Brain Bee

General Information

The International Brain Bee, established in 1999, is a live question and answer neuroscience competition that is designed to teach students about our most powerful computing machine the brain. There are currently about 175 Brain Bee coordinators world-wide that conduct competitions annually. The winner of each National Bee is invited to compete in the International Brain Bee Championship as a the National representative. The Singapore Neuroscience Association (SNA) is privileged to be the National Brain Bee coordinator of the International Brain Bee Challenge and will conduct the National Brain Bee Challenge in Singapore.

The 2017 International BrainBee Championship will be held on 03rd - 06th August in Washington D.C., U.S.A.

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Singapore Brain Bee 2017

The Challenge

The competition aims at identifying the student's depth of knowledge in neuroscience.

Singapore Brain Bee Challenge consists of two sections, written and oral. All questions for the written section of the national competition will be taken from material in the 'Neuroscience: Science of the Brain'& 'Brain Facts' downloadable online. The Written Section includes multiple choice questions (MCQs) or short answer questions that will take about 60 minutes to complete. In the Second Section, the shortlisted students will be invited for oral examination from which the top three winners will be selected.

Use of 'Essential Neuroscience: 2nd Edition' by Allan Siegel and Hreday N. Sapru has been suggested for the international competition.

Important Dates (tentative)

Written Exam: 02nd June 2017

Deadline Extended

New Deadline: 31st March 2017


1st Prize - SGD 500

2nd Prize - SGD 300

3rd Prize - SGD 200

There will be 10 Merit Awards. In addition, the top three will be awarded a competition trophy and all participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.

Travel grant up to SGD 2000 will be provided to Singapore BrainBee champion to attend the International BrainBee Championship.

For further enquiries, please contact Prof. S.Thameem Dheen/Ms. Deepika Kandilya at



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