What's UniSysCat all about?

UniSysCat stands for Unifying Systems in Catalysis. We are a Cluster of Excellence - more than 260 researchers from four universities and four research institutes in the Berlin and Potsdam area - working jointly together on current challenges in the highly relevant field of catalysis.

UniSysCat unites biologists, chemists, engineers and physicists with the aim to revolutionize catalysis research.

News

Dr. Nadia Elghobashi-Meinhardt

UniSysCat researcher Dr. Nadia Elghobashi-Meinhardt will join University College Dublin (UCD) in January 2023 as Assistant Professor and Ad Astra Fellow. Congratulations on this career step!

Overall structure of the studied complex PORCN with palmitoleoyl-CoA.

An international team including UniSysCat researcher Nadia Elghobashi-Meinhardt elucidated the mechanism & inhibition of Wnt acylation mediated by the enzyme PORCN - a process comprising an important signalling pathway in our...

And the winner is: Dr. Reshma Rao!

The Clara Immerwahr Award 2023 goes to Dr. Reshma Rao from Imperial College London for her outstanding research in the field of catalysis.

Valorization of lignin. © Alaa Al-Naji/BasCat – UniCat BASF JointLab.

A team of UniSysCat researchers reviewed the development of technologies for the catalytic valorization of lignin, a natural plant material, to valuable chemicals in biorefineries.

A team of six UniSysCat groups discovered a promising recyclable catalyst for cross-couplings by combining a nickel catalyst and a photocatalyst in a single material.

A team of six UniSysCat groups discovered a promising recyclable catalyst for cross-couplings by combining a nickel catalyst and a photocatalyst in a single material.

Since 2003, the LKRP has awarded the Tiburtius Prize for outstanding dissertations and master theses.

For her dissertation, Dr. Anastasia Kraskov, member of the UniSysCat group of Prof. Peter Hildebrandt, is awarded with this year's Tiburtius-Preis.

Prof. Stefan Hecht

The Einstein Professorship of chemist Stefan Hecht strengthens Berlin's material sciences: with his team, he researches new materials with improved properties.

Prof. Robert Bittl

The European Research Council (ERC) grants an international research team around UniSysCat group leader Robert Bittl almost nine million euros for the study of “Chirality and Spin Selectivity in Electron Transfer Processes".

Berlin Science Week 2022

UniSysCat is part of this year's Berlin Science week with three events! Join our panel discussion on energy security in Urania Berlin on Nov 9 or meet Prof. Heberle in Humboldt Labor or listen to the Science Slam on Nov 10.

Open positions within UniSysCat

In the course of the second funding period of the Cluster of Excellence UniSysCat, a number of scientific positions have been advertised. Interested? Please find here more information on our open positions.

Video: Photocatalytic production of hydrogen

Photos of our Berlin Science Week events now online.

"Making the world better with chemistry" - John Warner

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Consortium

Unifying Systems in Catalysis (UniSysCat) is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany´s Excellence Strategy – EXC 2008– 390540038