Friday, 04. December 2009

News and impressions from General Assembly meeting

Yesterday, Prof. Matthias Driess opened the meeting of the General Assembly and welcomed guests and members of UniCat. Two new members of UniCat presented their research work. Prof. Arne Thomas (TU Berlin) gave a talk on "Functional Porous Materials for Catalytic Applications". Prof. Holger Dobbek (HU Berlin) gave a lecture on "Insights from Structural Biology into Microbial Life on Carbon Monoxide". The General Assembly decided to change the statutes: the number of Board Members shall be increased up to ten members....[more]

Monday, 23. November 2009

UniCat project movie goes online

Today, a short movie on UniCat and its research topics is available at: The German movie is availale at: www.exzellenz-initiative.deFor more information see our German website.[more]

Wednesday, 18. November 2009

UniCat Senior Scientists succesful in raising new funds

Prof. Matthias Kraume becomes coordinator of new Collaborative Research Centre: Integrated chemical processes in fluid multiphase systems (InPROMPT)[more]

Tuesday, 10. November 2009

Falling Walls Conference in Berlin

Twenty years ago the fall of the Berlin Wall changed the world.On the 9th of November 2009, the 20th anniversary of the end of the iron curtain, the Einstein Foundation raises the question:Which are the next walls to fall - and how will they affect our lives?More than twenty acclaimed international researchers gave lectures at the scientific conference "Falling Walls" and highlighted the next breakthroughs in a wide variety of scientific areas. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel was keynote speaker.   Prof....[more]

Friday, 25. September 2009

UniCat scientists take part in new German Federal Ministry of Education and Research project

Prof. Silke Leimkühler, Prof. Ulla Wollenberger, and Prof. Frieder W. Scheller of Potsdam University take part in new "Impulse Centre for Integrated Bio Analytics – The Tissue Lab".[more]

Wednesday, 23. September 2009

Bioelectrochemistry Award for Prof. Frieder W. Scheller

On 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Electrochemistry (ISE) in Peking, Prof. Frieder W. Scheller was honoured with the Bioelectrochemistry Award. The prizewinner receives 1500 Dollars. In his Award Lecture "Contributions to Electro Enzyme Technology" Prof. Scheller gave an overview on his research work on the development of enzyme electrochemistry. Here is the abstract of his talk: Redox reactions involving proteins play a key role in many physiological systems such as metabolism, respiration or...[more]

Tuesday, 15. September 2009

Dr. Anja Drews wins the prestigious Arnold Eucken Award for young chemical engineers

Dr. Drews’s award recognises her achievements from being the author of a long list of publications to leading a major contract research project on cleaning pharmaceutical waste water using nanofiltration. The Arnold Eucken Award panel of judges, the majority of whom are industrialists, has recognised Dr Drews’s research in the following areas: Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs)Membrane foulingMicellar enhanced ultrafiltrationBiological kineticsModel-based monitoring of biological and membrane processesFluid dynamics in MBR Anja Drews leads a...[more]

Monday, 27. April 2009

New Marie Curie research fellow in Prof. Driess' UniCat working group

Dr. Anna Company Casadevall came to Berlin this April.[more]

Friday, 24. April 2009

Yinlun Huang, a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, has chosen UniCat

Prof. Dr. Yinlun Huang has come to Berlin to join the UniCat group of Prof. Günter Wozny  for a 3½ month research visit. Yinlun Huang is a Fulbright Scholar who was honoured by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2008. Huang is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Material Science at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. He is an expert in multiscale complex systems science. As a Fulbright Scholar he had free choice of where to go. The Fulbright Program is...[more]

Tuesday, 17. March 2009

Molecular Basis for the Electric Field Modulation of Cytochrome c Structure and Function

Cytochrome c (Cyt) is a small soluble heme protein with a hexacoordinated heme and functions as an electron shuttle in the mitochondria and in early events of apoptosis when released to the cytoplasm...You can find the full article of Peter Hildebrandt et al. on "Molecular Basis for the Electric Field Modulation of Cytochrome c Structure and Function": Research\Research Highlights[more]