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


  • Pensar antes de actuar
  • Ser mejor que ayer
  • Rigor intelectual
  • Confianza en uno mismo
  • Respeto por los demás
  • Trabajo en equipo


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 PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Lucas is CEO of the company since February 2020. He leads the company’s scientific team since he co-founded Bioheuris, starting as Chief Technology Officer. He previously worked as Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK. and as Project Manager at Bioceres S.A. and Indear S.A. in Argentina. He graduated as Agronomic Engineer at Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR) and holds a PhD in Agronomic Sciences. 

Carlos Perez 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.


Dr. Juan Pablo Fernández
Platform Manager SWAP™
Dra. María Celeste Varela
Platform Manager HEURIS™
CPN Antonela Valfosca
Operations Manager
Tca. Florencia Montenegro
Lab Manager
MsC Mónica Morata
In vitro culture and Transformation Leader
Dr. Maximiliano Gómez
Gene Editing Optimization Leader
Ing. Luisina Monasterolo
Project Leader Sorghum
Dra. Ana Alessio
Project Leader
Dra. Martina Lazzaro
Project Leader
Ing. María Belén Bianco
In vitro culture and Transformation Assistant
Cecilia Baer
In vitro culture Assistant


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

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


Scientific Advisor