The Eisenthal Prize of £500 will be awarded to the top ranked student applicant.
Professor Robert Eisenthal, formerly of the Biology and Biochemistry Department at Bath University, was a long standing and active member of the Biochemical Society.
Sadly, Robert passed away on 16 October 2007. In his memory the Society instituted The Eisenthal Prize to honour his commitment to science education and wishes this prize to be a lasting mark of respect for a colleague who did so much to make the Studentship scheme so successful.
Professor Eisenthal was a huge supporter of furthering the practical experiences available to undergraduate scientists. He spent a great deal of thought and effort awarding grants as a member of the Society's Summer Vacation Studentship Review Panel. Robert's algorithm to rank all applicants ensured the fairness and transparency of decision making by the Review Panel and many students will have unwittingly benefited from Robert Eisenthal's involvement with the educational output of the Biochemical Society.
Many members of the Biochemical Society, Staff and especially the Education Committee will miss Robert greatly.
The student applicant ranked as top awardee each year will receive £500 on completion of their Summer Vacation Studentship and the submission of their report.
Past Eisenthal prize winners