On November 5, 2019, the 8th 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 of the class 2016 that have successfully completed their CGA curriculum. Eight 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, internationally renowned expert in ageing research. This year our guest speakers will be Giovanna Malluci from Cambridge, UK, William Mair from Boston, USA and Ronald Wek from Indianapolis, USA.