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Tuesday, 20. February 2018

New joint paper on hydrogenase

Tracking the route of substrates, intermediates, and inhibitors in proteins is fundamental in understanding their specific function. However, following the route of gases like molecular oxygen within enzymes has always been challenging. In protein X-ray cr[more]

Monday, 05. December 2016

Research Highlight "Biosynthesis of the metal carbonyl in the catalytic center of [NiFe]-hydrogenase"

Activation of dihydrogen is by far not a trivial catalytic reaction. Microbes have evolved sophisticated hydrogenases with complex transition metal centers to get access to dihydrogen (H2). A recurring feature of these centers is the presence of iron atoms[more]

Wednesday, 09. April 2014

Reversible [4Fe-3S] cluster morphing in an oxygen-tolerant [NiFe] hydrogenase

New article by seven UniCat groups in Nature Chemical Biology[more]

Friday, 07. March 2014

Iron-Sulfur Enzymes - Mechanisms and Applications in Energy, Environment and Medicine

UniCat scientists Silke Leimkühler, Holger Dobbek, and Oliver Lenz have been invited to the Gordon Research Conference on Iron-Sulfur Enzymes[more]

Wednesday, 08. May 2013

New insights about the active site of [NiFe] hydrogenases by resonance Raman spectroscopy

Very Important Paper (VIP) in "Angewandte Chemie" of the groups of Peter Hildebrandt/Ingo Zebger, Maria-Andrea Mroginski and Oliver Lenz[more]

Tuesday, 21. February 2012

New Iron–Sulfur Clusters Help Hydrogenases Tolerate Oxygen

Nature publication of Oliver Lenz and Bärbel Friedrich has been highlighted in Angwandte Chemie Internationl Edition[more]

Friday, 21. October 2011

Structure of a microbial hydrogen engine

New results on biological hydrogen conversion published in Nature by UniCat researchers Oliver Lenz and Bärbel Friedrich[more]

Sunday, 05. December 2010

Presentations and photo gallary of fuel cell day

Folien und Fotos vom Brennstoffzellentag zum Download[more]

Thursday, 11. February 2010

UniCat on the radio

Prof. Matthias Driess, Chair of UniCat, and Dr. Oliver Lenz in front of a hydrogenase

Dr. Oliver Lenz and Prof. Driess talk about biocatalysts for obtaining hydrogen[more]

Dr. Oliver Lenz

Oliver Lenz
Technische Universität Berlin
Institute of Chemistry
Berlin , 10623
+49 (0)30 314 25650