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 18 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 30 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

ZYMEVOLVER1.0 is launched to provide custom enzyme design

October 2017

ZYMVOL reaches breakeven.

December 2018

B-LigZymes Grant (3,9M€)

February 2019

NEOTEC Grant (200k€) and SMARTBOX Grant (970k€)


May 2019

SME Phase II Grant (1.3M€)

October 2019

ZYMVOL's first proprietary enzyme

February 2020

European Commission awards Maria Fátima Lucas with Women Innovators Prize

September 2020


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


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

Ena Bhalla

Administrative Manager

Masters Degree in Human Resources & Finance with over 15 years of experience in recruitment and operations management

Berta Viader

System Administrator & CIS Manager

Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering with experience in system administration, network management and DevOps

Valeria González

Community Manager

Journalism Graduate specialized in Corporate Communications

Jesús Seco, PhD

Senior Researcher

One of the main designers of our enzyme search platform and an expert in identifying enzymes for unnatural reactions

Laura Masgrau, PhD

Senior Researcher

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

Marina Cañellas, PhD

Senior Researcher

Expert in enzyme design with particular emphasis to polymer degradation/production

Lur Alonso, PhD


Scientist with broad experience in computational optimization of industrial enzymatic processes

Ryoji Takahashi, PhD

Senior Researcher

Scientist with +10 years of experience specialized in machine learning applied to enzyme engineering

Ferran Sancho Jodar, PhD

Senior Researcher

One of the expert developers of our enzyme design platform and related machine learning algorithms

Advisory Board