Martin Blackledge, winner of the 2024 Ivano Bertini Award from Instruct-ERIC

The 2024 Ivano Bertini Award was awarded to Martin Blackledge, head of the Protein Dynamics and Flexibility by NMR Group of the IBS (IBS/FDP).
This prize, offered by Instruct, recognises a significant achievement in frontier research that utilises an integrative structural biology approach. In particular, it rewards his pioneering work on intrinsically-disordered proteins using NMR, a service available to researchers worldwide at IBS Grenoble through Instruct.

Martin said : "I am incredibly honoured and proud to receive this prestigious prize, which recognizes our work highlighting the importance of using NMR and other biophysical approaches for studying highly dynamic and disordered proteins to develop a complete understanding of molecular biology. This award is also testimony to the many brilliant scientiists I have been fortunate enough to work with in my group over the last couple of decades."

The Award of €15,000 is endowed by Bruker BioSpin which, together with Ivano, developed NMR instrumentation to broaden its application and increase measurement sensitivity.

Présentation du prix Ivano Bertini : Sjors Scheres (LMB Cambridge), Martin Blackledge (IBS Grenoble, lauréat du prix), Eric Leonardis (Bruker BioSpin), Claudia Alén Amaro (Instruct-ERC Head of Operations).