The European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO stands for European cutting-edge research in the life sciences. It supports young, talented researchers in their career and specifically promotes the national and international scientific exchange. Together with 22 young scientists, Naoko Mizuno, Research Group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in Martinsried near Munich, was granted the EMBO Young Investigator Award. For three years, the winners will receive 15,000 EUR per year for their research and individual benefit in various science-related fields. The successful scientists were selected from 174 applicants and come from ten different countries.