Facilitating the way in which synthetic biology is taught, researched and innovated

Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology:

When the future caught up with us

20 years ago, it was hard to imagine that today we would teach our young students to program computers, build their own robots, or even profit from their own app.

Today we have the opportunity not only to program in the digital world, but we can also create programs that help us control matter.

Like programmers who use zeros and ones, synthetic biologists program using A, T, C, and Gs, our genetic code.


Synthetic biology offers

big opportunities

at the intersection of the sciences of

life, engineering and design.

At Scintia, we work to democratize education in biotechnology and synthetic biology, that is, make it accessible to everyone.

We believe that this effort will help our young people have new tools and skills that they use to solve the problems that affect our country, our region and our world.



Democratize biotechnology


Train more scientists


Make technology accessible


Promote the biotechnology industry


Social impact through quality education


Generate solutions with synthetic biology


Ricardo Chávez
Ricardo Chávez

Biotechnology Engineer from Tec de Monterrey and Master of Science from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom in Synthetic Biology and Biological Systems. Professor of high school and University of Tec de Monterrey chair. Ambassador for Latin America for the iGEM foundation (International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition) and Coordinator of the After iGEM program. Recognized as one of the 100 leaders in biotechnology in Latin America by Allbiotech and globally by GAP summit. Active participant in the Global Community Bio Summit by the MIT Media Lab. Member of the Joint Consultative Council of the CIBIOGEM (Inter-ministerial Commission for the biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms).

Co-founder and CEO

Minerva Castellanos

Synesthesia coordinator, bio-enthusiast and biohacker. Fellow of the Global Community Biotechnology Initiative, Fellow of WeXchange and Biotecnologa of Tecnológico de Monterrey, selected as one of the 100 young Leaders in Biotechnology in Latin America by the Allbiotech organization in 2017. Minerva has a track record in developing research projects in synthetic biology for iGEM international competition.

Member of the open science community, Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH).
Recognized by the Women Tec Award, in the entrepreneurship category this 2019.
Coordinator of the Lúcida exhibition at the MARCO museum. Coordinator and creator of the exhibition of Sinestesia, Natural y Sintético.

Co-founder and COO

 Heber Torres

Master of Science in Molecular Biomedicine from CINVESTAV of the IPN. Doctoral student in Philosophy with a Specialty in Communication and Educational Innovation, specialized in popular science and science education issues at the baccalaureate level for the training of young researchers. Baccalaureate Professor at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León with 8 years of experience. Content creator for scientific education workshops for the UANL Research Secretariat. Ambassador for Latin America for the iGEM foundation (International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition).

Director of Educational Programs

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Scintia team!

We are a multidisciplinary team that shares the vision to democratize science through education and access to technology

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Monterrey NL , México

Tel: +52 (81) 28245600     |     +52 (81) 15389206

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