IBO 2021 Team Announced

The top 16 students from the BBO21 were invited to an online final round selection, kindly hosted by the University of Warwick. These students had already excelled at biological theory – beating over 8000 other students to gain their place.

Prof Kevin Moffat and Dr Leanne Williams from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick took the students through a challenging two days of virtual teaching and examinations on topics ranging from bioinformatics to histology!

The top 16 students invited were:

Alexander ColesmithThe Judd School
Alexis RichardsSt. Paul’s School
Andrew LeeWestminster School
Arnav SharmaQueen Elizabeth’s School Barnet
Margaret Lee Lai Yan JohncockThe Maynard School
Max FogelmanCaterham
Natalie MaclayHills Road Sixth Form College Cambridge
Neil SardesaiThe Perse School
Ollie DonaldsonSullivan Upper School
Oscar Beechey-NewmanMagdalen College School
Qing LuSaint Olave’s Grammar School
Rory WelshSevenoaks School
Rosalind MackeySt. Francis’ College
Weijia GaoSt Paul’s Girls’ School
Young Jun LeeThe National Mathematics and Science College

Having sat through several hours of examination, four students were selected to represent the UK at the 32nd International Biology Olympiad, hosted by Portugal online.

Alexander ColesmithThe Judd School
Neil SardesaiThe Perse School
Rory WelshSevenoaks School
Young Jun LeeThe National Mathematics and Science College