Shuangyin Wang, a PhD student who recently finished his PhD study in Professor Henk Stunnenberg’s lab, has received a prestigious prize from the Chinese government for excellent PhD students abroad. This prize is for the best 500 Chinese PhD students who obtained scholarships from foreign universities and institutes and worked or are working for their PhD studies outside China. Among this year’s 500 students worldwide, Shuangyin Wang ranked number 1 and therefore received the ‘Exceptionally Excellent Prize’ and US$10,000 for his achievement. On 20th April, Shuangyin Wang, his PhD supervisor Henk Stunnenberg and the president of Radboud University Daniël Wigboldus attended the ceremony in the Chinese Embassy in the Hague to receive this prize. Shuangyin Wang is current doing his postdoctoral training in the Weizmann Institute in Israel.