Board of directors

Bruno_BembiBruno Bembi

Pediatrician and geneticist, founder and President of Transactiva, international expert in the field of rare lysosomal diseases and metabolism. 


Anna_IllyAnna Rossi Illy

Expert in company management and legal affairs, President of Illycaffè spa, Member of the Board of Directors of Illycaffè spa and affiliates, formerly Responsible for Foreign Trade. From 2001 to 2004 President of the Industry Association of the Trieste Province and Member of the Chamber of Commerce, decorated in 2011 by the President of Italy for her service to industry, member of cultural and voluntary associations. 



  • Development of plant expression vectors
  • Bioinformatic analysis on plant genome data


  • Management of the biochemistry laboratory
  • Development of analytical methods for the characterization of recombinant proteins
  • Downstream process development for the production of target proteins


  • In vitro cultures of plant tissues and genetic transformation of plants
  • Responsible for the cultivation of plants in greenhouse (in soil and/or in pot) and in grow chamber (hydroponic system)
  • Management of facilities and equipment for cultivation, harvesting and processing of plant biomass


  • Set up of preclinical trials on animal models
  • Management of Regulatory compliance regarding plant-derived pharmaceuticals
  • Characterization of therapeutic molecules at proteomic and genomic level


  • Development of plant expression vectors
  • Expression analyses of recombinant proteins in plants
  • Writing of research projects and business presentation
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