Research Interests

We are between mechanistic and synthetic bioinorganic and coordination chemistry, paving the path for the control and modulation of redox processes in living systems, biomimetic catalysis and chemical energy conversion.

  • Medicinal Redox Inorganic Chemistry (Bioinorganic Redox Signaling)
  • (Bio)inorganic Reaction Mechanisms
  • Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer (PCET) – A Blueprint for Efficient Catalysis and Chemical Energy Conversion

Short CV

  • 1993 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1997 Magistra, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1999 PhD, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2000-2003 Assistant Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2008 Habilitation, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • 2008 Professor (W3, Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry), Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Since 2020 Professor (W3, Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry and Coordination Chemistry), LMU, Munich

Key publications

  • Ward, M. B.; Scheitler, A.; Yu, M.; Senft, L.; Zillmann, A. S.; Gorden, J. D.; Schwartz, D. D.; Ivanović-Burmazović, I.; Goldsmith, C. R.: Superoxide dismutase activity enabled by a redox-active ligand rather than metal, Nat. Chem. (2018), 10(12), 1207-1212.
  • Kenkel, I.; Franke, A.; Duerr, M.; Zahl, A.; Duecker-Benfer, C.; Langer, J.; Filipovic, M. R.; Yu, M.; Puchta, R.; Fiedler, S. R.; et al: Switching between Inner- and Outer-​Sphere PCET Mechanisms of Small-​Molecule Activation: Superoxide Dismutation and Oxygen​/Superoxide Reduction Reactivity Deriving from the Same Manganese Complex, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2017), 139(4), 1472-1484.
  • Troeppner, O.; Lippert, R.; Shubina, T. E.; Zahl, A.; Jux, N.; Ivanović-Burmazović, I.: Reverse Spin-Crossover and High-Pressure Kinetics of the Heme Iron Center Relevant for the Operation of Heme Proteins under Deep-Sea Conditions, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., (2014), 53(43), 11452-11457.
  • Filipović, M. R.; Miljković, J. L.; Nauser, T.; Royzen, M.; Klos, K.; Shubina, T. E.; Koppenol, W. H.; Lippard, S. J.; Ivanovic-Burmazović; I.: Chemical Characterization of the Smallest S-nitrosothiol, HSNO; Cellular Cross-talk of H2S and S-nitrosothiols, J. Am. Chem. Soc., (2012), 134 (29), 12016–12027.