The IV Open All-Russian Student Biotournament in the science city of Pushchino has finished
The organizing committee managed to preserve the traditionally high scientific level of the event. According to the results of the questionnaire, participants noted the high complexity of the proposed tasks, the competence of student teams and an expert jury. Unsurprisingly, the number of experts was a record one. Fifty-two people who are the scientists at the Pushchino Research Center, employees of R&D companies, reserve employees – assessed problems’ solutions, helped students to get into modern problems of biology. Also traditionally, participants noted the friendly, positive atmosphere of BioTournament. One of the highlights of the program was a party with a fire, organized according to all fire safety rules in the yard of the Institute of Fundamental Problems of Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Of the thirteen teams that participated in the intramural stage, eight reached the semi-finals and four to the final. According to the results of the whole event, the winners were the participants from the Novosibirsk State University, the second place – the Moscow Technological University, the third – the Nizhny Novgorod State University and the final team table is closed by the team of Saint-Petersburg. The winners received prizes from the general sponsor «R-Pharm», books from the «Alpina non-fiction» publishing house, as well as prizes from the Prioksko-Terrasniy Nature Reserve, and several issues of the journal Scientific American.
In the finals and semi-finals, the participants offered solutions for even more complex problems, some of which were also provided by the sponsors of the tournament. In addition to the team prizes, some participants received individual prizes from sponsors for the best solutions of the tasks put forward by the companies «Biocad» and «R-Pharm».
Biriukov Mikhail (Novosibirsk State University), who presented the best solution to the final task from the EFKO Group of Companies, was invited to enter a paid internship in the innovation center Biryuch-NT and an iPad.
The fifth anniversary BioTournament is planned to be international. The year will pass unnoticed, and the Pushchino science city will receive student teams, burning with the desire not only to win, but also to advance the cutting edge of biology even further into the unknown and undiscovered region!