Selected topics are presented here. The topics cover activities of the Beilstein-Institut or research areas that are reported in the Beilstein Open Access Journals, presented in scientific videos or discussed at symposia. The topics change regularly.


Biomimetics is the application of biological solutions found in nature to the design of modern technology.


Scholarships provide a basis to start a scientific career.


Catalysts speed up chemical reactions and are therefore very important in research and industry.


During the last years, the research on carbohydrates has provided new fundamental knowledge and emphasized their biological significance.

New Synthesis Techniques

New synthesis techniques allow easier preparation of compounds and help save resources.

Nucleic Acids

Nucleic acids encode biological information. Additional natural and artificial functionality can be synthetically introduced.