Objectives of the Rainer-Rudolph-Foundation
Rainer Rudolph combined and synergised basic and applied science in the area of protein biochemistry and protein-based pharmaceuticals. Having spent several years in academia, he worked for the company Boehringer Mannheim (now Roche Diagnostics). After a decade in the company, he was appointed as chair of the department of Technical Biochemistry at the University Halle-Wittenberg. With his expertise acquired from his time in industry and his deep interest in protein folding mechanisms, Rainer Rudolph successfully merged the – at the first glance – near incompatible areas. He always maintained that any result in basic science could have a potential application. Rainer Rudolph loved to encourage young scientists to find and exploit their personal strengths. To continue in this spirit, the Rainer Rudolph Foundation supports and acknowledges outstanding young scientists who have achieved exceptional results in the area of applied protein biochemistry and biotechnology. In addition, the foundation supports conferences in the area of Biotechnology.