The Biochemical Society is pleased to announce that Abbie Curd from Birkbeck, University of London, has been awarded the Eisenthal Prize for her top ranked student report submitted after the completion of one of the Society’s Summer Vacation Studentships.

The Eisenthal Prize was instituted by the Society to honour Professor Robert Eisenthal’s  commitment to science education.

Abbie was supervised by Dr Cara Vaughan and investigated the structural properties of the Hsp90-Cdc37 complex using EPR spectroscopy.  

On her achievement, Abbie commented:

‘For me, the Summer Vacation Studentship was truly invaluable. It enabled me to apply the theories that I have learnt in my degree and to contribute to real, exciting research. I now have a much better understanding of what an academic research career involves and despite the challenges and hard work, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I recommend the programme to anyone wishing to improve their lab skills and spend their summer doing something worthwhile. Thank you to both the Biochemical Society and to my supervisor for making this possible!’

You can apply for a 2018 Summer Vacation Studentship here.