Short CV/Education and training

  • 1978
    Doctorate in Chemistry (110/110 cum laude), University of Florence, Italy

  • 1978 – 1983
    Postdoctorate, University of Florence

  • 1983 – 1987
    Tenured researcher, Tutor in Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Florence

  • 1987 – 1989
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Florence

  • 1987
    Visiting Researcher, University of California at Davis, USA

  • 1988
    Visiting Researcher, University of California at Davis

  • 1989
    NATO Fellow, University of California at San Francisco

  • 1989 – 1999
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Florence

  • 1990
    Visiting Scientist, University of California at San Francisco

  • 1991
    Visiting Scientist, University of California at San Francisco

  • 1993
    Visiting Scientist, Pennsylvania State University

  • 1994
    Visiting Scientist, Harvard Medical School

  • Since 1999
    Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Florence

  • Since 2011
    Director of CERM (Centro di Risonanze Magnetiche), University of Florence

Selected publications

  • Banci L, Barbieri L, Bertini I, Luchinat E, Secci E, Zhao Y and Aricescu AR. Atomic-resolution monitoring of protein maturation in live human cells by NMR. Nat Chem Biol doi: 10.1038/nchembio.1202: epub ahead of print, 2013.

  • Banci, L., Bertini, I., Calderone, V., Ciofi-Baffoni, S., Giachetti, A., Jaiswal, D., Mikolajczyk, M., Piccioli, M., and Winkelmann, J. A molecular view of an electron transfer pathway essential for iron-sulfur protein biogenesis. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA. 2013.

  • Banci L, Bertini I, Cantini F, Kozyreva T, Massagni C, Palumaa P, Rubino JT and Zovo K. Human SOD1 maturation through interaction with human CCS. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109: 13555-13560, 2012.

  • Banci L, Bertini I, Blazevits O, Calderone V, Cantini F, Mao J, Trapananti A, Vieru M, Amori I, Cozzolino M and Carri MT. Interaction of Cisplatin with Human Superoxide Dismutase. J Am Chem Soc 134: 7009-7014, 2012.

  • Scarselli M, Arico B, Brunelli B, Savino S, Di Marcello F, Palumbo E, Veggi D, Ciucchi L, Cartocci E, Bottomley MJ, Malito E, Lo SP, Comanducci M, Giuliani MM, Cantini F, Dragonetti S, Colaprico A, Doro F, Giannetti P, Pallaoro M, Brogioni B, Tontini M, Hilleringmann M, Nardi-Dei V, Banci L, Pizza M and Rappuoli R. Rational design of a meningococcal antigen inducing broad protective immunity. Sci Transl Med 3: 91ra62, 2011.

  • Banci L, Bertini I, Ciofi-Baffoni S, Kozyreva T, Zovo K and Palumaa P. Affinity gradients drive copper to cellular destinations. Nature 465: 645-648, 2010.

  • Banci L, Bertini I, Cefaro C, Ciofi-Baffoni S, Gallo A, Martinelli M, Sideris DP, Katrakili N and Tokatlidis K. MIA40 is an oxidoreductase that catalyzes oxidative protein folding in mitochondria. Nat Struct Mol Biol 16: 198-206, 2009.

  • Abriata LA, Banci L, Bertini I, Ciofi-Baffoni S, Gkazonis P, Spyroulias GA, Vila AJ and Wang S. Mechanism of Cu(A) assembly. Nat Chem Biol 4: 599-601, 2008.

  • Andreini C, Banci L, Bertini I and Rosato A. Counting the zinc proteins encoded in the human genome. J Proteome Res 5: 196-201, 2006.

  • Banci L, Bertini I, Cantini F, Felli IC, Gonnelli L, Hadjiliadis N, Pierattelli R, Rosato A and Voulgaris P. The Atx1-Ccc2 complex is a metal-mediated protein-protein interaction. Nat Chem Biol 2: 367-368, 2006.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Mechanistic Systems Biology for metal transport and homeostasis

  • In cell NMR

  • Integration of Structural Methods

  • Structural Vaccinology

  • ESFRI Infrastructure "Instruct – Integrated Structural Biology" – Member of the Executive Committee and of the Council, 2012 – 2017

  • Scientific partner of the EC Cooperation Project BioMedBridges, 2012 – 2015

  • Scientist Responsible of the POR Project BIOVAX, 2011 – 2013

  • Scientific Partner of the EC project FESP Forum for European Structural Proteomics, 2005 – 2006

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Scientific Committee for "Life, Environment and Geo Sciences" of Science Europe, 2013 – 2016

  • Member of the Chemistry Committee for the Evaluation of the Italian Research, 2012 – 2014

  • Member of the HFSP (Human Frontier Science Program) Review Committee, 2008 – 2012

  • Member of the ISMAR Council


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