Magnetic Resonance Center and Department of Chemistry
University of Florence

Via L. Sacconi 6
50019 Sesto Fiorentino, (FI) -Italy

Tel: +39 055 4574266
e-mail: turano[at] ; paola.turano[at]

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Paola Turano received her Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence in 1993. She became researcher in Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences (University of Florence) in 1997, and Associate Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry in 2002. The main topics of her research activity are: development and application of solution and solid state NMR approaches for the characterization of biomolecules, mainly focusing on paramagnetic metalloproteins and high molecular weight systems; characterization of protein-protein functional interactions and protein-small molecules interactions in drug design projects; structural biology of proteins involved in iron metabolism; NMR-based metabolomics and biobanks. She was the recipient of the “Raffaello Nasini Medal 2003” of the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society. In the period 2012-2014 she was the Chair of the Division of Chemistry in Life Sciences of EuCheMS. Presently she is Chair of the Scientific Committee or the da Vinci European Biobank and member of the GIDRM Council. Author of about 110 publications in peer reviewed international journals plus several book chapters, she has been invited to give talks to several National and International meetings and has organized a number of International and National conferences and schools.

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Large Systems, SS-NMR, Metabolomics, Biobanking



G. Meoni, Tenori, L; Schade, S; Licari, C; Pirazzini, C; Bacalini, MG; Garagnani, P; Turano, P; Trenkwalder, C; Franceschi, C; Mollenhauer, B; Luchinat, C (2022). Metabolite and lipoprotein profiles reveal sex-related oxidative stress imbalance in de novo drug-naive Parkinson's disease patients. NPJ PARKINSON'S DISEASE, vol. 8, pp. 1-10

E. Perrin, V. Ghini, M. Giovannini, F. Di Patti, B. Cardazzo, L. Carraro, C. Fagorzi, P. Turano, R. Fani, M. Fondi (2020). Diauxie and co-utilization of carbon sources can coexist during bacterial growth in nutritionally complex environments. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, vol. 11, pp. 3135-3151, ISSN:2041-1723

A. Vignoli, V. Ghini, G. Meoni, C. Licari, P.G Takis, L. Tenori, P. Turano, C. Luchinat, (2019). High-throughput metabolomics by 1D NMR. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE. INTERNATIONAL EDITION, vol. 58, pp. 968-994

B. Moreno-Beltrán, A. Guerra-Castellano, A. Díaz-Quintana, R. Del Conte, S.M. García-Mauriño, S. Díaz-Moreno, K. González-Arzola, C. Santos-Ocaña, A. Velázquez-Campoy, M. A. De la Rosa, P. Turano, I. Díaz-Moreno, (2017). Structural basis of mitochondrial dysfunction in response to cytochrome c phosphorylation at tyrosine 48. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, vol. 114, pp. E3041- -E3050

E. Ravera, S. Ciambellotti, L. Cerofolini, T. Martelli, T. Kozyreva, C. Bernacchioni, S. Giuntini, M. Fragai, P. Turan, C. Luchinat (2016). Solid-State NMR of PEGylated Proteins. ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE. INTERNATIONAL EDITION, vol. 55, p. 2446-9-2449