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Nominations for 2013 SBIC Elections
This year the Society shall elect a president-elect for 2013, who will serve a two-year term as President commencing in 2014 when Alison Butler's term expires, and one SBIC council member replacing Debbie Crans, whose term expires 30 June 2013. The Nominations Committee has recommended the following candidates below. SBIC members are invited to nominate additional candidates by sending the necessary signatures to SBIC secretary, Wonwoo Nam, by May 31, 2013. According to the SBIC By-Laws a nomination for president-elect requires ten signatures from active SBIC members and a
nomination for council requires five signatures from active SBIC members.
Masao Ikeda-Saito, Japan
Alejandro J. Vila, Argentina
Joan Broderick, United States
Valeria Culotta, United States
Amy C. Rosenzweig, United States
2013 SBIC Early Career Award Winner Announced!
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 SBIC Early Career Award is Oliver Einsle of the University of Freiburg, Germany. Professor Einsle will receive the award plaque at a special ceremony in Grenoble at ICBIC 16, along with the 2012 Award winner, Professor Carsten Krebs. Congratulations to Professor Einsle on his thoroughly deserved success.
Angela Casini from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands wins EUROBIC Medal 2012
The Eurobic Award was erected after the Eurobic conferences were established and soon settled a new tradition to honor promising young, and other bioinorganic chemists deserving an honor of high caliber. The first medalist was Fred Hagen (1994; currently professor at Delft, NL); since then every 2 year a medal was granted, after a basic endowment fund had been created.
Previous EUROBIC medalists in Bioinorganic Chemistry have worked on a variety of topics, and many have come from the "Bio" side (or from physical biochemistry), and having their research centered around metal-protein chemistry, be it mechanistic, structural, or spectroscopic. This year the winner is working in a field that can best be described as medicinal inorganic chemistry.
Angela Casini, a recently appointed assistant professor in pharmaceutical sciences, receives the medal as recognition of her contributions to further the basic understanding of molecular interactions of metal-based drugs with cellular components.
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SBIC members are invited to nominate additional candidates by sending the necessary signatures to SBIC secretary, Wonwoo Nam by August 10, 2012. According to the SBIC By-Laws, a nomination for council requires five signatures from active SBIC members.
IVANO BERTINI 1940-2012
Ivano Bertini passed away Saturday evening, 7 July, 2012. Ivano has been a giant in the field of bioinorganic chemistry since the field began. He was one of the founders of SBIC, the first Editor of JBIC, and the organizer of the first ICBIC meeting, which was held in Florence, Italy in June of 1983. In August of 2001 he was the organizer of the 10th ICBIC meeting, also held in Florence. More recently, Ivano had been very happy to learn that he had been
selected as an Honorary Member of SBIC.
In addition, Ivano Bertini has simultaneously been a giant in the field of NMR spectroscopy and he and his colleagues have made a number of important advances in protein NMR spectroscopy, in particular of paramagnetic metalloproteins, as well as many other types of proteins. For many years he and his colleagues have organized a series of important magnetic resonance workshops in the Tuscan hills called the Chianti Workshops on Magnetic Relaxation, the most recent of which was held in June, 2012. Prof. Bertini and his colleagues were also
organizers of the Joint EUROMAR 2010 and 17th ISMAR Conference in Florence in July, 2010, which was attended by NMR and EPR spectroscopists from around the world.
Condolences may be sent to the family at:
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