The "International Biology Olympiad" (IBO) is the association that organizes the world's premier Biology competition for secondary school students.
In bringing together gifted students, the IBO competition challenges and stimulates these students to expand their talents and to promote their future careers as scientists.
The IBO has been organized since 1990 and has 78 member countries at present.
Armenia has been a member of IBO since 2009 (in 2008 Armenia participated as an observer country).
Since 2009, 35 Armenian students have participated in the IBO.
During the IBO 2018 Tehran Olympiad, the IBO Association made the decision confirming that the Republic of Armenia would officially host the 33rd International Biology Olympiad on July 10-18, 2022.
The official authority of IBO 2022 Armenia is the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia. The Olympiad is operated by Yerevan State University.
One of the important aspects of the IBO 2022 is Bioinformatics, a broad scientific research field that combines Biology, Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics to drive the analysis of the vast amount of data associated with modern bioscience. Bioinformatics is essential for the management of data in modern Biology and Medicine. The 2020 coronavirus pandemic shows that rapid data analysis and interpretation are much more powerful to help control the spread when that data is shared quickly and openly.