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


One PhD position in our group within the @MetRaZymes Doctoral Network. Application deadline 23.12.2022, starting date ~April 2023

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Do not miss today's "DCBP House Seminar":
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 16:30 in Lecture Hall EG16 @DCBPunibern @unibern
Speakers: Prof. Francesca Paradisi & PD Dr. Shi-Xia Liu
Apéro after the talks!
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#PhDposition! Two PhD positions on enzymatic radical polymerizations as part of the @MSCActions Doctoral Network @MetRaZymes available in my group. Spread the word and apply now!

We will soon advertise a position for a PhD in our group with a EU framework so mobility is essential and also not having been in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the last 3 years. I hope to have the ad ready next week!

So sorry not to be there in person but very honoured for the invite and while remote talks are not ideal, they do allow for much flexibility during busy teaching weeks! #ChemSciSymposium

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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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