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



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

M. Piccioli, P. Turano (2015). Transient iron coordination sites in proteins: Exploiting the dual nature of paramagnetic NMR. COORDINATION CHEMISTRY REVIEWS, vol. 284, p. 313-328

D. J. Krysan, G. Kuznets, E. Vigonsky, Z. Weissman, D. Lalli, T. Gildor, S. J. Kauffman, P. Turano, J. Becker, O. Lewinson, D. Kornitzer (2014).A Relay Network of Extracellular Heme-Binding Proteins Drives C. albicans Iron Acquisition from Hemoglobin. PLOS PATHOGENS, vol. 10, p. e1004407

D. Lalli, P. Turano (2013).Solution and Solid State NMR Approaches To Draw Iron Pathways in the Ferritin Nanocage. ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, vol. 46, p. 2676-2685

I. Bertini, S. Cacciatore, B. V. Jensen, J. V. Schou, J. S. Johansen, M. Kruhøffer, C. Luchinat, D. L. Nielsen, P. Turano (2012).Metabolomic NMR fingerprinting to identify and predict survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. CANCER RESEARCH, vol. 72, p. 356-364