News Research Highlights

The UniSysCat groups of R. van de Krol and R. Schomäcker propose to couple photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting with the hydrogenation of chemicals.

Five UniSysCat groups jointly investigated what happens when the orientation of a single functional group in a photocatalyst is reversed - the impact on catalytic performance is huge

The team of UniSysCat group leader Martin Oestreich developed a new synthesis route relevant for the sustainable methylation of aromatic compounds

Two joint works of 3 Unisyscat groups show the vital role of sulfur: non-innocence in the catalytic reduction of dioxygen to hydrogen peroxide & in mimicking the reactivity of ribonucleotide reductases

Four UniSysCat groups deciphered the multistep incorporation process of the catalytic NiFe(CN)2(CO) cofactor into [NiFe]-hydrogenase, paving the way for chemical reconstitution of this biocatalyst.

Understanding how drugs bind to their target is very helpful for drug development. UniSysCat researchers Sohraby and Nunes Alves reviewed the latest computational methods for predicting the kinetics of binding mechanisms.

UniSysCat researchers reveal a unique mechanism by which an NAD+-reducing [NiFe] hydrogenase becomes more oxygen tolerant, which is of interest for hydrogen energy strategies and regenerating nucleotide cofactors.

Neuroscientists are looking for accurate sensors to image nerve signals in tissue, particularly the brain. UniSysCat researchers now shed light on the voltage-sensing mechanism of the fluorescence of microbial rhodopsins.

An international team including UniSysCat researcher Nadia Elghobashi-Meinhardt elucidated the mechanism & inhibition of Wnt acylation mediated by the enzyme PORCN - a process comprising an important signalling pathway in our…

A team of UniSysCat researchers reviewed the development of technologies for the catalytic valorization of lignin, a natural plant material, to valuable chemicals in biorefineries.