To further strengthen the area of hematopoietic research WIRM has recruited two internationally leading scientists as Guest Professor (Sten-Eirik Jacobsen and Claus Nerlov) and three junior group leaders (Robert Månsson, Hong Qian, Julian Walfridsson). WIRM has also provided support for the recruitment of the junior group leader Olov Andersson, expert in zebrafish research and pancreas differentiation.