About Ukrainian Brain Bee
UBB is the official regional part of the International Brain Bee competition that started in 1999 by Prof. Norbert Myslinski from the University of Maryland (USA).
The Brain Bee motivates students to learn about the brain, captures their imaginations, and inspires them to pursue neuroscience careers to help treat and find cures for neurological and psychological disorders.
The official slogan is:
Building Better Brains to Fight Brain Disorders
In Ukraine Brain Bee has started in 2012 as a part of the National Biological Olympiad held by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. In 2016 it became a standalone event. It is organized in two stages. The preliminary test is organized on the Internet and every student can freely participate. Usually, this is the weekend of Brain Awareness Week. Best students are invited to the final competition to the leading Ukrainian institution in neuroscience - Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology (Nat. Acad. Sci.). The winner represents Ukraine in the International competition. The judges of UBB are the scientists, teachers, and lecturers of Kyiv institutes and universities.
Usually, IBB is associated with one of the biggest conferences on neurosciences. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, IBB 2021-22 will be held online. Here is the gallery of our champions.
To help study neuroscience we have launched a free online course - don't miss to join it.
The next UBB will be held in 2023. Follow the news. Registration is open now!
Organizers and jury members are the teachers and scientists from leading universities and research institutes of Kyiv.
The competition is supported by the Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience (a member of FENS) and the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. It was supported by grants from the Kyiv chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (2016-2019) and FENS (2017-2022). In 2019-2022 UBB has the support of Shevchenko Scientific Society (USA).