UniCat News – April 2015





The light-gated ion channel

26 April 2015

Channelrhhodopsin-2 (ChR2) is the key protein in optogenetics. In their new communication paper in Angewandte Chemie Peter Hegemann and coworkers elucidate channel opening at a molecular level …


Sonja Jost wins Victress Life Science Award 2015

22 April 2015

Sonja Jost was honored with the Victress Award 2015 presented by Alex von Frankenberg from High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) in front of 800 invited guests.


Professor Sauer Joins the Editorial Board of Journal of Catalysis

21 April 2015

Elsevier and Journal of Catalysis have announced that Professor Joachim Sauer, UniCat Coordinator of Research Field D1, has joined Professors Johannes Lercher, Christophe Copéret,



Helmut Schwarz receives the 2015 Karl Ziegler Award

20 April 2015

This year’s Karl Ziegler Award of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker will go to UniCat professor Helmut Schwarz. This prize is one of the most prestigious awards for chemists in Germany.


New Bessel Research Awardee comes to UniCat

13 April 2015

Professor Ashraf Brik from Technion (Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa) has been awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


Oxygen tolerant [NiFe] Hydrogenase

06 April 2014

Reversible active site sulfoxygenation can explain the oxygen tolerance of a NAD+-reducing [NiFe] hydrogenase and its unusual infrared spectroscopic properties



Upcoming Events


Long Night of Sciences


13 June, 2015

"The Long Night of Sciences" will kick off for the 14th time. You can visit the events of the “Long Night” program until midnight …



Molecular Catalysis ­– Summer School

6-9 July, 2015
Technische Universität Berlin
HBS building, HBS005
Hardenbergstraße 16-18
10623 Berlin