Published on 05 July 2022
2022 IBB World Championship
…featuring Brain Bee Champions from across the globe
The 2022 International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship will take place virtually on July 2-9, 2022, in conjunction with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum 2022 and in collaboration with the Paris Brain Institute. Teenage students from 31 nations and six continents will gather for an exciting competition and educational social program. Each participating student had previously won the highest level of Brain Bee competition in their country to qualify for the World Championship.
The first part of the competition involves a written exam, a neuroanatomy and histology component, and a patient diagnosis section. The results of the online tests will determine the number of top students who will advance to the final Live Judging Session on July 8 which will be live streamed. The attached schedule includes the full social program with several sessions to be live streamed. The official Award Ceremony announcing the top 10 winners and the 2022 IBB World Champion will take place during the FENS Forum Opening Ceremony on July 9. This will be followed by a second ceremony and afterparty for all students.
The IBB’s primary goal is to motivate students to learn about the brain and to inspire them to pursue careers in neuroscience and medicine. It was founded in the US in 1998 and has grown to over 175 local Brain Bee competitions in 50 countries around the world, almost entirely run by volunteers. The culmination of this program is the World Championship held every year in conjunction with major scientific conferences. The IBB is so much more than a competition - it brings together students from across the world for an important cultural experience. Students are encouraged to support one another and to continue to foster a network throughout their ambitious careers. This year’s virtual event will be no different.
The IBB was incorporated in 2018 as non-profit educational organization with the support of five international neuroscience and educational organizations. The organizations also form the IBB’s governing body with a sixth Governing Partner that joined in 2021: Alzheimer’s Association, American Psychological Association (APA), the Dana Foundation, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), and the Society for Neuroscience.
The participating Brain Bee countries and their champions are as follows:
|Australia||Jiaxi (Calvin) Zhu|
|Croatia||Ana Karla Vodanović|
|Ghana||Yasmin Muftawu Jawula|
|Hong Kong||Chun Hei (Brian) Chau|
|Iran||Seyed Ali Mousavi|
|Ireland||Olivia Rocha da Rocha Brito|
|Italy||Isabella Bertolami Adrianza|
|Macau||Kam Soi Io|
|South Korea||Yurim Jin|
|United Kingdom||Maja Olma|
Meet the participants of the IBB World Championship
Final ProgramIBB Schedule public