European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi
Impact Factor: 2.686
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/46 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)
Online ISSN: 1099-0682
Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie
July 12, 2012
Former Chairman of EurJIC Editorial Board Ivano Bertini Passed Away
Ivano Bertini, pioneer in bioinorganic chemistry research in Italy, founder and Director of the Magnetic Resonance Center (CERM) and Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Florence (Italy), passed away last Saturday after losing his battle with lung cancer.
Bertini was born on December 6, 1940, in Pisa, Italy. After completing his PhD at the University of Florence in 1964 and the Libera Docenza in 1969, he became Full Professor in 1975 at the University of Florence. His charismatic personality was key to his success in interdisciplinary research. He combined competence in chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, and computational science to understand life processes for the development of drugs to combat disease. Focusing on NMR spectroscopy as a tool to investigate biological processes, he studied the structure–function relationship of metalloproteins by biophysical methods. He determined solution structures of paramagnetic metalloproteins, developed software for NMR data analysis, and exploited genome databanks for pharmaceutical targets.
Ivano Bertini published more than 650 research articles and served on the editorial boards of over 20 of the most prestigious journals in chemistry, biochemistry, and inorganic chemistry. He was an Editor-in-Chief of EurJIC from its foundation in 1998 to July 1999. Between August 1999 and December 2002, he served the journal as Senior Editor. From January 2003 to the end of 2006, he was the Chairman of the Editorial Board. We look back on our collaboration with deep gratitude.