On December 8, 2017, the 6th CGA Graduate Symposium will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing. This festive Symposium takes place annually to celebrate the graduating students that have successfully completed their CGA curriculum. Twelve graduate students will present their work in different areas of ageing research. Each session will be accompanied by a key note lecture given by an invited, international renowned expert in ageing research. Our key note speakers will be Hayley Nicholls from Boston, U.S.A., David Tollervey from Edinburgh, UK and Marina Mapelli from Milan, Italy.