We are pleased to welcome Melike Aksu as our new associated doctoral student in STRESSistance. Melike will work on her PhD project in the group of Ekkehars Neuhaus/Plant Physiology. Within her project, she will characterize the molecular mechanism for fructose signaling and homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana and Beta vulgaris. We wish lots of success for the project and look forward to a successful collaboration.