Our founders are world leading experts in genomics and RNA biology. Transine® benefits greatly from the considerable expertise and insight of the inventors of the SINEUP® technology.
Stefano is Director of the ‘Central RNA Lab’ and Deputy Director for ‘Tech for Life Science’ at IIT, Genoa. In addition, he is Professor in Applied Biology at SISSA, Trieste. As a pioneer in the filed of functional genomic approaches to neurobiology, Stefano’s research is focused on non-coding RNAs and RNA-based therapeutics. This work led to the discovery of SINEUPs, the new functional class of lncRNAs, which are the core of the Transine Technology. Stefano’s work has been recognised around the globe and he is the recipient of multiple awards and prizes, including the National Prize for Innovation in Biotechnology
Piero is Deputy Director of the Division of Genomic Medicine at The Riken, Yokohama. A world-leading expert in genetics, Piero has specific interests in the development of technologies to detect non-coding RNAs and comprehensively screen their functions. He has led a number of international research consortiums including FANTOM, which comprises multiple projects that investigate the mechanisms governing the regulation of the mammalian genome. Piero has over 60,000 citations and in 2017 he was the recipient of the prestigious Shimadzu prize.