UniCat News – Autumn 2015


SAB Meeting: Photo gallery online

Wed, 14 October, 2015

The photos taken during the 4th Meeting of UniCat’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) are online.



Inkulab: Website is online


Mon, 12 October, 2015

The Inkulab supports young scientists who want to set up a company in the field of life sciences, green chemistry, or nano technology. Inkulab is a joint project of IZBM, TU CfE, and UniCat.



Ralph Krähnert Einstein Circle

Wed, 07 October, 2015

The Einstein Foundation Berlin has granted an Einstein Circle surrounding UniCat Junior Research Group leader Dr. Ralph Kraehnert of the Department of Chemistry at the TU Berlin. The Einstein Circle will research possible ways of converting solar energy or electrical energy into fuel or to convert …



Douglas Stephan: New Einstein Visiting Fellow

Tue, 06 October, 2015

The Einstein Foundation Berlin has announced that Professor Douglas W. Stephan of the University of Toronto has been selected as newest Einstein Visiting Fellow. With the so-called frustrated Lewis pairs, chemical researcher Douglas Stephan created a whole new area of research and …



Biosynthetic gene clusters: new community standard

Mon, 21 September, 2015

Recently a new community standard for the annotation of biosynthetic gene clusters was introduced in an article published in Nature Chemical Biology. With the introduction of MIBiG the authors, including members of the Süssmuth group intent to facilitate the standardized deposition and retrieval of biosynthetic gene cluster data as well as the development of …



Einstein Center of Catalysis: catalyzer in natural and life sciences

Tue, 15 September, 2015

The Einstein Center of Catalysis (EC²) is built upon the interdisciplinary and interinstitutional research of the Cluster of Excellence Unifying Concepts of Catalysis (UniCat). Prof. Matthias Driess of the Institute of Chemistry at TU Berlin will chair the new Center as well as UniCat. …



Converting a climate killer into alcohol

Mon, 07 September, 2015

Since September 1, 2015 Assistant Professor Minoo Tasbihi has joined the UniCat group of Prof. Reinhard Schomäcker as visiting researcher in order to produce methanol from carbon dioxide using light and photocatalysts. As a result of the combustion of fossil fuels, which began during …



Francois Gault Lectureship for Joachim Sauer

Tue, 01 September, 2015

The European Federation of Catalysis Societis (EFCATS) has announced that Professor Joachim Sauer of the HU Berlin and UniCat Research Fields D1 and D2 is the recipient of the 2015 EFCTAS Francois Gault Lectureship. This Award recognizes individual groundbreaking contributions to catalysis. Professor Sauer is being specifically recognized for his contributions to …




Upcoming Events


UniCat's 9th Annual General Meeting

Wed, 25 November, 2015;
4:45 pm Come together
5:15 pm Welcome and status report
5:30 pm Scientific talks by Dr. Marius Horch
   and Nils Lindenmaier



Gerhard Ertl Lecture

Fr, 04 December, 2015; 4:00 pm

Harnack House - Hahn Lecture Hall
14195 Berlin



BIG-NSE workshop and UniCat’s New Year’s Reception / Kick-off EC2

Fr, 08 January, 2016

Technische Universität Berlin
Chemistry Building, room C 130
Straße des 17. Juni 115
10623 Berlin


Award Ceremony of the Clara Immerwahr Award 2016

Fr, 12 February, 2016, 2:00 pm

Technische Universität Berlin
Atrium (Lichthof)
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin