UniCat News – July/August 2014

 

 

 

 

How to energize an electron

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18 August 2014

When an organic chemist needs strong reducing power he can turn to elemental alkali metals in an aprotic medium. When a physiological process requires an “energized” electron, it has to realize it without elemental metals as electron source …

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The Mystery of a Bee Disease

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28 July 2014

UniCat scientists study the pathogens of one of the most dangerous bee diseases. Honey bees are considered the third most important type of ‘livestock’ in the world: Roughly 80 percent of all crops rely on pollination by insects – the lion’s share of which is done by bees.

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UniCat-BASF Joint Lab „BasCat

 

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09 July 2014

The Cluster of Excellence Unifying Concepts in Catalysis and BASF officially opened their joint laboratory, BasCat at the TU Berlin.

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Taking snapshots of photosynthetic water oxidation

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09 July 2014

The dioxygen we breathe is formed by light-induced oxidation of water in photosystem II. O2 formation takes place at a catalytic manganese cluster within milliseconds after the photosystem II reaction centre is excited by three single-turnover flashes. Here we present combined X-ray emission…

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Upcoming Events

 

First UniCat Science Slam

Fr. 26 September, 2014, 16:00
Technische Universität Berlin
Chemistry Building, room C 130
Straße des 17. Juni 115
10623 Berlin

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Concert for and with Nobel Laureate Gerhard Ertl

Science meets music – music meets science

Fr. 10 October, 2014, 20:00
Technische Universität Berlin
Main Building, Audimax H 0105
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

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