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Our mission:

We develop DNA based monitoring solutions to save life on earth.

Our Team

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Prof. Kristy Deiner

Vision & Direction
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Dr. Elvira Mächler

von Minckwitz

BD & Chief of Staff
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Jonathan Ledgard

Board of Directors &
Global Vision
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Miguel Fernandez

Geospatial Guru

Research Scientist at iDiv

Affiliate Faculty at GMU
Sibylle Vautravers

Student of Environmental Science & Intern
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Fidel Chiriboga

Project Manager

Our guidelines:

Challenge your Mindset

Be ready to change your mental models

Play a positive sum Game

Ask more & judge less

Lead with Empathy

Aim to improve people and results

Cultivate Trust

Feel safe enough to speak freely

Foster Growth

Empower each other to succeed

Our Advisors

Romedi Ganzoni

Senior Legal Associate
FinTech Regulatory Expert
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Maex Ament

Founder and Investor
in web3 and ReFi
Luis Wyss

Data Scientist
Nirvaan Ranganathan

Tech Lead at the
Climate Collective
Tom Walker

Scientific Advisor

Our story

The time was right to make an impact.

SimplexDNA® was founded in July 2021 as a spin-off

from ETH Zürich. We are based in Winterthur, Switzerland,

in the heart of Europe.


Thanks to an innovative spirit and years of experience in molecular methods and conservation research, we are making a

difference for our clients, partners, and the planet.

In our own laboratory facilities, we carry out small

and large-scale projects to the

highest quality standards.

Track record:

Projects managed: 10

Samples handled: 190


Ecosystems are a natural asset,

but we lack data about their health.

Your investment can actively shape the future of

the world's biodiversity and contribute to the sustainable development of the planet through large-scale, digitally verifiable DNA-based monitoring. We are actively looking for funding.

Join us!

If you're up for a challenge and believe that your contribution can make an impact, get in touch with us. Experience in (molecular) biology, bioinformatics, software

development, computer science or

business administration is

particularly helpful.

Our network

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Campus Startup Award
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