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.


Researchers from UniSysCat and from the University of Aix Marseille met for an international exchange in the field of "gas-converting metalloenzymes" and to discuss new cooperations.

Congratulations to Dr. Meera Mehta from the University of Manchester! She was awarded for her outstanding research, dedication and the significant impact she has made in the area of catalysis.

UniSysCat researchers suggest a cost-effective solar-driven hydrogen production method in a new Nature publication. A coupled process improves economic viability by creating a valuable chemical alongside hydrogen.

Scientists from Oxford came to Berlin to discuss with UniSysCat members the catalysis of future collaborations.

Read the article in “Süddeutsche Zeitung” about the latest activities of Benjamin Steininger (UniSysCat) and Alexander Klose a.k.a. the research collective “Beauty of Oil”.

UniSysCat presented its research to stakeholders from the fields of science, business, politics, civil society, and culture at an event organized by the Berlin University Alliance.

Bold and visionary ideas that challenge the limits of what can be imagined– read our interview with UniSysCat group leader Juri Rappsilber about the innovative "TransFORM" project.

Berlin universities are cooperating to support the chemical transition with GreenCHEM– the innovation ecosystem for Green Chemistry.

Distinguished scientists gathered at TU Berlin to evaluate and advise on UniSysCat's research and future directions. The event included talks, a poster session, and discussions on the various aspects of catalysis research and…

Congratulations to Dr. Yano, a member of UniSysCat’s scientific advisory board, on her recent promotion.

Energie-Zeitenwende: mehr Effizienz durch bessere Katalysatoren - Video with Youtuber Tom Bötticher

Video: Optogenetics

Video: Learning from nature

"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