Lucia Banci is Director of the Center of Magnetic Resonance (CERM) of the University of Florence, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CIRMMP and full Prof. of Chemistry at the U. of Florence. She is a structural biologist and biophysicist. Her research focuses on Structural Biology in solution through high-resolution NMR and she is heavily involved in structural proteomics projects. Lucia has extensive expertise in characterizing protein-protein interactions including weak, transient ones. She has published more than 350 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has solved more than 100 protein structures. She received Joint Gold Medal of GIDRM and GIRM-SCI in 2004, she is member of EMBO, of AcademiaNet, Academia Europaea and Italian delegate in the Council of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).