Our Team
Chelonia Applied Science is always committed to make things happen in science and business development. This is why we engage only outstanding scientists and business developers.
Founder & Managing Director
Silvano Coletti

Founder of several ventures with successful exits.  Engineer by training, he has been fellow at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Life Cycle Assessment - Prof. Olivier Jolliet) and Université Libre de Bruxelles (Thermodynamics of Non-Linear Systems - Nobel Laureate Prof. Ilya Prigogine). Harvard Business School OPM. C-level executive and board member of breakthrough ventures, Silvano is industry expert in translational science with track record for business development success.  

Scientific Advisory Board - Chelonia Investigators

Particle physicist with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN

Olivier Menzel

Founder of Swiss BLACKSWAN Foundation to respond to the lack of interest and resources devoted to rare and orphan diseases

Eng Gee Lim

Dean of research and graduate studies at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou City, Jiangsu, China

Piero Carninci

Deputy Director of RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Tsurumi-ku Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 

Danilo F.

Professor of Medical Genetics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. He identified biomarkers and therapies for Spinal Muscular Atrophy  

Enrico Bucci

Adjunct Professor of Biology and Director of the System Biology program of the Sbarro Health Research Organization in the College of Science and Technology of the Temple University, Philadelphia, USA


Professor Emeritus of Physics at University of Calabria (Italy) and former top scientist at CERN

Antonio Frisoli

Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. Currently head of the Human-Robot Interaction area at PERCRO laboratory of TeCIP and chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics. 

Igor V. Tetko

Chemoinformatics Group Leader at Institute of Structural Biology of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

Chuma Okoro

Full Professor of “Environmental Microbiology” at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Scientist with broad experience in microbiome, drug discovery, food biotechnology.  Former scientist at Novartis and Nestle.

Jay Siddharth
Remo Proietti

Head of the Advanced Concept Laboratory IIT Italian Institute of Technology. Full Professor at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


International experienced pharmaceutical executive, former President and CEO of several biotech global corporations

China Office Manager

Jianping Zhang graduated at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Master in Optical Engineering. Trained as researcher at the Ningbo Institute of Material Technology Engineering (NIMTE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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