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2019 Championship


The 2019 Brain Bee World Championship was held in conjunction with the 10th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience September 19-23, 2019 in Daegu, Korea.

The competition was hosted by the Korea Brain Research Institute, Kyungpook National University, and the IBRO Congress. Twenty-eight national and regional champions traveled from all six continents to demonstrate graduate-level knowledge in Neurosciences, Neuroanatomy, Neurohistology, and Neurological Patient Diagnosis.

The World Champion was Yidou Weng, representing China. Yidou was awared with $3,000, a $4,000 scholarship to attend the 2020 Georgetown Neuroscience Summit, and a travel stipend to assist with her trip to Washington, DC. Second place went to Natalia Koc from Poland, earning her $2,000, and third place was awarded to Kamand Soufiabadi from Iran, earning her $1,000.



Korea Brain Education Society

Korean Ministry of Science and ICT

Daegu Metropolitan City

Daegu Convention and Visitors Bureau


Leadership Initiatives

Judging Panel

Dr. Cheah Pike See

Dr. Wing-Ho Yung

Dr. Yun Wang

Dr. Yoo-Hun Suh

Dr. Sunday Agba Bisong

Dr. Anna Beyeler

Dr. Darcy Peterka

Organizing Committee

Dr. Yoo-Hun Suh

Dr. Julianne McCall

Dr. Seong-Whan Lee

Dr. Moon Cheil

Dr. Sung-Jin Jeong

Academic Advisors

Dr. Ionut Dumitru

Logistics Team

Dr. Landon Klein

Dr. Chanel Matney

Olivia Krieger

Dr. Marissa Kraynak

Shannon Connelly

Organizing Subcommittees

Dr. Tiziana Cesetti

Friedrich Schwartz

Dr. Marta Orlando

Teresa Spanò