On Wednesday and Thursday last week, Nick, Florian, Martin, Evert and Maurice participated in the in person meeting “3rd Swedish Medicinal Chemistry Symposium” at Westmanska Palatset in Stockholm. It was great to get together again after such a long time and meet old and new colleagues, update on science and to network. Florian presented his poster on our recent preprint “Optimization of N-piperidinyl-benzimidazoline derivatives as potent and selective DNA glycosylase 1 inhibitors” and attracted a number of visitors. Nick gave a mechanistic overview of the latest story from the lab – the activators. His poster session presentation on Wednesday was followed by a plenary lecture of Maurice on Thursday, highlighting the principles and applications of small molecule activators. Excited, about the intense discussion. The meeting was a full success, well done all involved in planning, execution and presentation!