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Monthly Archives: July 2017

The IBO live blog Day 6: celebrations at the awards ceremony

Peter Morrison, a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick, is one of the 100+ volunteers helping run the 28th International Biology Olympiad, taking place at the University of Warwick this week. The final day of the IBO is all about the awards ceremony: it forms the high point of the week towards which all … Continue reading »

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The IBO live blog Day 5: an excursion to Coventry

Peter Morrison, a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick, is one of the 100+ volunteers helping run the 28th International Biology Olympiad, taking place at the University of Warwick this week. With their exams completed, the waiting game for results has begun for the teams; in a way, the awards ceremony tomorrow is the … Continue reading »

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The IBO live blog Day 4: theory exams and a science ceilidh

Peter Morrison, a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick, is one of the 100+ volunteers helping run the 28th International Biology Olympiad, taking place at the University of Warwick this week. After an exciting trip yesterday and a good night’s sleep, today the students sat a two-part theory exam, which is the last item … Continue reading »

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The IBO live blog Day 3: a taste of medieval England

Peter Morrison, a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick, is one of the 100+ volunteers helping run the 28th International Biology Olympiad, taking place at the University of Warwick this week. Today was a chance for the contestants to enjoy some well-earned time off after yesterday’s practical tests, and soak up some history at … Continue reading »

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The IBO live blog Day 1: microscopes and egg and spoon races

Peter Morrison, a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick, is one of the 100+ volunteers helping run the 28th International Biology Olympiad, taking place at the University of Warwick this week. With the Opening Ceremony over, students settled in, and a good night’s sleep, the competition started in earnest on Monday.

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Visiting Vietnam for the International Biology Olympiad 2016

A taste of the 2016 International Biology Olympiad in Hanoi from Salvador Buse, who won a silver medal and is now studying Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge. In July last year, I was a quarter of the team representing Britain at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Vietnam. The Olympiad was in all respects … Continue reading »

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What’s in store for this year’s International Biology Olympiad

In just under a week the United Kingdom will host the International Biology Olympiad (the IBO), an event that has been in the planning stages for over five years. Over 250 students from 68 countries across the globe will be arriving at the University of Warwick in Coventry to compete in the largest annual biology … Continue reading »

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How genetics can reduce the threat from the world’s changing diet

Rebecca Nesbit is an ecologist, blogger and author of Is that Fish in your Tomato?, exploring the opportunities and risks of genetically modified foods. A trip to the supermarket gives me cheap and easy access to foods which would have been alien to my grandparents, and walking past food shops in London suburbs often introduces … Continue reading »

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