Biocatalysis -
from Discovery to Application

We have a passion for sustainable processes and enzymes, bringing us a step closer to green synthetic strategies.

Research Highlights

Group News


There are two interesting tenure track positions in my research institute GBB: one on Natural product discovery and engineering, the other on Cell factories for sustainable biosynthesis!

Nice work from @Valeneesan and @anabel_gzl with our master student Sofia! @unibern @DCBPunibern
Fusion of Formate Dehydrogenase and Alanine Dehydrogenase as an Amino Donor Regenerating System Coupled to Transaminases

That's a wrap🥳! The SCS Fall Meeting 2022 first time after the pandemic took place on-site at @UZH_Chemistry
More than 700 participants enjoyed an excellent scientific program, oral and poster presentations and lots of networking!
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Delighted to see @CormacMurphyUCD on Twitter!! It was great to meet up at #biocat22 in Hamburg and finally I can post the pic!

Finally the day has arrived! Lots of exciting things happening today @unibern #NachtderForschung starting at 16:00h all the way up to midnight! #NdFunibern Come and explore!!

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Enzyme Toolbox

We have introduced many enzymes in our toolbox over the years (and we always look for more!) to make our chemistry more and more versatile.

Flow Biocatalysis

We combine different enzymes, those that offer optimal characteristics for our chemistry, in continuous artificial biocatalytic pathways.

Enzyme immobilization

Enzyme stability can be greatly enhanced if the biocatalyst is anchored to a support. We develop novel strategies for enzyme immobilization.

Chemo-enzymatic Processes

Flow equipment and compartmentalisation of reaction steps offer an exceptional opportunity to integrate enzymes in organic syntheses.



Collection of the group research and review articles  to date

Books & Chapters

Making a difference in the education of the next generation of scientists


Our discoveries with IP status in the field of biocatalysis and chemistry

Francesca Paradisi

Professor of Sustainable Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Bern

Freiestrasse 3, 3012 Bern, Switzerland

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