23rd International Biology Olympiad 2012

23rd International Biology Olympiad 2012

Date & Time

08 July 2012, 00:00 - 15 July 2012, 00:00




Natural Sciences & Science Education (NSSE)


International Events

Events Details

The 23rd International Biology Olympiad (IBO) will be held in Singapore for the first time from 8 to 15 July 2012. The event looks to encourage and challenge exceptionally gifted students in biology.IBO 2012 is organised by a team of professors and support staff from NIE Singapore at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and the Department of Biological Sciences at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as other administrative staff members from various departments in NTU and NUS. Efforts are supported by the Ministry of Education in the form of professional administrative alliance as well as financial grant.

During the IBO week, participants will be housed in the NUS campus, while jury members will be staying in the NTU campus. The IBO theory and practical tasks will be conducted at NIE. Co-chairpersons of the IBO 2012 Organising Committee are Associate Professor Shirley Lim, Head of NIE's Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group, and Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, NUS' Department of Biological Science.

We welcome all competing teams and wish them all the best!

About the International Biology Olympiad

The International Biology Olympiad 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 all 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.

For more details, please visit: http://www.ibo2012.org/