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Top four biology students nominated for German national team to compete at the 2017 Biology Olympiad in Coventry, Great Britain

16. June 2017
Top four biology students nominated for German national team to compete at the 2017 Biology Olympiad in Coventry, Great Britain

Contestants of the fourth national qualifying round for the 28th International Biology Olympiad after the award ceremony

Last week, the top twelve biology students from eight federal states met at the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) to win their ticket to the 2017 Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Coventry, Great Britain. Out of 1750 contestants, these twelve competitors fought their way past three elimination rounds into the week-long final competition from June 5th- 10th, 2017, during which they had to sit for an extensive written test and four practical assignment. The top four students are:

Paul Bunk (16) of the Gymnasium Penzberg (Bavaria), Rebecca Zierold (18) of the Carl-Zeiss-Gymnasium in Jena (Thuringia), Jonas Vetter (18) of the Humboldt-Gymnasium in Potsdam (Brandenburg), and Johannes Gigla (17) of the Katharineum zu Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein)

The four winners now comprise the German national team and will represent Germany against students from 70 countries in the international competition. The 28th Biology Olympiad will take place July 23rd – 30th, 2017 in Coventry, Great Britain.

Each year the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) takes place in a different country. In Germany, the qualification contest is organized and hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) in Kiel, with support by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF.

Contact:
PD Dr. Burkhard Schroeter
IPN- Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
Olshausenstraße 62
24098 Kiel
Phone: 0431 / 880 3135
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