Basolo Award Presentation
Joint Meeting of the Northwestern University Department of Chemistry and the Chicago ACS Section
Prof. Ivano Bertini
Dept. of Chem
Univ of Florence
|Topic:||Metal Ions in the Proteome|
|Date:||Friday, October 20, 2005|
Background information about the Basolo Award
NOTE: The Basolo Medal Lecture will be held at 4:30 P.M. - 5:45 P.M. at Northwestern University.
--- The Medalist Lecture is open to the public and admission is free to all those wishing to attend. ---
BASOLO MEDAL LECTURE LOCATION:
2145 Sheridan Road
Lecture Room 3
One of the problems today in proteomics is that of recognizing metalloproteins in the gene banks. Our contribution to the field through bioinformatic tools will be shortly reviewed. The case of the SCO protein family will be analyzed. Then a determination of the tridimensional structure is important. For this, we have pursued a development of new NMR technology based on protonless heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy and solid state NMR.
So, we could approach problems like copper mediated protein-protein interactions or study the selectivity of metal ions by living organisms in homeostasis and detoxification. Examples will be provided.
Ivano Bertini (http://www.cerm.unifi.it/bertini.html) graduated in Chemistry at the University of Florence in 1964 and became full professor of Chemistry in 1975 at the same University. He is Director of the Magnetic Resonance Center (CERM http://www.cerm.unifi.it/) of the University of Florence. His main research interests are the advancements in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, the expression and preparation of metalloproteins, their structural characterization and the investigation of their interactions with emphasis on understanding cellular processes at the molecular level. He has over 600 papers and many books. He has received the Chugaev Diploma of Kurnakov Institute of the Academy of Science, URSS, in 1981; the Golden Medal of the Magnetic Resonance Group of the Italian Chemical Society, in 1991; Prize Accademia dei Lincei, Italy, in 1993; Bijvoet Medal, Utrecht, NL, in 1998; Sapio NMR Prize, Italy, in 1999; and the Cannizzaro Medal of the Italian Chemical Society in 2006. Amongst the special lectures: A.D. Little Lecturer at MIT, Cambridge, MS, USA in 1997; E.L. Mütterties Lecturer at Berkeley, CA, USA in 1997; and FECS Lecturer, Athens in 2002. He has received three honorary doctorates. He is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and of the Academia Europaea.
| Location of the dinner
and general meeting:
|Zhivago's Restaurant & Banquets
9925 Gross Point Road,
Cost: $34.00 each for Section members and one guest. Students
and out of work half price. $36 for others.
Basolo Lecture: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM at Northwestern University
Job Club: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM at Zhvago's Restaurant
Reception: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM at Zhivago's Restaurant. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres
Dinner: 7:15 PM at Zhivago's Restaurant
Genral Meeting : 8:30 PM
647-8405, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
by noon, Tuesday, October 17
or, REGISTER ON LINE !Please honor your reservations. We must pay for all dinners ordered. No-shows will be billed.
From the city: Take Lake Shore Drive North to Sheridan Road into Evanston. Continue on Sheridan Road to the Tech Institute. From the west: take I-88 east to 294 north to Dempster east. Proceed east on Dempster into Evanston. Turn left onto Chicago Ave. and proceed to Sheridan Road. Take Sheridan Road north to the Tech Institute. The Technological Institute is at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Noyes Street in Evanston.DIRECTIONS TO Zhivago's Restaurant:
To those attending the Basolo Medal lecture, parking after 4:00 P.M. is available in the lot across from the Technological Institute at the corner of Noyes Street and Sheridan Road. Parking is also available on the side streets just west of this lot--however, observe the posted signs. Car-pooling is always encouraged.
Lecture room 3 is on the first floor of the Technological Institute and is most easily reached by entering through the main doors facing Sheridan Road. The lecture room is clearly marked and there will be signs at the entrance to guide you to the room.
From the Tech Institute: Go North on Sheridan Rd. and turn left on Central St. Turn left on Gross Point Rd. and proceed to the restaurant.
From Edens Expressway heading North: Take to the restaurant.From Edens Expressway heading South: Exit to the restaurant.
PARKING is free in the lot.
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Reception: Complementary wine, soft drinks, and hors d'oeuvres
7:15 PM Dinner:APPETIZER COURSE - Fresh tomato and mozzarella salad, breads, fire cracker meat rolls with Asian sauce, calamari and fresh vegetables served family style
SOUP COURSE: Cream of Mushroom
DINNER COURSE: Choice of entrée
- Beef Brochette (skewed beef tenderloin filet marinated in delicious house marinade and grilled with an array of vegetables)
- Pork Chop (center cut pork chop marinated and baked)
- Salmon (broiled salmon on a bed of spinach with Sonoma curtier Russian River sauce)
- Pasta with mixed vegetables; olive oil and garlic sauce
DESSERT COURSE - Assorted pastries and fresh fruit served family style.