Tuesday, 06. April 2010

Three PhD students of BIG-NSE and UniCat succesful

Sara Bruun, Ann-Katrin Jungton (both HU Berlin) and Juliane Ratzka (TU Berlin) made it: They raised funds of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for three exchange stipends. This exchange is part of the summer internship programme RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) of DAAD in cooporation with the German Research Foundation (DFG). About 350 candidates out of 1.200 applicants were awarded an internship. Three of them are coming to UniCat. Sara Bruun, BIG-NSE-fellow and PhD student in the group of Prof. Peter Hegemann,...[more]

Friday, 05. March 2010

New tools to enlighten brain function

The pioneers of the first generation of widely used optogenetic tools, Karl Deisseroth and Peter Hegemann, now describe new variants that open further possibilities for studying neural function. [more]

Thursday, 18. February 2010

Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences Awarded to Prof. Hegemann

The ninth annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences will be awarded to UniCat senior scientist Dr. Peter Hegemann, Professor of Molecular Biophysics, Humboldt University, Berlin.[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]

Thursday, 28. January 2010

Lighting the way forward

Ultrafast optogenetic control[more]

Friday, 15. January 2010

UniCat short movie ranked second

„Catalysis for the future“ belongs to the most interesting movies of the video portal of the German Excellence Initiative.[more]

Friday, 08. January 2010

News and impressions from BIG-NSE Workshop

Today, twelve BIG-NSE students of the 3rd initial phase presented their PhD projects. [more]

Tuesday, 05. January 2010

Alfred-Stock Memorial Prize 2010 for Matthias Driess

Prof. Matthias Driess, Sprecher des Exzellenzclusters UniCat

Prof. Matthias Driess has been awarded by the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker; GDCh). He receives the Alfred-Stock Memorial Prize 2010 for his creative and highly innovative achievements in the field of inorganic chemistry.[more]

Friday, 18. December 2009

Appointment for Jens-Uwe Repke

Call for W3 professorship at Freiberg Technical University[more]

Tuesday, 08. December 2009

Inauguration of UniCat's miniplant

Yesterday, UniCat's new miniplant was opened with a small ceremonial. Prof. Matthias Driess welcomed about 30 guests, and especially representatives of the supporting companies: Siemens, Endress+Hauser, and Schmidt and Haensch. Prof. Wozny gave a short overview on the miniplant, its construction, and its working mode. The miniplant will be used for the oxidative coupling of methane to ethylene. The plant is 10 metres high and has about 1,000 metres of tubes. 5,000 metres of cables connect 15 pumps and compressors and transfer the data of...[more]