Many congratulations to Fenia Fotopoulou. She was awarded the Dirk van Bekkum Award from the International Society for Experimental Hematology for her talk at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society, in New York. Fenia’s work focusses on understanding the mechanisms via which hematopoietic stem cells acquire mutations during aging, and her presentation was judged to be the best student talk in the New Investigator’s Award Session of the meeting.