Since 2006, the GBM (Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e. V.) annually awards graduates who have submitted an outstanding master’s thesis. This year, two master’s students of STRESSistance-PIs are among the awardees: Eva Dörfer from the Plant Physiology Group of Ekkehard Neuhaus and Marlen Duchmann from the Nanophysiology group of Tanja Maritzen. We warmly congratulate the two award winners and are pleased that our PIs are doing an excellent job of promoting young scientists in their groups.