What's UniSysCat all about?

UniSysCat stands for Unifying Systems in Catalysis. We are a Cluster of Excellence - more than 260 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.


Mall Anders Berlin

Science in a shopping mall? That's literally "Mall Anders". UniSysCat is part of this experimental SciComm experience.

Tenth episode of the science podcast "exzellent erklärt" now online

"The next antibiotic agent may be waiting to be discovered in your front garden." The Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse presents their research on microorganisms in the new episode of "exzellent erklärt".

New deuteration protocol for preparing NMR solvents

A research team from the group of UniSysCat member Prof. Martin Oestreich introduced a deuteration technique by which otherwise expensive or noncommercially available NMR solvents can be prepared.

Ninth episode of the science podcast "exzellent erklärt" now online

Quantum physics has the potential to revolutionize the future of computing. Researchers from the ML4Q Cluster of Excellence discuss the latest developments in the new episode of "exzellent erklärt".

Shuang Li

Shuang Li has been a member of UniSysCat since 2015. She started as a PhD student with a BIG-NSE scholarship and finally, she became a group leader in UniSysCat. Now, she obtained a professor position at Sichuan University.

Ions in the selectivity filter of an ion channel

A research team including the group of UniSysCat member Adam Lange from FMP Berlin could directly visualize the ions in a variety of different ion channels under near-native conditions using solid-state NMR spectroscopy and...

Eighth episode of the science podcast "exzellent erklärt" now online

"Sustainable flying - new aircraft models, different fuels" is the topic of the latest episode. Scientists from the SE²A Cluster of Excellence in Braunschweig explain how flying shall become sustainable by 2050.

3D-image of the studied chloride ion pump (NmHR) showing the overall secondary structure.

An international team involving the UniSysCat group of Prof. Heberle successfully deciphered the pathway of chloride ions through a light-powered rhodopsin. Their findings make up a detailed „movie of a moving chloride ion“.


On Monday, February 28 at 7 pm, UniSysCat will present its research on the stage of MitWissenschaft in Humboldtforum Berlin.

Women in UniSysCat

Today, February 11, 2022 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We take this day as an opportunity to focus our attention on the women in UniSysCat.