UniCat News – Summer 2015





Promoting chemical innovation for industrial breakthrough

27 August 2015

UniCat actively supports start-ups in chemistry and is promoting the first pitching session in chemistry.


Clara Immerwahr Award 2016: Call for applications

24 August 2015

The call for applications for the Clara Immerwahr Award 2016 is now open. The application deadline is November 1, 2015.


Creating synthetic cells

11 August 2015

A first step towards the creation of synthetic cells is performed by the research group of Prof. Nediljko Budisa.


Fast optical control of cGMP signaling

11 August 2015

The rhodopsin–guanylyl cyclase of Blastocladiella emersonii enables fast optical control of cGMP signaling. The second messenger cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) alters ion channel activity ...


Summer School on Molecular Catalysis

09 July 2015

Photos of the ICIQ-UniCat Summer School 2015 on Molecular Catalysis
are online on our UniCat Website.


ERC Advanced Grant for Hajo Freund

01 July 2015

The European Research Council (ERC) has officially announced the winners of the ERC Advanced Grant 2014. Among the winners are four researchers from Berlin. Minister of Science honors achievements.


UniCat researchers successful

26 June 2015

Thomas Risse and Robert Bittl have successfully acquired projects for the DFG Priority Program EPR spectroscopy: from biological cells to nano materials.


Long Night of Sciences: Photo Gallery online

15 June 2015

Again, the Long Night of Sciences was very succesfull. Here you can find photos of the event at the "House of Chemistry" and at the House of Biochemistry“.


Best presentation awarded

10 June 2015

Flavia Neddermeyer, PhD candidate in the UniCat group of Prof. Rudibert King, was honored with the “Best Oral Presentation Award” for her presentation at the ADCHEM Symposium in Canada.


Helmut Schwarz to receive Eni Award

02 June 2015

UniCat professor Helmut Schwarz has been selected to receive one of this year’s Eni Awards.


Hertie Senior Professorship for Peter Hegemann

28 May 2015

The non-profit Hertie Foundation today honored UniCat Professor Peter Hegemann in St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt for his many years of outstanding research achievements …


Bunsen Medal for Hans-Joachim Freund

20 May 2015

Professor Hans-Joachim Freund has been awarded the Bunsen Medal for his work in the field of surface chemistry and surface physics, as well as his contributions to the understanding of nanostructures for catalysis.


A blue-print for the activation of Carbon Dioxide

18 May 2015

The activation and conversion of carbon dioxide into added-value products is of economical and ecological importance. To tackle this task, highly efficient catalysts are needed.




Upcoming Events


Start-ups Pitching Session
Side-event of the Sustainable Chemistry Conference

25 September, 2015
13:30 – 15:00
dbb forum berlin
Friedrichstraße 169/170
10117 Berlin