Meet Galatea Bio Tech Team

PAOLA BRANDUARDI

President and Co-Founder

Paola Branduardi, full professor in Chemistry of Fermentation and Industrial Microbiology at the University of Milano Bicocca. Her research aims at the development of sustainable microbial-based bioprocesses, mainly valorizing residual biomasses as in the concept of biorefineries. Synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, flow cytometry, screening protocols and adaptive laboratory evolution are the approaches used to leverage microbial potential, including robustness against stress, to match industrial requirements. These are the expertise that she brought in Galatea BioTech srl from its foundation, and she is now expanding towards the production of bio-based biodegradable materials thanks to microbial fermentations.

EMILIO SASSONE CORSI

CEO Chief Executive Officer

Graduated in Physics with Cybernetic specialization in Naples, he has thirty years of management experience in the ICT world; during his career he has worked nationally and internationally. Since 2008 he is the head of Management Innovation Srl, a company that scouts innovative technologies and invests in seed capital. He is CEO of Glass to Power SpA, of Crypt Security Srl, president of Sidereus Space Dynamics Srl. He is professor of innovation economics at the universities of Rome Tor Vergata and the International Studies of Rome.

DANILO PORRO

Co-Founder

Since 2002, Full Professor of Industrial Microbiology and Chemistry Fermentation at the University of Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy.

2003-2019: Vice-Rector for the Exploitation of the Research at the University of Milano Bicocca.

2001-2018: Senator at the University of Milano Bicocca.

He has developed, patented and licensed the technology for production and secretion of heterologous proteins, lactic acid, ascorbic acid and for the selection of mutant strains overproducing organic acids.

Engaged in the promotion of Industrial biotechnology for the Italian and European Bioeconomy.

ADELE SASSELLA

Co-Founder

Full Professor of Experimental Physics at University of Milano – Bicocca. Her research is mainly focused on the growth and study of thin films of molecular materials interesting as organic semiconductors for device applications. In Galatea Bio Tech she is sharing her expertise in the charaterization and study of the physical properties of materials.

ANGELO GIULIANA

CGO Chief Growth Officer

Graduated in Physics in 1982, he has a long experience of Business Development and Sales in IT companies of international scope. Consultant of the European Commission for funded projects, he has been dealing with Innovation for some time through the Management Innovation company of which he is Senior Partner. He is a founding member of some startups in which he also performs Project Management roles.

LAURA BARBIERO

Board of Directors Member

Graduated in Economics at the University of Insubria in Varese. She has worked in administration, finance and management control in some companies operating in different sectors, including listed holding companies, Information and Communication Technology and television.

MASSIMILIANO RIVA

Board of Directors Member

Graduated in Information Science at the University of Milan. He obtained a Master in Business Administration at the Management School Company of the Bocconi University of Milan. He recently holds a Master in Data Science for economics business and finance from the University of Milan. Founder and owner of INTERLEM (http://www.interlem.it/)(2002) a company operating in the ICT & Digital Transformation sector. He is member of the General Council of Assolombarda (https://www.assolombarda.it/) and currently holds the position of President of Assolombarda for the North Milan area. In this position, he promoted a significant strategic territorial planning initiative and definition of the “North Milan 2030” Economic Agenda, shared with the municipal administrations of the territory and with various public and private stakeholders (Lombardy Region, Metropolitan City, Companies, Schools and Universities). He has been and is President and board member of companies operating in energy infrastructures, financial services and multiutilities.

DAVIDE SALA PEUP

Board of Directors Member

Graduated in Accounting, Corporate Finance and Control at Bocconi University of Milan, after a brief experience in PwC he joined ATHENA Professionisti e Consulenti Associati about 10 years ago. He mainly works as advisor in the context of M&A and business valuation engagements. Chartered Accountand and Auditor. He is member of corporate bodies of companies and institutions operating in different industries, such as: bioplastics, hospital management & nursing homes, gaming & betting, industrial automation, information technology.

ALDO VIDI

Board of Directors Member

Graduated in Biology with a specialization in Biochemistry and in Pharmacy with a specialization in Biochemistry at the University of Pavia.
He was Head of the Biochemistry Department of a well-known German pharmaceutical multinational and has published, both as author and co-author, in the main international scientific journals.
He founded the CIMAC “Italian Center for Footwear Application Materials” in Vigevano (PV) on behalf of ANCI “National Italian Footwear Association”, holding the position of Director of the Technical-Scientific Committee and participating in EURIS “European Union Research Institute for Shoes “.
Since 1995 he has been Head of the Research and Development Sector of Industrial Chemistry Ambrosiana S.r.l. of Vigevano (PV), which distributes raw materials and produces adhesives for applications in the footwear and leather goods industry.

STEFANO BERTAGNOLI

Bioprocess, Fermentation and Biopolymers Scientist

He holds a Ph.D in Industrial Biotechnology from University of Milano-Bicocca in 2012. He earned a B.S. in biotechnology for environment and industry from University of Milano.

Stefano is responsible of bioprocess development starting from biomass to downstream of Galatea’s compounds. He is expert in specialty fermentation and in Biopolymer production and processing.

He has more than 10 years of experience in different operative roles in industries like Sanofi-Aventis, Neocolor, Adamoli and since 2017 in Galatea Biotech. Furthermore, he has R&D experience gained working as technical advisor on biotech projects for the university of Milano-Bicocca.

LAURA GIARETTA

Molecular Biologist

Graduated in Industrial Biotechnology in 2010, she has carried out research in the field of molecular biology and in the production of recombinant proteins obtaining the title of PhD at the University of Padova. She mainly deals with engineering of microorganisms and biochemistry of polymers.