The Biochemical Society is pleased to announce that Sara Carrillo Roas, 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.

Professor Robert Eisenthal, formerly of the Biology and Biochemistry Department at Bath University, was a long standing and active member of the Biochemical Society. The Eisenthal Prize was instituted by the Society to honour his commitment to science education.

Sara carried out her studentship at King’s College London. She was supervised by Dr Aurelio Vazquez de la Torre and Dr Maria Jimenez Sanchez and investigated the ‘role of the Chaperone HSPB8 in Astrocytes in Alzheimer’s disease’. You can read the 2018 Summer Vacation Studentship reports here.

On her achievement, Sara commented:

The Summer Vacation Studentship was an extremely valuable experience. It allowed me to learn a variety of lab techniques while experiencing what a research career would be like, helping me to decide on my future path.  I truly recommend this programme to anyone who’s enthusiastic about science and is motivated to learn more about a specific topic, lab techniques and how a real research project works. For me, this experience was the key point which made me decide I want to pursue a PhD in molecular neurobiology. Thank you to both the Biochemical Society and my supervisors for this amazing opportunity!

Applications for 2019 Summer Vacation Studentships close on 22 February 2019. Find out more here.