Although still young, CeMM has already developed into a top -notch institution, producing landmark contributions in life science. Motivated by the creativity and inspiration of its leaders, CeMM stands out with a series of breakthrough papers, explaining new molecular mechanisms of disease, providing a solid basis for the development of new therapeutic avenues. And this is precisely where CeMM is making the difference. Unprecedented, CeMM scientists are committed to go the extra mile to translate their basic research findings into tangible developments that lead to patient diagnosis and treatment. The European life science community applauds such a bold endeavor.