The Swiss Biology Olympiad, SBO, is a competition for high school students with a strong interest in Biology. With the preparatory week and the three exam sessions, we hope to motivate and fascinate the young biologists with the most up-to-date classes, work in the lab and challenge them with questions that require them to deduce the answers by combining the facts they have learned.



Schweizer Medaillen an Internationaler Biologie-Olympiade


An der Internationalen Biologie-Olympiade IBO 2015 in Dänemark gewannen die jungen Schweizer Mittelschüler und Mittelschülerinnen drei Medaillen. Nach einer intensiven Wettbewerbswoche auf hohem internationalem Niveau kann die Delegation zufrieden zurückblicken. Eine Silber- und zwei Bronzemedaillen sicherten sich die jungen Biologie-Talente dieses Jahr im Wettkampf mit Jugendlichen aus 61 Ländern. Sarah Hilfiker (Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus, VS) aus Brig gewann eine Silbermedaille, derweil Govind Krishnamani (Lycée Denis-de-Rougemont, NE) aus Colombier und Poorvi Gupta (Kantonsschule Wettingen, AG) aus Kirchdorf sich je eine Bronzemedaille sicherten. Olivia Ratti (Bündner Kantonsschule, GR) aus Felsberg erhielt ein Certificate of Merit in Anerkennung ihrer Resultate. Die Internationale Biologie-Olympiade IBO 2015 fand in Aarhus, Dänemark statt.




SBO-Woche 2015

The SBO Week 2015 is already over and after an interesting week with diverse practicals, the four winners have been elected: Sarah Hilfiker (Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus), who already won a gold medal one year ago, Govind Krishnamani (Lycée Denis-de-Rougemont), Anna-Sophia Stocker (Kantonsschule Schaffhausen) and Eva Angehrn (Gymnasium Kirchenfeld).

They are all qualifiers for the International Biology Olympiads 2015 in Denmark.




Thanks to an extraordinarily generous donation from Amgen we can this year award an additional prize for the highest score in a single test.
The Amgen-Award 2015 goes to Sarah Hilfiker. She wins a premium tablet-computer.

We wish you a lot of fun with it!


Preparation Week 2015

During this year's preparation week fifty students from all over Switzerland concentrated on different biology related topics for one week. They did so not only during classes inside, but also during an orienteering across Müntschemier.




Die erste Runde der Schweizer Biologie Olympiaden 2015 ist endlich fertig korrigiert ! Dieses Jahr haben 1198 Jugendliche in der ganzen Schweiz und Liechtenstein an der ersten Runde teilgenommen. Wir freuen uns jetzt schon alle 81 Teilnehmer, die die erste Runde bestanden haben, Ende Oktober für die Vorbereitungswoche 2015 in Müntschemier BE willkommen heissen zu dürfen.

Hier ist die Rangliste der ersten Runde 2015: Rangliste 2015


Excellent results for Switzerland at the 25th International Biology Olympiads (IBO) 2014 in Bali, Indonesia. The four members of the team won a medal.
Sebastian Stengele from Rothrist (Alte Kantonsschule Aarau, AG) achieved a silver medal, whereas Sarah Hilfiker (Kollegium Spiritus Sanctus, VS) from Brig, Katharina Luescher (Neue Kantonsschule Aarau, AG) from Schöftland and Alexander Eichenberger from Birrwil (Alte Kantonsschule Aarau) received each a bronze medal.


Swiss Biology Olympiad SBO 2015

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The first step of selection of the SBO is taken by interested students at their grammar school. The first exam serves as a qualification to participate in the preparatory week, an intensive 8-day biology course. It also provides the first opportunity to get to know peers who are equally fond of biology. The second assessment determines the finalists who take part in the SBO Week.
The SBO Week is the last phase of SBO where practical exams are emphasised. The four winners, who represent Switzerland at the IBO, are anounced on the SBO Day.

Phases of SBO

The first exam was will be sent to Swiss grammar schools on August 23. Due date will be September 30, 2014.
If you are a student at a Swiss grammar school who wants to participate in the SBO, ask your biology teacher for further information.
If you are a teacher in biology at a Swiss grammar school who didn't receive information about the first exam, please contact us. We are more than happy to provide with further material.
The schedule of the ongoing Swiss Biology Olympiad 2015 can be found here.

Who can participate in SBO and IBO 2015?

According to international rules, all secondary students, born on the 1st July 1995 or later, are eligible to participate in IBO 2015 and SBO 2015. Furthermore, the students must not complete their matura before 2015.

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