Since Christine Van Broeckhoven will be retiring as director of the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, we needed someone to replace her. Hers, however, are big shoes to fill. Fortunately, VIB managed to attract Rosa Rademakers, an alumnus of the center and former student of Christine. Rosa has made a name for herself on the international dementia research stage as professor at the renowned Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, Florida, US). Now, she returns home, backed by more than a decade of experience and a portfolio of the highest quality research, to start this new position as of the 15th of July.