21-Feb-2012

Call for entries to Rainer Rudolph Foundation prizes

Young researchers who have completed an outstanding final thesis in the fields of protein biochemistry and biotechnology have another month to apply for a €1,000 Rainer Rudolph Foundation prize. Applications should be submitted to the Foundation in Germany by 31 March.

Friends, companions, former colleagues and staff of the late Professor Dr Rainer Rudolph established The Rainer Rudolph Foundation in 2011 to honour his scientific work. Prior to his death in 2009, Professor Rudolph was among the world’s leading protein biochemists as well as the co-founder of Scil Proteins, the company which now sponsors The Rainer Rudolph Foundation.


Dr Ulrike Fiedler, chief executive of the Foundation and Scil Proteins, said: ‘During his work, Professor Rudolph placed particular emphasis on linking scientific research with industrial applications and consequently, the foundation of Scil Proteins was a logical step for him. Through the years, we came to know and appreciate Professor Rudolph as a highly respected scientist and competent industrial partner. The Rainer Rudolph prizes have been established to encourage upcoming generations of scientists to excel in their work and therefore, I hope many young researchers in the fields of protein biochemistry and biotechnology will apply.’

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