What's UniSysCat all about?

UniSysCat stands for Unifying Systems in Catalysis. We are a Cluster of Excellence - more than 300 researchers from four universities and four research institutes in the Berlin and Potsdam area - working jointly together on current challenges in the highly relevant field of catalysis.

UniSysCat unites biologists, chemists, engineers and physicists with the aim to revolutionize catalysis research.


20 professors were honored for their role in fostering innovative startups. Among the awardees are Prof. Reinhard Schomäcker and Prof. Stefan Hecht, both affiliated with UniSysCat.

UniSysCat’s spokesperson was nominated for his work on organic photocatalysts that could revolutionize decentralized and eco-friendly energy conversion.

The call for applications for the Clara Immerwahr Award 2024 is now open. The application deadline is November 5, 2023.

UniSysCat group leader Peter Neubauer has won Agilent's Thought Leader Award, which is endowed with 1.9 million US Dollars. We asked him, how this award will impact his research in UniSysCat.


Rhomboid proteases are promising targets for drug development. Researchers from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and UniSysCat have published new findings about them in Science Advances.

Check out the newest episodes of the podcast with a variety of different topics - from the freedom of science to the agriculture of the future.

An article by UniSysCat researchers and collaborators was published in Nature Communications. It sheds light on the mechanism of Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (PfCRT).

The UniSysCat Office is currently looking for an administrative coordinator (salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen). Apply until Tuesday, August 29.

John C. Warner, honorary professor and the scientist who gave his name to the Chemical Invention Factory at TU Berlin, discusses the concept of Green Chemistry.

Congratulations to Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces celebrating it's 30 year anniversary.

Video: Optogenetics

Now on YouTube: Energiesicherheit im postfossilen Zeitalter

Video: Learning from nature

Video: Photocatalytic production of hydrogen

Photos of our Berlin Science Week events now online.

"Making the world better with chemistry" - John Warner


Unifying Systems in Catalysis (UniSysCat) is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany´s Excellence Strategy – EXC 2008– 390540038