Key personnel

Dr. Ferenc Darvas

President, Chairman of the Board

Serial innovator and entrepreneur with technical background and decade long business experience. Founded several companies in life sciences research and development, among others NanGenex, a leading company specialized to optimizing drug and agrochemical compounds by nanotechnology in 2006. Dr. Darvas pioneered in adapting microfluidics and flow technologies for producing nanoparticles in early 2000’s.

Dr. Darvas received his first degree in organic chemistry, another in computer science, and his PhD. in the use of artificial intelligence in drug design. Dr. Darvas’s third degree is in patent law. He was teaching at several universities in Budapest, Barcelona, Gainesville (FL), Innsbruck/Hall (Austria), presently serving as associate professor at the Florida International University in Miami. He is author of over 200 publications, co-editor of 25 books, inventor of over 100 patents, founder and Editorial Board member at the J. Flow Chemistry. Co-founder of the International QSAR Society, Society for Biomolecular Screening (SBS, today SLAS), Society for Flow Chemistry, where he is the Chairman.

Dr. Genoveva Filipcsei


She is a life science and biotech professional with 15+ years diverse experience in emerging and medium-sized life science, biotech, pharma and agro. Her key areas of expertise include advanced technology platform innovation, asset in-licensing, research and development, intellectual property management in pharma and agrochemical sectors. She holds MSC and PhD in Chemistry. She is author of over 50 publications, 5 book chapters, inventor of over 20 patents. She owns Polányi Price of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2009), Bolyai Plaquette of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2007) and Young Inventor of 2005, Hungary.

Szilvia Gilmore


Ms. Gilmore received her degree in economics, then went on to have a career in trade and industry. She has joined the Darholding company network in 2007 where she has held various positions. In 2011, she has obtained a degree in Intellectual Properties and advanced to the position of Chief Intellectual Property Officer. In 2015, she assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer at AgroThetis, overseeing all operational aspects of the company, including corporate and business development activities, strategic planning, budget development and control, participating in the development of strategic partnerships, joint ventures and alliances, as well as platform technology and intellectual licensing opportunities. Additionally, she serves as Chief Business Officer at InnoStudio, Inc., and Assistant Director of the Flow Chemistry Society in Switzerland.