About Ukrainian Brain Bee

About Ukrainian Brain Bee

UBB is the official regional part of the International Brain Bee competition 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 in order 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 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 for 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 and teachers of Kyiv institutes and universities.


The national coordinator is Andrii Cherninskyi, PhD, senior researcher at BIPH and assistant professor at Kyiv National Economics University.

The competition is supported by Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience and Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In 2016 and 2017 it was supported by grants from Kiev chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and FENS.

If you are interested in supporting this event, please contact the organizers.