The Luigi Sacconi Memorial Lecture in Chemistry 2024

Prof. Philip Grandinetti
The Ohio State University, USA

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 5 p.m.

"Real-Time Monitoring of Battery Chemistry with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy"

Room 35, Blocco Aule, Polo Scientifico Sesto Fiorentino


Prof. David Huffman
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, USA

Thursday, February 29, 2024

"The State of Copper in the Cell"

CERM Conference room at 18.00


Prof. Lapo Bogani
Dipartimento di Chimica "Ugo Schiff"
Università di Firenze

Friday, January 26, 2024

"A new wave of molecular Carbon: from synthesis to quantum electronics and topological states"

CERM Conference room at 17.00


Dr. Sebastiano Di Pietro
University of Pisa
Pharmacy Department

Everytime NMR solved my Organic Chemist's problems

Friday, December 15, 2023 - CERM Conference room at 13.00


Prof. R.G. Griffin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Atomic Resolution Structures of Amyloid Fibrils
Time Domain DNP, Diamond Rotors, 1H Detected 17O NMR"

Friday, November 17, 2023 at 18.00 - CERM Conference room


Philip Grandinetti
The Ohio State University, USA

"Statistical Learning of Structure in Inorganic Oxide Glasses from 2D NMR Spectroscopy”

Monday,  November 16, 2023 at 18:00 - CERM Conference Room


Prof. Angela Gronenborn
Dept of Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, USA

Prof. Tatyana Polenova
Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, USA

"Integrating Science and Adventure in Structural Biology and Magnetic Resonance:

1. The Magic of Linking Rings: Discovery of a Unique Photoinduced Fluorescence Protein Crosslink (Angela M. Gronenborn)
2. Structural Basis for HIV Maturation Inhibitors Binding and Resistance: An Atomic Level View (Tatyana Polenova)

Monday,  November 13, 2023 at 17:30 - CERM Conference Room


Niklas Blomberg
ELIXIR -Director

"Ten years of ELIXIR - reflections on use, impact and sustainability of a research infrastructure for data"

Monday,  September 4, 2023 at 17:00 - CERM Conference Room


Lucia B. Chemes, PhD

Universidad Nacional de San Martin

Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Evolution of SLiM-mediated interactions and their hijack by viral pathogens"

Tuesday,  July 27, 2023 at 14:30 - CERM Conference Room


Prof. Kenneth Merz
Michigan State University
College of Natural Science
Department of Chemistry

"Studying Metalloproteins Using Free Energy Methods"

 June 6, 2023 at 18:00

CERM Conference room



Dr. Lorenzo Baronti
Bavarian NMR Center
TUM School of Natural Sciences
and Helmholtz Munich - Institute of Structural Biology
Munich, Germany

“Structural takes on non-coding RNA biology”

Friday, April 12th, 2023 at 12:30 p.m.

CERM Conference room



The Luigi Sacconi Memorial Lecture in Chemistry 2023

Prof. Claudio Pettinari
Rector of University of Camerino

"Materials of future for energy and the environment"

Friday, April 14th, 2023 at 5 p.m.

Aula Magna, Polo Scientifico Università di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino



Prof. Paul Vasos
University of Bucharest
Institute for Nuclear Physics, Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI-NP)

"Extended timescales for NMR via symmetry in biomolecular structures"

March 1, 2023 at 12:00

CERM Conference room


Prof. Jeffrey C. Hoch
The Gregory P. Mullen NMR Structural Biology Facility
UConn Health

"The Enduring and Emerging Value of BMRB"

November 15, 2022 at 18:00

CERM Conference room


Prof. Lilian Quintanar
Departamento de Química
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados Ciudad de México

"Copper-protein interactions in degenerative diseases: From the brain to the human lens"

September 27, 2022 at 12:00

CERM Conference room


Dr. Maria-Grazia Concilio
Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

 "J-driven Dynamics Nuclear Polarization: A proposal to enhance NMR sensitivity in solution state"

July 28, 2022 at 12.00

CERM Conference room


Prof. Alejandro J. Vila
Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Rosario
CONICET - Universidad Nacional de Rosario

"The adaptive success of New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase depends on the in-cell kinetic protein stability"

May 12, 2022 at 12.30

CERM Conference room



Prof. Łukasz Jaremko
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

"Understanding biological motions - linking the structure with function of biomolecules"

Monday May 2, 2022 at 12.30

CERM Conference room




Prof. Michael J. Maroney, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA, USA

"Maturation of Ni superoxide dismutase: how does the enzyme get its nickel?"

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 5:30 pm

Conference Room at CERM, Sesto Fiorentino

The seminar can be followed in streaming here:



Roberta Pierattelli

Emerging Topics in Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance

"Just flexible linkers? Un-structural biology by NMR "

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 4:00 p.m.

online seminar

info and registration here


Enrico Luchinat

iNext-Discovery webinar

"Real-time ligand binding in human cells monitored by bioreactor-assisted in-cell NMR "

Monday, 23rd November, 16:00 CEST




Prof. Rino Rappuoli

"Vaccines and monoclonals to regain our freedom"

Friday, 23rd October, 17:30 CEST

Conference Room at CERM, Sesto Fiorentino

The seminar can be followed in streaming here:

Numero riunione:121 962 8169 Password: akEmVtZf


Prof. Daniela Rhodes*

"Telomere structure using cryo-EM and CLEM"

Wednesday, 14th October, 17:30 CEST

 The seminar can also be followed on MEET Here the link

*MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
NTU Institute of Structural Biology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Prof. Giacomo Parigi

STELAR WEBINAR "NMR relaxometry of paramagnetic nanoparticles"; Thursday 11th June, 16.00 CEST


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