On Monday the 25th of November, Hugo Damstra received the second place Young Talent Pfizer Award in the Life Sciences for his master’s thesis: “Kinesin-4 KIF21B controls centrosome polarization during immunological synapse formation”. The jury acknowledged the scientific quality and innovative character of his thesis, as well as his overall achievements during his studies. He will receive €2000,- as part of the award. This thesis was the result of a nine-month internship in the lab of Prof. Dr. Anna Akhmanova, where he is now continuing as a PhD candidate. The Young Talent Pfizer Awards are awarded annually by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) to three students for exceptional achievements at a Dutch academic institution.