She is graduated in executive management in Paris prior to establishing herself in Switzerland.
What Samia loves most are her two children and cosmetics, she is our “Secret Life Of Arabia”.
Dr Miriam Arrell
She is a biochemist specialized in the analysis of proteins & scientific writing.
Our “Prettiest Star” just gave birth to the next generation of David Bowie fans and arachnidologists.
Dr Frank Gafner
He is a phytochemist at the origin of several successful cosmetic ingredients.
Not only does our “Fantastic Voyage” love Nature, he also belongs to the happy few who are inspired by Nature.
Dr Dominique Koua
He is a bioinformatician expert in computing of next-generation sequencing data.
Our dearest “Karma Man” is afraid by small spiders but not by huge transcriptomic databases.
Ioana Moraru Siebold
She is our communicator, an operational risk expert turned into a social media geek.
“Velvet Goldmine” is our external neutral and well-meaning eye.
She is a pharmacist specialized in venom-based drug discovery.
She is our diamond “Glass Spider”, about to obtain her doctoral degree with the help of the davidbowie spider.
She holds a master degree in biochemistry and has a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
Our “Moonage Daydream” was gifted by Nature and got elected Miss Colorado in 2012 and Miss New York in 2015.
Prof. Gyorgy Panyi
is an expert in assessing the biological activity of toxins to evaluate their biomedical potential.
Our dear “Sweet Head” likes playing basketball and torturing medical students with biophysics.
Dr Michael Pennington
He is a world renown expert in peptide synthesis with strong focus on venom toxins.
Amongst others Mike also is a great rock’n roll guitar player, but our “Little Wonder” is rather tall.
is a research scientist with more than 10 years of expertise in the study of venoms.
He is also one of France’s undiscovered footballing talents, he is our invaluable “Shadow Man”.
He is a designer specialized in marketing and communication.
In his free time, our “Space Oddity” enjoys wearing kilts and being a super-dad of 4 children.
Dr Reto Stocklin
He is the boss. He founded Atheris in 1995 and is a biochemist, entrepreneur and world-renowned expert in animal venoms.
Our “Major Tom” is also a huge David Bowie fan.
is the dog in residence, named by Reto¹s kids after guess who?!
Unfortunately he doesn’t bite, so we won’t be harnessing any kind of “Stardust” venom.
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