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Marco Bottacini

Senior Manager, Portfolio

Office: Edinburgh

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Role in GALVmed

As a Portfolio Manager, I support GALVmed project leaders and programme managers to enable project plan implementation as per agreed milestones and budgets, assisting also with the reporting to the various stakeholders.

Joined GALVmed

June 2016




  • Degree in Biological Science, University of Padova (Italy) – the degree is comparable to British Bachelor (Honours) degree standard (UK NARIC).
  • International Certificate in Risk Management (IRM, UK)
  • Trained to Green Belt in Lean-Six-Sigma

Relevant career highlights

Before joining GALVmed, I worked in an international Contract Research Organisation in Scotland and progressed from Study Director to become Functional Manager in the Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics Department.

I spent most of my early career in a major pharmaceutical organization, starting as Laboratory technician and progressing through Technology Group Leader, Project Coordinator for DMPK, to become Head of ADME and Toxicokinetics Laboratory, Preclinical DMPK.


I like travelling and exploring new places. I enjoy scuba diving and photography (sometimes practiced together), world music, hiking, cycling, running and cooking (the latter being an obsession more than a passion!). I am also learning Spanish.