Symbolic presentation of the concept of an artificial chloroplast

Light-driven Molecular Catalysts in Hierarchically Structured Materials

Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies
Symbolic presentation of the concept of an artificial chloroplast

Transregional Collaborative Research Center TRR234 - CataLight

CataLight is a transregional collaborative research center, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), hosted by the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Ulm University. CataLight's project partners are at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz, the University of Vienna, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology Jena (IPHT), the Technical University Kaiserslautern-Landau, the Argonne National Lab Chicago, and the Ohio State University. CataLight explores the controlled linkage of molecular light-driven catalytic units with hierarchically structured soft matter matrices to convert solar radiation into chemical reactivity.

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CataLight News

CataLight Young Research Benedikt Bagemihl was awarded one of the Danubius Young Scientist Awards 2023
The Forcheurs Prize was awarded to Prof. Max von Delius (Institute of Organic Chemistry, Ulm University, Germany) and to Dr. Sébastien Ulrich (CNRS, IBMM, University of Montpellier, France) for their collaborative development of "Click amphiphiles for intelligent recognition and transport of RNA by Ambassador Francois Delattre at the French Embassy in Berlin on June 19, 2023. The award recognizes promising collaborations between French and German researchers in the fields of health, pharmacology or chemistry. It is jointly organized by the Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy in Germany and the Franco-German University of Applied Sciences and is awarded to young researchers to promote scientific cooperation between France and Germany.
CataLight PI Birgit Esser has been awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant for her work „NanOBatt“. The grant is endowed with 2 million euros over 5 years.

Member of the CataLysis Network

CataLysis Network
CataLysis Network
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The CataLysis network represents Germany's catalysis devoted collaborative research centers. Click on the link and learn more about our activies and the fundamental aspects of catalytic processes from different perspectives.

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Partner Institutions

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Logo German Research Foundation (DFG)
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Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG (German Research Foundation​) - TRR 234 CataLight - 364549901