CERM is a center for research, knowledge transfer, and higher education of the University of Florence, located at the Polo Scientifico (Scientific Campus) in Sesto Fiorentino. The Center is a research infrastructure for NMR in the Life Sciences supported by the European Community.

Scientific Annual Report 2016

The Mission of CERM can be summarized in three main points:identification of proteins starting from genome browsing through a bioinformatic approach; biophysical characterization and structure determination; design and development of drugs.The related activity of CERM can be summarized in the scheme



The collection of instrumentation at CERM is among the most advanced in the world.  The  Consorzio Interuniversitario Risonanze Magnetiche di Metallo Proteine  (CIRMMP) provides access to equipment at a national and European level.

 Instruments include magnets from 400 MHz to 950 MHz, many equipped with unique probes for disparate experimental needs.  Also present are relaxometers and an array of tools for research in structural biology.

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Ivano Bertini 1940-2012


 In this page we the "Cermians" are paying a small tribute to the scientist, mentor and friend
by gathering here a few facts and photos that keep his memory alive


Curriculum Vitae



Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Instruct Integrating Biology
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Nature Chemical Biology
Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Società Chimica Italiana (SCI)
La Chimica & L'Industria
International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (pdf)


Commemorations at meetings

IX EUROMAR, 1-5 July, 2013, Crete, Greece.
ISMAR 2013, 19-24 May, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Convegno Nazionale della Divisione di Chimica dei Sistemi Biologici, 23-24 September, 2012, Naples, Italy.
XLI National Congress on Magnetic Resonance, 17-19 September, 2012, Pisa, Italy.
Eurobic, 12-16 September, 2012, Granada, Spain.
XL Congresso Nazionale della Divisione di Chimica Inorganica, 9 - 13 settembre 2012,Sestri Levante, Italy.
22nd IUBMB and 37th FEBS congress, 4-9 September, 2012, Seviglia, Spain.
XXVth ICMRBS, 19-24 August, 2012, Lyon, France

International Copper Meeting, September 30 - October 5, 2012,  Alghero, Italy

Dedicated articles:

Chemistry - A European Journal
Accounts of Chemical Research
J Am Chem Soc

J Am Chem Soc

Accounts of Chemical Research
Biomolecular NMR assignments
Applied Magnetic Resonance
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
"The Resonance"

Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (page 3)

Dedicated ChemBioChem Issue:

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Dedicated JBIC Issue (2014)

Dedicated Accounts of Chemical Research issue


Photo Gallery

Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy