Very many congratulations to Llucia Alberti-Servera who on the 20th of December 2016 successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Her thesis entitled: "Lineage-affiliated specification events and molecular characterization during early stages of haematopoietic development” was examined by Prof. Antonius Rolink (Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel), Prof. Rhodri Ceredig (Regenerative Medicine Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway), and Prof. Daniela Finke (Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel and University Children’s Hospital, Basel).