In September 2022 the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the first time invited PhD students funded in Research Training Groups to an exchange meeting in Bonn. Our University, respectively STRESSistance, was represented by Saskia Zeilfelder from the Molecular Biotechnology lab. During the meeting, the PhD students attended different workshops and exchanged their ideas on topics like supervision, science communication, career perspectives, internationalization and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. We already look forward to Saskia`s reporting on the event during one of our upcoming meetings and we would like to thank the DFG for organizing such a meeting and thus providing the opportunity to share experiences, to exchange ideas and to network among the PhD students.