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An outstanding achievement for NatMatSci student Young-Jun a silver medal at the International Biology Olympiad

The International Biology Olympiad is a worldwide competition which aims to identify, inspire, empower and support the next generation of leaders in the life sciences and to develop an international network of talented biologists. The UK Biology Olympiad team achieved an impressive result of 3 silver medals at the International Biology Olympiad 2021! 🥈🥈🥈

Congratulations to our superstar biologist Young-Jun on winning a silver medal. A total of 76 countries competed with 304 students, Young-Jun’s silver medal placed him in the top 28% of those who qualified to represent their countries; making him one of the best biologists in the world!

” I’m very happy to have gotten this result but what made the experience for me was that I was able to not only meet and be inspired by other passionate young biologists in the UK but also across the world through online events. I want to thank Dr Appleyard and all the teachers and friends at NatMatSci and I like to think of this as a starting point for a future career in creative and collaborative biological research! ” Young- Jun

Young Jun has an offer to read Biology at Oxford University, find out more from Jun about his life at NatMatSci:

Congratulations also go to Dr Steve Appleyard, our Head of Biology, for his wonderful support and many thanks to our mentors at the Royal Society of Biology and the University of Warwick Biology department who helped Young-Jun prepare for the final competition.

Young-Jun illustrates what it means to be a successful student. His mind is always open to learning from others, questioning his own mind set rather than clinging to established ideas. He also exemplifies the skills of a good scientist – he does not simply rely on learning from text books, instead he uses first hand observation and experimentation to find the truth.

The acquisition of knowledge is a life-long process and Young-Jun seems to recognise this already, which will stand him in good stead for the future. We are all really proud of Young-Jun here at NatMatSci and we know he is destined for greater things.”  Dr Steve Appleyard

Find out more about studying A level Biology at NatMatSci: