Since yesterday we have known the new Nobel Laurates in Physiology or Medicine 2021. The Nobel committee awarded David Julius (Department of Physiology, UCSF) and Ardem Patapoutian (Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute. La Jolla) for their discoveries in “the molecular basis for sensing heat, cold and mechanical force”. This is exciting and ground breaking science and we at IUPS are particularly proud that physiologists have been awarded. More later!