Ivano Bertini was born in Pisa on December 6, 1940. He received his Doctorate degree in chemistry from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy in 1964 and became Full Professor of chemistry in 1975 at the same University. He is the Director of the Magnetic Resonance Center (CERM http://www.cerm.unifi.it/) a center of excellence of the University of Florence and a European-funded infrastructure. His main research interests are nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, the expression and preparation of metalloproteins, their structural characterization, and the investigation of their interactions with emphasis on understanding cellular processes at the molecular level. He has over 600 papers and many books. He has received the Chugaev Diploma of Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, in 1981, the Golden Medal of the Magnetic Resonance Group of the Italian Chemical Society, in 1991, Prize Accademia dei Lincei, Italy, in 1993, Bijvoet Medal, Utrecht, NL, in 1998, Sapio NMR Prize, Italy, in 1999, the Cannizzaro Medal of the Italian Chemical Society in 2006, and the Basolo Medal, Northwestern University, USA, in 2006. Amongst his special lectures are A.D. Little Lecturer at MIT, Cambridge, MS, USA, in 1997, E.L. Mütterties Lecturer at Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1997, FECS lecturer, Athens in 2002, and Swift Lecture, CALTECH, Pasadena, USA, in 2007. He has received three honorary doctorates: Laurea Honoris Causa in chemistry, University of Stockholm, Sweden, 1998, Laurea Honoris Causa in chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece, 2002, and Laurea Honoris Causa in biological sciences, University of Siena, Italy, 2003. He serves as a Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and of the Academia Europaea.
Biography Updated on 5 January 2011