News - June 21, 2016

Biology Olympiade

The 20 smartest biology students from Dutch secondary schools were on campus last week for the Dutch Biology Olympiade.

Photo: Ronald van Drie

On Friday 10 June there was a practical assignment on the programme in Radix. The students had to extract DNA from animal hairs and identify the animal species. ‘These are really clever people,’ comments professor of Nematology Hans Helder, who was blown away by the teenagers from HAVO and VWO secondary school courses. The four best students get to go to Hanoi in July for the World Biology Olympiade.