Ivano Bertini is the Founding Director of the Magnetic Resonance Center (CERM) at the University of Florence. He obtained the Italian degree of Doctor of Chemistry at the University of Florence in 1964, became an Assistant Professor in 1969, and Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry in 1975. He is a member of the Academia Europaea and the Italian Accademia dei Lincei. He has authored over 600 scientific publications and is or has been on the editorial staff or advisory board of over 20 of the most authoritative journals in chemistry, biochemistry and inorganic chemistry.
Kathleen S. McGreevy is a researcher in bioinformatics at the Magnetic Resonance Center (CERM) at the University of Florence. Having obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2002, she also became involved in the support and management of research activities in the biomedical sciences before moving to her current position. She has been involved in the management of several European projects, notably the FP6-funded Coordination Action NMR-Life, from which this volume takes its inspiration.