In 2016, the BSDB introduced the Cheryll Tickle Medal, which is being awarded annually to a mid-career, female scientist for her outstanding achievements in the field of Developmental Biology. The BSDB is proud to announce the 2018 awardee Christiana Ruhrberg. Christiana is Professor at University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology. Her studies are centred around the links between vascular and neuronal development, with particular focus on the roles of VEGF and SEMA3A signalling and a long-term view towards identifying molecular targets for therapeutic intervention in vascular disease. If you would like to read more about Christiana, please visit this blog post. The medal will be presented at next year’s BSDB Spring Meeting where Christiana will give the Cheryll Tickle Award Lecture.