Nina D. Berova

Nina D. Berova


Dr. Nina Berova received a PhD from University of Sofia, Bulgaria and in 1982 was appointed there a professor in organic chemistry and stereochemistry. During the 1980s she conducted extensive studies on chiroptical spectroscopy in Germany at Ruhr University, Bochum in collaboration with Prof. G. Snatzke. In 1988 she joined Columbia University, first as a Visiting professor, and then as a Research Professor, and continued her research in close collaboration with Prof. Koji Nakanishi by chiroptical methods toward structural analysis of natural products, synthetic bioactive compounds and biopolymers. Her more recent research includes also combined applications of experimental and theoretical chiroptical methods to natural and synthetic porphyrin derivatives and biopolymer-porphyrin conjugates. She has been recipient of many scholarships and visiting professorships from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Taiwan, Malaysia and Japan, and of several prestigious awards for her studies on chirality. Since 1998-present she is a co-Editor of Journal “Chirality”. She was a co-editor and a co-author of two monographs “Circular Dichroism: Principles and Applications” (1994) & 2000), and of two-volume monograph “Comprehensive Chiroptical Spectroscopy” (2012) published by John Wiley & Sons. 

A novel porphyrin-based molecular probe ZnTCPPSpm4 with catalytic, stabilizing and chiroptical diagnostic power toward DNA B-Z transition, Gangemi, C.M.A; D’urso, A.; Tomaselli, G.A.; Berova, N.; Purrello, R., Inorg.Biochem. , 2017, 173, 141-143.

Circular Dichroism Analysis of the Calicheamicin-DNA Interactions Revisited, Proni, G.; Tami, C.; Berova, N.; Ellestad, G., J Pharmaceutical & Biomedical. Analysis2017144, 1-5.

Complexation of Chiral Zinc-Porphyrin Tweezer with Achiral Diamines: Induction and Two-Step Inversion of Interporphyrin Helicity Monitored by ECD, Saha, B.; Ikabal, S.A.; Petrovic, A.; Berova, N.; Rath, S.P. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 3849-3860

Configurationally Stable Chiral Dithia-Bridged Hetero[4]helicene Radical Cation: Electronic Structure and Absolute Configuration,  Gliemann, B.D; Petrovic, A.G.; . Zolnhofer, E.M.; Dral, P.O.; Hample, F.; Breitenbruch, G.; Schulze, P.; Raghavan V.;  Meyer, K.; Polavarapu, P.L.; Berova N.; Kivala, M., Chem. -Asian J. 2017, 31-35.

Increased duplex stabilization in porphyrin-LNA zipper arrays with structure dependent exciton coupling, Singleton, D G.; Hussain, R.; Siligardi, G.; Kumar, P.; Hrdlicka, P. J.; Berova, N.; Stulz, E. Org. Biomol. Chem., 201614, 149-157.

Effect of different Z-inducers on the stabilization of Z portion in BZ-DNA sequence. Correlation between experimental and simulation data, Pietropaolo , A.; D’Urso, A.; Purrello, R.; Berova, N. Chirality2015, 27, 773-778.

Application of Electronic Circular Dichroism in the Study of Supramolecular System, Pescitelli, G.; Di Bari, L.; Berova, N. Chem. Soc. Rev. (Tutorial Review), 2014, 5211-5233.

Absolute Stereochemistry of 4a-Hydroxyriboflavin Analogue of the Key Intermediate of FAD-Monooxygenase Cycle, Iwahana, S.; Iida, H,; Yashima, E.; Pescitelli, G.; Di Bari, L.; Petrovic, A.G.; Berova, N. Chemistry-Eur. J. 2014, 20, 4386-4395.

Absolute Configurations of Fungal and Plant Metabolites by Chiroptical Methods. Part 1: ORD, ECD, and VCD Studies on Phyllostin, Scytolide, and Oxysporone, Mazzeo, G.; Santoro, E.; Andolfi, Cimmino, Troselj, P.; Petrovic, A.G.; Superchi,S.; Evidente, A.; Berova, N., J. Nat. Products2013, 76588-599.

Plasmonic chiroptical response of silver nanoparticles interacting with chiral supramolecular assemblies, Maoz, B. M.; Weegen R. V.; Fan Z.; Govorov, A. O. ; Ellestad, G.; Berova, N.; Meijer, .; E. W. and G. Markovich, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 17807-17813.

Conformational Aspects in the Studies of Organic Compounds by Electronic Circular Dichroism, Pescitelli, G.; Di Bari, L.; Berova, N. Chem. Soc. Rev. (Tutorial Review), 2011, 40, 4603-4625.

Role of Environmental Factors on the Structure and Spectroscopic Response of 5’- DNA-Porphyrin- Conjugates Due to Changes in Porphyrin-Porphyrin Interaction, Mammana, A.; Pescitelli, G.;  Asakawa, T; Jockusch, S Petrovic, A. G. ; Monaco, R. R.; Purrello, R.; Turro, N. J.; Nakanishi, K.; Ellestad, G.E.; Balaz, M. ; Berova. N. Chemistry-Eur. J. 200915,11853-11866.

Application of Electronic Circular Dichroism in Configurational and Conformational Analysis of Organic Compounds, Berova, N.; Di Bari, L. ; Pescitelli, G.  Chem. Soc. Rev. (Tutorial Review), 2007,36914-931.