The International Biology Olympiad (IBO) is a yearly Biology competition for secondary school students, who are winners of their respective National Biology Olympiad. Their skills in tackling biological problems, and dealing with biological experiments are tested.For a successful performance interest in biology, inventiveness, creativity and perseverance are necessary. IBO gathers young people from over the world in an open, friendly and peaceful mind. IBO is hosted every year by a different IBO member and takes one week. IBO 2018 is being organized by the Ministry of Education, Iran in partnership with The Universities of Tarbiat Modares and Tehran. The event will begin on Sunday 15th July with an Opening Ceremony and will end on Sunday 22nd July 2018. Over the week there will be two full days of exams for participants, split into a practical day and a theoretical day. There will be also a number of excursions and activities for both participants and accompanying adults.