The Symposium for Biological and Life Science Students (SymBLS) is an annual event for postgraduate students from all life science institutes and departments at the University of Cambridge. The symposium is a platform for students to discuss current issues in life science as well as to present their own research to peers from across the University.

SymBLS 2014 will take place on October 23rd, 2014. It will focus on the Transparency in Life Science, Funding and Publishing, and the day will be punctuated by three keynote addresses from:

· David John Nutt DM FRCP FRCPsych FMedSci, a British psychiatrist and neuropsychologist specialising in the research of drugs that affect brain; Edmond J. Safra Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London;

· Michael Head, manager of Infectious Diseases Research Network, author of several publications on research funding;

·  Daniel Marovitz, CEO of Faculty of 1000.

This year SymBLS will be held at St John’s College Divinity School. Thanks to our generous sponsors, registration is free for all graduate students within the departments and institutes encompassed by the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.

We are looking forward to seeing you in October.

SymBLS 2014 Organising Committee