The 2nd GLIOTRAIN annual meeting took place at the Institute for Cell Biology and Immunology at the University of Stuttgart on the 7th and 8th October 2019. The consortium took the opportunity to discuss key issues and all of the ESRs presented updates on their work. It was amazing to the see progress since the 1st annual meeting. There was a social event to the Cannstater Volksfest, which is a large autumnal fair. Some excellent German food, beer and singing was involved and some PIs and ESRs even had to courage to go on some of the rides!