On Friday, January 18th 2019, Katharina M. Fromm was awarded the Prix Jaubert 2018 from the University of Geneva for her contributions and works for the betterment of humankind. This is the highest recognition given to former alumni of the University of Geneva. The award lecture was entitled “How bacteria cope with anti-microbial silver: molecular insights”. The prize is endowed with 5’000,- CHF that will be used for research and the organization of seminars (e.g. the next Chaim Weizmann Lecture with Nobel Prize Winner Randy Schekman is planned for May 13th 2019).