Congratulations to Arthur Neuberger who has been awarded a prestigious Herchel Smith Scholarship. Herchel Smith (1925–2001) was an Anglo-American organic chemist whose discoveries include the key inventions underlying oral and injectable contraceptives. In later life, he became a major benefactor to university science. Arthur will be pursuing his PhD from October 2014 onwards in Dr Hendrik van Veen’s laboratory in the Department, where he will be involved in ongoing fundamental and translational research regarding multidrug transporters. Arthur is currently working in the Van Veen lab as a summer student.