Doris Hellerschmied of the Faculty of Biology has won the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, one of the most highly endowed research prizes in Germany. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is funding the Faculty’s new research group on mechanistic cell biology with 1.65 million euros. This new group focuses on an important cellular sub-unit called the Golgi apparatus and how it handles stress and ensures the functioning of its proteins under normal and pathological conditions.