The Neuroscience Competition for Teens

The International Brain Bee was founded in 1998 by Dr. Norbert Myslinski with a mission to build better brains to fight brain disorders. Since its inception, the International Brain Bee has inspired thousands of students to study and pursue careers in neuroscience. The International Brain Bee promotes student engagement with neuroscience through a three-tiered competition: students start by signing up for a Local Brain Bee, the winners of which compete in their country's National/Regional Brain Bee. Every year, National/Regional Brain Bees send one representative to compete at the International Brain Bee world championship.




Competitors Annually


Represented Countries

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2019 IBB World Championship Winners Announced
Sept. 23, 2019

We are delighted to announce seventeen-year old Yidou Weng from China as the winner of the 2019 International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship held in conjunction with the 10 th World Congress of Neuroscience of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in Daegu, Korea. Second prize winner is nineteen-year old …

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Start a Brain Bee Near You!
Dec. 9, 2018

Starting a Brain Bee in your community is an excellent way to get involved with outreach and promote youth neuroscience education in your community. The Society for Neuroscience has prepared an article with helpful tips for running a Brain Bee. The article is accessible here.

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2018 Winners Announced
July 8, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Piotr Oleksy from Poland is the winner of the 2018 International Brain Bee Championship, announced at the FENS Forum 2018. We are delighted to announce eighteen-year-old Piotr Oleksy from Krakow (Poland) as the winner of this year's International Brain Bee (IBB) Championship held in conjunction with Europe's biggest brain …

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