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


📢Last chance to register for the SwissCat Symposium 2022 «the Annual Meeting of the Catalysis Section of the SCS»
🗓️June 30, 2022
📍@unibern Department of Chemistry
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Our contribution to the #HOMBIOCAT @ERA_CoBioTech project! Well done Maria and @chrismheckmann Biocatalytic production of a Nylon 6 precursor from caprolactone in continuous flow

Taking home some Canadian biscuits! #CCCE2022 was a great occasion to meet new people. Thank you again @DavePalmerUSask and @Dny_Q for the invite. I hope to see you soon again!

Super Tuesday at #CCCE2022 for the @DCBPunibern delegation in Calgary today, with talks of @EvaHeviaGroup and @ParadisiResLab and ours — @unibern meets 🇨🇦

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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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