“What if tiny robots could heal us when we’re sick?”
Fast forward to 2014. Little Bernie is all grown up and has just completed his PhD in Synthetic Biology. He's engineering bacteria to cure diseases. A dream come true. A milestone achieved.
And then it strikes him. Something he hadn't considered. Those little robots? They already exist. We don't have to engineer them. Our body hosts them by the billions.
Skin microbiome transplant might be the key to treating skin problems
Treatments including acne, eczema and psoriasis. Extensive research and testing confirms his hunch. But the story doesn’t end there. What’s a ‘Eureka!’ moment if it doesn’t help those in need?
So he gets two people on board. The first: his former lab partner and renowned genomic engineering expert Marc Güell. The second: Veronika Oudova, a business expert he meets during a leisurely game of beach volley.
There, on that beach, science and strategy collide, and adventure begins.
The Sencyr journey leads our team across the globe.
A startup programme in Chile. A grant and residency at the University of Magdeburg, Germany. The South Summit in Madrid, where they win Best Biotech Project and are lauded by the Spanish King. It enables support from JLABS Johnson & Johnson and collaborations with dozens of experts, including the dedicated professionals who have since joined our team.
And now we’re here. Providing effective, long-term care for acne-prone skin.
CEO & Co-founder
MA in International Trade— Prague
CEMS - MA in International Management—Prague, Vienna, Rotterdam
Speaks Czech, English, German, Spanish, and startup lingo
Born manager, connects the dots and people
Brings science to market
The outdoors is her natural habitat
CSO & Co-founder
PhD in synthetic biology— Barcelona
Assisting Professor at Pompeu Fabra University
Kite surfing addict and snowboarding addict (#NoFriendsOnPowderDays)
Leader in microbiome research & development
Tenure track professor at Pompeu Fabra University—Barcelona
Wyss Technology Fellow - Harvard University
Postdoctoral Researcher - Harvard Medical School Boston
Born to sail (lived on boat while at Harvard in Boston)
Serial co-founder (S-Biomedic, eGenesis, Integra Therapeutics)
Expert in gene-writing technology
Winer and diner—never pass on an opportunity to join him
Chief Commercial Officer
Bachelor in Biology
MSc in Biochemistry
PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship—Ghent
Business Development manager with 20 years of experience - DuPont, Danisco Health & Nutrition
Innovator in heart and soul
Soft spot for fast cars