavor & Fragrances and Animal Feed.

Zymvol is founded in Barcelona, Spain, by Maria Fatima Lucas, Emanuele Monza and Victor Gil.

May 2017

First client in Spain

June 2017

ZYMEVOLVER1.0 is launched to provide custom enzyme design

October 2017

First international client

January 2018

ENISA loan (40k€)

February 2018

SME Phase I Grant (50k€)

July 2018

ZYMVOL reaches breakeven.

December 2018

NEOTEC grant (200k€)

May 2019

SME Phase II Grant (1.3M€)

October 2019


Emanuele Monza, PhD

Co-founder & Chief
Scientific Officer

Scientist with 10+ years of experience in molecular modeling and bioinformatics

Maria F. Lucas, PhD

Co-founder & Chief
Executive Officer

Doctorate in Computational Chemistry and over 20 years of experience in protein science

Victor Gil, PhD

Co-founder & Chief
Technology Officer

Research Software Engineer and technology enthusiast with more than 10 years experience in developing and management


Andrea Martínez Bernardini, PhD

Head of Communications

Doctorate in Biotechnology with 10 years of experience in research and management

Dieter Plogmann, PhD

Head of Business Development

PhD Biologist with 25 years experience in Life Science Marketing & Sales

Rosa Abadie

Head of Legal

Masters Degree in International, Intellectual Property and Information Technologies Law with more than 15 years of experience in practice

Advisory Board

Awards and Recognitions

Most promising industrial Start Up 2017
IQS Next Tech (Barcelona, Spain)

Best pitch in Richi Social Entrepreneurs
Immersion Program (Boston, US)

TOP 500 Deeptech Startup worldwide
Hello Tomorrow Organization (Paris, France)