Other Science Olympiads:
International Biology Olympiad (IBO)
The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is
an annual biology competition for highschool students.
It is one of the
International Science Olympiads.
Please mail additional info to
A list of recommended biology literature for
self-study is slowly evolving.
- Coordinating Center
- Dr. Tomás Soukup
Institute of Physiology
Acadamy of Sciences of
the Czech Republic
142 20 PRAGUE 4
Tel.: +42-2-475 2544
Fax.: +42-2-471 9517
- IBO Web Site
- Gérard Cobut
from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
has set up an extensive
IBO web site,
including the Organization Rules of the IBO, guidelines for
participants and hosts, and information on the theoretical and
practical topics covered in the competition tasks.
- IBO 2007
- IBO 2007 will be hosted by Canada in Saskatoon on 15-22 July, 2007.
- IBO 2006
- IBO 2006 was hosted by Argentina in Rio Cuarto on 9-16 July, 2006.
- IBO 2005
- IBO 2005 was hosted by China in Beijing on approx. 10-20 July, 2005.
- IBO 2004
- IBO 2004 was hosted by Australia in Brisbane on 12-18 July, 2004.
- IBO 2003
- IBO 2003 was hosted by Belarus in Minsk on 8-15 July, 2003.
- IBO 2002
- IBO 2002 was hosted by Latvia in Jurmala and Riga on July 7-14, 2002.
- IBO 2001
- IBO 2001 was hosted by Belgium in Brussels on July 8-15, 2001,
at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
Chair of the Organizing Committee is
- IBO 2000
- IBO 2000 (11th) was hosted by Turkey in Antalya on July 9-16, 2000.
- IBO'99 (10th) was hosted by Sweden in Uppsala on July 4-11, 1999.
was hosted by Germany in Kiel on July 19-26, 1998.
Coordinator of IBO'98:
Dr. Eckhard R. Lucius
Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften an der Universität Kiel
24 098 KIEL
- The 8th IBO
was hosted by Turkmenistan in Ashgabat on July 13-20, 1997.
- IBO'96 was hosted by Ukraine in Artek on July 7-14, 1996.
- Some information about the 6th IBO, which was held in Thailand.
The following list has no longer been updated
(and will be removed in the future).
See the link above for up-to-date information.
- Information about the Biology Olympiad in Belgium:
- A tidbit of information about a Canadian Biology Olympiad
(unrelated to IBO).
[ Old link ]
- Some information about the Estonian Biology Olympiad (in Estonian).
- Information about the German Biology Olympiad and German participation
at the IBO.
- The Netherlands (in Dutch)
- Some information about the Dutch Biology Olympiad (NBO).
- Information about the Swiss participation in the IBO
in English, French, German, Italian.
- United Kingdom
- A tidbit of information about the British Biology Olympiad (BBO)
at the Institute of Biology.
- United States of America
- Information about the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO).
Contact: Center for Excellence in Education.
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