• Applications for the Rainer Rudolph Prize 2020 are to be submitted by April 30, 2020 to fx.schmid@uni-bayreuth.de or info@rainer-rudolph-stiftung.de.
  • Awardees of the Rainer Rudolph Prizes 2019 were the junior scientists Sabine Studer and Markus Schmid who achieved excellent results during their PhD work. In 2019, the prizes were awarded on August 20th, in Zürich during the conference "Trends in Structural Biology".

  • The Rainer Rudolph Prizes 2018 were endowed on August 27th, 2018 in Halle during the conference "Faltertage" (=Protein Folding Days). Junior scientists Franziska Heydenreich, Dominik Schumacher und David Niquille were awarded for their excellent results obtained during their PhD experimental work.

  • The 6th "Halle Conference on Recombinant Proteins" was held on March 8th - 9th, 2018 in Halle. More infomation on the conference can be retrieved via: http://www.biochemtech.uni-halle.de/halle_conference.


Rainer Rudolph

Rainer RudolphRainer Rudolph (1949 – 2009) received his PhD in 1978. The experimental work was performed in Rainer Jaenicke´s department in the Institute of Biophysics and Physical  Biochemistry at the University Regensburg. Rainer Rudolph subsequently went to the US for a postdoctoral stay in the lab of Harold Scheraga, Cornell University, Ithaca. In 1984, he received his habilitation in Regensburg. In 1987, he started to work with the company Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche Diagnostics). In 1994, he became appointed for a full professorship for biotechnology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, where he established a powerful research group. He was one of the founders of the company Scil Proteins Ltd  (BioNet Holding Ltd). In 2005, Rainer Rudolph was elected as a member of German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. Rainer Rudolph combined with his creativity and entrepreneurship basic and applied aspects of protein biochemistry. Throughout his life, he encouraged young scientists to thrive in the field of biochemistry.