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National Biology Olympiad winners prepare at the University for international phases

During one week they attend theoretical and practical sessions at the School de Ciencias and the CIMA under the guidance of personal tutors.

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The winners of the National Biology Olympiad at the University of Navarra.
PHOTO: Manuel Castells
24/06/14 11:23 Laura Latorre

The eight Spanish students who have passed the national phase of the Biology Olympiad are this week at the University of Navarra preparing their participation in the international and Ibero-American phases.

Until Friday, June 27, the eight candidates will attend theoretical sessions at research center Applied Medicine (CIMA) and supervised practice sessions on the exam syllabus and contents at School of the academic center.

The qualifiers for the International Olympiad, which will take place in Bali (Indonesia) from July 6 to 13, are: Flor Andrea Alonso (IES María Soliño de Cangas. Galicia), Carlos Giner (high school de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Valencia), Jorge Lázaro (high school La Farga de Miraso. Catalonia) and Nil Saez (IES Puig-reig. Barcelona).

The four finalists for the Ibero-American Olympiad, which will be held in Mexico from September 7 to 13, are: Daniel Aguilar (IES P Luis Coloma de Jerez de la Frontera. Andalusia), José Manuel Ezquerra (IES Reyes Católicos de Ejea de los Caballeros. Aragón), Oleksandra Khomenko (CPEIPS Luther King de San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Canary Islands) and Álvaro Ortega (high school Internacional Eirís de La Coruña. Galicia).

Also participating in the program are students Andrea Aliende (high school El Huerto de Pamplona), Marina Agueda (Amma Guadalupekoa de Hondarribia. Gipuzkoa) and Ignacio Ruiz de la Cuesta (high school Irabia de Pamplona), all of them members of the Science Club and enrolled in some of the Degrees of the Science branch: Biology, Biochemistry , Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, double Degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry and double Degree in Biology and Environmental Sciences.