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International Brain Bee (IBB)

  • Topic 2019 International Brain Bee (IBB) Championship
  • Date&Time Thu. (Sept. 19) - Mon. (Sept. 23)
  • 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 opened to the public and conducted on Sept. 21 (09:00-12:00) at 314, 3F in EXCO Convention Center.

International Brain Initiative Session (IBI)

  • Date&Time Sat. (Sept. 21) 10:00-12:00
  • 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, Jinseop S. Kim, Jan G. Bjaalie

* Lunch will be provided and pre-registration is recommended: https://forms.gle/HmH8tVkjV9fFGDko9

  • Mu-ming Poo Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Hideyuki Okano Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jinseop S. Kim Department of Life Sciences, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea
  • Jan G. Bjaalie Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway

KAOS-KBRI Brain Show

  • Date&Time Tue. (Sept. 24), 19:00-21:00
  • Venue Hotel Inter-Burgo EXCO, Iris Hall, B1
  • Organizers KAOS Foundation / Korea Brain Research Institute
  • Speakers Erwin Neher, Jun Soo Kwon
  • Description KAOS-KBRI Brain show is planning to introduce the recent trends of Neuroscience through meeting and keynote speech to increase the public interest of Neuroscience.
    Any middle school student and above who is interested in brain science can attend the event.

    1. Ion Channels: Their Discovery, their Function and their Role in Medicine and Pharmacology / Erwin Neher
    2. The thin line between insanity and ingenuity: The perspective from the neuroscience / Jun Soo Kwon

    * Pre-registration is recommended: https://www.kbri.re.kr/new/pages_mobile/sub/page.html?mc=2747&no=AN4EzN&mode=view&bbs_id=board_1