Enrico Ravera was born in 1986. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Florence (2008, under the guidance of Prof. Roberta Pierattelli and Prof. Ivano Bertini). He graduated with a M.Sc. in Chemistry of Biological Molecules cum laude (2009, under the guidance of Prof. Claudio Luchinat and Prof. Ivano Bertini) and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (General and Inorganic, 2013, under the guidance of Prof. Claudio Luchinat and Prof. Ivano Bertini) from the same University.
He has been Postdoctoral fellow (2013-2015) at CERM under the guidance of Prof. Luchinat and recipient (2016-2017) of a FIRC Fellowship at CIRMMP.
In June 2017 he joined the faculty at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Florence as RTDa Lecturer, transitioned to Tenure-track Assistant Professor (RTDb) in January 2019, and to Associate Professor in January 2022.
His research interests include NMR in solution and in solids - with particular reference to paramagnetic systems and biomaterials, EPR spectroscopy, and integrated methods for structure and dynamics of biomolecules.
He has been awarded the 2020 Premio "Raffaello Nasini", the GIDRM Under 35 Award, the Premio Italfarmaco Gastone de Santis from the Division of Biological Systems of the Italian Chemical Society, and the PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC Green Chemistry for Life Award
He is co-author with I. Bertini, C. Luchinat and G. Parigi of the book "NMR of Paramagnetic Molecules" (Elsevier, 2016) and with I. Bertini, C. Luchinat and F. Mani of the book "Stechiometria - 6a edizione" (CEA, 2020).
Solid-state NMR; Paramagnetic NMR; EPR; Integrated Structural Biology.
F. Bruno, R. Francischello, G. Bellomo, L. Gigli, A. Flori, L. Menichetti, L. Tenori, C. Luchinat, E. Ravera* “Multivariate Curve Resolution for 2D solid-state NMR spectra”, Analytical Chemistry, in press – DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b05420
A. Karmakar, M.S. Dodd, S. Agnihotri, E. Ravera, V.K. Michaelis, “Cu(II)-Doped Cs2SbAgCl6 Double Perovskite: A Lead-Free, Low-Bandgap Material”, Chem. Mater., 2018, 30, 8280-8290
A. Louka, I Matlahov, S. Giuntini, L. Cerofolini, A. Cavallo, S. Pillozzi, E. Ravera*, M. Fragai, A. Arcangeli, A. Ramamoorthy, G. Goobes, C. Luchinat, “Engineering L-asparaginase for spontaneous formation of calcium phosphate bioinspired microreactors”, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., 2018, 20, 12719-12726
L. Cerofolini, S. Giuntini, A. Louka, E. Ravera*, M. Fragai, C. Luchinat, “High resolution solid-state NMR characterization of ligand binding to a protein immobilized in a silica matrix”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2017, 121, 8094-8101
E. Ravera*, L. Cerofolini, T. Martelli, A. Louka, M. Fragai, C. Luchinat, "1H-detected solid-state NMR of proteins entrapped in bioinspired silica: a new tool for biomaterials characterization", Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 27851
I.Bertini, C.Luchinat, G.Parigi, E.Ravera, B.Reif and P.Turano, "Solid-state NMR of proteins sedimented by ultracentrifugation", Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 2011, 108(26), 10396-9