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IBB (International Brain Bee)

  • Topic 2019 International Brain Bee (IBB) Championship
  • Date&Time 19~23, September
  • Venue Korea Brain Research Institute, Kyungpook National University, EXCO

*Applications only can attend


The International Brain Bee was founded over twenty years ago to promote engagement with neuroscience through competitions that test high school students’ knowledge of the brain. Over thirty nations and regions will be represented this year, spanning all six continents. Over four days, 31 national student champions will demonstrate their advanced understanding of neuroanatomy, histology, neurological diseases, patient diagnosis, genetics, neurochemistry, and much more. The final section of the competition on September 21 entails a live judging panel of world-class experts. This section is open to IBRO Congress attendees for glimpse of the next generation of top neuroscientists and medical professionals. In addition to the competition, the students will be granted a special tour of the city, an elegant award ceremony, and many opportunities for cross-cultural exchange to develop a global community of young scientists who are fascinated by neuroscience. More information can be found on the website, www.thebrainbee.org. The International Brain Bee is made possible by a joint governance body representing IBRO, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Neuroscience, The Dana Foundation, and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.

* IBB Test 3(open) will be conducted on Sept. 21 (09:00-12:00) at 314, 3F in EXCO.

IBI (International Brain Initiative Session)

  • Date&Time 10:00-12:00, 21 September
  • Venue 325, 3F, EXCO
  • Organizer Neural Network Research Project, Korea Brain Research Institute
  • Chairs Mu-ming Poo, Jong Cheol Rah
  • Speakers Mu-ming Poo, Hideyuki Okano, Jan G. Bjaalie, Jinseop S. Kim
  • Mu-ming Poo Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Hideyuki Okano Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jinseop S. Kim Neural Circuits Research Group,Korea Brain Research Institute, Korea
  • Jan G. Bjaalie Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway