Biomedical scientist and former master student Muhammad Rishfi (aka Affy) has been awarded the ‘Prijs Vrienden van de Bibliomedische Bibliotheek’ for the best interdisciplinary thesis with highest clinical relevance at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. So well deserved Affy! What? ‘Gene and protein-based therapy of a dominant target in inherited retinal blindness’. Novel antisenseoligonucleotide & nanobody-based approach to target a dominant mutation in inherited blindness, specifically NR2E3 G56R. Who? Despite COVID obstacles Affy did brilliant collaborative work with Sarah Naessens, Elfride De Baere, Jan Gettemans, Frauke Coppieters, Olivier Zwaenepoel & Steve Lefever. To be continued by team member Edith De Bruycker.