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Cambridge Biosciences DTP PhD Programme


Every summer the BBSRC DTP holds an annual Symposium that allows students to showcase their research, hear about other research happening in the university and beyond, and network with industry representatives.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, in 2021 the Symposium was held online via Zoom over two days on Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st July 2021.


We are pleased to announce our confirmed guest speakers:




And our keynote speaker:


The Symposium will also have a Careers Panel which will include representatives from Industry, Policy making, Consultancy and beyond. The Panel aims to give a better idea of the career opportunities available to PhD students outside of academia.

The student talks are another very important component of the Symposium. We will have have DTP students for each of the BBSRC’s 5 core strategic themes (total of 12 students).

See the full programme here.

Please note that attendance is strongly recommended for all BBSRC DTP students. However, given the success of last year’s Symposium and the great line up of speakers, we hope it will be an enjoyable and informative event for all!

Committee members



We are deeply grateful to Microsoft, who are sponsoring the prizes for best talk and best poster.