Lucia Banci is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florence. She has an extensive expertise and has provided original contributions and breakthroughs in Structural Biology and in biological NMR. She has addressed and unraveled many aspects of the biology of metal ions in biological systems. The innovative in-cell NMR approach developed by Lucia Banci and her group allows for the detection of human individual proteins in living human cells with atomic level resolution. The in-cell NMR approach has been shown to have unique, highest level contribution to effective drug screening analysis directly in living cells. Her deep and extensive knowledge of structural biology approaches through NMR expertise contributed to the development of an absolutely innovative approach to vaccine design, based on the knowledge of the structure of the pathogen antigens and of the interaction pattern with antibodies, to design structure-based vaccines. Lucia Banci is one of the founders and former Director of the Center of Magnetic Resonance (CERM) of the University of Florence, which features an impressive battery of NMR spectrometers. She is the Head of the Italian Core Center of the ESFRI Research Infrastructure Instruct-ERIC, and a member of the Instruct-ERIC Executive Committee and of the Council.

For more information: https://www.cerm.unifi.it/about-us/people/lucia-banci

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