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 Brain Bee. Every year, National Brain Bees send one representative to compete at the International Brain Bee world championship.




Competitors Annually


Represented Countries

Card image cap
2022 IBB World Championship Announcement
July 17, 2022

15-year-old Canadian high school student Helene Li is the 2022 International Brain Bee (IBB) World Champion. Second place went to 17-year-old Anmol Bhatia from the USA, and third place to 17-year-old Ugne Birstonaite from Lithuania. The winners were announced at the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum 2022 in …

Card image cap
2022 IBB Pre-event Announcement
July 1, 2022

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 …

Card image cap
International Brain Bee Welcomes Alzheimer’s Association as New Governing Partner
April 19, 2021

The Alzheimer’s Association has formed a partnership with the International Brain Bee (IBB), joining the IBB’s five founding partners - the 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 (SfN). Maria C. Carrillo, …

IBB Governing Partners