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About the IBO

The International Biology Olympiad LogoThe International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is a competition for secondary school students.  Their skills in tackling biological problems, and dealing with biological experiments are tested. Interest in biology, inventiveness, creativity and perseverance are necessary.  In bringing together gifted students, the IBO tries to challenge and stimulate these students to expand their talents and to promote their career as scientists.

A very important point is bringing together young people from over the world in an open, friendly and peaceful mind.  Every participating country sends four students, who are the winners of the respective national competitions. They are accompanied by two team leaders who represent the country.


Singapore, host of the 23rd IBO, and the previous 22 host cities

To learn more about the IBO, visit the Coordinating Centre of the International Biology Olympiad at www.ibo-info.org. A detailed guide to the IBO, including IBO regulations, can be downloaded in PDF format here



by Dr. Radut.