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Ivano Bertini Award 2019


A biennial award has been set up in memory of Ivano Bertini, who pioneered innovative methodologies in the field of NMR and championed technology integration as a foundation for correlative structural biology. The award recognises scientists who have undertaken frontier research utilising an integrative structural biology approach which aligns with the Instruct vision.

Nominations are invited for the Ivano Bertini Award 2019 for a significant achievement in any area of the biological sciences. Nominations must be submitted by 5pm (CET) 28th December 2018. Self nominations are not accepted.

The award will be given solely on the basis of excellence in research and must include structural data as a key component of the research achievement. The award recognises a clearly defined breakthrough (either in scientific knowledge or technology development) and is not for a lifetime achievement.

Eligible nominees: 

Individual researchers whose work is conducted within European Member states or Third countries in the last 5 years (1st June 2013 to 31st May 2018).


A nomination must be supported by three Instruct members and must include:

1. A completed nomination form can be found on our Biennial webpage

2. CV of the proposed candidate

3. Statement (<150 words) from each of the three proposers indicating why the candidate should be considered for the award

Any Registered Instruct member (with an authorised login to the Instruct website is invited to submit nominations for this Award.

Selection of the Awardee:

A committee will be responsible for selecting the awardee from the nominees. Instruct Members of the Selection Committee will be nominated by the Instruct Executive Committee, comprising three members of the Instruct Executive Committee, two external scientists from the international Instruct review panel, and a member of the Instruct Independent Scientific Advisory Board. One additional Selection Committee member will be nominated by Industry

The award will be announced at the Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference 2019.

Awardees receive an unrestricted grant of €15000, a personalised certificate and will deliver a lecture at the Instruct Conference in Alcalá de Henares 2019.