The Symposium for Biological and Life Science Students (SymBLS) is an annual event for postgraduate students from the life science institutes and departments at the University of Cambridge. The symposium is a venue for students to present and discuss their research with peers from across the University.

This year, SymBLS will take place on the 30th of October and will be held at the beautiful Li Ka Shing Centre on the Addenbrooke's site. The theme of this year's symposium is science and public perception, and the day will be punctuated by three keynote addresses from high-calibre external speakers who have made an exceptional contribution to the life science field. This year we have invited Connie St Louis, freelance journalist, scientist, and Director of City University London's Science Journalism MA Program; Professor Robert Winston, a pioneer of in vitro fertilization committed to science education, and Sir Robert May (FRS), who has held positions as Chief Scientific Advisor in the UK and President of the Royal Society.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, registration for this event is free for graduate students within all departments and institutes encompassed by the Graduate School of Life Sciences. In addition, lunch, refreshment and a drinks reception will be provided. Registration has now closed. We are looking forward to seeing you in October.

- SymBLS 2013 Organising Committee