Several new FNRS-FRS fellows will join IMI as of October 1, 2008. Stéphane TEMMERMAN who is back from a post-doctoral stay at the NIH (Bethesda, USA) has been designated Chargé de Recherches while four physicians were awarded a mandate of "Clinicien-doctorant" in the framework of the new MD-PhD school of the FNRS. Julie CALLENAERE, trainee in internal medicine, will join the team of Fabienne WILLEMS. Nathalie COMPTE, trainee in geriatric medicine will work under the mentorship of Stanislas GORIELY. Philippe LEMAITRE, trainee in surgery, will join the team of Alain LE MOINE. Nicolas TWITE, trainee in gynecology-obstetrics, will complete his PhD under the mentorship of Arnaud MARCHANT.