We are a team of scientists, technicians and agribusiness specialists developing next-generation biotechnology tools for farmers.


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We develop herbicide resistant crops using biotechnology to bring farmers sustainable weed management systems.


• Intellectual rigour

• Think before you act

• Be better than yesterday

• Trust yourself

• Respect others

• Teamwork


Lucas Lieber

Lucas Lieber PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Lucas became CEO of Bioheuris in 2020. He leads the company’s scientific team since he co-founded the company, starting as Chief Technology Officer in 2016. He previously worked as Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK. and as Project Manager at Bioceres and Indear in Argentina. Before starting Bioheuris, Lucas founded Nitris, a start-up company developing nitrogen-fixing traits for cereals. He graduated as Agronomic Engineer at Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) and holds a PhD in Agronomic Sciences. 


Carlos Pérez PhD
Director of Strategy

Carlos is Co-founder and Director of Strategy. He is a Biochemist, with a PhD in microbiology and a postdoc at ICGEB (International Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy). His professional career continued as Biotech Project Manager at Bioceres and Indear and then as Stewardship Regional Manager (LATAM) at Bayer Crop Science.

Rinaldo Gosparini
Business Advisor

Rinaldo developed his career as business manager for top seed companies in Latin America. As Chief Executive Officer at Coop. Santa Rosa Ltd. he developed affiliated companies in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and South Africa. Rinaldo’s experience also includes handling and managing elite germplasm in soybeans.


Hugo Permingeat PhD
Scientific Advisor

Hugo is Professor at Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias UNR. He has more than 30 years of experience in plant biotechnology and genetic engineering. He is an Agronomic Engineer and holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from UNR. Hugo was a member of CONABIA, the Argentine Agribiotech Commission. As Principal Director for public-private partnerships, he leaded several genetically-modified projects.


Quan Zhang
Dr. Quan Zhang
Gerente de Operaciones Científicas
CPN Antonela Valfosca
Coordinadora de Operaciones
Dra. Celeste Varela
Coordinadora de Plataforma HEURIS™
Mauricio Grisolia
Dr. Mauricio Grisolia
Coordinador de Plataforma SWAP™
Dra. Ana Alessio
Líder de Proyecto
Dra. Martina Lazzaro
Líder de Proyecto
Dr. Maximiliano Gómez
Líder de Programa
Lic. Florencia Montenegro
Coordinadora de Laboratorio
Dr. Juan Pablo Fernández
Líder de Edición Genómica
MsC Mónica Morata
Líder de Cultivo in vitro
Ing. Luisina Monasterolo
Líder de Transformación
Ing. María Belén Bianco
Asistente de Cultivo in Vitro
Cecilia Baer
Asistente de Cultivo in Vitro


BioHeuris has molecular biology labs and plant growth facilities at Centro Científico Tecnológico de Rosario (Argentina), where we operate our Synthetic Biology (HEURIK) and Gene Editing (SWAP) technology platforms.

Our Lab in Saint Louis (Missouri, US), based at the Helix Center is scaling-up our plant genome editing and protein evolution research pipelines, in one of the main international agribiotech hubs.


Benson Hill
Asesor Científico