Tuesday, 12. March 2013

Kokotailo Prize for Björn Eckhardt from Ralph Krähnert's UniCat Junior Research Group

Björn Eckhardt awarded the George Kokotailo Poster Prize at the 25th German Zeolite Conference[more]

Monday, 11. March 2013

Vectorial catalysis: Danish Brain Prize for Peter Hegemann

The Danish brain research prize is awarded to six leading scientists. One of them is Professor Peter Hegemann, (UniCat Research Fields D4 and E4). The awardees are honoured for the development of 'optogenetics', a revolutionary technique that advances our understanding of the brain and its disorders. The names of the prize winners, Austrian Gero Miesenböck, Germans Ernst Bamberg, Peter Hegemann, and Georg Nagel, and Americans Ed Boyden and Karl Deisseroth, were announced on Monday 11 March 2013 in Copenhagen. Together...[more]

Tuesday, 19. February 2013

New paper in "Science" on simultaneous femtosecond X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction of photosystem II

In the latest Issue of Science, Prof. Athina Zouni and colleagues from Berkeley, Menlo Park, Umea, Stockholm, and Grenoble report on simultaneous femtosecond X-ray Spectroscopy and diffraction of photosystem II at room temperature. Athina Zouni's group is deeply involved in the crystallisation of photosystem II. For more information see Research\Selected Research Highlights.[more]

Monday, 11. February 2013

2013 Clara Immerwahr Award

Jennifer K. Edwards from Cardiff University (UK) was honoured on February 11th for her outstanding contributions to the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from the elements oxygen and hydrogen through heterogeneous catalysis. Photo: Jennifer K. Edwards together with Reinhard Schomäcker, member of UniCat's Executive Board, during the Award Ceremony. Hydrogen peroxide, also known as a bleaching agent for hair, is an important substance for the selective transfer of oxygen to unsaturated hydrocarbons. This reaction and its derived products...[more]

Friday, 01. February 2013

Excellent female chemist researches new synthesis of hydrogen peroxide

Clara Immerwahr Award Ceremony on February 11th / Invitation[more]

Wednesday, 23. January 2013

2013 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Peter Hegemann

The 2013 LOUIS-JEANTET PRIZE FOR MEDICINE is awarded jointly to the German biochemists Peter Hegemann and Georg Nagel, and to the geneticist, Michael Stratton. Hegemann is a researcher at UniCat (Research Fields D4 and E4) and at the Department of Experimental Biophysics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Georg Nagel is a researcher at the Institute Julius-von-Sachs at the Biocenter, University of Würzburg. Michael Stratton is director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge (UK). The...[more]

Tuesday, 11. December 2012

2013 Clara Immerwahr Award

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Clara Immerwahr Award is Dr. Jennifer Edwards of Cardiff University.[more]

Friday, 07. December 2012

Dr. Kallol Ray honoured with the Ernst-Haage Prize

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim (MPI CEC) awarded Dr. Kallol Ray the Ernst-Haage Prize from the Ernst-Haage Foundation on 7 December 2012. Ursula Bonnen, the founder, was present at the Award Ceremony.[more]

Thursday, 06. December 2012

2013 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize for Peter Hegemann

The winners of Germany's most prestigious research prize have been officially announced. At its meeting in Bonn today, the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) named eleven researchers, two women and nine men, as the winners of the 2013 Leibniz Prize. UniCat-Professor Dr. Peter Hegemann (57) from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is one of them. He will receive a € 2.5 million cash prize. The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on March 19th 2013. Peter Hegemann has...[more]

Friday, 30. November 2012

Murder in the Lecture Theater

A staged reading of “Insufficiency” (“Killerblumen”) with Gerd Wameling on 5th December at the TU Berlin / A prelude to cooperation with the UdK[more]