Explora Biotech

Davide de Lucrezia – Chief Executive Officer

Davide is currently the CEO of Explora Biotech Srl, a biotech dynamic company he co-founded in 2006 and adjunct professor in Bio-nanomaterial at University Ca Foscari Venezia. Until 2012 he served as operative coordinator of the LivingTech Lab at the European Centre for Living Technology (Venice, Italy). Prior joining ECLT he was head of the pharmacokinetics and metabolomics unit at San Raffaele Hospital in Rome. In 2001-2003 he was staff scientist at Polyphor AG (Switzerland), and research technician at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich. He also leverages his competences in IP strategic management for private investor and biotech companies at both national, European (EPO) and International (PCT).


Alessandro Filisetti – Senior Research Scientist

Alessandro has 10 years’ experience in complex system and multiscale modelling, with particular  emphasis on stochastic modelling of biological systems.

He will leverage his competence in complex system modelling for the development of the TOPCAPI’s whole-cell simulation platform in WP2 and 4.



Antonia Barbazza – Junior Research Scientist

Antonia Barbazza is a molecular biologists specialised in DNA assembly and combinatorial library design. She is mainly involved in WP2 where she will contribute to optimise tools for gene editing developed in WP3 for their implementation in Explora’s DOULIX platform.




Fontana Seung-Kwon – Senior Developer

Seung-Kwon is a full-stack developer with extensive knowledge in reactive framework for data visualization and exploration. His is main activity will be the design and development of DOULIX interface for YAC and extra-chromosomal DNA design and visualization for pathway engineering.

Federica Trevisanut – Junior Research Scientist

Federica Trevisanut is an industrial chemist by training that later specialized in biological parts characterization by qRT-PCR. She will leverage her competence in DNA parts standardization to contribute to the transcriptomics analysis of in WP1.


Former Members





Stefano Maria Marino


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 720793