34 PhD students working in the labs of EMBO Young Investigators and Installation Grantees began the new year with an intense week of learning new skills and discussing their science. They participated in the annual EMBO Young Investigator Programme PhD Course that took place in Heidelberg between 14 and 19 January 2019.

Our labmate Valle Montalvo Romeral, explains that she left the course with a clearer idea of what to do next in her career and increased confidence in herself. She concludes: “I learnt different tools to improve myself, in both a professional and a personal way.