Our Board

Science by itself is not sufficient for success: our board has been here to help Scipio grow in the right direction and secure its promising future.

Scipio Team
Stuart Edelstein
Stuart Edelstein
Chairman
Stuart is a world-renowned biophysicist. A foreign associate of the French Academy of Science, his academic curriculum includes professorships at Cornell University (NY, USA), University of Geneva (Switzerland), ENS (Paris, France) and the Collège de France. Stuart also has start-up experience as co-founder of a publicly listed biotech company.
Scipio Team
Philippe Tramoy
Philippe Tramoy
Member of the Board
Philippe, a partner at Seventure Partners, is in charge of life siences investments for the Quadrivium I fund. He started his career as a Project Manager and Director of Business Development Europe in the Rhodia group and later founded a market and business intelligence company, CBDMT – Market & Business Intelligence, which he managed for 10 years prior to joining Seventure.
Scipio Team
Jean-Pascal Viola
Jean-Pascal Viola
Member of the Board
Jean-Pascal Viola is the Senior Vice-President, Head of the Molecular Diagnostics Business Area at QIAGEN, in addition to his role as leader of corporate business development and intellectual property and litigation. He joined Qiagen in 2005 and has held various roles in Singapore, the US, and Germany. He played a leading role in the acquisitions of Cellestis, Stat-Dx, NeuMoDx, and the assets of Forumlatrix related to digital PCR.
Scipio Team
Nathalie Bontoux, PhD
Nathalie Bontoux, PhD
Member of the Board
Nathalie is Associate Vice-President, head of the Program Management Office of the Diagnostics and Genomics Group at Agilent Technologies. Nathalie is passionate about improving human lives. After 5 years as a researcher in microfluidics, including a PhD on single cell transcriptome analysis and a patent on monodisperse emulsions, Nathalie joined Agilent Technologies. With 15 years of WW commercial and operational experience, in roles ranging from field marketing, sales, operations and business development, Nathalie brings an outstanding track record of building teams and driving transformation in highly complex, cross-cultural environments.
Scipio Team
Cheryl Zimberlin, PhD
Cheryl Zimberlin, PhD
Member of the Board
Cheryl is part of M Ventures, the corporate Venture Capital arm of Merck. She joined M Ventures in May 2016 and is an Investment Director in the Biotechnology team. Cheryl received her BSc. Hons. in Biology from the University of Utrecht, a MSc in Biotechnology from the University of Wageningen and a PhD in Oncology from the University of Amsterdam. Before joining M Ventures she had a successful academic career publishing in top-tier academic journals, including Nature. Cheryl is based in Amsterdam.
Scipio Team
Frank Hensel, PhD
Frank Hensel, PhD
Board Observer
Frank is Senior Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds. He brings significant experience in biotechnology, as a scientist and founder of OncoMab GmbH, a spin-off of the University of Würzburg's Institute of Pathology. This expert in tumour-reactive antibodies focuses on the development of biologicals from the manufacturing phase to the clinical-trial stage.
Scipio Team
Marc Le Bozec
Marc Le Bozec
Board Observer
Marc is Equity Portfolio Manager at Financière Arbevel since 2014. He graduated at HEC Business School and started his career at Bossard and Arthur D.Little, Organisation and Strategy Consulting Firms. Since more than 20 years, he developed his expertise in the biotechnologies field and held responsibilities as Executive Director and Entrepreneur at BioProtein, Alfact, Cellectis, CYTOO, Clevexel. Marc also served on the INSERM scientific committee between 2008 and 2016.
Scipio Team
Christian Uhrich
Christian Uhrich
Board Observer
Christian joined M Ventures in August 2019 and is a Principal in the Biotechnology team. Before joining M Ventures he worked at Merck as Healthcare and Life Science focused inhouse consultant. Prior, he worked as an ext. consultant focused on Biopharma/tech and Tech for more than a decade. Christian holds an MBA from Mannheim Business School, Germany and a Diploma in Computer Science and Business Administration (Business Informatics) from Cooperative State University Karlsruhe, Germany. Christian is based in Darmstadt.
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