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Poland Wins! Congratulations to the 2018 IBB Champion: Piotr Oleksy

Eighteen-year-old Piotr Oleksy from Poland is the winner of the 2018 International Brain Bee Championship.  Announced at the FENS Forum (Berlin, July 8, 2018 ) We are delighted to announce eighteen-year-old Piotr Oleksy from Krakow (Poland) as the winner of this year’s International Brain Bee (IBB) Championship held in conjunction with Europe’s biggest brain research conference in Berlin. Second prize winner is fourteen-year-old Giovanni De Gannes from Grenada and seventeen-year-old Huai-Ying Huang from Canada won third...

Curiosity and quest for the unknown

Yingning Lu is the winner of the 2018 Frankfurt Regionals Deutsche Neurowissenschaften Olympiade. She had to prevail over 25 other young talented students. Originally from China, she lives with her family in Germany since 3 years where she attends the Schloss Hansenberg boarding school. 2018 DNO-Frankfurt’s 1st place winner Neuroscience: enjoying the discovery Since she was a little child, Yingning was always enthusiastic about natural sciences and now is sure that she would like to study science after...

Winning Feeling! – Introducing this year’s top 3 from Berlin

Certainly all participants of this year’s DNO regional event in Berlin did a great job and were very well prepared for the competition – but these three girls combined their knowledge with nerves of steel and thought their way up the ranks onto the podium. Outstanding talents and their passion for neuroscience This year’s winner is Aradia, currently attending the 12th grade of the Berlin International School. Her fascination for the neurosciences is grounded in her curiosity...

Outreach: The importance of being involved in DNO

When I first heard about the Deutsche Neurowissenschaften Olympiade (DNO) e.V. , I was a little surprised because I had never studied neuroscience as a subject in high school. DNO is the German branch of the International Brain Bee, a science outreach initiative that organizes multi-stage neuroscience competitions for high school students on a global scale. The German Brain Bee (it’s original name) saw the light of dawn in 2011 with its competition taking place in Heidelberg. By...

DNO Bonn: A 2nd Year of Success

DNO Bonn 2018: a second year of success for participants and organizers On the 17th of March, Life&Brain Center welcomed for a 2nd time the regional DNO Bonn competition, which was accompanied by a wintry day this year. And although it was cold outside, we all enjoyed a warm atmosphere filled by the cheers of our 43 enthusiastic participants. Definitely, it was not an easy task passing through all the rounds...

Luisa wins 3nd place at DNO Nationals in Heidelberg

Luisa Kües, student at the Gymnasium Nordhorn, won the 3rdprice at the national DNO final in Heidelberg. She is very interested in neuroscience and will participate at the international FENS conference in Berlin. “I love challenges” Luisa took part at the DNO competition in Berlin, since she is interested in Biology, Chemistry and Medicine, which are all combined within the field of neuroscience. Furthermore, she saw the participation as a challenge and she absolutely loves challenges. The next challenge will be her...

Mavie wins 2nd place at the DNO final in Heidelberg!

National 2nd place winner Mavie S., student at the Luisenschule in Mühlheim an der Ruhr, told us about her passion for neuroscience and her participation at the final in Heidelberg. Mavie learned about the regional DNO competition in Bonn from her chemistry teacher and decided to take part in the competition since she was already interested in neuroscience. The participation was a great chance for her to learn more about fascinating topic Neuroscience, “since there is so much we still don’t know”....

Report: Behaviour Conference 2017

By Isabel K:  2017 DNO Nationals, 3rd Place Winner As third placed competitor at the national round of the German Neuroscience Olympiad, I had the opportunity to spend a week in Estoril, Portugal and attended the 2017 Behaviour Conference on ethology. Therefore I said goodbye to the quite fitful summer in Germany and flew to Lisbon, a city near Estoril,  where I met Rebecca [second place Nationals winner] and Catarina Luis, one of the organizers of the DNO. The first conference...

Internship: Deep Brain Stimulation

By Julius B.:  2017 DNO-Bonn Nationals, 1st Place Winner I did an internship at the Charité in Berlin from 17th to 28th of July. There, I was able to join Prof. Kühn’s team which inquires several aspects of movement and movement disorders with a focus on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dystonia. Furthermore, I could spend time at the neurology ward observing many patients either suffering from movement disorders, stroke – both main research subjects at the Charité – Multiple Sclerosis, and...

Internship: Immunology of the eye

By Emily S.:  2017 DNO-Bonn Regionals, 1st Place Winner As another regional winner of the DNO, I could experience a student research internship which was organized by the DNO Team. Thanks to them I could stay at the “Langmann Lab”, a working group whose primary topic is the experimental immunology of the eye (a component of the CNS). The lab is located at the university hospital of cologne (Uniklinik Köln). As in most scientific labs most of the staff consists of...